|Ely Rangers (Away) 4th August 2004|
|Ely Rangers 2 ENTO Aberaman 2|
|Aber travelled to Ely Rangers looking to improve on Saturdays performance at Dinas Powys. Once again Aber were missing Lee Thomas, James Rowlands and Craig Lewis. Also missing from Saturdays game was Jonathan Williams, Daniel Sumpter and Lee Griffiths. Martin Edwards and Carl Mounty returned. Rhys Horan and David May were both added to the squad and made impressive debuts.
The appearance in the crowd of Charlotte Church got a few thinking that the voice of an angel might be wanting to join the ENTO revolution, alack it was down to the fact that hew boyfriend Kyle Johnson was playing for Rangers! Im sure she enjoyed watching the Aber boys though!
Aber started brightly and Ross Williams put the ball just wide after a free kick by Anthony Jenkins. On 19 minutes Rangers keeper did well to save the ball from Chris Ridgeon. On 21 minutes a fine ball by Leighton Price found Jay Davies whose superb low cross found Jenkins who hit the ball home to make the score 1-0. Another good move a minute later saw Horan release Davies whose cross to Jenkins was played back in to Williams who headed just wide.
Ely Rangers werent allowing Aber to have it all their own way and went close on a few occassions. Just before half time a seemingly goal bound effort was spectacularly saved by Mounty.
Aber started the second half lively and could have increased their lead with a long range effort by Horan going just wide. However Rangers did look a stronger team in the second half and were bolstered with the introduction of former Aber start Phil Haines in defence. On the hour mark a good run by Davies found Williams out wide whose fine cross was met first time on the volley by Horan who saw his effort clip the post. Two minutes later Rangers were on level terms after their winger came in from the left and wasnt challenged, giving Mounty no chance.
On 65 minutes a run by Price released Abbruzese who drilled a low ball across that was met by Horan to make the score 2-1.
With 15 minutes left an error in the Aber defence as they failed to clear the danger saw a Rangers striker seize his chance and make the score 2-2.
Aber will now look to build on this result as they entertain first division Briton Ferry on Saturday.