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Aber brought back down to earth

corner. Then, however, the tide turned;

the visitors found their feet and started to purr. Joe Clark picked out Chris Jones in a good position and his low effort brought a good save from Owen Evans, then Luke Borrelli’s deep cross was headed back across goal by Geoff Kellaway but Clarke’s headed goal was unluckily disallowed. Some imperious play in central

First goal: Blake Davies scores for Aber Rhyl 3

Aberystwyth Town 1 ABERYSTWYTH Town were

brought back down to earth with a bump at the Belle Vue Ground as a promising 11th minute lead, thanks to Blake Davies’ first goal for Aber,

was transformed into a two goal defeat in 20 first half minutes. Stung by heavy defeat last time

round, Rhyl started in a determined mood and put Aber under early pressure. Centre backs Sam Rodon and Will Bell did well to block efforts from Alex Jones and Kristian Pierce, and Ryan Wollacott also cleared a

midfield from Clarke and Luke Sherbon led to Davies being picked out in space 20 yards out and his low shot skidded into the bottom corner for a sweet finish which put Town in control. Aber now grew in confidence and set out to control proceedings. Jones out left set up Clarke who

headed over again, Borrelli’s free kick was tipped over – just – by Evans, and Bell had a shot cleared off the line – and Aber looked to be cruising. Then, however, the game turned completely as Oliver Buckley burst

down the left flank and scored low past Dominic Richards for an improbable 24 minute equaliser. Two minutes later, a simple free

kick into Aber’s box saw Carl Lamb leap highest to earn a 2-1 scoreline. Back came Aber with Wollacott

heading goalbound from Jones’ corner, bringing another save from Evans. James Brewerton could have

made it three for Rhyl but then, down the other end, Ricky Watts brought out another save from Evans. Kellaway then picked out Jones

whose delightful curling effort went inches wide, and two minutes before the break, Lamb curled Rhyl’s third from a free kick at the edge of the box and the turnaround was complete. There was still time in a breathless

half for Jones to curl another 25 yarder just past the post, but the score stayed at 3-1. The second half failed to live up

to the excitement of the first 45, but Aber did keep on going in search of

an elusive comeback. Lamb missed a great opportunity

to complete his hat trick, and then sub Jonathan Evans put Owen Evans back to work with a low volley. Greg Walters, another sub, had a

shot blocked, then Jones picked out Davies in the box, and he shielded the ball before turning to unleash a volley which was blocked. Jones brought about another last

gap clearance with a low cross, and determined Rhyl had earned a win which, in truth, they did deserve over the balance of the 90 minutes, while Aber were left to reflect on a failure to take advantage of the litany of chance they created at Belle Vue. Despite this, setback results

elsewhere leave Town in fourth place in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League, which makes Saturday afternoon’s (Sept 3) game at second placed Bangor City all the more mouth- watering. Kick-off is at 2.30pm and the coach leaves Park Avenue at 9.45am.

UWA Commoners (203-5) beat Aberaeron (93) by 110 runs

THE Lawton keeps Aberaeron at bay Phil Leeds the way

score of 81 but was caught by Dave Floyd off the bowling of Evans. Floyd then ran out All Nadeem


UNIVERSITY COMMONERS finished the season in second place as they beat Aberaeron by 110 runs on Saturday (Aug 27). Aberaeron won the toss and

elected to field but the Commoners did well to reach a total of 203-5 from their 40 overs. Rakesh Bhatia was the first man

out having made 15 when he was caught by Jacop Jenkinson off the bowling of Paul Hughes. Neil Stent and Dave Wilcoxon

then shared 48 runs for the second wicket before Wilcoxon was caught by Williams off the bowling of Paul Hughes for a score of 25. Ravi Mander only made nine

before being bowled by Jonion Evans but Stent and Ian Lawton then shared an excellent partnership of 78 for the fourth wicket. Stent had played well to reach a

Results Saturday, August 27

for a duck to leave the Commoners on 181-5. Ian Lawton finished not out on

61 as he helped the Commoners past 200 to post a challenging target for Aberaeron. Aberaeron struggled in their reply

and lost four early wickets with Fice the first the fall when he was caught by Aiden Reveley off the bowling of Ian Lawton. Lawton also trapped Chris

Strange leg before wicket for a duck while Jonion Evans was caught by Dave Wilcoxon off Lawton’s bowling for a duck. Alexander Pitchford was then

caught and bowled by Wilcoxon for a score of four, which left Aberaeron reeling on 8-4. Steff Rees and Dave Floyd then

shared 19 as they looked to pull their side back into the match but Floyd was then caught by Lawton off the

bowling of Wilcoxon for a score of three. Rees and Williams then shared

30 for the sixth wicket, but that partnership was again broken when Rees was bowled by Rakesh Bhatia. Rees had played well for a score

of 40 in which he hit two fours and three sixes. S Jenkinson was then caught off

the bowling of Bhatia for a duck while Jacop Jenkinson scored two before he was caught by Neil Stent off the bowling of Aiden Reveley. Paul Hughes also made two

before he was caught by Jan Ruzika off the bowling of Lawton. Williams finished not out on 26

but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Commoners from taking victory as Aberaeron were all out for just 93. The win gives the Commoners six

points while Aberaeron come away from the game without a point. Aberaeron face one final game as

they take on Dolgellau on Saturday (Sept 3).

Dolgellau (172-6) beat Talybont (138) by 34 runs

DOLGELLAU did manage to

have some success over the weekend when they beat visiting Talybont in The West Wales Conference on Sunday (Aug 28). Dolgellau, asked to bat first,

made 172 for 6 from their 40 overs, Talybont replying with 138 all out. Phil Leeds starred with the bat for

the home side making 72 not out from 81 deliveries with six boundaries. Greg Smithies scored 17, Dave

Jenkins 15, Callum Taylor also 15 and Rob Humphreys 11 before being run out.

Leeds and Ken Wrobel had a good

unbroken partnership of 56 for the seventh wicket. Robin Woodford (3 for 46) and Anish (1 for 24) were the Talybont wicket takers. Only two batsmen had success for

the visitors - John Glasby top scored with a patient 54 which included two

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Aberystwyth II (132 - 9) lost to Aberystwyth (134 - 2) by 8 wkts

UWA Commoners (203 - 5) beat Aberaeron (93) by 110 runs Sunday, August 28

Dolgellau (172 - 6) beat Talybont (138) by 34 runs

Llanwrda (0) w/o v Tregaron (0) Aberystwyth

Aberaeron Llanwrda Talybont Tregaron Dolgellau

UWA Commoners 14 11 13 13 12 12

Aberystwyth II 12

13 11 9 6 5 3 3 3 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 5 5 9 8 4 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 0 3 1 1 5 3

65 57 39 33 24 22 15 11

sixes and opener Phil Abraham made 33, being very well caught on the long on boundary by Sam Williams one- handed off Leeds’ first delivery of the match.

Leeds claimed four wickets for

just eight runs from five overs. Sam Williams took 3 for 25, all three being in his first over that reduced Talybont to 5 for 3. Rob Whittey took his first wicket

for Dolgellau, having 2 for 16, James Farrar also claiming his first wicket with 1 for 23 as Talybont were all out for 138 to lose by 34 runs. Dolgellau pick up six points for

the win which sees them move off the bottom of the table while Talybont go home without a point. Dolgellau have

one final game at home against Tregaron on Sunday (Sept 4).


Saturday, September 3 Aberaeron v Dolgellau Sunday, September 4 Dolgellau v Tregaron

Llanwrda v Aberystwyth II

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