MATCH REPORT | Rhydymwyn 2-1 Plas Madoc (2/11/19)

It was set to be a highly anticipated fixture with both sides at the wrong end of the table with only three win between them all season. 

It was Plas Madoc that had the early chance, Callum Roberts was brought down after a good run forward. It was picked up by James Williams who saw his shot across goal off target.

A few minutes later it was the hosts with an equally good chance to go ahead. Jordan Hensel cut inside and let fly, forcing the back tracking Callum Roberts to make an important block.

In the moments that followed there was a battle for possession with both sides being awarded free kicks in dangerous positions. Danny Wynne and Nicky Williams couldn’t make the most of their opportunities.

At this point Plas Madoc were starting to see more of the ball. Callum Roberts had an opportunity on 17 minutes but his shot was deflected taking the sting off the ball, no issue for Sam Thomas.

It was set piece after set piece for Plas as they bombarded the home 18 yard area in the first 20 minutes, however they failed to create any real danger. 

Plas had been unlucky so far but on 27 minutes it seemed their luck was about to change when they were awarded a penalty after Nicky Williams was brought down in the box, clear penalty. He stepped up and drilled it towards the bottom left corner however Thomas guessed right and made the stop with his legs. Frustrating for the away side.

Rhydymwyn then had another chance to open the scoring when Hensel picked the ball up in the centre of the field. He took the ball upfield and played a defence splitting ball to Wynne who’s effort was just wide of the mark. 

A few minutes later Rhydymwyn had another excellent chance. A through ball set Hensel away before he chipped Plas keeper Josh Edwards, however his effort was millimetres over the bar. 

At half time Kyle Harte replaced Jamie Wynne in an attempt to get onto the front foot. A change that would eventually influence the result of the game.

The hosts started the second period well, on the front foot and the pressure almost paid off when a Kyle Reid cross found Danny Wynne. He tried the spectacular but misjudged it horribly.

It was a fairly quiet second half at this point with a few chances here and there for both sides however neither could take their chances.

Substitute Kyle Harte had a chance on 69 minutes when he powered down the right hand side and found himself 1 on 1 with Edwards, unfortunately he couldn’t keep his composure and fired over the bar. 

Less than a minute later Rhydymwyn were awarded a penalty as Danny Wynne was brought down in the box. He stepped up to take the penalty and put it low into the same corner as Williams in the first half for Plas Madoc. This time with the correct result for the forward. Rhydymwyn were ahead 1-0.

It was drama in the next few minutes as Plas substitute Oliver Roberts was inches away from levelling the game on 76 minutes before Kyle Harte picked the ball up and countered. With the away side caught upfield it was simply a case of keeping his nerve which he managed this time to give the hosts a 2 goal cushion. 

Plas Madoc looked for a consolation late on and it came in stoppage time when Liam Sklenar tapped in from a Callum Roberts cross. They fought hard but it wasn’t enough to save them from their 5th defeat of the season as Rhydymwyn climbed into 10th. 

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