MERTHYR v St Ives

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MERTHYR v St Ives

Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:42 am

Team:
Davies
Davies Tancock Wright Barrow
Reffell Evans Richards
Traylor Prosser Jenkins

Subs; 
Patten Bowen Copp Bull McLaggon.

Kayne on the bench...!
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am

0-0 half time
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:21 am

1 up! Prosser pen 52mins after Refell fouled in the box.
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:22 am

63rd min sub, McClaggon on and Traylor off
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:40 am

78th min sub. Prosser off and Copp on
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:56 am

Full time 2-0! It took us a while to break them down but the penalty came at the right time for us and St Ives hardly had a shot all game
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:42 am

Today’s team:

O.Davies;
A.Davies,Wright,Tancock,Barrow;
Richards,Evans;
Traylor,Reffell,Jenkins;
Prosser

Subs:
McLaggon for Traylor after about 57 minutes
Patten for Richards after about 75 minutes
Copp for Prosser after about 76 minutes
Bowen
Bull

It was an unchanged side with Kayne McLaggon able to be on the bench in place of Matthew Harris.

There was not much of note early on, although Ian Traylor did well to get over a cross from the right but it was too near to goal.

After about 8 minutes a good bit of pressure led to Keyon Reffell having a shot blocked on the right of goal.

There was little threat from St Ives who were playing with five men at the back and four across the middle with a lone striker who received practically no support whenever the ball did come in his direction. Their plan was clearly to yield up possession in midfield then rely on having all but one man back behind the ball to deal with anything Merthyr could throw at them. And it worked in the first half, as although we were able to get in plenty of crosses from Adam Davies and Ian Traylor on the right and Scott Barrow and Corey Jenkins on the left they were all being dealt with by defenders and we were not able to test their keeper. At the other end Oliver Davies was literally a spectator.

About 4 minutes after the break a ball into the St Ives area caused some confusion in the defence but Keyon Reffell was just unable to take advantage. But a couple of minutes later the breakthrough came when a ball in from the left saw Keyon Reffell blocked off the ball and a penalty was given. It looked a little soft to me, but there were no real protests, and Ryan Prosser blasted home the spot kick to add to his 150, for which he’d received a presentation before the game.

St Ives then immediately mounted their first real attack of the game through their no. 7 down the right, but it led to a goal kick. Although still with five men at the back they did begin to make more of a game of it but with Ashley Evans winning everything in midfield didn’t get very far.

With about 57 minutes gone Kayne McLaggon, wearing some protective headgear, made a welcome return, coming on in a straight swap for Ian Traylor.

We ought to have scored after about 62 minutes when a good run down the left by Corey Jenkins saw him reach the line and take ball towards goal, but when he played it across, almost on the goal-line, there was no-one on the end of it. About three minutes after that Scott Barrow put a shot into the side netting following a corner on the right.

Barrow was involved again with the second goal which killed the game off, tricking his way into the area on the left to chip a cross for Ryan Prosser to get his head to the ball in front of a defender and send it just inside the far post – no. 152 – but he’s still got some way to go to catch Bill Hullett!

Kyle Patten came on for Eliot Richards after about 75 minutes, as St Ives finally pushed forward, now with four at the back, and after 76 minutes had their first effort at goal, with a header wide by their lone striker Dubi Ogbonna. Our final substitution then was Kyle Copp for Ryan Prosser. He played on the right with Kayne McLaggon moving into the middle.

There was not much else of note apart from St Ives winning their first corner of the game which was almost the last kick of the match.

I don’t think I can have seen many games more one-sided than this one, as I doubt Oliver Davies touched the ball more than half a dozen times all match and will never have an easier time of it. We certainly found the St Ives defensive set up difficult to unlock – and they allowed us to keep trying! – in the first half with defenders almost always getting to the ball first.

Man of the match by a mile was Ashley Evans who always seemed to be there to win the ball whenever St Ives even thought about moving forward from defence. Corey Jenkins had a good game, and Scott Tancock took good care of St Ives’ lone attacker. I thought Keyon Reffell was far too quiet in the first half but was more effective after the break.

An excellent attendance of 611 on a sunny afternoon and the win moves us up to 4th place.

One win from our last two games (Redditch away and Hayes & Yeading at home) would be enough - barring a massive turn around in goal difference - to ensure a play-off place ahead of Banbury who are away to Leamington and home to Kettering. What our chances are of 3rd place and a home semi-final game we'll know better after Monday's matches.
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MERTHYR TOWN vs St Ives Town

Post  PeterHarman on Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 am

Just uploaded a few photos from yesterday's game onto club website.

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:03 am

Does anyone know how much the 50/50 prize was on Saturday?
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Post  scamp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:14 am

As the tannoy system was not working throughout the match we had to revert to the notice on Hollvey bar which said 212 pound

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Post  Nubs on Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 am

Anybody know what the winning number was?
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:51 am

Thanks.

Winning number was 06272 according to something on Facebook.
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Post  Nubs on Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:10 am

Bugger, 6255. Never mind. Thanks Imp.
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Post  Old Sod on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Yes and the prize was claimed by a long term supporter. Unfortunately the tannoy system on the Popular side aka Wank Bank has had to be disconnected due to the perimeter improvements being made.
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