Reserve Team Match Reports 2013/14

Saturday 28th September 2013

Cwpan Coffa Dai 'Dynamo' Davies Memorial Cup - Round 1

Bow Street Res 6 v 5 Talybont

A thrilling encounter was witnessed at Cae Piod this afternoon as Bow Street Reserves staged an unbelievable comeback to make the next round of the Dai Dynamo Cup. With 30 minutes left street were staring into the Abyss and on the end of an embarrassing defeat on their home turf, trailing 5-1.

Both sides matched each other for the first 25 minutes but it was Tally who took the lead through a wicked free kick which young keeper Clifton couldn’t hang on to. Immediately from the re-start and 5 passes later street were level, Keegan crossing for Iwan Bryn Roberts to bag his first for the Magpies. Street were soon to go behind again through a sweet strike and from there the floodgates opened. Cae Piod witnessed some great goals as street went 5-1 down and manager Barry Williams rang the changes, introducing Whiteway, himself and Gerwyn Evans, who grabbed the game by scruff of the neck and rallied his troops. Talybont retreated and the black and white onslaught was now at full tilt. Quickfire goals from Evans, Pemberthy and Keegan drew the scores level with minutes remaining. As the game neared extra time Evans killed the ball with his chest some 18 yards out, swivelled and let rip with a top corner finish to send the Cae Piod faithful into raptures and street 6-5 winners.

Evans was clearly delighted – ‘I’ve played in many a derby game but this must surely be one of, if not the best. Anybody that came here today has witnessed an absolute cracker. Credit to talybont also who scored some great goals and made the game a classic. The Emrys Morgan game in November might well throw up even more drama when both teams meet again’.

Saturday 5th October 2013

Cambrian Tyres League - Division 1

Tregaron Turfs 2 v 3 Bow Street Res

Bow Street Reserves secured an excellent 3 points against reigning league champions in Tregaron. With a much changed side that was victorious against Talybont the previous week Barry Williams gave senior debuts to 16 year olds Orlando Martin and Glyn Williams. In fact Barry found himself in the thick of the action after just 10 minutes after Nathan Pemberthy was subbed at centre half.

Street withstood some early pressure but always looked dangerous on the break and it was Gerwyn Evans who maintained his rich vein of form to take the lead. Soon after Paul Keegan finished well to double the advantage and Street were good value at 2-0 up. Youngster Glyn Williams savoured his first senior goal with a good finish to leave the magpies 3-0 up after 30 mins.

Good defensive work from veterans Williams and Huw Griffiths kept the Tregaron attack quiet but the home side pulled one back just before the break. Street knew that it would be backs against the wall stuff second half but rallied well despite the home team dominating territory and possession. Despite a dubious penalty to make it 3-2 with 10 minutes left the magpies held on to claim an excellent away win and 3 game winning streak going. 

Assistant manager Chris Howard was delighted: 'these old boys never fail to amaze me and it's great to have them mentoring the youngsters who also grow with every game. Orlando Martin looks a real find and Paul Keegan, Nat Burrell and Glyn Williams were all excellent'.

Bow Street: S Clifton, N Burrell, H Griffiths, N Pemberthy (B Williams, 10) O Martin, P James, I Roberts (D Whiteway, 60), S Richards, G Williams (J Dixon 80, P Keegan, G Evans

Saturday 25th January 2014

Cwpan Coffa Dai 'Dynamo' Davies Memorial Cup - Round 3

Lampeter 5 v 0 Bow Street Res

Bow Street Reserves crashed to a 5-0 defeat as the Ceredigion Magpies clashed in the Dai 'Dynamo' Cup. Street gave debuts to new boys Chris Jones and Dylan Jones in a game which had to endure the mother of all hailstorms which lasted the best part of the entire first half, turning the pitch into a quagmire.

Street started the better of the 2 teams and looked good on the break. Veteran Peter James led the forward line and a trademark Cruyff turn saw his cross come shot rattle the upright but it was the home team who went two nil up courtesy of their first two attacks. The weather conditions were limiting any real football but it was street who continued to play the more attractive football on what can only be described as a field now resembling the Somme. The weather also affected the street youngsters and understandably the driving hail was having an adverse affect.

The home side took a stranglehold on the game early in the second with their third and Sion Clifton in the street goal could now hardly feel his hands as he shuddered in the freezing conditions to concede a further 2 goals.

Street manager Barry Williams was philosophical during his post match interview - 'credit to both teams who did their best in some of the worst conditions I've ever encountered - it was a good learning curve for the kids to experience that. I thought our debutants did well today particularly Chris Jones who battled until the final whistle. 

Bow Street: S Clifton, J Scarrott, S Harrison, C Jones, N Burrell, D Jones, M Fitzpatrick, Williams, S Richards, J Williams, P James - subs J Dixon, C Scarrott, J Murphy

Saturday 22nd March 2014

Len and Julia Newman Memorial Trophy - Round 3

Padarn United 1 v 1 Bow Street Res (Padarn win 4-1 on pens)

Bow Street Reserves endured a painful exit of the Len & Julia Newman Cup going out on penalties.

Street were by far the dominant side in a wind assisted first half. It was Peter James who opened the scoring from close range after a series of corners mid way through the half and Street should’ve doubled their lead soon after but Gerwyn loosely missed from the spot after Steffan Richards was felled by Aled Middleton. An excellent save from Middleton denied James soon after as his pin point header was denied.

Padarn introduced ex-magpie, Paul Benjamin, in the second half and he equalised with a well taken header from a  corner to level matters and take the game into extra time.

Padarn were denied a goal to go 2-1 up by an offside decision in the first half of extra time and neither side could take their chances which meant an inevitable penalty shootout which Padarn went on to win.

Bow Street: S Clifton, N Burrell (H Grasham), J Scarrott, S Harrison, C Jones, S Richards, P James, M Fitzpatrick, C Murphy, D Whiteway (Jac Williams), G Loosley (Joe Williams)

Saturday 5th April 2014

Cambrian Tyres League - Division 1

Penparcau 2 v 2 Bow Street Res

Goals from veterans Peter James and Danny Whiteway secured a well deserved point for Bow Street Reserves away at Penparcau.

Nathan Richards put the home side ahead after 15 minutes but street responded with James heading home a Gerwyn Loosely corner after 30 mins.

Penparcau went ahead through a Lee Jones strike midway through the second half while street couldn’t take their chances to claw themselves back into the game – two excellent saves from Lee Morgan though kept the magpies in the hunt and they got their rewards with 10 minutes left. Stephen Harrison’s headed flick on was volleyed goal-wards by James but the keeper’s parried save looped up kindly for Whiteway to nod home.