December 3, 2013 Leave a comment
YOUNGSTERS CONCEDE TWO-GOAL LEAD TO TAKE POINT AGAINST LIDO
PORT Talbot Town’s Under-19s were held by neighbours Afan Lido on Sunday, despite a brace from Keiran Williams.
Williams struck twice to give the young Steelmen a two-goal lead but they were forced to take a share of the spoils after Lido replied twice.
Joe Holland, Ben Ryan and Lloyd Jones all looked to trouble Afan Lido inside the opening stages but it was a stunning 25-yard free-kick from Williams, which gave Port Talbot a deserved lead on 15-minutes.
The Blues continually looked to trouble the visitors, with wingmen Ben Ryan and Lloyd Jones raiding havoc down the flanks.
It was Ryan who was instrumental on the right, to feed the ball into Holland who then was sent tumbling inside the area to earn Port Talbot a penalty.
Williams made no mistake from the resulting spot-kick to add his second of the afternoon.
But despite Port Talbot’s strong start, Afan Lido were allowed back into the game when Connah McFenton was left flat-footed as a long-range free-kick found it’s way through.
And another long-range effort put Lido back on level terms on the stroke of half-time.
“We’ve got to braver in front of goal and even braver when defending our own goal line,” said Mark Pike.
“Unfortunately we beat ourselves and ended up with a draw from a game in which we should’ve won.”
“We were in control throughout but should defend properly from dead-ball situations and we need to stop giving away needless free kicks in silly areas as we don’t help ourselves,” added Pike.
The Under-19s have a break in the league next weekend as they complete for a place in the last 16 of the League Cup next Sunday.
Connah McFenton, Sam Pearson, Taylor Golding, Connah Troy, Ryan Argyle, Keiran Williams, Sam Bell, Ben Ryan, Ryan Kos, Joe Holland (Evan Corcoran), Lloyd Jones. Subs not used: Ryan John, Kyle Evans, Aeron Williams, Muzi Sibanda.