Dinas Powys FC share the points with Penrhiwceiber
8:30am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
DINAS POWYS 2 PENRHIWCEIBER RANGERS 2
by Peter King, Dinas Powys FC
DINAS had to hurriedly rearrange their line-up for Saturday's game after regular left back Mike Lewis pulled up injured in the warm-up, Richard Yarr filling in and Craig Dale replacing Yarr in midfield.
The visitors had an early chance from a free kick just outside the box which Ross Leeke took but his effort was wide of the post. And it was the hosts who drew first blood on 14 minutes when, from an Adam Raymond free kick, Ceiber struggled to clear the ball and it fell to Craig Dale who drove it into the net giving Daniel Bevan no chance to save.
The play was fairly even with Ceiber perhaps having more possession but Dinas looking more dangerous on the break. Steffan Davies and Liam Jeremy were linking up well for Dinas, forcing several corners, none of which were productive; and at the other end Luke Garthwaite hit a speculative shot from 22 yards which sailed over the bar.
The visitors managed to level in the last minute of the half when a deep free kick out wide on the right by Dean Brown found Gavin Keepings who headed home from 6 yards for 1-1 at the break.
Dinas had the perfect start to the second half when, in the first minute, Davies and Jeremy linked up well again with Jeremy putting in a pinpoint cross for Joe Hinds to head home at the near post for 2-1.
A few minutes later they had a good chance to extend their lead when Davies provided a cross which found Robbie Fowler at the far post but his shot was off target.
The hosts were dealt another blow when influential central defender Chris Hinam had to leave the field injured, to be replaced by Dave Pennikett who unfortunately gave away a penalty two minutes later. Warren Jones drove the ball low just inside the post giving Damian Lack no chance to save, for 2-2.
The game got a little feisty at times as both sides strived to get the winner, and skipper Adam Raymond appeared to take an elbow in the face which aggravated the situation somewhat.
In the last minute Steffan Davies made a determined run through the middle, evading several tackles, but his shot was off target and the game ended with honours even which, on reflection, was probably a fair result.
Dinas squad: 1 Damian Lack, 2 Rhys Davies, 3 Chris Hinam, 5 Keiran Harman, 6 Adam Raymond(c) 7 Robbie Fowler, 8 Richard Yarr, 9 Joe Hinds, 10 Steffan Davies, 11 Liam Jeremy 15 Craig Dale, 12 Dave Pennikett, 14 Adrian Harvie, 16 James Williams, 17 Mark Dunford.
* This Saturday (September 29) Dinas travel to play Newport YMCA with a 2.30pm kick off.