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Nomads 5 - 1 Llandudno

by Mark Rowlands

First half performance knocks Llandudno for 5

26th Feb 2012 Nomads Vs Llandudno under 16s

Team 1, Tyler Roberts 2, Callum Glover 4, Ciaran Allman 5, Alex Peters 6, Joe Robinson 10, Hayden Hughes 17, Abe Dobson 16, Aron Williams 9, Sam Jones(Joe Jones 70) 12, Aaron Davies

We were down to only 12 players available due to injuries for this fixture and we knew Llandudno were a very strong and a very big team. We needed to up our game because our last game was the worst performance of the season.

We got off to the best possible start as we looked very lively from the kick off. After only 2 minutes Abe Dobson played in Aaron Davies in behind the defence left hand side of the area and Aaron Davies fired a left footed low shot past the keeper and into the bottom right corner. A great start. Nomads 1 - 0 Llandudno

Our opponents couldn’t deal with our quick passing and impressive movement as we kept up the pressure attacking them. Aron Williams was looking at his best causing the Llandudno left back problems turning him inside out and forced a corner. Abe Dobson delivered a great ball in and Alex Peters powered a header off the crossbar, the ball reached Aron Williams on the edge of the box but his goal bound shot was deflected for another corner. On 10 minutes Sam Jones had a great chance to score when he was 1 on 1 with the keeper but the keeper blocked it well and the rebound was flicked goal wards by Aaron Davies but the keeper reacted well to save on the line.

15 minutes Abe Dobson laid the ball off to Sam Jones who spotted the keeper off his line and tried to chip him but his effort was just wide with the keeper well beaten.

Our second goal on 18 minutes was a superb move that started deep inside our own half when Abe Dobson played the ball wide left to Joe Robinson, Sam Woodward overlapped well and Joe Robinson played a good ball down the line for Sam to run on to, Sam Woodward played the ball back inside to Hayden Hughes who played a square ball to Abe Dobson and Abe split the defence with a superb ball for Aaron Davies who chipped the ball over the diving keeper and into the net. A well worked team move finished off with a touch of class. Nomads 2 - 0 Llandudno

23 minutes in Sam Woodward cut in from the wing and fired a great shot that was well saved.

We went further ahead on 25 minutes when a ball played into the Llandudno box wasn’t cleared and the loose ball up in the air was headed over the keeper by Hayden Hughes. Nomads 3 - 0 Llandudno

Things got even better on 30 minutes as our dominance of the first half continued when it was Abe Dobson again setting up a goal this time for Sam Jones, as another defence splitting ball set Sam Jones 1 on 1 with the keeper and Sam rounded the keeper well and side footed left footed into the empty net. Nomads 4 - 0 Llandudno

35 minutes we went 5-0 up when Sam Jones held the ball up well inside the box with two players around him, he turned well and set up Aaron Davies who found space well and Aaron blasted the ball through the crowded box into the net. Nomads 5 - 0 Llandudno

Half Time Nomads 5 - 0 Llandudno

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Second half we needed to keep our shape and be sensible when in possession and we done that very well. We created a few half chances as we used our wingers well stretching Llandudno from side to side. Our best chance of the half was on 60 minutes when Hayden Hughes let fly with a powerful shot but his effort was deflected wide with the keeper beaten.

Llandudno kept playing despite being 5 - 0 down and they were rewarded on 75 minutes when a ball curled in behind our defence caught us flat as our defenders were on their heels and our keeper not alert to the danger, we allowed the Llandudno striker time to pick his spot and score. Nomads 5 - 1 Llandudno

We seen out the rest of the game and this was our best display of the season and a very important win that keeps us in with a chance of qualifying.

Final Score Nomads 5 - 1 Llandudno

With every single player playing very well it is very difficult to pick a man of the match, but no one could deny hat-trick hero Aaron Davies the honour.

Man of the Match Aaron Davies