Stunner Seals the Points
Carl Ryan and Paul Lewis both score to bag the 3 points in a hard fought game.
What could have gone wrong did before the game today. Players pulling out last minute, traffic stopping both officials and the visiting team getting to the match on time. The game’s kickoff was delayed for 30 minutes and Carl Ryan was left with little option but to play himself for only the second time this season.
The game started well for the Magpies, Paul Lewis showing real intent in the middle of the park. Adam Morris was brought down in the box on 6’ but was not awarded a penalty. Then on 8’ Adam Morris again in the thick of it put managed to put pressure on the Albion defence, Geth Evans then won the ball back and put Carl Ryan in on goal, who calmly slotted the ball past the keeper into the back of the net. Daniel Griffith showing composure by fooling 2 Albion attackers with the calmest of back heels was a highlight of the half. Albion would come back into the game instantly, pressing Barmouth high, not letting them get the ball moving out of their own half for prolonged periods. The game was stopped on 36’ minuets as Tyler French received attention by the physio after turning his ankle, he would carry on but clearly in some discomfort. The first half would end with the visitors having 58% possession but Tyler French was not really tested.
The second half started in much the same way the first had ended, Albion pressing high and Barmouth breaking on the counter. Albion would get a great opportunity to equalise on 53’ as Maddock forced a great save from Tyler French. Steve Bratt and Joey Jones working great together in defence were called into action over and over again both showed great understanding as they delt with what seemed as a Albion onslaught at times. Joey Jones would receive treatment for a dead leg on 60’ after the was stood on by an opposing player. Barmouth would have their best period of the game in the minutes following, with Jake Jones and Adam Morris linking up with Paul Lewis in midfield, Carl Ryan doing a great job at stretching the Albion defence and holding the ball up as Llion Owen and Geth Evans worked the flanks. The hard work paid off on 77’ as Daniel Griffith took a long throw that ended at Paul Lewis’ feet, with Geth Evans and Llion Owen piling the defence out wide it gave Paul Lewis space to run into and from 25 yards out he smashed the ball into the top corner, doubling the lead for the magpies. It would take only seconds for Albion to get a goal back, from the restart the but the ball out to the left, crossed it in and Davies would head the ball into the goal to make it 2-1. The remaining 10 minutes would see Albion with most of the ball, but as a team Barmouth defended superbly to a man.
After the game unsurprisingly Paul Lewis was awarded Fans Man of the Match, from his position just behind Carl Ryan he controlled big portions of the game, and his goal was something special. Well done Paul.
Next up for the Magpies is a Away Trip to Bangor to play Mynudd Llandegai next Saturday in their penultimate game of the season. Follow all the action across social media by searching @BDFCmagpies.