Cambrian Tyres League – Division 1
Bow Street Res were left frustrated after Saturday’s league encounter against Llanilar. They had to settle for a point after having three penalty shouts, one of which was a stonewall penalty, go against them. The game was always going to be a tough battle on a difficult pitch but the Street management will feel disappointed not to have come away with three points.
Street were the brighter team in the first half but couldn’t really create any clear cut chances. They had all the possession but lacked that killer instinct in the final third of the pitch. Llanilar defended well and looked threatening on the counter attack. Neither team could find the break through in the first half and it remained goaless until half-time.
The second half started well for the Magpies as Gethin ap Dafydd got his fourth goal of the season after creating some space in the box and finding the near post with his strike. This seemed to kick Llanilar into gear though and they started to create chances of their own. The game opened up and became an end to end game with both teams having spells of possession. Midway through the half though Bow Street had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Iolo ap Dafydd was tackled but then fouled as he retained possession. This came back to haunt the Magpies as Llanilar equalised from a corner when the ball fell to the feet of their player to prod home from six yards. Bow Street had another half hearted appeal for a penalty but it wasn’t to be for the Magpies and the game ended in a share of the points.
Manager Rod commented after the game: “We didn’t play to the best of our capabilities today and some of the players weren’t performing as I know they can. Llanilar is always a difficult place to come and when decisions don’t go your way it’s always difficult to take, but that’s football for you. They tend to even themselves out over the course of a season. We’ll dust ourselves off though and get back to the training ground before the trip to Newcastle Emlyn at the end of the month.”
The Res have a weekend off before they travel to Newcastle Emlyn in the Dai Dynamo Cup at the end of the month in what promises to be a tough match.
Team: Rhys Evans, Nat Burrell, Matt Williams, Ian Evans, Josh Ferreira, Gethin ap Dafydd, Ryan Evans, Nick Smith, Iolo ap Dafydd, Justin Quinn, Shaun Jones
Subs: Jac Williams, Joe Williams, Stephen Harrison, Sam Dowden, Josh Sitch