Bow Street 1 Tywyn Bryncrug 2

Saturday 27th August 2011 (6-15 pm)
Bow Street 1 Tywyn Bryncrug 2
Spar Mid-Wales League Division 1
At: Cae Piod, Rhydypennau Playing Fields
Kick-off: 6-15 pm
Admission: £4; Programme: £1
Attendance: 285
Weather: sunshine and showers
Duration: first-half: 46:38; second-half: 46:54

From Bont it was up to Aberystwyth and an a few miles north of the town for a Division 1 game between Bow Street and Tywyn Bryncrug, both groundhop rookies as neither featured last season.

Looking at the Division 1 table at the start of the weekend, Bow Street (14th position with no points from 1 game) were second from bottom while Tywyn Bryncrug (8th position with 3 points from 2 games) sat in mid-table.

Bow Street got the game underway attacking the south end of the ground and almost fell behind midway through the first half. On a decent playing surface, the visitors created the bulk of the changes and midway through the half, Bow Street keeper Jon Hartnell produced a fine save to turn over Stephen Washbrook’s well-struck shot.

Tywyn Bryncrug suffered a blow when keeper Andrew McMullen went off with what looked like a back injury and outfield player Arwyn Davies took over in goal. The chance didn’t stop the visitors taking a 41swt-minute lead. Washbrook sent a right foot shot from 25 yards into the bottom left corner past the diving Hartnell.

I didn’t win the raffle (no surprise there) drawn at half-time, and early in the second half Dean Evans latched onto a diagonal ball from the left but fired wide of the Tywyn goal past the onrushing Arwyn Davies.

Stand-in keeper Davies certainly impressed and the uninformed wouldn’t have suspected he began the game as a defender. However, he was finally beaten in the 81st minute. In fading light, substitute Clive Morgan hit a long-range swerving shot past the diving keeper to put Bow Stree back on level terms. “Scorer for Bow Street Clive Morgan, number 12!”

Joy was short-lived as Tywyn quickly responded by scoring the winner within two minutes. Toby Williams nipped between keeper and defender Stefano Antoniazzi to tap into an empty net.

Bow Street (black and white stripes with white sleeves / black / black): 1. Jon Hartnell, 2. Neil Evans, 3. Mike Gornall, 4. Peter James, 5. Stefano Antoniazzi, 6. Garmon Hafal, 7. Dean Evans (capt), 8. Hywel Evans, 9. Rhys Llwyd, 10. Lee Jones, 11. Nicky Smith. Subs: 12. Clive Morgan (for James, 76), 14. Darren Davies (for Gornall, 90), 15. Toby Bates (for Hywel Evans, 61), 16. Toby Spain (not used), 17. Neil Davies (not used).

Tywyn Bryncrug (orange/black/black): 1. Andrew McMullen, 2. Gerwyn Pugh, 3. Arwyn Davies, 4. Kevin Evans, 5. Paul Grant, 6. Matthew Jones (capt), 7. Stephen Washbrook, 8. Aston Heath, 9. Tom Allen Davies, 10. Mark Edmondson, 11. Nick Williams. Subs: 12. Ryan Goddard (for McMullen, 36 [Arwyn Davies in goal]), 14. Simon Furneaux (for Tom Allen Davies, 78), 15. Toby Williams (for Washbrook, 65).

Referee: Mike Davies (Pontrhydfendigaid).
Assistants: Gary Davies and Peter Wilson.

0-1 Stephen Washbrook (41)
1-1 Clive Morgan (81)
1-2 Toby Williams (82)

Bow Street: none
Tywyn Bryncrug: Stephen Washbrook (YC, 58), Paul Grant (YC, 72)