FOOTBALL: Rhyl suffer defeat on Aberystwyth Town's new 3G surface
Monday 17 October 2016 13:09
RHYL travel to fierce rivals Bangor City this Saturday looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Aberystwyth Town.
It was a night to forget for the Lilywhites as they suffered a 4-0 reverse on what was the home side’s debut clash on their new 3G surface, and things will not get any easier for Niall McGuinness’ side against the high-flying Citizens this weekend (5.15pm).
Played in-front of 1,168, which was the Dafabet Welsh Premier League’s biggest crowd of the season, the visitors got off to the worst possible start when Town stopper Chris Mullock opened the scoring with a sensational 65-yard free-kick that defeated opposite number Owen Evans.
Things went from bad-to-worse a minute later when a Chris Jones cross was met by the head of Geoff Callaway, who confidently prodded home Aber’s second.
The Lilies responded well with a bright period of possession, but despite controlling the tempo they were unable to convert any of the chances that came their way.
After the break saw more poor defending which sealed the tie for the hosts, with Evans’ clearance on 76 minutes charged down by Luca Borelli who walked into an empty net.
McGuinness’ misery was compounded two minutes later when defender Mike Sharples was caught out by the bounce of the ball on the new surface which left Borelli to slot past Evans and complete the rout.
To make matters worse WPL Player of the Month Alex Jones was shown a red card as time expired following an altercation.
Saturday’s clash against Andy Legg’s big spending side promises to be another tough affair and will be shown live on S4C Sgorio.