MATCH REPORTS 2018/19

Maesglas 4   StDogmaels Reserves 0


The Blues continued where they left off last weekend against Newcastle Emlyn, with a good team performance and some very well taken goals.

The Blues were almost at full strength, and this included Kyle Chillery who recently transferred from Penrhyncoch.

After a hectic opening 10 minutes it was the Saints who looked more likely to open the scoring. 
The Blues were giving away far too many free kicks on the edge of the box but luckily for the Blues, Saints couldn't manage to take advantage of this.

But once the Blues settled into their stride there was only one team looking likely to win the game.

Maesglas opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a cracking ball over the top from Marcus Dean his through ball found Johnny Rees, and and his cross found Arron Eldridge in the box and he finished clinically past young Saints goalkeeper Callum Phillips.
The Blues now had a foothold in the game and another goal soon followed from the hard-working Myles Harrison who finished from 10 yards out. 

Myles Harrison

At the break the Blues were in control and only naivety would let the Saints back into the game.

Blues Keeper Graham Keen stood down for the second half due to a bad back and Kyle Chillery stepped in to the Keepers roll and had a quiet afternoon. 

To be fair to the Saints they rallied after the break but this soon dwindled as Maesglas stepped up a gear.

Maesglas shuffled the pack by bringing on Garfield Davies and  16 year old Dylan Karlikiuc.
Both made an immediate impact when Garfield Davies put a ball down the left-hand flank for Arron Eldridge to cross the ball in for Dylan Karlikiuc who finished from close range with his first touch of the game. A great start for the youngster on his senior appearance.

Soon after Marcus Dean rose like a salmon from a Blues corner and his header ended any chance of the Saints making any sort of comeback in the game.

At the final whistle the Blues were the worthy winners.

An excellent team performance with everybody putting in an excellent shift.

Maesglas will now face a difficult game away to Dewi Stars next Saturday.

# A big thank you to referee John Rees for stepping in and taking control of today's game.

 

 

Maesglas 3  Newcastle Emlyn Reserves 2

 
A tough opening fixture for the new look Blues side with a handful of new recruits, and on the day, the Blues held on deservedly to take all the points.
Not a classic by any means with a typical derby feel to the game.
 
Maesglas were looking the better side to open the scoring and this they did after 20 minutes with a mazy run from Marcus Dean who managed to tip toe and a pirouette around a number of would be defenders and slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the goal from 18 yards.
An excellent finish to open his account for the club.
 
However a few minutes later Emlyn grabbed a leveller after a loose ball found an Emlyn player on the edge of the box and he rifled in his shot amongst a crowd of players. 
 
The Blues had been the better side up until that point, and were rocked back further when the diminutive and prolific Emlyn striker Robbie Jenkins out of nowhere chipped in with a goal from 20 yards.
 
Blues striker Garfield Davies had other ideas,  whilst Emlyn were still celebrating he placed the ball on the centre spot and direct from kick off and catching the Emlyn keeper sleeping  found the back of the next from 50 yards. A fantastic goal which gave the Blues a lift before going in for the break.
 
After the break it was a tight affair, with both teams having decent efforts.
Substitute Arron Eldridge on for Garfield Davies turned the game on its head and from a great cross from the right he finished clinically to put the Blues back in front. 
 
The Blues worked their socks off for the reminder of the game and should have added a couple more, but at the end stand in referee Coe Hornby, who did well throughout the afternoon in difficult circumstances blew the whistle to end what was a tough game for both sides. 
 
The Blues will be delighted with the win and everyone played their part to make sure of the win.