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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:38 pm

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Garner Davies Barrow McDonald jones Baggridge Brown Evans McLaggon Reffell Traylor

Subs: Wright Scotcher Bowen Jenkins Prosser
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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:19 pm

Leaders Banbury 1-0 down at Dunstable

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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:22 pm

Still 0-0 at Leamington

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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:36 pm

H.T 0-0

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:41 pm

H/t 0-0
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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:57 pm

McDonald booked - still 0-0

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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:00 pm

Sub - McDonald off Jenkins on

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:01 pm

Sub Jenkins on for McDonald 58mins. Gone to a flat back 4
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:11 pm

Sub Prosser for Traylor 63mins.
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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:17 pm

Still 0-0 - Merthyr on top

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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:27 pm

Still 0-0 Merthyr well on top

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:27 pm

Sub: Mclaggon off Scotcher on 8mins.
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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:37 pm

1-0 down late goal Mad

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:37 pm

1 down 90 mins. Every bloody time
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:40 pm

F/t 1-0. Sicknener.
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Post  cliffyboy on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:40 pm

F.T lost 1-0 after being on top nearly all game

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Post  Boz1964 on Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:41 pm

Them are the Brakes?....Boz
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:03 pm

Some highlights of the match on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70LVz7ntAAg
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Post  Old Sod on Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:19 am

Merthyr went down to an undeserved defeat at the New Windmill in Leamington with the home team getting the winner at the death. It was a close hard fought game with goalmouth action at a premium with a draw looking the favourite.

Merthyr started with the same personnel on duty as last Saturday with the bench including Wright, Prosser, Jenkins, Scotcher and Bowen looking particularly strong.

It was Merthyr who started the brighter playing up the slight slope and after early Brakes pressure which was easily dealt with McLaggon released Brown who ran up the right touchline but his cross was dealt with well by goalkeeper, Breedon. McLaggon and Reffell combined to find Traylor in the area but he was robbed by George and his clearance found Brown who got it back to McLaggon who found Barrow but his cross towards Traylor was cut out and Leamington came away. The first real chance of the game came when a few minutes later Reffell got the ball into the area but McLaggon missed his kick but he managed to recover and turn and sent in a shot which Breedon did well to save. At this stage Merthyr were looking more likely but the Leamington defence was looking strong.

Leamington gained a free kick outside the Merthyr area after a foul by Jones but Thompson-Brown’s cross was easily dealt with by Baggridge and the follow up attack was well cleared by Barrow as the Merthyr defence also looked solid and Leamington’s efforts were largely long range which cleared the Merthyr bar and Garner had little to do. Merthyr did gain a few corners which were dealt with well by Breedon and his fellow defenders although from one such corner taken by Barrow it seem that a defenders hand helped it on its way to safety. Breedon also had to be on his toes to keep out a Reffell effort following good work by Traylor and Reffell also sent a good effort just wide of the Leamington post.

The rather scrappy half ended with Merthyr having more of the play but with both defences on top the game remained scoreless.

The second half largely mirrored the first with passages of indeterminate play and both defences remained well on top with goalmouth action a rare commodity. In an effort to put a bit of spark into the game, manager Williams introduced Jenkins into the fray replacing McDonald although the latter was limping slightly as Merthyr reverted to a flat back 4 who was immediately into the action as he got to the edge of the Leamington area and sent it across to McLaggon who was in a good position to have an effort on goal but he chose to look for Reffell but his effort was intercepted by Taundry who managed to get the ball away for a corner. Barrow’s kick was headed over his own bar by Hood and from the resulting corner, Barrow’s cross was again put behind by Hood as Merthyr exerted pressure. The corner from the other side of the pitch was well dealt with by Breedon who made a safe catch.

Leamington were making few inroads against the Merthyr defence and after Jones did well to intercept a through ball, Evans sent a long ball down the Merthyr right which Traylor picked up on the edge of the area and he got past Mace and got in a shot across goal which Breedon did well to push behind for yet another Merthyr corner which was again headed clear but Evans intercepted and found Jenkins who tried to get into the Leamington area but Gudger got it clear but a Leamington pass went back towards their goal towards Jenkins who again tried to get it towards goal but again it was cleared and gain it fell to a Merthyr players, in the form of Davies, who’s pass into the area ran straight through to Breedon. It was a good passage of Merthyr pressure which had the Leamington defence at full stretch and it stung the home side into action and Obeng sent in a shot which was well saved at his near post by Garner for probably his first real save of the game.

Merthyr were still trying to get forward and after good work by Davies on the right, McLaggon sent a shot over the Leamington bar.

Leamington made a few substitutions as they tried to get a foothold in the game and Merthyr also made a substitution as Traylor, who had a strapping on his left leg was replaced by Prosser in time to assist at yet another Merthyr corner which was well dealt with again by the resolute Leamington defence. At this stage Merthyr were well on top but just couldn’t make that all important breakthrough despite gaining further corners so it was always possible that the home side could nick it.

As the game wore on Leamington did have more of the play and Scotcher replaced McLaggon to shore up the midfield. The home side were sending a few more men forward and were getting more of the play although they were still under Merthyr pressure with a few more corners gained which came to nothing.

Leamington gained a corner of their own which was well dealt with and after another foray into the Merthyr half Jones committed a foul just outside the area and Taundry’s effort was well blocked by the Merthyr defence with the follow up effort being deflected away for a throw to Leamington on the Merthyr right. The throw came in and was partially cleared with the ball kept on coming back towards goal and the Merthyr defence were now under some severe pressure for the first time in the game but were up to the task and eventually Baggridge got it clear.

A further Merthyr attack was broken up when Scotcher was robbed in midfield and Obeng made a strong run down the Merthyr right and was subjected to a Davies tackle which led to a free kick to the home side on their left, about 10 yards outside the right hand edge of the Merthyr area and a booking for Davies. The kick was sent far post by Magunda which Garner went for under pressure from a Leamington forward and the ball dropped to Mace who steered it home from 2 yards and Leamington went into an undeserved lead in the 91st minute.

In the time remaining Merthyr tried to get the equaliser their play deserved but to no avail and the game ended 1-0 to Leamington.

It was a game we did not deserve to lose. We had more of the play but lacked the cutting edge in the final third to force a goal although Leamington are particularly strong at the back. Overall a draw would have been a fairer result but football, like life, ain’t fair. My MOTM last night was a toss up between Reffell who caused lots of problems and Evans who fought like a dog in the middle and he just about shaded it for me. Dunstable may have felt the same last Saturday as we did last night but for us it was a deserved win based on the first 20 minutes alone when we could and should have been out of sight. Leamington will grind out results all season and will certainly be there or there abouts and if we carry on the way we are, we’ll be up there with them.

Onwards and upwards for a bounce back against Cirencester on Saturday!









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Post  Boz1964 on Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:28 am

Well done Ancient Turf.

I was starting tomorrow think there was no 'hack' on the midweek trip.

Let's hope for business as usual to be restored on Saturday...

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Post  Old Sod on Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:08 pm

Boz1964 wrote:Well done Ancient Turf.

I was starting tomorrow think there was no 'hack' on the midweek trip.

Let's hope for business as usual to be restored on Saturday...

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With Wayne off school and my ankle biter of a grandson around I'm a little behind - so to speak!
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:47 pm

>>> little behind...
Don't put yourself down - I think of you as a big a**e!

Apart from not being able to read this in Pimlico, looks like my "encouragement" for brevity does not seem to be appreciated... I can only assume physical violence next time...

A spot-on accurate report. What goes around comes around. Still, just once I'd like to see us win at the New Windmill before I get to Wanderin's age. I'd like to think its not natural bias - thought we were well worth a point (at least) on Tuesday.

That said, the Midlands most travelled refuse collector Tony "binman" Breadon (or "insert an midlands club here"-REJECT played a blinder. B*****d!

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