Last minute header denies Lakesiders of a point.
Town’s rollercoaster of a season continued on a glorious Saturday afternoon at Maes Tegid but matchday fifteen saw it take another twist as our visitors did the double over the Lakesiders.
The game started out very even with no clear cut efforts for either side but both seeing plenty of the ball in the early stages.
A spell of pressure from the Lakesiders almost paid off when a brilliant cross from Andy Burns’ was headed off the line by Mendes prior to McCormick tipping Henry Jones’ corner around the post.
With 26 on the clock, Town had the best chance of the game up to that point when Jones’ impressive strike with the outside of his boot rattled the woodwork in a chance that deserved a goal.
A goal came two minutes later however as Evan Horwood’s cross into the box arrived to Steven Tames at the backpost who slid the ball into the goal giving Bala the lead.
Chances were being created by both teams with Ryan Edwards firing over and Ruane heading wide for the visitors as Venables headed wide at the backpost from a delivery from the right for the Lakesiders at the end of the half.
Throughout the game, it was going through numerous spells for each team and this was proven when early in the second half Aber were level.
It was an instant impact from substitute Geoff Kellaway when he was on the end of Stef Edwards’ cross and volleyed in from 12 yards with his first touch.
Aber’s pressure kept coming and on 65 minutes, Bala found them trailing 2-1. Baynes’ cross in went deep towards Ashley Ruane who’s looping header soared into the net.
Town dusted themselves off and applied pressure back on Aberystwyth and their perserverance paid off on 72 minutes when Jones set up Kieran Smith who found Tames who notched his second of the afternoon smashing the ball into the net from close range.
Both teams were looking for a winner and Bala came close five minutes from time when Jones flicked a header narrowly wide.
However, it was devastation for the Lakesiders as in the final minute of injury time, Bala failed to clear their lines allowing for Ahmadi’s cross to pick out Declan Walker who headed in from close range and securing Aber were going home with three points.
Due to the League Cup, it’s a fortnight until the Lakesiders are back in action as we travel to face Cefn Druids on November 30th.