Match Reports 1975-76

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 12th September 1975

Maesglas Win Comfortably

Cilcennin 2 Maesglas 7

Four goals by Tony Rickards were more than enough to ensure a comfortable victory for Maesglas in this Cardiganshire League match on Saturday.

After even play it was the visitors who opened the scoring. Rickards fastened on to a pass from mid-field and scored inside the penalty area. Maesglas increased their lead with a penalty by Steven Davies, after a Cilcennin defender penalised.

The homesters came close to scoring a few times, but were foiled by ‘keeper Kevin Phillips. They were eventually rewarded when I. Jones received a pass from the wing and placed the ball past the ‘keeper.

In the second half Maesglas took over in mid-field and again Rickards took advantage of some good play by G. Jones and D. Ladd, scoring his second goal. Soon afterwards he notched up his hat-trick – an overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area. Striker S. Jones, who came on as substitute scored the visitors’ fifth goal – a well-taken pass from the wing.

With only 15 minutes play remaining, Cilcennin were again penalised and S. Davies scored his second from the penalty spot. A little later Rickards had another scoring chance and made no mistake as he clinched his fourth.

Cilcennin got a consolation goal shortly before the final whistle when striker K. Jones fired home after the Maesglas defence were beaten by a high ball.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 26th September 1975

Cilcennin Sink Without Trace

St.Dogmaels 7 Cilcennin 0

Cilcennin were no match for St. Dogmaels in this Emrys Morgan Cup, first round encounter. For the Saints, the score was particularly encouraging since three of the back four were not available. Dennis James, acting as captain for the day, had a very good match as sweeper.

Cilcennin held out until the 40th minute through some valiant work by their ‘keeper, but Tony Jones eventually had him beaten with a cool back header. Shortly afterwards, Howard Devonald made it 2-0 when the ball was laid off into his path. In the 44th minute, Philip Boer played a through ball to Tony Jones, who made no mistake.

Scoring three goals during this blistering five minute spell really knocked the stuffing out of Cilcennin.

After the interval, Tony Jones was again soon in action. He was brought down in the area and he took the spot-kick to complete a fine hat-trick.

In the 67th minute, Jones floated over a perfect corner, and D. Boer was there to do it justice as he scored with a beautiful header. Boer went on to complete his hat-trick in the 83rd minute, scoring from a Devonald cross.

The Saints midfield department were again in splendid form and they were not afraid to come through with the ball. P. Boer and M. Rotie played well and were unlucky not to be on the score sheet. Peter Moore also had a good game in the unaccustomed position of centre-half.

The game was efficiently controlled by Michael Davies.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 3rd October 1975

Cilcennin Equalise

Cilcennin 2 Cardigan Town 2

Without four of their regular players, Cardigan seemed to lack their usual composure and put up a disappointing display in this Cardiganshire League game on Saturday.

Cilcennin had the gale force wind at their backs in the first half and succeeded in opening the scoring after 14 minutes through G. Evans.

With the wind advantage, the homesters should have capitalised on their lead during this period but poor finishing deprived them.

Just 10 minutes before the interval Cardigan hit back and got on level terms. Steve Kinsella broke away with a telling run down the right and his well placed cross was volleyed home from 12 yards.

Cardigan had to wait until the 65th minute before they got their second. The gale certainly played a part in this goal as it helped Eric Randall’s shot weave its way past a confused ‘keeper.

Thinking they now had the game in the bag, Cardigan got a little over-confident. But a lapse allowed Cilcennin through and Dai Davies got the well-deserved equaliser.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 17th October 1975

Cilcennin Crushed by Saints

Cilcennin  0 St. Dogmaels 7

Cilcennin were simply no match for St. Dogmaels on Saturday and only some brave goalkeeping prevented the Saints reaching double figures in this one-sided League game.

Weaknesses in the Cilcennin defence were exposed and the homesters had very little to offer by way of resistance against a superior side who were masters in all departments.

Philip Boer got the first goal. He picked up a long through ball from Haydn Davies and he left the ‘keeper with no chance as he fired home.

Two quick goals from Howard Devonald in this half put the Saints in a very comfortable position and had Cilcennin struggling. His second goal was a particularly good one, coming from a powerful header.

Although the Saints were a little slow to settle down after the interval they were still very much in command, and it was not long before Peter Moore got the fourth after a fine solo effort.

The visitors got into top gear after this. They forced several corners and from one of these Max Rees hammered in the fifth.

Phil Boer schemed his way round the defence and fired home from 12 yards for his second goal and the seventh and final goal was notched up by his brother Devino.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 24th October 1975

Llandysul Superior in Later Stages

Llandysul 5 Cilcennin 1

Despite the scoreline, it was not until the last quarter of this Cardiganshire League match that Llandysul succeeded in imposing their authority on an energetic and enthusiastic Cilcennin side.

Both teams opened with uninspired and disorganised play with few chances being created. Neither side seemed capable of penetrative play and the respective ‘keepers were rarely pressured.

Andy Jones brought the game to life with a fine dribble before netting for the homesters, but Cilcennin quickly equalised from a disputed penalty. They were unlucky just before half-time when a defender headed into his own goal to give Llandysul the lead.

After the interval Llandysul looked more determined and cohesive and the visitors’ defence had to cope with some enterprising moves. D. Ceri Williams cracked them open with a hard drive on the turn, which found the net.

Thus encouraged, the homesters forced a corner from which Jeff Davies headed the fourth.

Cilcennin had very little to offer in reply apart from hard tackling and the long ball downfield. They abdicated the midfield and from here the homesters began to exert their superiority.

Creative play produced a series of chances which were un-netted through inaccurate finishing and the ‘keeper’s action.

Llandysul continued to move forward and the impending score came when Jack Thomas flipped over the ‘keeper’s head and Gareth Williams nodded the ball in as it came off the crossbar.

Cilcennin broke occasionally but lacked the resources up front to capitalise on the chances and as the whistle went they were again under heavy siege.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 28th November 1975

Town Win Replay

Cardigan  Town 2 Cilcennin 0

Although Cardigan were up against a much improved Cilcennin side in this Cardiganshire League replay on Saturday, they were in no mood to give away any goals and went all out to snatch maximum points.

In their first encounter, Cilcennin managed to force a draw but Cardigan were not interested in an action replay of that pathetic affair.

The homesters took the lead after 20 minutes with a really great goal after being awarded a free kick 40 yards out. Peter Walker teed the ball up for Richard Jones to thunder home a lightning shot.

Cardigan should have increased their lead during this period, but they missed several chances.

In the second half, Cilcennin seemed intent on containing their opponents and they managed to do this quite effectively.

But 10 minutes from the end, the homesters put the matter beyond any doubt with a good second goal. Substitute Malcolm Gwyon came on in place of Phil Davies and scored with his first touch of the ball.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 19th December 1975

Comfortable Win For Maesglas

Maesglas 5 Cilcennin 1

Despite a stiff breeze at Penlan on Saturday, Maesglas played well and managed to beat their Cardiganshire League opponents by five goals to one.

Bottom of the League Cilcennin played into the wind in the first half and they relied on breakaway raids for goal-scoring chances, but Maesglas’ defence managed to deal with the attacks without too much difficulty.

Maesglas went into the lead after 15 minutes through Tony Rickards after his well-directed shot slipped through the ‘keeper’s hands and gently rolled over the line.

The homesters took time to get on form and made several mistakes and were often careless in their moves.

During the second half Maesglas began to show more determination in their efforts, and this paid off in the 65th minute when Steven Davies scored their second goal. Only a short while later Cilcennin came back into the game when J. A. Evans scored for them.

There was no let-up by the Maesglas side, however, and they kept up their pressure to be rewarded with goals by Nigel Vaughan, Sid Jones and Steven Davies, to go on to a comfortable win.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 2nd January 1976

Unbeaten Record Maintained by N.C. Emlyn

Cilcennin 1 Newcastle Emlyn 7

Newcastle Emlyn maintained their 100 per cent unbeaten championship record on Saturday when they convincingly defeated bottom of the league Cilcennin by seven goals to one.

Cilcennin played an extremely hard, physical, but clean game but this failed to put Emlyn out of their stride. What Cilcennin lacked in skill they made up for in enthusiasm but the game went all Emlyn’s way.

The visitors led by 0-4 at half time and scored a further three in the second period. Hywel Morris scored four of the goals and the others came from Keith Isaac, Huw Davies and Dai John.

The consolation goal for Cilcennin came from a corner.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 9th January 1976

Emlyn  Netted Eight But Cilcennin Managed Four

Cilcennin 4 Newcastle Emlyn  8

Lowly Cilcennin caused a few shocks on Saturday when they became the first side this season to score as many as four goals against unbeaten Newcastle Emlyn in this League Cup first round clash.

Taking the field with only nine men and conceding two goals before they could find recruits, Cilcennin did not make a very promising start, but their fighting spirit soon earned them some well deserved goals.

The champion goal scorer for Emlyn was veteran raider Hywel Morris who got four goals to take his tally for the season to 42. The other four goals came from Hefin Elias and Stuart King, who scored two apiece.

It was Dai “Dynamo” Davies who opened the scoring for the homesters with an incredible 35 yard shot which rocketed into the top right-hand corner of the net.

By the interval, Cilcennin were trailing by 3-5 but they could only manage one more in the second half when they were up against the wind. The other scorers for Cilcennin were Eirfyl Williams (2) and Elfed Davies.

As for Emlyn, it is true that a number of its key players were missing, but the side was nevertheless a strong one. Two players who blended well into the side were Keith Isaac and Huw Davies.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 16th January 1976

It Was never Easy For Saints

St.Dogmaels 6 Cilcennin 2

This match was never easy for St. Dogmaels, despite the score-line, and they were made to fight all the way to gain victory over Cilcennin.

St. Dogmaels made all the running in the first 20 minutes but lacked the finishing power to capitalise on their chances.

Completely against the run of play Cilcennin were the first to score with a breakaway goal by T. Richards.

Only a short time later the Saints got the equaliser when Devino Boer successfully finished off after some good play by Huw James. The score remained 1-1 for the remainder of the half.

In the second period the Saints were playing against strong wind but they soon went into the lead when a shot by John Jones was only partially cleared and Mike James hammered it home.

The Saints did not do much to help their efforts when defender Max Rees put the ball into his own net soon after. Only two minutes later substitute Tony Jones laid on a goal for Martin Rotie to regain the lead.

After this the Saints sorted themselves out and scored a further three goals through Dennis James (penalty), Huw James and Devino Boer.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 23rd January 1976

Ffostrasol Get Back Into Winning Form

Cilcennin 0 Ffostrasol 5

Following a heavy defeat against Talybont on the previous Saturday, Ffostrasol got back into match-winning form at the expense of Cilcennin.

Kicking off with the slope in their favour Ffostrasol were soon on the offensive. Two fine efforts by Peter Davies and Eifion George were unlucky when they hit the wood.

Fine mid-field play by Huw Jones and Peter Davies kept Cilcennin pinned in their own half but it was almost 30 minutes before Ffostrasol took the lead when a corner from the right was headed home by Ken Evans.

Two minutes later it was Ken Evans again who was on hand to head home the visitors’ second goal from an Eifion George free kick, taking them into a 0-2 lead at the interval.

In the second half Ffostrasol maintained their dominance and after 10 minutes Fred Davies latched on to a cross to put them three goals up.

From another Eifion George cross full back Ken Evans moved in to head home for his hat-trick. Five minutes later Fred Davies scored from a free kick to wind up the match for Ffostrasol.

For Cilcennin Dai “Dynamo” Davies was outstanding and for Ffostrasol Ian Wright and Huw Jones played well.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 6th February 1976

Cilcennin  Could Not Stem The Second-Half Flood

Ffostrasol 12 Cilcennin  2

Although the score marks this Cardiganshire League match a one-sided affair it was not until the second half that Ffostrasol took command of the game and to their credit Cilcennin never gave up.

Conditions for the match were far from perfect and although Ffostrasol immediately went on the offensive their efforts were thwarted by a good Cilcennin defence.

After 10 minutes Cilcennin made their first attack on the Ffostrasol goal and a good through ball to T. Richards who found himself unmarked on the edge of the penalty area resulted in a fine goal.

Ffostrasol immediately put the Cilcennin defence under pressure and within five minutes they levelled with a hard low drive from Fred Davies.

Three minutes later Cilcennin went ahead again when a long clearance from the Cilcennin goalmouth led to centre forward T. Richards out-running the Ffostrasol defence and the advancing ‘keeper to put the ball in the net.

Again Ffostrasol pressurised the visitors and again Fred Davies put them on even terms after latching on to a good through ball from Peter Davies.

After this Ffostrasol started to take their chances and before half time Goronwy Jones made it 3-2 and then Fred Davies completed his hat-trick.

In the second half Ffostrasol continued to put pressure on the Cilcennin defence and further goals were scored at regular intervals by Goronwy Jones (2), Fred Davies (2), and one goal apiece from Steven Davies, Huw Jones, Eifion George and Huw Brown.

Despite some fine goal keeping by Cilcennin’s E. Morgan he could do little to stem the continual Ffostrasol attacks.

Cardigan & Tivy-Side Advertiser – 2nd April 1976

Bargod Dominate In The Second Half

Bargod Rangers 6 Cilcennin 2

Bargod won this Bay Cup first round match even more easily than the score suggests despite a few anxious moments around half time.

The home supporters eagerly awaited a glut of goals after Alan Williams headed Bargod into the lead in only the second minute, but this did not materialise and after half an hour Kevin Jones equalised with a fine solo effort.

Alan Williams regained the lead for Bargod almost immediately when his shot was helped by Gareth Jenkins into his own net.

Two minutes before the interval, Cilcennin were awarded a penalty and Kevin Jones scored from the spot, to again put again put the teams on level terms.

To add to their problems, the homesters had re-arranged their formation when Gareth Jones came on for his first game in place of the injured Richard Gealey.

Whatever manager Andy Davies told his team during the interval obviously had its effect because the homesters demolished Cilcennin by scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes of this half. The first was an Adrian Havard shot which was again touched into his own net by Gareth Jones. Lyn Evans managed to get another after good work by Huw Davies, and at the end of the quarter of an hour Havard got his second, scoring directly from a corner.

Such was the measure of the Bargod domination now that ‘keeper Davies only touched the ball three times in the second half and the rare Cilcennin attacks were easily broken up by Manfred Davies, Dyfrig Davies and Euros Lloyd.

Gareth Jones capped an impressive debut when he latched on to the ball in a goalmouth melee to score Bargod’s sixth. Cilcennin can thank their ‘keeper Glyn Morgan that the margin was not greater.