Dinas record comes to end
10:10am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
ABERBARGOED BUDS 1 DINAS POWYS 0
DINAS POWYS' eight-match unbeaten Welsh League run came to an end at Aberbargoed on Saturday. In difficult windy conditions, it was the hosts who settled quickest and, in the second minute, Dinas keeper Damian Lack collided with a Buds striker but was able to continue after treatment. The hosts were restricted to long-range efforts, most of which were off target.
Steffan Davies forced an early corner for Dinas and Buds keeper Asa Kirkwood managed to gather under pressure. Dinas skipper Adam Raymond hit a rasping 35-yard free kick which Kirkwood managed to hold.
In a rather scrappy first half, it was Dinas who went closest to scoring when Davies cut in from the left, leaving three defenders in his wake, and his shot beat Kirkwood but hit the foot of the post before being scrambled away. At the other end, just before the break, Lack was forced into a double save to keep his goal intact and the half ended goalless.
The second half was a different story, with the visitors dominating for long periods. Gareth Tedstone, back in the Dinas fold after a short spell at Ton Pentre, was introduced, replacing Liam Jeremy who had a tight calf. Dinas forced several corners taken by Raymond, one of which found centre back Chris Hinam who headed against the bar. Buds were dangerous on the break, however, and Ross Fowler linked up with Wayne Antoniazzi but shot wide when well placed. It was the host's substitute Jordan Masey, however, who got the only goal of the game when he caught the Dinas defence napping and his shot went in off the left upright on 25 minutes.
Dinas laid siege to the Buds' goal for the rest of the game, introducing Joe Hinds for Richard Yarr, but the nearest they came to an equaliser was another header by Hinam from a corner which went over the bar.
This Saturday Dinas travel to play Briton Ferry Llansawel, with a 2pm kick off.
Dinas squad: Damian Lack, Steve Provis, Chris Hinam, Mike Lewis, Kieran Harman, Adam Raymond (c), Matt Trottman, Richard Yarr, Steffan Davies, Mark Dunford, Liam Jeremy, Rhys Davies, Adrian Harvie, James Williams, Joe Hinds, Gareth Tedstone.