Reserve Team Match Reports 2008/09


September '08

20th

Bow St Res Vs Penparcau Res

7 - 1

League Cup

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Bow Street Reserves got their season off to a flier when they met Penparcau Reserves in the cup. Bow Street's team was made up with a good blend of youth and experience and it was a good test for Allan Evans's men against a team which had just been promoted from Division 2. In a tight opening to the game Bow Street began to stamp their authority on the match as Penparcau were left off the hook when Bow Street hit the crossbar twice in quick succession, however it wasn't long before Ian Evans curled a stunning 20 yarder into the top corner of the net giving Penparcau goalkeeper Stuart Bird no chance. This seemed to give Bow Streets youngsters more confidence as Gwyn Jones and Steven Evans began to run the show from midfield and it wasn't long before Dylan Lewis scored his sides second of the match and Ian Evans added a third and his second to give Bow Street a 3 goal cushion. On the stroke of half time though Gruff Jones gave Penparcau a life line when he struck home from 10 yards. HT 3-1. At the beginning of the second half Penparcau began with some hope and Bow Street had to work hard in defence to keep them at bay, however the turning point in the match came when Penparcau had a goal ruled out for what appeared to be a dubious off side decision and Penparcau were shortly reduced to 10 men when Penparcau defender Terry Davies was sent off for venting his frustration to the referee. With Penparcau pushing forward for a goal they were leaving big gaps at the back and Ian Evans and Mark Loosely were exploiting these with their pace, Ian Evans completed his hatrick mid way through the second half and then put away his fourth after Stuart Bird could only parry away a 40 yard Mark Evans free kick. With Penparcau a man short and now 4 goals behind Allan Evans was able to bring on 2 promising youngsters from the bench, David Clarke and Mark Roberts. Both got on the goal sheet in the final 10 minutes of the match, Clarke bending an effort around the keeper and Roberts going clean through and lobbing Bird from 18 yards. FT 7-1. Man of the Match Ian Evans was obviously delighted "I have to be chuffed to get 4 goals but more importantly the team as a whole played well and we now have to take this form into our league campaign". Allan Evans who made his managerial debut was also happy with the performance and stated "there is more to come."

27th

Bow St Res Vs AU Res

3 - 1

Cwpan Ceredigion

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For the second week running Bow Street Reserves compiled an excellent result in cup competitions against opposition from the first division of the Cambrian Tyres league. Following the 7-1 win over Penparcau Reserves in the League Cup last week, this was an equally impressive result against quality opposition. The Street led 2-0 at the interval. The first goal was an unfortunate own goal by student Arwel Evans following fine work by Ian Evans; the second was set up by good play in midfield by skipper Justin Hinge, and was superbly finished off by Danny Evans. Bow Street had by far the majority of the play, but it took until the last quarter of an hour for the third goal to arrive - Marc Loosley finishing off with a spectacular shot after good build up work by Darren Middleton. The students responded with an Owain Thursk goal, but it was a mere consolation effort. Manager Allan Evans was full of praise for his team, 'This was an even better victory than the previous week. A young and fit Students side asked a lot of questions of us, and our blend of young players mingled with the odd experienced campaigner, rose to the challenge superbly.' Playing his first game of the season, centre back James Scarrott was named the supporters player of the match. Bow Street Res: M Evans, N Smith, Hinge, Scarrott, Griffiths, S Evans, G Jones, Middleton, Lewis, D Evans, I Evans. Subs: R Bates, S Davies, M Loosley

October '08

4th

Bow St Res Vs Trawscoed

3 - 2

League

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It was always going to be a case of 'After the Lord Mayor's show' last Saturday as Bow Street Reserves opened their league campaign with what eventually turned out to be a narrow victory. All at the club were suffering the after effects of the previous night's excursion to Carmarthen in the Welsh Cup, but a sizeable and exuberant crowd turned out in filthy conditions to cheer on the Reserves. The star of the show was Gerwyn Loosley, who was playing his first game of the season after a self-imposed break for personal reasons. His two first half strikes were of the quality that the Cae Piod faithful have come to expect over the years from the evergreen striker. The goals were required as John Bates had opened the scoring early for Trawsgoed with a wonder strike. Bow Street dominated the first half against the elements, and their supporters were optimistic that the second half would yield further goals. However, they only had one further goal to cheer, following an expert finish from Ian Evans. With less than ten minutes to go, Bates added a second for the visitors causing the home side to endure a nervous ending. But Bow Street Reserves deservedly held out, despite worrying injuries to Justin Hinge and Owain James. Man of the Match, Gerwyn Loosley said, 'I would rather have started my comeback in good conditions, but I am delighted that we held out for the three points. This sets us up nicely for the league season.' Manager Allan Evans added 'This was the worst performance of the season so far, but with all that had gone on in the last 24 hours, it is perhaps understandable. But we still picked up the three points, and that is what is important.' Bow Street Res: M Evans, D Davies, Hinge, Scarrott, Griffiths, S Harrison, M Loosley, Dean Davies, O James, G Loosley, I Evans. Subs: M Roberts, S Davies, D Clark.

11th

Bow St Res Vs Corris Utd

3 - 1

League

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14:00

Bow Street reserves kept up their 100% start to the season on Saturday with an excellent home victory against top of the table Corris. Street got off to the worst possible start when a dreadful challenge resulted in club stalwart Stephen Harrison being substituted after only 5 minutes of the match. Things went from bad to worse soon afterwards when a defensive mistake saw Corris take the lead against the run of play and at this stage it looked as though Street's superb start to the season was going to come to an abrupt end. However, for the rest of the game Street created chance after chance and were unlucky to still be losing at half time. Allan Evans and his assistant Ian Frost rallied their troops during the interval and whatever they said had the desired effect as Street were soon level when the energetic Marc Loosley finished off a slick Bow Street move to the delight of the sizeable crowd. Street doubled their lead soon afterwards when a Mark Roberts header was handled on the line by the same player who had ended Harrison's afternoon and not before time he was given his marching orders by referee Barry Jones. Ian Evans scored from the resultant penalty to cap a good week for the youngster during which he made an impressive first appearance of the season for Bow Street's first team in their defeat to Rhayader on Thursday night. Street made the game safe with 5 minutes to go when veteran Hugh Griffiths rolled back the years and hit a crisp volley into the far corner of the net to make the game safe and to keep the Magpies' promotion dream alive. Manager Allan Evans was clearly delighted with the result: "We didn't play particularly well in the first half but we kept plugging away and I don't think we deserved to be losing at half time. We had a good chat during the break and the boys seemed to take what we said on board as in the second half we were fantastic and I thought thoroughly deserved our victory.". Goalscorer Marc Loosley added "It was crucial that we came out all guns blazing in the second half and I'm glad that I managed to get the goal to bring us back into the game. After that we played some great football and probably should have scored a couple more goals but all in all we're delighted with the three points and just hope we can keep our winning run going." Bow Street Res: A. Evans, H. Griffiths, J. Scarrott, S. Davies (Hinge 74), D. Davies, S. Harrison (D. Lewis 6), S. Evans, M. Roberts (G. Evans 70), M. Loosley, I. Evans, D. Davies.