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.
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