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Blues earn first win

ON a sunny summer Friday evening (Aug 23) at Grenig Park, Cwmamman took on an experienced Cwmbran Celtic in the second round of JD Cymru South fixtures.

It was the first ever match under the impressive new floodlights, on the night it was a lively and positive encounter with Cwmamman coming out 2-1 winners to gain their first points of the new league campaign.

A good crowd of over 100 in Glanaman saw an exciting end to end match which was a great advertisement for the coming season for both teams.

It was Cwmbran Celtic with the initial early pressure having successive corners, though both teams had clear chances to score with Chris Allen coming close with a header and Celtics’ Chris Ham forcing a great save from Blues’ keeper Dylan Thomas.

On the 39th minute it was Celtic’s winger Jordan Clarke that scored with a smart tap in from 5 metres following a rare Blues defensive slip up, 1-0 to Cwmbran.

The first half finished with some strong attacking play from Blues newcomers Rob Morgans and Sam Harrison.

The second half brought, both the new floodlights and a re-energised Blues with Calem Rees and Nathan Davies driving out from the defence.

Soon it became all Cwmamman possession with experienced midfielders Ross Morgan and Luke Williams threatening the Celtic goal and forcing great saves from experienced Celtic goal keeper Scott James.

More and more Blues pressure finally came with Chris Allen winning a deserved penalty on the 71st minute that resulted in a penalty that Ryan Thomas scored from, 1-1, Cwmbran also had key defender Dion Molyneux sent off by Referee Teifion Cook.

Almost from the restart Blues scored with a second penalty kick following a clear Celtic handball, it was that man again Ryan Thomas that smashed the penalty kick in , 2-1 to Cwmamman.

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The Blues continued to push forward after taking the lead, both Luke Williams and Ryan Thomas almost scoring a third Cwmamman goal.

But in the final minutes Cwmbran Celtic finished the match strongly, but the Blues central defence held firm through the strong defence of captain Gareth Howarth and Rob Jones.

Overall a fine, first home floodlit match that showed lots of skill and energy from the Blues, and a brave, battling 2-1 win.

Following the match Manager Ryan Stephens said: “It’s our first JD Cymru South win and I am pleased both with the result and more importantly how the whole first team played. I wish Cwmbran Celtic all the best for the coming season”.

The Blues First team now travel away to Taffs Well AFC on August 27.