Cynon Valley - - SPORT08 -

THIS wind-swept Premier Di­vi­sion clash saw AFC Aber­cynon look­ing to get back to win­ning ways fol­low­ing the pre­vi­ous week’s 1-2 home re­verse at the hands of AFC Abera­man.

In­deed, de­spite the con­di­tions the vis­i­tors be­gan knock­ing the ball around from the off and found the net after only seven min­utes of play when striker Chris Mitchell opened the scor­ing cour­tesy of a deft fin­ish.

De­spite this set-back the home side re­sponded well and grad­u­ally forced their way back into con­tention as they pro­ceeded to blunt the AFC at­tack on the greasy sur­face.

How­ever, on 25 min­utes James Davies saw his loop­ing header find the net to make it 0-2. But Gwawr again dug-in and re­duced the ar­rears al­most im­me­di­ately with a well taken goal.

Yet only three min­utes later Mitchell re­stored his side’s two-goal ad­van­tage with an­other left foot strike to make it 1-3. And just be­fore the in­ter­val Tom Fournier added a fourth Cynon goal.

Ten min­utes into the sec­ond half Chris Mitchell wrote him­self into the AFC record books when he com­pleted his hat­trick to reg­is­ter his 100th league and cup goal in a red and black shirt. As the half wore on the home side con­tin­ued to at­tack the be­lea­guered Gwawr de­fence and Mitchell then fin­ished with aplomb for his fourth goal of the af­ter­noon.

In­deed, Cynon added two fur­ther strikes dur­ing the lat­ter stages be­fore match of­fi­cial Alun Thomas sig­nalled for full-time.

Chris Mitchell has scored 100 league and cup goals for Aber­cynon

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