Division 2 League Fixture
18th August 2015
Newcastle Emlyn Reserves 0
Maesglas were hoping for a good start to the season after being relegated from the top flight, and after a decent preseason of games, 3 wins and a loss it put the Blues in a good frame of mind. As it was they had nothing to worry about after a comfortable 5 nil win.
The Emlyn side consisted of old experienced heads and some youngsters, but the Blues average age is in the lower 20s, and that’s even with the likes of Scotty Dazza Williams and Richard Charlie Evans in their 30s.
The Blues took the game by the scruff of the neck and pressed Emlyn all over the pitch, and once the Blues won the ball they made good use of it and some of the set up play was very good. The only let down was the final shot or ball played into key positions, but this will come and when it does the goal tally will grow.
As it was, the 3 first half goals came firstly from Blues new boy (well re-signed after a few years out) Myles Harrison who struck first with a deft flick to guide the ball home from close range after Daniel Jones fired in from outside of the box. Steffan Williams got his name on the score board after an excellent build up and the blonde assassin finished well, and Myles Harrison once again grabbed his brace, again a neat finish from 15 yards out, drilling the ball into the bottom corner.
The new rule of rolling substitutions worked pretty well, without causing too much interruption, and referee Clive Bryant seemed to take the new ruling into his stride.
After the break the Emlyn side made a few changes and began to look more threatening, but the back line of Maesglas stood firm and keeper Emyr Davies had a relatively quiet evening.
Maesglas edged further in front with a direct free kick from Kieran Harman, his powerful effort leaving the Emlyn keeper stranded whilst the ball rifled into the top corner. Ricky Wood Holmes tucked away the fifth after a breakaway effort to end the game.
A 5-0 win for the Blues, which to be honest it’s been a long time since we scored 5 and kept a clean sheet, but it was a win that was thoroughly deserved after some excellent performances all around the park.
Next up a home game against rivals StDogmaels Reserves.
Saturday 11th April 2015
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