Port Talbot Town DFC vs Kidderminster Athletic Warriors FC (Away)
Sunday 22nd August 2021
Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster
On a pleasant Sunday afternoon Port Talbot Town travelled to Kidderminster to take part in a friendly vs Kidderminster Athletic Warriors FC.
Kidderminster started the game kicking off from right to left.
The game was played in a high intensity.
The deadlock was broken on 16 minutes when Kidderminster countered from a Port Talbot throw and after a scramble around the Port Talbot box a neat finish into the bottom left corner gave Kidderminster a 1-0 lead.
The lead lasted only a few minutes and after a nice move forward from their own box Port Talbot pulled a goal back on 20 minutes through James Anthony. Score 1-1.
This goal brought Port Talbot back into the game.
As both teams pressed to get the next goal both pressed and attacked with both Goalkeepers making a sting of saves.
The next goal came in the 27th minute from a Kidderminster attack and with a strong finish from Lee Ballard into the left hand side of the goal. this made the score 2-1 to Kidderminster.
Port Talbot started the second half and just like the first half it was fast paced and full of intensity both teams had numerous chances.
in the 42nd minute after a defensive error Port Talbot were awarded a penalty for a handball.
Defender Dan Rees stepped up to take the spot kick and decided to go straight down the middle but unfortunately for Port Talbot the penalty was saved by the Kidderminster keeper.
The game continued to create many chances for both teams.
As the game entered the final 10 minutes.
In the 54th minute Kidderminster failed to add a 3rd when the hit the post.
In the closing stages Port Talbot pushed hard for an equaliser but it was not to be.
After 65 minutes of football the referee blew his whistle for the final time.
An unlucky result for the travelling team but a great effort from everyone.
We would like to thank Kidderminster AW for hosting us.
#6 L.Ballard 27
Port Talbot Town
#7 James Anthony 20
Port Talbot Town DFC Squad
J.Williams, A.Bradley, P.Griffiths, D.Rees, A.Meah, J.Griffiths, L.Greenaway, R.Jenkins, D.Grinter, J.Anthony, D.Golding, J.Seldon, N.Meadows.
Port Talbot Town Would like to thank our travelling supporters and our sponsor South Wales Transport for providing a quality coach with quality service.
Pre match Interview with Port Talbot Town DFC Manager Kevin Rootes
How has training been in the build up to the match?
We have had a bit of disruption with some players wanting to try mainstream football due to the lack of opportunities to play. Hopefully the plans for the South East and West Wales Building on Ability League will address this.
How do you feel your team will get on?
The last time we played it was a very close game and I am expecting a another exciting and close game even tho the squad will show 8 changes from the last time we met.
With the result from the last time the teams met how do you feel this will affect the mentally of the players?
As I said it's a different team so we will look forward to the challenge
Post Match Interview
How do you feel the game went?
To be honest I was disappointed not that we lost but several of the players allowed them Kidderminster to effect the game buy getting into their minds . We need to learn today and put what we practice on the training ground into the match. Of course some of the decisions went against us but haven't said that I felt we were the better team and did not deserve to be beaten.
Who stood out for you in the match?
I think we played well and everyone did okay and I look forward to playing them.