Match Report - Away to Swansea University on 21st September 19.
Swansea University 4:2 Undy Athletic
A day to forget for Undy AFC, a journey that lasted for over two hours due to congestion on the M4 with every man and his dog seeming to be travelling west and numerous traffic jams through the centre of Swansea. This resulted in Undy arriving at the ground just 25 minutes before the allotted kick off time. Thankfully, the match day officials agreed to delay the kick off by 15 minutes, at least allowing Lee Relish to put the squad though a very brief warm up session.
The first half was disastrous for Undy, if the journey down wasn’t bad enough we found ourselves lining up in a 3-5-2 formation that saw Paul Clayton the only recognised centre half. With Chris Parry and Giles Thompson both sidelined through injury and Rhys Aherne unavailable. Within 20 minutes Undy found themselves 3:0 down. All goals coming from mistakes resulting in two near post finishes and a penalty. Undys only effort of note was a cross come shot by Rathbone that caught the oppositions fourth choice goalkeeper out. Looping over the stranded keepers head only to hit the inside of the far post and bouncing back in to the arms of the grateful keeper.
The second half was equally frustrating for the visitors as we saw a number of chances come to nothing. However, Wright popped up at the far post to scramble the ball over the line after the ball broke to him after a scramble on the 6 yard line. The thought of a comeback didn’t last long though, another mistake in the middle of the park, saw the ball end up in the Undy goal following a speculative header eluded the outstretched Smallcombe, hitting the inside of the post and rolling into the net. There was still time for more drama, substitute Chris Mbongompasi showed great foot work and burst forward into the Swansea box. Drawing a desperate challenge from the defender who saw his block rebound into the Swansea goal off Mbongompasi.
Undy man of match - James Smallcombe, several breath taking saves today that kept the score line respectable.
We move on to next weeks game, at home to Cwmmaman United. Another vital game and hopefully the injury list will be much shorter.