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Wellmen keep the pressure on the top two!

Wellmen keep the pressure on the top two!

Steve Roberts5 Feb - 22:02
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The Wellmen kept the pressure on the top two after a 2-1 victory at Caersws.

The game got underway and the Wellmen had a couple of half chances but failed to test Steffan Jones the Caersws keeper. Jamie Breese, who was looking dangerous, was only inches away from connecting with a great through ball by Ryan Edwards, where a touch would have steered the ball past Jones. Midway through the half, the home side had their best possession of the game and created a couple of chances, Neil Mitchell beat the offside trap and his shot was blocked for a corner, and from the resulting corner kick, the home side very nearly took the lead as Callum Bennett’s header hits the crossbar before cleared to safety.
Town went close a few minutes later, Danny Andrews dangerous free kick into the box found Mike Pearson but his glancing header went inches wide of the post. Beau Cornish and Gareth Evans then had a couple of efforts which didn’t trouble the keeper too much and the referee blew for half time and with the game evenly matched.
The second half got underway and it was a much stronger start by the Wellmen who went on the attack from the whistle. Town won a corner after a couple of minutes into the half, Morgan Murray whipped in a great ball towards the far post, Jake Cooke headed back and somehow the keeper saved brilliantly at the feet of Ryan Edwards. Jones then made another two excellent saves from Cornish and Andrews before the Wellmen took the lead.
Morgan Murray was brought down in the box by Craig Williams and the referee points to the spot. Jamie Breese stepped up and fired home his 5th goal in 5 appearances, firing low into the bottom corner with the keeper going the other way. It was no more than Town deserved the way they had started the second half.
Town looked to add to the goal, and Breese nearly turned provider a few minutes later, his low cross was just a little behind the on rushing Andrews, then Andrews forced Jones into a great diving save with the ball destined to the top corner. The Wellmen were left to wonder if the missed chances would come to haunt them and with 77 minutes on the clock, the home side broke down their left and a low cross across the box found Craig Harris who fired a fierce drive into the far corner to level the scores. The goal lifted the home side and they looked dangerous but Shaun Pearson wasn’t really troubled despite a couple of good efforts falling the way of the home side.
With the game entering the 84th minute, Town grabbed their second of the match. A great ball in by Andrews found Mike Pearson, his header was saved from point blank range by Jones but the rebound found Pearson’s head and he was able to head the loose ball over the line, much to the delight of the Wellmen supporters who had made the trip down to mid Wales.
Julian Williams went close and forced Jones into another save with the game in injury time, and despite the home side putting the Wellmen under a bit of pressure during the 9 added minutes, the Wellmen held on and picked up a big 3 points with a 2-1 victory. All eyes now turn on next week’s big game against neighbours Flint Town United at the Achieve More Training Stadium.
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