Cwpan Coffa Dai ‘Dynamo’ Davies Memroial Cup – Round 1
Bow Street Res were knocked out of the Dai ‘Dynamo’ Cup at the first hurdle against much fancied Newcastle Emlyn. Bow Street handed a debut to Osian Rees-Jones on the left hand side of midfield and the newcomer added a much needed balance to the team. Conditions were perfect for the teams and the crowd were treated to some excellent football at times.
Emlyn started the stronger passing the ball along their back line and into midfield but the Bow Street formation restricted them to half chances and long balls which were mopped up by Pete James and Ian Evans. Street then slowly got their foot in the game and started getting some possession of their own. The tireless Joe Williams and Shaun Jones were causing the Emlyn backline and midfield some problems which allowed Nick Smith and Stephen Harrison to get the ball down and play. However, it was Emlyn that struck first when a clearence from a corner was scruffily volleyed home by their winger. Both teams created half chances before the end of the half with Smith’s long range strike almost finding it’s way over the line after the keeper fumbled.
Street introduced Osian Burrell to the right wing for the start of the second half. The second half pretty much started the same as the end of the first half with both teams having spells of possession. After a period of pressure the Res got their deserved equaliser when Osian Rees-Jones struck home from a Williams corner. This seemed to spur Emlyn on and they began to dominate spells of possession again with Street looking to hit them on the attack. With ten minutes to go Emlyn got the eventual winner when their midfielder broke through to slot home past Evans.
Despite being knocked out the Street management duo of Rod Jones and Leighton Reynolds were proud of their teams performance. “We were very disciplined in our performance this afternoon. We knew that Emlyn would have the majority of possession as their a very good team, especially at here at home. The lads put in a tireless effort though, with a special mention to Joe Williams who we thought was superb today. He seems to have got his appetite back after an up and down season last year.”
Team: Rhys Evans, Ryan Evans, Ian Evans, Pete James, Sam Dowden, Gethin ap Dafydd, Stephen Harrison, Nick Smith, Joe Williams, Osian Rees-Jones, Shaun Jones
Subs: Osian Burrell, Jac Williams, Sion Manley, Rhodri Hughes