Flying Start To The Season For Neath Eagles

Flying Start To The Season For Neath Eagles

Neath FC 4 – 2 Aberystwyth Town

Neath kicked off the 2011/12 campaign with a promising win over Aberystwyth Town at the Gnoll yesterday.

Neath made a quick-fire start to the new campaign, scoring twice inside the first 14 minutes at home to Aberystwyth.

Lee Trundle put the Eagles ahead after just five minutes, with Paul Fowler credited with the second after Trundle had headed-on a corner.

The visitors’ task became even harder in the 18th-minute when defender Sion James was dismissed by referee Dean John after his second caution within a minute.

With summer signing Lee Kendall out injured, Neath handed the gloves to Chris Doran, who has previous experience with Airbus UK Broughton, and he was beaten just before the half-hour by a trademark 30-yard James McCarten free-kick as the Seasiders reduced the arrears.


It took Luke Bowen just two minutes to restore the two-goal cushion and Kerry Morgan added a fourth five minutes after the break.

Debutant central defender Wyn Thomas again reduced the arrears for the 10-men on the hour, with a header from a corner.

Neath FC:


Chris Doran, Ian Hillier, Jack Lewis, Kristian O’Leary, Kai Edwards, Paul Fowler (Matty Collins 75′), Chris Jones (Toby Jones 80′), Addie Harris, Lee Trundle, Kerry Morgan (Garyn Preen 73′), Luke Bowen,


Subs not used: Matty Rees, Craig Hughes, Luke Cummings, Kerry Nicholas


Goals: LeeTrundle 5′, Paul Fowler 14′, Luke Bowen 31′, Kerry Morgan 50′


Yellow Cards: Garyn Preen 87′


Red Cards: none



Aberystwyth Town:


Stephen Cann, Dave Swanick, Moses Barnett, James McCarten, Sion James, Wyn Thomas, Geoff Kellaway, Anthony Finselbach (John Marsden 79′), Lewis Codling (Krzysztof Nalborski 76′), Ricky Evans, Andy Parkinson


Subs not used: Aneurin Thomas, Richard Morgan, Jonathan Evans, Kristian Jenkins


Goals: LeeTrundle 5′, Paul Fowler 14′, Luke Bowen 31′, Kerry Morgan 50′


Yellow Cards: Sion James 16′, James McCarten 77′, Wyn Thomas 90′


Red Cards: Sion James 18′


Referee: Dean John


Att: 476


Next at The Gnoll

Saturday 17 Mar 2012
Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League
Kick-off: 14:30