football for everyone

Caldicot Town Teams Match Reports 2017/18


Weekend Results

Saturday 07 October 2017

Welsh Cup Round One

Caldicot Town 2 - 3 Goytre

Town will feel that they let this game slip through their fingers after losing to a late wonder strike from Dan McDonald. Goytre looked dangerous early on which saw Jack Harris in the Caldicot goal being the busier of the two keepers but after a while, Town imposed themselves on the game and scored via a fine strike from Olly Smith. 

Town looked to be heading in at the break a goal to the good however a lost cause was kept in and the slightest of touches from defender Jacob Guy saw the Goytre player go to ground and a penalty awarded which was put away by McDonald.

The second period saw a tighter encounter and Town were dealt a blow when Ricardo McKenzie was forced off with the re-occurrence of a groin strain and was replaced by Ben Smith. 

Soon Town took the lead again through Ben Ahmun but almost immediately conceded through a mistake to make it 2-2. Then as the game looked to be heading for extra-time, that man McDonald latched on to a clearance with a sweet left foot strike that gave Harris no chance.

So Town's brief encounter in the Welsh Cup came to an end and we wish Goytre well in the next round.

Welsh League Reserve Division East

Chepstow Town Reserves 2 - 1 Caldicot Town Reserves

East Gwent Division - Ben Cup

Caldicot Castle B 1 - 4  Caldicot Town 3rds

Sunday 08 October 2017

FAW Womens Cup

Caldicot Town Ladies 7 - 2 

Caldicot Ladies put their league form aside to brush past Cwmbran Celtic Ladies with the highlight seeing Ashleigh Harris score 5 goals!

South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two

Caldicot Town Ladies Development 4 - 2 Barry Town Development

Gwent County Youth Division 

Chepstow Town Youth 3 - 2 Caldicot Town Youth

Weekend Results

Saturday 30 September 2017

Welsh League Division Two

Caldicot Town 1 - 0 Risca United

Town got back to winning ways on Saturday in a tight encounter against Risca at Jubilee Way. With the first half pretty even, Town were awarded a penalty after Ricardo McKenzie was adjudged to have been pulled to the ground by the linesman, and it was left to Ben Ahmun to convert the spot kick with ease, sending Town into the half-time break a goal to the good.

The second half was only minutes old when the games main controversy took place when a goal bound effort was handles by a Risca player before finding it's way into the net. The goal could have been awarded with the Risca player just receiving a yellow, however the match official claimed he blew for the offence before the ball found the net meaning the player was shown a red card and a penalty was awarded. And yes you guessed it........Ben Ahmun stepped up and saw his kick saved to keep Risca in the game. 

Now down to ten, Risca played with no pressure where as Town seemed to struggle to get back into their stride and in my opinion the visitors had the better of the remainder of the game. Still, Caldicot were obviously a bit nervous having suffered defeats in recent games and with Risca top, this was going to prove an important victory should Caldicot hang on. With time running out, Caldicot stopper Gareth Wesson pulled off a smart save to ensure Town sealed the win. Sitting eighth in the table is not great but the reality is that Town are only three points off the top! Still early with the lads still finding their way. Plenty to improve on which I am sure they will. Next up is a visit from 4th placed Ammanford.

Welsh League Reserve Division East

No Fixture

East Gwent Division - Ben Cup

Thornwell Red & White 6 - 1  Caldicot 3rds

Sunday 01 October 2017

Welsh Premier Womens League

Port Talbot Town Ladies 2 - 1 Caldicot Town Ladies 

Caldicot Ladies went down in a tight encounter that saw them trail at the break before equalising early in the second half only to concede a 86th minute winner for the hosts. The girls will take the positives from the game before moving on to this weekends challenge where they face Cwmbran Celtic Ladies in the cup

South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two

Caldicot Town Ladies Development 9 - 0 Cardiff Bluebelles

A Comprehensive victory for the development side what was a reverse fixture from last weekend that saw the ladies win 8-0. Next up for the development side will be Barry Town United's development side.

Gwent County Youth Division - Round 1 Welsh FA Youth Cup

Caldicot Town Youth 4 - 2 Cardiff Academical Youth

Caldicot youth's impressive unbeaten run continues, this time in the FAW Youth cup when they beat the side from Cardiff courtesy of two goals from Luke Verren, Tyler Wilson and Ellys Pritch. Round two will see the youth take on Villa Dino Christchurch from Newport. This Sunday will see a massive game for Caldicot as they travel the short distance to face Chepstow who are also unbeaten this season, sitting top above Caldicot having played a game more.

Weekend Results

Saturday 23 September 2017

Welsh League Division Two

Aberbargoed Buds 2 - 1 Caldicot Town

Town were looking to bounce back after last weeks defeat at home against Abergavenny but once again the lack of finishing cost the team as Buds were awarded a last gasp injury time penalty to ensure they claimed all 3 points. Town started well but couldn't capitalise so things were level at the break. Second half saw Town fail to take their chances and against the run of play the home team scored through an own goal by Matt James after flicking on a cross from the right leaving Wesson with no chance. 

Town pushed and eventually drew level with more than 10 minutes remaining through Richard Sharratts 3rd goal of the season. It only looked like there would be one winner now and as Caldicot players piled forward for a corner, Buds cleared and broke into the Caldicot area where Wesson was adjudged to have brought down the Buds player much to the dismay of the keeper himself. 

The spot kick was well dispatched leaving Buds as the somewhat fortunate victors. Town now face table topping Risca at home next week with old boy Liam Head returning to possibly apply more pain to Caldicot and their weary supporters.

Welsh League Reserve Division East

Caldicot Reserves 4 - 1 Panteg

A good solid win for the Reserves that saw the game at 1-1 for sometime until Alex Jarman came on to make an impact having a hand in the goals and scoring one for himself. Kyle McCabe with a stand out display and brace of goals with Betrand Obang also on the score sheet.

East Gwent Division

Caldicot 3rds 5 - 0  Chepstow Town B 

Caldicot were awarded a 5-0 win after Chepstow B could not raise a team.

Sunday 24 September 2017

Welsh Premier Womens League

Caldicot Town Ladies 0 - 6 Cardiff Met Ladies

Caldicot Ladies are finding the transition of playing at the Womens top table a challenge as they went down to a very good Cardiff Met Ladies side at home. The challenges keep coming for Manager Luke Harris and the girls when next week they travel west to face Port Talbot Ladies.

South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two

Cardiff Bluebelles 0 - 8 Caldicot Town

An up and down season so far for the development team but today they put in a dominant performance away from home against Cardiff Bluebelles.

Gwent County Youth Division

Panteg 18's 0 - 2 Caldicot Town 18's 

Caldicot youth's impressive unbeaten run continued today with a fine win away at Panteg B. Luke Verren finds himself in fine form topping the golden boot table with 8 goals so far this campaign and also Bailley Fuller who was an unused sub for the first team yesterday, showing he can find his way to the goal. Town sit second behind Chepstow Town on goal difference and just above Undy. Some interesting games to come is this league I think!

Welsh League Division Two

26th August 2017

Caldicot Town 4 - 0 AFC Llwydcoed 

Town bounced back from the disappointment of losing against STM Sports in the league to record a convincing win against Llywdcoed on the weekend. Manager, Tony Wallis introduced a few changes from that defeat and to the side that went out of the league cup against Bridgend Street and started newly signed Josh Brown up front along side Ben Ahmun. 

Youngster Samuel Swan also found himself starting in the engine room along side the experienced Richard Sharratt and James Gidney. A solid back three of Matt James, Jacob Guy and David Biggs enabled a sound platform for Oliver Smith and Garin Withers to get up and down the flanks.

The game was fairly equal for most of the opening half hour with neither keeper being called into action worth noting. With half time approaching however Caldicot were awarded a penalty which Ben Ahmun stroked home with ease to send Town into the break with a slender lead.

With less than a minute on the clock into the second half, Town extended their lead through Richard Sharratt who picked up his second goal of the season thanks to an assist from former Llywdcoed player Garin Withers.

Caldicot were in full flow now with the second goal really taking the sting out of the visiting team. Now in full confidence, the strike partnership of Brown and Ahmun came to the forth with Brown finishing off a lovely move that saw the pair interchange passes allowing Brown to score his first since rejoining the club. 

Matt James was in the wars picking up a cut to the eye but he was able to continue, determined to see the team claim a second league clean sheet. With time running out a flurry of substitutes were introduced and one of those entering the field of play was Ashley Palmer who made an immediate impact in claiming the final goal of the day to make it 4-0. 

A convincing win for Town and a clean sheet to boot, on to the next!

Welsh League Division Two

19 August 2017

Caldicot Town 0 - 2 STM Sports 

After the disappointment of the midweek cup defeat at the hands of Bridgend Street, Caldicot were looking to this difficult match against STM to put things right and claim a second straight league win. Unfortunately I was unable to make this game but by all accounts STM who we knew were going to be one of the title favourites came away with all three points and were worthy winners.

The visitors by all accounts were strong in midfield and dominated that area of the park and also the first goal in itself was worthy of winning any game. Next up for Caldicot is another home game against AFC Llwydcoed who lost their opener at home to Pontardawe, bounced back in beating Dinas Powys on the weekend. Town I am sure will be desperately looking to bounce back and get that winning feeling going again this weekend.