Match Report

Port Talbot Town DFC vs Coed Eva Athletic
Friendly 20/03/22
Victoria Road, Port Talbot

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On a sunny Sunday Afternoon Port Talbot Town DFC welcomed Coed-Eva Athletic PAN Disability Football Club too Victoria Road Stadium for a 7 a Side Friendly at Premiership & Championship Ability.

Due to late drop outs in the Port Talbot Squad the format was changed to a combined 9v9 

First Period

Coed-Eva Kicked off playing right to left. The game was very fast paced and end to end with both teams finding chances but both goalkeepers were on point to keep the game goalless. Despite both teams pushing hard after 20 minutes the first period was brought to an end.

Score at Interval

Port Talbot 0-0 Coed-Eva

Second Period

Port Talbot Kicked off and it didn't take long for the first goal of the game to be score. After a goalmouth scramble with Coed-Eva unable to clear their lines the ball was slotted home by debutant Rhys Puxley after 22 minutes. Score1-0

Port Talbot. The visitors restarted the game and pushed for an equaliser and 4 minutes later their efforts were rewarded with Kieron Underwood finding the back of the net slotting home underneath the diving Port Talbot Keeper. Score 1-1.

This Goal livened up both teams and both continued to push each other hard. 

12 minutes later after a good counter attack Coed-Eva took the lead with Kieron Underwood finding the net again for his second goal of the game. Score 1-2.

Coed-Eva continued to push forward and were awarded a free kick in a dangerous area after a foul by the port Talbot Defence. Despite some nasty scenes and Coed-Eva having a player issued a Blue-Card to sit out too calm down  for 2 minutes. The Free Kick was well dealt with with the Port Talbot defence and they countered with purpose with Anthony Evans and Paul Burrows linking up well however the final product could not be found. The Referee blew for the end of the period.

 

Score at Interval

Port Talbot 1-2 Coed-Eva

Third Period

Coed-Eva Kicked off the final period. A quick interception and counter led to veteran striker Paul Burrows finding an equaliser for Port Talbot. Score 2-2.

Both teams again were spurred on by this goal, attacked with purpose and defended valiantly.

A moment of magic by Coed-Eva's Kieron Underwood getting the ball just inside the Port Talbot Half and slicing through the defence and finding the bottom corner of the goal for his Hat-Trick Score 2-3.

Port Talbot held their heads up again and pushed back hard at Coed-Eva and worked hard on keeping the ball. and just 5 Minutes later striker Leon Greenaway guided a shot past  the Coed-Eva Keeper to tie the game up. Score 3-3.

As the game was reaching its finale both teams were keeping up the intensity despite legs getting tired. Both teams were doing everything to find a winner and in the final minute in another goalmouth scramble Leon Greenaway found the bottom corner to add his second goal. Score 4-3.

As Coed-Eva restarted play the referee blew for full time.

Full Time

Port Talbot 4-3 Coed-Eva

The game itself was full of intensity and passion and it was a great to see what Footballers with Additional Needs can produce with encouragement and Hard Work.

Port Talbot Squad

Daniel Howard

Leanne Watling

Tina Larner

Matthew Pearson

Anthony Evans

Rhys Puxley

Daniel Grinter

Paul Burrows 

Jonathan Williams

Daniel Rees

Ashton Crompton-Weaver (C)

Leon Greenaway

Daniel Thomas

Manager

Kevin Rootes

Coed-Eva Squad

Robert Gilgrass

Jason Attwell

Matthew Pike

Kieron Underwood

Josh Morgan

Andrew Knowles

Gerwyn Skinner

Kyle Hutchins

Ashley Sanglolou

Steve Smith

Chloe Williams

Colin Beard

Jason Morgan

Kailem Spencer

Manager

Graeme Knowles

Referee

Simon Cummings

It was a great effort by all the players involved and everyone at Port Talbot Town DFC would like to thank Coed-Eva for travelling too us and that they have a safe journey back to Cwmbran.