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Good Draw for the Bulldogs in Monmouth Visit

The Bulldogs achieved a hard fought point on their visit to Monmouth Town in a match that saw both teams limited to very few goalscoring opportunities.

Prior to kick off, Monmouth Town and Ton Pentre entered the pitch at Monmouth Sports Ground wearing Show Racism the Red Card t-shirts as part of the charity organisation’s ‘Fortnight of Action’.

Ton Pentre show their support to Show Racism the Red Card's Fornight of Action prior to kick off in Monmouth.

Fortnight of ActionMonmouth Town 0-0 Ton Pentre
The Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One
Saturday, 26th October 2013

 

The Bulldogs achieved a hard fought point on their visit to Monmouth Town in a match that saw both teams limited to very few goalscoring opportunities.

Ton Pentre show their support to Show Racism the Red Card's Fornight of Action prior to kick off in Monmouth.

Ton Pentre show their support to Show Racism the Red Card’s Fornight of Action prior to kick off in Monmouth.

Prior to kick off, Monmouth Town and Ton Pentre entered the pitch at Monmouth Sports Ground wearing Show Racism the Red Card t-shirts as part of the charity organisation’s ‘Fortnight of Action’.

This period of action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism. The players actions before this Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One match demonstrated their support for Show Racism the Red Card’s cause.

Despite there being no goals in this match, the encounter was entertaining one, as both teams worked hard in attempt to break each other down.

Monmouth Town came into this match sitting just four points off the top of the table with six wins and four defeats. Prior to this match the Kingfishers were yet to draw.

Within the first ten minutes of kick off, Bulldogs captain Lloyd Toghill took a long range shot that looked useful as it whirled its way towards goal, however, Keiron Blackburn was able to get his body behind the strike to make the save for Monmouth.

Moments later it was Monmouth’s turn to have an attempt on target when the Bulldogs conceded a free kick on the edge of the box. Dan Macdonald stood over the ball and with a short run-up he directed a dangerous effort at the Ton Pentre goal. Neil Collins was alert for the Bulldogs and pulled off a fine save to deny the ex-Aston Villa striker.

1004637_750756701606787_1794648392_nBoth teams were playing well and were attempting to break each other down, however, the next goal scoring chance of note did not occur until the 40th minute when Macdonald was able to evade the challenge of Adam Raymond in the Ton Pentre midfield.

The Monmouth talisman found himself in space to shoot from just inside the penalty area, from where he looked certain to score. However, Macdonald was thwarted by a tremendous one handed save by Collins, who demonstrated extreme agility to get down low to the shot in order to push it away.

The home team were possibly a little fortunate to keep 11 men on the field of play when in the final minute of the first-half, a Monmouth player followed through on a challenge with Ton Pentre’s Richard Ingram. The Bulldogs midfielder appeared to be stamped on by his opponent and the Referee elected to issue a yellow card for the challenge and appeared to believe that there was nothing either player could have done to avoid the resulting outcome.

When the game approached its 60th minute, a long throw-in by Toghill was cleared out to Craig Rees by the Monmouth defence. Rees put his boot through the ball and it was powerfully sent straight back into the crowded box. Ton Pentre striker Jaymie Wearn attempted to deflect the ball into the net with a cheeky flick off his heel but the effort diverted just wide off the left post.

1377106_750735254942265_1033658995_nIn the 77th minute Collins had to produce another fine save to deny the home team the points with the last goalscoring chance of the match when a winger was able to enter the box to shoot at goal.

Ton Pentre will be happy with their point at Monmouth Town following a well disciplined defensive display and can now look forward to welcoming Cambrian & Clydach Vale to Ynys Park on Saturday, 2nd November for a Rhondda Derby match. The game kicks off at 2.00pm.

Ton Pentre AFC: 1. Neil Collins 2. Craig Rees 3. Lewis Hydes 4. Thomas Davies 5. Leon Young 6. Adam Raymond 7. Lloyd Toghill (Captain) (14. George Daly 82’) 8. Craig Reddy 9. Jaymie Wearn (15. Ross Fowler 78’) 10. Rameer Outlaw 11. Richard Ingram (12. Josh Powell 75’).

Cambrian and Clydach. November

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