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Mumbles come from behind to beat Caerau Ely

Mumbles Rangers turned a second half deficit into a winning performance.

Caerau Ely battled well in this game and arguably could have scored a few goals in the first half when their centre forward Calum Bateman just couldn’t apply the finishes he needed.

Rangers goalkeeper Sam Goodwin was in fine form and made some excellent stops during the game.

Caerau Ely’s attacking play was sparked by left back George Shewring and their influential midfielders Jack Ashford and Hywel Davies.

Rangers had half chances themselves with Tom Jones and James Loveridge probing the visitors defence. A goalless first half 0-0.

As the teams kicked off the second period of this game Caerau Ely broke the deadlock within five minutes of the resumption when the Rangers defence was split wide open for midfielder Hywel Davies to pick his spot beating the Rangers goalkeeper 0-1.

Rangers responded but still had to be weary of the visitors counter.

Rangers got themselves level and back in this game when Rangers captain Chris Allen scored from close range on the hour mark 1-1

The game changed dramatically in the 69th minute when Caerau Ely’s forward Calum Bateman was shown a straight red card by the referee.

Rangers picked up the pace and stifled their energetic opponents and Rangers were now dominating the physicality side of the game and it was Rangers striker Elliot Smith who got his head on the ball to loop it over the visitors goalkeeper into their net after a powerful header from Rangers centre back Lee Bevan to put his side in front for the first time.

Rangers had several chances to extend their lead but just couldn’t find that final touches needed.

Rangers game management saw out this contest which resulted in another valuable three points.

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