An evenly contested game ends with a point each.
Another draw see’s the Reserves keep their unbeaten start to the league campaign. With 5 games gone for Bala, they sit on 7 points with a couple of teams around them with a couple of games in hand due to cancellations. However an unbeaten start to the campaign is nothing to shy away from, with the team starting to find their feet and performances are starting to improve week in-week out.
An evenly contested start saw the Visitors pick up the first chance, after 6 minutes on the clock they put a ball in from a free kick, which is headed just over the bar.
Bala then obtained their first chance on goal, as AJ Galdo put a perfect ball over the top, which Joe Ephraim latched onto, a great cross into the box saw Tom Lloyd narrowly miss the ball.
Rhydymwyn had the ball in the net on 14 minutes, however the referee deemed it offside.
Dion Jones in goal was called into action, as he punches the ball away for a corner, after the Visiting forward was through on goal.
Again Dion was in the thick of it, as the Visitors were put through again, however Dion was quick off his line, and bravely put his body down low to deny the forward of a chance on goal.
It took until the 28 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, as AJ timed a perfect challenge on the visiting defender, and puts Cai Aykroyd in on goal, who calmly goes around the keeper and chips it into the net! 1-0 to Bala!
Bala then had another chance, as Tom tried an acrobatic effort from a cross, but his effort was put wide.
Dion was again put into action, which saw him land badly after a challenge from the Visiting forward, he got up and got right back into his goal.
On the stroke of half time, Rhydymwyn got right back into the game, as a cross was put in from the left hand side, and Andrew Mark Jones was there to head the ball into the net, with Dion having no chance of saving it. 1-1 right before the half time whistle.
A frustrating end to the half, saw the Visitors peg themselfs right back into the game. Bala had the majority of the chances of the first half, and kept the ball well, but a great ball into the box, and a simple header saw all of Bala’s work undone.
The second half started with Rhydymwyn with a glorious chance on goal, but the forward put the ball over the bar, after being clear on goal.
Rhydymwyn then went and hit the post, with Bala looking shaky in the first couple of minutes.
The visitors seemed to have most of the ball for a good chunk of the second half, but couldn’t turn it into a goal.
A quiet second half saw the first big chance land to Joe on 86 minutes! A corner was put in, with Joe narrowly heading the ball over from close range, so agonisingly close.
Then 0n 90 minutes, Joe came close again as Darrell Johns pinged a ball right over the top of the Rhydymwyn defence, though Joe’s attempt was put just over the bar!
A quiet second half saw the game end in a 1-1 stalemate.
A decent point to gain, although a frustrating game with Bala having most of the chances in the first half, and hardly any in the second, however onward and upwards, as the Reserves welcome Cefn Mawr Rangers on Saturday, who currently sit top of the pile with 5 wins out of 5.
Well done to Dion Owen Jones who was voted Man Of The Match by his team mates. Da iawn Dion!
The Reserves will welcome Cefn Mawr Rangers to Maes Tegid on Saturday (7/9/19) with a 2:30p.m kick off scheduled.