MAR­TYRS FAIL TO TAKE CHANCES

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

MUCH to Merthyr Man­ager Gavin Wil­liams’ an­noy­ance this game turned into at­tack and de­fence with chances ga­lore at both ends dur­ing the 90 min­utes.

Both teams looked lively go­ing for­ward but both de­fences looked ec­tremely vul­ner­a­ble and it could have been 4- 3 by half time.

As it was it was 2-0 to Merthyr with Ashley Evans head­ing home Kerry Mor­gan’s cross on 13 min­utes and Ian Tray­lor scor­ing from a sim­i­lar spot and from a sim­i­lar cross sixmin­utes later.

From there Merthyr should have gone on to win the game and with Mor­gan having also seen an­other ef­fort cleared off the goal-line by de­fender Nesta Guin­ness-Walker and Tom Meechan strik­ing the back post with a header they could have been out of sight at the in­ter­val.

How­ever, it was not all one way and Met Po­lice’s Jack Maz­zoni could have had a first half hat-trick, see­ing two ef­forts saved by home goal­keeper Steve Cann and be­ing de­nied by the wood­work at the third at­tempt.

How­ever, on the stroke of half time the vis­i­tors did re­duce the ar­rears, Char­lie Wass­mer head­ing on a long goal-kick to John Gil­bert who slid the ball un­der the ad­vanc­ing Cann.

The chances con­tin­ued at the restart and Thomas Wil­liams kept Met Po­lice in the game with fine saves from Mor­gan and Owain Wil­liams who was clean through on goal.

And, with five min­utes re­main­ing Merthyr paid the price for wast­ing thise chances when the Po­lice got their equaliser.

A cross from the right was headed on by Wass­mer and Maz­zoni was on hand to get the goal he had prob­a­bly de­served.

At the death Maz­zoni could have won it, Cann keep­ing his shot out and scram­bling the ball away but Wil­liams will rue all those missed op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Ian Tray­lor was on tar­get for the Mar­tyrs

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