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Post  rustic on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:30 am

And me.

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:48 am

douggolfer wrote:Anyone know the reason for Giving not playing ? A big  loss !!!!!!!!

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Post  Nubs on Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:06 pm

Merthyr Imp wrote:
douggolfer wrote:Anyone know the reason for Giving not playing ? A big  loss !!!!!!!!

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The Stoke Goalkeeper?
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Post  douggolfer on Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:13 pm

Predictive text !!!!!!! So anyone know the reason Gavin is not playing???????

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:46 pm

Oh, I see!!!!!!!

As surmised on here before, I imagine it's due to not being match fit.

However, someone has commented on Facebook that he played 90 minutes for the Development Side last night, so that's an encouraging sign that he could at least be on the subs' bench for the first team before long.
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Post  Old Sod on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:50 pm

A dismal second half display from the Martyrs allowed a determined Cinderford to claim victory thanks to a late goal which lifted the home side out of the bottom four and took Merthyr out of the playoff positions.

With Wright and McDonald unavailable and Tancock injured we played with Garner in goal, a back 4 of Davies, Baggridge, Jones and Barrow with Evans, Brown, Traylor and Jenkins in the middle, Reffell in the hole and Prosser upfront. Cinderford made several changes from their 3-2 home defeat to Basingstoke last Saturday which bolstered their midfield.

The game started uneventfully enough with initial forays by both sides being easily repelled by the respective defences although Davies did well to get in a cross in from the byline which Prosser and the Cinderford keeper, Fletcher went for and the referee inexplicably blowed for a free kick against the Merthyr striker for what seemed a fair challenge. Cinderford seemed to be growing in confidence and were trying to get forward and after an attack which was cleared, Brown and Hicks challenged for the ball and Brown was left on the ground and required treatment from Chubbs and although clearly not 100% he returned to the field and got back into the action when he found Reffell who found Jenkins who came inside and got the ball into the area and found Traylor who from about 6 yards turned and sent in a shot which hit the post and the Cinderford defence got it away for a throw which came to nothing with Hartshorn clearing 3 attempts into the box.
Hill was starting to cause problems and he broke into the right hand edge of the Merthyr area and got it across which Davies partially intercepted and after a scramble it took Jones to clear the danger. In the 15th minute, Brown who had tried to run off his earlier knock was replaced by Scotcher. Merthyr gained a corner which was met by Hartshorn and he cleared it to Hill whose persistence gained a corner for Cinderford as the game ebbed and flowed. Garner did well to punch the cross away under a challenge from Hill and again Mr Oakley deemed the forwards challenge a foul and awarded Merthyr a free kick. Prosser headed on Garner’s kick to Jenkins and he put the ball into the area which was cleared by Hartshorn but only as far as Barrow who found Evans who gave it wide right to Davies who pushed it down the line to Traylor who gave it back to Davies who got it inside to Scotcher who gave it back to Evans who set Davies free on the right who sent it forward to Reffell who back heeled it towards Traylor on the edge of the area and he sent in a right footed shot which went over Fletcher’s bar but it was the most fluid move of the game so far.

Cinderford then had good passage of play across to pitch in the Merthyr half which ended with a dispute foul on Camm by Reffell which led to a free kick which was taken by Hicks who sent it right towards Prangley who got it into the Merthyr area where it was headed on towards the byline to the left of the Merthyr goal and Garner and Hartshorn challenged for it and Mr Oakley deemed that Hartshorn was brought down by Garner and awarded a penalty to Cinderford which was neatly dispatched by Hill who sent it to Garner’s left whilst the Merthyr keeper went to the right and after 20 minutes, Cinderford were a goal up.

Merthyr were stung into action but the Cinderford defence held firm until and could even have increased their lead when a misplaced pass by Evans on the halfway line allowed Waugh to nip in and tried to get it across to Hill but Davies made an excellent interception which cleared the danger.
Scotcher was fouled near the right hand edge of the Cinderford area but he sent the resulting free kick over Fletcher’s bar. Merthyr learned from that as another foul in a similar position the free kick was taken by Traylor. Traylor sent in a looping kick towards the near post which dropped in front of Fletcher and went into the net under his hands and parity was restored with the score now 1-1 with a 3rd of the game gone. This spurred Merthyr on and were now on the offensive and it was no surprise when 9 minutes later the Martyrs took the lead. Traylor picked the ball up on the right and sent in a far post cross towards Prosser who seemed to lose out to Fletcher (L) on the edge of the 6 yard box as opposed to the keeper (B) but Prosser won the ball back and on the turn from about 7 yards he sent it wide of Fletcher’s (B) right hand and into the back of the net and Merthyr were ahead 2-1 and finished the half on top with no further addition to the score.

Merthyr started the 2nd half and quickly gained a corner which was taken by Barrow and only partially cleared but Merthyr failed to take advantage. Shortly afterwards, Cinderford made a double substitution in an effort to exert some control and they did push forward and gained a couple of corners the first of which was headed behind by Prosser and the second was cleared by Jenkins but only as far as Hicks who sent it back into the area to be headed towards goal but Garner gathered in safely. A good run by Jenkins followed and he found Barrow who crossed and Prosser held it up and turned and shot but it deflected off Nelmes and safely into the arms of Fletcher. Then after Davies was fouled on the right, Barrow sent the kick into the area and Fletcher punched away under pressure from Prosser and one again the referee awarded a free kick for the challenge on a keeper. Scotcher had a shot from about 20 yards after another run by Jenkins but Fletcher got his hand to it and diverted wide of his left hand post. The corner was well cleared by Cinderford and they broke into the Merthyr half and after a foul by Davies the resulting free kick was headed wide by Hartshorn.

Cinderford were starting to string attacks together and were putting the Merthyr defence under pressure but Jones and Baggridge were holding firm and Merthyr’s attacks were largely coming to an end short of the final third thanks to some good defending from the home side. However, when Reffell was fouled on the right by Hartshorn, a Barrow free kick was superbly saved by Fletcher going down to his left and the ball came out to Prosser and as he was getting his shot away he was flagged for offside. Then just after the hour mark Cinderford got the equaliser they just about deserved but it came in rather controversial circumstances. After a Barrow clearance towards the halfway line was intercepted by Nelmes he got the ball out wide right towards to Hicks who sent a high cross into the Merthyr area and Hill challenged Garner for the ball whilst the Merthyr keeper was in the air and Hill got his head to the ball and it went over the line to make the score 2-2. After 3 free kicks were awarded for challenges on both keepers, Mr Oakley let this one go which smacks of inconsistency. Vehement protests emanated from the Merthyr bench all of whom were in a good position to see the incident which resulted in manager Williams receiving a red card.

This stung Merthyr into action and Scotcher picked the ball up in midfield and shot from about 20 yards which came out of the body of Fletcher and Nelmes beat Reffell to the rebound and cleared and Cinderford came forward again sniffing the winner and they did look the most likely. A long throw into the Merthyr area was partially cleared by Baggridge and it came out to Camm who got it through to a Cinderford forward who got a shot on target away which was well saved by Garner’s feet and Merthyr cleared. A few minutes later, Garner was called into action again saving superbly from a Hill shot down to his left which kept the score level. A few minutes later, Evans lost the ball in midfield and Hill was released and he broke towards the Merthyr area and again Garner did well to go down to his left and push Hill’s shot behind for a corner which was cleared at the near post by Evans.

With about 20 minutes left on the clock Merthyr made their second change of the game with McLaggon taking the field to join Prosser upfront with Jenkins going off. Despite this change Merthyr were still struggling to make inroads into a resolute Cinderford defence with corners and free kicks coming to nothing and the home side continued to cause problems at the other end. Traylor did manage a couple of shots which went over Fletcher’s bar. Garner again kept the scores level when a long throw into the Merthyr area was headed towards goal and the Merthyr keeper made an excellent right handed save and the danger was cleared.

Then in the 86th minute came a goal from nowhere which deserved to win any game. Cinderford substitute Hands picked the ball up about 30 yards from goal and unleashed a powerful left footed shot which rocketed past Garner and went high into the roof of the Merthyr net giving the keeper no chance. There then followed a bizarre incident when Hill ran to the Cinderford dugout to get a replacement ball to get the game restarted he was shown a yellow card by Mr Oakley and as he had been booked earlier Mr Oakley sent him off much to Hill’s annoyance and collective bemusement around the ground from everyone else. There followed a melee on the halfway line involving players from both sides and Mr Oakley who had by this time lost complete control of the game booked McLaggon. Bowen replaced Baggridge in an effort to salvage something out of the game for Merthyr but the Cinderford defence held firm for a victory their second half performance deserved.

After watching Cinderford on Saturday I was confident we would win easily and maybe that was the attitude followed by some of our players who failed to perform against a changed Cinderford side which displayed passion and a will to win. Yes, two of Cinderford’s goals were doubtful decisions by the referee as it’s claimed that Garner got to the ball before Hartshorn fell over him for the penalty and the second should have arguably been disallowed for a foul challenge on the Merthyr keeper. In saying that Cinderford played to a plan and won the game as a result as Merthyr failed to respond to the play of the home side, particularly Hill who was magnificent throughout.

We need to step up a gear to avoid an early FA Cup exit at Barnstaple next Saturday and I hope Brown recovers from his shin injury to play a part.



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