Reserves Team Match Reports 2011/12

Penparcau 4 - 2 Bow Street Reserves

Cambrian Tyres League Division 1
Penparcau met Bow Street Reserves at Min-y-Ddol on Wednesday evening both eager to get their league campaigns off to a good start. Both sides started the match with different teams that ended the previous campaign, especially Penparcau after stepping down from the Spar Mid Wales.
Penparcau started the brighter of the two sides and with their considerable pace up front and the flair of veteran Andrew Carree were causing some problems to 16 year old Neil Davies, starting his first game at centre back and Ian Evans. However against the run of play a fine through ball from debutant Jonathan Davies allowed promising front runner Simon Watson-Smith his first sniff of goal which he slotted confidently past the advancing Darren Thomas in goal to give Street a one goal lead. Mid-way through the half Penparcau equalised after the Street defence stood off the advancing runner from midfield and his cross found a Penparcau front runner at the far post who slotted coolly past Street keeper David Gregory. With just 10 minutes of the half remaining 16 year old Joe Williams crossed for Mark Evans to scramble home from 6 yards to once again give Street the lead, however this lead lasted just 2 minutes as the same Penparcau forward rounded two defenders to crash the ball past Gregory to equalise on the stroke of half time.


Street started the second half brightly but were unable to penetrate a solid Penparcau defence which was well marshalled by Wayne Gornall and James Shields pulling the strings from midfield and it was no surprise when Penparcau took the lead for the first time in the match after 60 minutes when Gregory was unable to parry a shot to safety and a Penparcau player was left with a simple tap in from 10 yards. Then came the turning point of the whole match, on 79 minutes a fine cross from Street captain Tom Bates found Danny Whiteway in the box, he chested the ball down superbly only to get no real contact on the ball which landed into Thomas’ arms, much to the relief of the Penparcau management, Penparcau then went straight up the other end and scored a superb fourth goal sealing a 4-2 victory for the home side.Street Captain Tom Bates was a little disappointed after the game “I thought all the youngsters played their part today” Bates added “Penparcau is never an easy place to come but I thought we deserved a point today, we now have a home game against Borth next Wednesday to look forward to and hopefully get some points on the board”.

Bow Street: D.Gregory, A.Evans, N.Davies (C.Wylde 70), I.Evans, J.Davies (D.Gallagher 72), J.Williams (S.Harrison 40), T.Bates, D.Whiteway, M.Loosely, M.Evans, S.Watson-Smith.
Saturday 3rd December 2011
Cambrian Tyres League Division 1

Bow Street Reserves 3 v 1 Dolgellau Reserves

Bow Street Reserves got back to winning ways on Saturday with a well earned 3-1 home win against Dolgellau reserves.
After a promising opening period Street were caught in possession in midfield allowing the Dol number 9 to score a memorable goal leaving stand in keeper Whiteway no chance. Street continued to play some good football and were soon level when centre half Peter James strode forward and delivered a peach of a cross for wide man Jon Davies to steer home at the far post. Street kept pressing and went ahead before the break, rewarded for their good passing and possession when tricky front man Marc Loosley kept up his recent good run of scoring to make it 2-1 at the interval.
Stand in referee and Bow Street Clubman Howard Davies had an easy afternoon in what turned out to be a lively, competitive second half with the away side flooding the midfield looking for the equaliser but some miserly defending from young pup Tomos Wyn Roberts and the persistent energy of James Scarrott kept the Meirionnydd men at bay and street always looked dangerous on the break. In fact it was Scarrott who made the telling contribution mid way through the second half as his lengthy run and cross was deflected by the away defender making it 3-1 to the magpies and they duly hung on for a comfortable win.
Street Manager Ian Frost: ‘ it was a good performance from the lads today and we showed some fighting spirit. Our squad changes from week to week but its giving our young boys an opportunity at senior level and they are not disappointing. Equally, our older heads like Mark ‘Shag’ Evans continue to lead by example.
Whiteway, Wilde, Roberts, James , Evans, Frost, Scarrot, Davies, Loosley, Pemberthy, Evans, Griffiths, C Scarrott