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Caldicot Town Teams Match Reports 2017/18

 

Weekend Results


Saturday 06 January 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 3 - 1 Aberbargoed Buds


There was a much needed morale boosting win for Tony Wallis and his players on Saturday at Jubilee Way, where at the final whistle, the relief was evident to see, not only from the management team and players, but the Caldicot Town faithful who have suffered like the players over the last 5 games. 


With the news that Ben Ahmun has followed David Biggs to STM Sports, the club were busy trying to sign new players and welcomed back to the side, Ben Roberts who moved on from Caldicot some years back to play an important role in getting Undy where they are today. "Clivo" as he is affectionately known, went straight into the centre half position along side Jacob Guy, with captain, Matt James moving into a holding midfield role. With Amun now departed and Ben Smith unavailable, Richard Sharratt started up front with Tucker-Dixon playing just off him.


The pitch was certainly playable albeit a little sticky, and both sides took some time to adapt to the conditions but were both going all out for an early goal as the game ebbed and flowed from end to end. playing away from the club house, Caldicot had a reasonable wind at their backs which allowed them to peg the Buds back in their half although from time to time they looked threatening going forward. Caldicot were awarded a free kick out towards the right hand side of the area where Olly Smith struck another superb curling effort goalwards, only to see his effort hit the crossbar before going over. 


Caldicot looked their normal dangerous self when presented with set piece situations only for a rather picky match official to award multiple fouls against Caldicot for apparent pushing, which became a theme throughout the match, much to everyone's dismay. Buds them selves created a few chances after good play down the right where a mixture of good defending and poor finishing meant that the game was all square at half time.


Into the second half, and Caldicot seemed to impose themselves onto the game more and more, and as the game went on, Caldicot looked the more likely of the two sides to break the deadlock. The Buds started to look tired as Town started to get some joy down the left through Tucker-Dixon who was looking for his first goal for the club. 


More corners and Ash Palmer throw-ins found their way into the Buds area, where again the match official penalised Town for so called offences you see go unpunished in many games at all levels. At last though Caldicot did find the net through Tucker-Dixon as he rose well to get a downward header into the net after James Gidneys great run and cross into the box. Now in the lead, the supporters were now seeing Tucker-Dixon do what he has threatened to do in other games with actually reaching the heights he so often threatened. Full of confidence, he tore down the left, taking on and forcing the Buds defence to deal with the threats he now posed.


Town further extended their lead after a goal mouth scramble saw a Buds players prevent the ball from going over the line with a hand as the match official pointed to the spot. Surprisingly however was the fact that although the player stopped a certain goal, he was not shown the obligatory red card that follows such an event? Tucker-Dixon stepped up and placed the ball into the bottom left corner, sending the Buds keeper the wrong way to put Town 2-0 to the good.


Every Caldicot player looked to have had the burden of 5 straight loses put behind them as each player wanted to get on the ball. Sam Watkins was replaced and Garin Withers entered the fray, although it was Buds who pulled a goal back out of nothing as a mistake saw the ball delivered into the Caldicot area where it was finished to ensure a nervy ending to the game for Town.


Town picked themselves up however and put the pressure back on the Buds as the game entered its final stages, and just on full-time, Caldicot sealed the win after Tucker-Dixon cut into the area from the right where instead of going for his hatrick, the youngster unselfishly squared the ball for Wither who will struggle to score an easy goal than that one..


A well deserved victory for Town who looked solid at the back and certainly benefited from Matt James playing in the holding midfield role where he added some power and aggression, something which had been missing in that area over the last few weeks. Onwards and upwards as Town next face Risca away.


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Abergavenny Town 3 - 1 Caldicot Town 


Caldicot Town welcomed back former player, David Lloyd who signed back from Sudbrook CC and although he marked his return with a goal scored from the spot, it was not enough to get the win at Pen-y-Pound stadium.


Weekend Results


Saturday 30 December 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Abergavenny Town P - P Caldicot Town


Caldicot's away fixture at Abergavenny was postponed due to the weather on Saturday. On the player front, Caldicot said goodbye to Alex Jarman who moved back to Undy but have signed former player, Ben Roberts, who will join the squad for Saturdays encounter against Aberbargoed Buds at Jubilee Way. More signings are imminent so watch this space. 


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Caldicot Town 1 - 1 Croesyceiliog 


The Reserves earned a draw at home to Croesyceiliog thanks to a goal from in form Luke Evans who now sits currently as outright leader of the golden boot. The Reserves now travel to Abergavenny on Saturday the 6th Jan.


Weekend Results


Sunday 17 December 2017


Welsh Premier Womens League


Llandudno Ladies 2 - 6 Caldicot Town Ladies 


An absolutely cracking result for the Ladies who travelled up the night before which looks to have paid dividends as they scored 4 unanswered second half goals after going into the break drawing 2-2.


Saturday 16 December 2017


Welsh League Division 2


AFC Llwydcoed 4 - 1 Caldicot Town


Caldicot slipped to a surprise defeat away at the hands of Llwydcoed who fully deserved their victory. Town started well and looked threatening going forward but they fell behind after failing to clear their lines before Simon Crook brought down the Llwydcoed left winger who had a good game, scoring the final of the game.


Within minutes of conceding, Town slipped further behind after failing to deal with a cross headed back across goal, leaving a simple header into the net to put Coed 2-0 up. Caldicot were in a state of shock and although the team were missing MJ and Palmer due to suspensions, Sharratt due to work and Wesson who has missed the last couple of games through injury, as well as Alex Jarman who has returned to play Reserve Team football at Undy, Caldicot still had a side that were capable of getting a result.


Town had rallied now and were putting some serious pressure on the Coed goal where somehow the keeper made some great saves as well as the woodwork keeping Caldicot at bay, but the closest was where Tucker-Dixon should have finished a good move when he slid in at the back post to finish a chance that looked harder not to score, although, this is exactly what happened as Town trailed 2-0 at the break.


After last weeks disappointing loss to Garden Village, Towns shape looked more solid, however as you will see at the end of the game they still conceded 4 which will be a concern to the manager. Town were struggling to find that killer pass and finish and as Tony Wallis brought on Sam Swann and Andrew Wenzel, almost immediately the home side killed the game off with a 3rd goal which was a simple ball over the top of the back four which was latched onto to make it 3-0. 


Town kept plugging away and eventually got some reward as Garin Withers scored against his old club although the glimmer of hope that Caldicot were going to get back into this game soon evaporated when Llwydcoed scored a 4th to kill off any Town hope. 


Losing the last four games on the bounce has seriously dented any hopes of a promotion now although there is still a long way to go as Caldicot slip down to second in the table. Most of the promotion contenders have 5 or 6 games in hand and sit with in a couple of points so Town will need to get back on a winning run as well as hope others suffer a slump. Next up for Caldicot is a local derby, home to Croesyceiliog. Lets go again lads!


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Caldicot Town 3 - 2 Risca United 


The Reserves stormed into a 3 - 0 lead over Risca thanks to an Alex Watkins goal and a brace from Ethan Addis as well as having the fortune of Risca going down to 10 men. The Cuckoos to their credit came back into the game scoring two goals of their own to make things interesting although Town were able to hold on.

Weekend Results


Saturday 9 December 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 0 - 2 Garden Village


The curse of winning both team and manager of the month continued on Saturday as Town lost for the third time in a row, this time to Garden Village who have now moved up to 3rd in the table.


Caldicot started the game well and had the better of the first 15 minutes although after that it was pretty much the visitors who looked the team in the ascendancy. 


Once Town had conceded the first, the same pattern continued as Town struggled to break down a resolute Village back line, where eventually playing on the counter attack, the visitors were able to expose space down the channels where a second killer goal was scored.


Caldicot tried hard to get back into the game and late on won a penalty. The last one having been scored by Sam Swann who had earlier been replaced meant that someone else had to step up, and so Jacob Guy tried his luck, but unfortunately saw his spot kick saved. 


Town still hold on to top spot although there are only 5 points separating the top 7 places with Caldicot having played 5 games more than some of the teams in the mix. Next up is an away trip to AFC Llywdcoed which is pretty much a must win game in order to stop the rot.


Bad Weather saw all other fixtures at the club postponed

Weekend Results


Friday 1 December 2017


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Caldicot Town Reserves 2 - 2 Bridgend Street Reserves


Caldicot came from behind under the lights at Jubilee Way to secure a draw with both goals coming from in form striker Luke Evans



Saturday 2 December 2017


Welsh League Division 2


STM Sports 4 - 2 Caldicot Town


Caldicot lost their second game on the bounce as STM completed a league double over Town. Richard Sharratt returned to the midfield where once again Tony Wallis's team started off brightly on the 3G surface of the Cardiff Sports fields in Llanrumney. 


The hosts came close and could have taken an early lead had it not been for a couple of smart saves from Ben Davidson who replaced the injured Gareth Wesson in the Caldicot goal. Town found their rhythm and forced several set pieces, mainly throw-ins which are as good as crosses when delivered well by Ashley Palmer. One such occasion gave Jacob Guy the opportunity to give Caldicot the lead when he headed powerfully after losing his marker to give Town the lead.


STM came back at Caldicot who were on top at this stage but on 25 minutes the home side equalised after a powerful header from their centre half gave Davidson no chance to make it 1-1. From this point, the home side started to get a strangle hold of the game although the scores remained level at the break.


The second half started off with both teams going full on, but it would be Caldicot who would regain the lead through skipper Matt James. Another delivery into the area saw James win his personal battle to head against the crossbar and back out but James reacted the fastest as he smashed the half volley into the back of the STM net to put Town 2-1 up.


Now back in control, Town looked to kill off the game although it was at this stage that took a turn for the worse for Tony Wallis's boys as like the week before a goal was disallowed for off side which seemed nigh on impossible as when Richard Sharratt scored the disallowed goal, two STM defenders were on the line? Still if Sharratt was adjudged to have been offside then Ok. The free-kick however was taken completely from the wrong place and as Caldicot's players were still celebrating, STM were off and running and attacking the Caldicot goal with a numerical advantage which they capitalised on to equalise. 


The STM players, officials and fans would have been equally unpleased had this been the other way round however the noise levels increased dramatically as they could sense their visitors were somewhat rocked by that goal. More agony was to follow after as an STM drive forward saw an unopposed player smash a well struck shot passed Davidson who's view had been blocked. 


Now I explain it as unopposed as the referee unfortunately collided with Olly Smith in the centre of the field which sent both tumbling down. This is the area where the STM player surged through before scoring his well struck shot, but part of me thinks it may have been different had it not been for the unfortunate collision with the match official. The home bench and fans went wild and an unfortunate incident in which a home fan though it would be good to get in on the action by jumping the barrier to celebrate in front of the Caldicot dugout was maybe uncalled for but the game was exciting I suppose.


Now trailing 3-1, Town were struggling to find that inner belief that they could rescue a point as STM were in the ascendancy. Tucker-Dixon again showed promise and saw a good effort saved whilst Olly Smith was unluck for the second week in a row to have hit the woodwork with a free-kick. STM clinched the game with a fourth late on in what was an entertaining affair between two sides hoping to be top three contenders come the end of the campaign. 


Next week see's the visit of Garden Village to Jubilee Way. Village although beaten by us in the seasons opening game have been on a good run so once more, another tough game awaits the boys. 



East Gwent Division

Caldicot Town 3rds 3 - 2 Underwood 


Town's up and down season continued under new boss Christian McConnell on Saturday, as they recovered from last weekends heavy loss to Thornwell A, to beat Underwood at home in this tight affair. Two goals from Owen Joseph and a Luke Evans goal ensured Town took the points on offer. Caldicot now sit 7th out of the 15 strong league table.



Sunday 3 December 2017


Gwent County Youth Division  


Caldicot Town Youth 4 - 1 Caerleon Youth 


Last seasons winner of the Golden Boot, Tyler Wilson claimed a hatrick on Sunday to move him on to 12 goals for the season, just two behind joint leader Luke Evans, who added another goal to his weekend tally where he scored two on Friday night for the reserves, followed up by a goal on Saturday for the third team to make it a weekend total of 4 goals. Town sit 8th out of 16 in the league although they have a few games in hand that could see them elevated to third in the table should they win these games in hand.


Welsh Premier Womens League - League Cup


Caldicot Town Ladies 0 - 3 Cardiff Met Uni Ladies



South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two  


Merthyr Town Ladies 2 - 3 Caldicot Ladies Development 


The Ladies Development side edged a close game away from home yesterday with goals coming from Carys Soper, Natalie Rostron and Taylor Fitzgerald

Weekend Results


Saturday 25 November 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Pontypridd Town 2 - 1 Caldicot Town


Caldicot's recent good run came to an end yesterday away at Pontypridd, eventually going down 2-1. Playing out of the University grounds at Treforest, Ponty can boast of a top playing surface, and with the sun shining the scene was set for this battle of the top two teams in the second division.


Caldicot came close to opening the scoring after a frantic first 10 minutes, and after a free kick was awarded to Caldicot in a central location and around 25 yards out, Olly Smith curled a fantastic effort up and over the wall only to see the ball hit the underside of the bar before the keeper collected. 


Ponty struck back and in fairness they dominated the rest of the half and in the process exploited some poor defending to carve open a chance down the right which was neatly finished by Bellamy to put the home side 1-0 up. The home side seemed a little more at the races than their visitors and although there was a strong shout for a free kick on Olly Smith out on the touchline, Ponty swung over another pin point cross which the impressive Andrew Smith finished with a fine left footed volley to make it 2-0. 


Caldicot were rocking now and were being carved open far to easily. Gareth Wesson in the Caldicot goal had to make a one on one save before Ponty hit the up right as they looked to kill the game off  before the break which eventually arrived with no further damage done to the 2-0 deficit.


Town were much improved after the break and looked dangerous around the Ponty area none more so than when Tucker Dixon was on the ball. This was his first game for Caldicot first team, playing as a number 10, and as the pressure was starting to be applied by Caldicot, Tucker Dixon saw his one on one saved. Ponty sat back a little more which was understandable as they did not need to force the game although this did allow Caldicot the chance to gain some much needed momentum, but caution was still required as Ponty could now play on the counter attack.


Although Caldicot were more on top, finding the clear cut chances were still proving difficult. A couple of free kicks that did not really threaten were all that was on offer until Ben Smith came agonisingly close with a right footed effort that just went wide of the post. Next came controversy as Caldicot, who were awarded a free kick out on the right saw a great cross delivered to the back post which was headed in by captain Matt James, unfortunately the linesman decided that he had strayed off side? You can often tell from the reactions of players and not one Ponty player had appealed for off-side when the ball hit the net. 


Still Town poured forward but were also living dangerously at the back as every now and then, Ponty created or took advantage of a mistake presented to them, and more than ever the next goal was going to be really crucial. Manager Tony Wallis mad several substitutions as the game came to its climax and unfortunately it took until the 90th minute before Caldicot eventually unlocked the Ponty defence after a great cross saw Matt James nod in to give a slight glimmer of hope. 


With seconds remaining Ponty were defending for their lives and eventually the game finished with the home team taking the points, finding themselves just a single point behind Caldicot but with 3 games in hand. No arguments with the result though, a poor start cost Caldicot who showed what they were more capable of in the second half. I expect both sides to be in the top three promotion places based on what has happened so far this campaign and look forward to the return game at Jubilee Way next year. 


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Caldicot Town Reserves 1 - 4 Treharris Western Athletic Reserves


East Gwent Division

Caldicot Town 3rds 1 - 9 Thornwell Red & White A 



Sunday 26 November 2017


Gwent County Youth Division  


Cwmffrwdoer Sports Youth 4 - 1 Caldicot Town Youth



South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two 


Caldicot Ladies Development - Barry Town Utd Ladies Development  



Weekend Results


Saturday 18 November 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 3 - 0 AFC Porth


Caldicot celebrated winning two Welsh League awards for "October Team of the Month" as well as manager Tony Wallis being awarded "Manager of the Month" with a 3-0 win over struggling AFC Porth. 


After making a few signings, Porth are showing more resilience than they did earlier in the season, and a battling performance from them saw the score kept to minimum. Richard Sharratt who has moved into the number 10 berth of late, showed he still has the knack of scoring as he claimed all three goals. 


Town now face a couple of massive away games, firstly at Pontypridd before the following weeks tough trip to STM Sports.


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Cardiff Met Reserves 10 - 0 Caldicot Town Reserves


A convincing win for Cardiff Met who's first team play in the Welsh Premier League. 


East Gwent Division

Thornwell R&W B 0 - 6 Caldicot Town 3rds 


A big win for the 3rds who welcomed back a whole host of players into the fold. Sam Hooper scoring 2 goals on his return which could see him challenge in the golden boot table?


Sunday 19 November 2017


Welsh Youth Cup  


Caldicot Town Youth 0 - 1 Carmarthen Town 19's


After Villa Dino were thrown out of the Welsh Cup after previously having beaten Caldicot, a second life was given to the youth who faced the under 19's of Carmarthen Town. A tough ask but a fine performance saw the scores level at 90 minutes and with the game looking likely to be heading to penalties, the visitors snatched a last gasp winner to break Caldicot hearts.


Tough one to take but the lads can hold their heads high after this performance! 


Welsh Premier Womens League


Cyncoed Ladies 2 - 3 Caldicot Town Ladies


Luke Harris's Ladies finally got off the mark in their debut season of the Welsh Premier league as they came from behind to beat Cyncoed. Ashleigh Harris had opened the scoring before the home side went in to a 2-1 lead. Caldicot's Kelly Phelps scored the equaliser before Harris scored her second to claim all three points 


Well done Ladies!!


South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two - Cup


AFC Porth Ladies 0 - 3 Caldicot Ladies Development  


The development side kept up their good form, this time with a 3-0 win in the cup. Mikeala Roberts scored another to take her tally to 14 for the season which see's her top the table.



Weekend Results


Saturday 11 November 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Llantwit Major 1 - 3 Caldicot Town


The hosts have a formidable record at home and after last weeks disappointing 1-1 draw at home to struggling Aberdare, Caldicot knew they would have to be at their best if they were to come away with the points. Town started with three centre halves in MJ, Guy and Matthews with Crook and Palmer working up and down the wingback berths. In midfield, James Gidney, Olly Smith and youngster Sam Swann held the middle leaving Sharratt and Ben Smith to forage for goals up front.


The first half was an even contest as both sides took it in turns to have possession, building passages of play from the back. Neither side looked ready to concede although the home side came the closest first after Palmer poor attempt at a back pass was picked up by a Llantwit player who's chipped effort went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock. 


Town fought back with youngster Swann in the middle finding time and space to influence proceedings, and with less than 10 mins to go before the break, Town won a penalty after the official adjudged that a defender blocked a shot with his arm which on reflection you could say was harsh, although having seen the one Northern Ireland were penalised for then it was a definite penalty. Up stepped Swann with all the confidence in the world and the youngster sent the keeper the wrong way to put Town 1-0 up.


Town were now on top and should have extended their lead further after an Ash Palmer throw sailed into the area where captain, Matt James headed powerfully down into the ground only to see his effort hit the upright. Back came Llantwit, and to their credit they bombarded the Caldicot box with cross after cross which Town were just about managing to clear, albeit for corners. At the third attempt however, a perfect cross found the head of a Llantwit player who's header found the net giving no one a chance, making the score 1-1 at the break.


The second half underway and the pattern continued as both sides tried to play their football although finding the cutting edge pass was proving difficult for both teams. Town were starting to get the better of things based on the solid platform at the back and the hard working Gidney and Olly Smith who were putting in an excellent shift. Town forced a corner which Swann took short to Olly Smith who laid it back to Swann before he delivered a pin point cross to Ben Smith who's downward header beat the Llantwit keeper to make it 2-1 to Caldicot. 


The home side once again were at their most effective it seemed when they had just conceded, as they came forward with more purpose, especially down the right hand side where the number 11 was proving difficult to keep quite as he twisted and turned the Town defence, delivering crosses into the Caldicot area. One chance came and fortunately went after good work once more down the right flank saw Town exposed with a great low cross placed no more than 7 yards from the Caldicot goal only for the Llantwit player to amazingly blaze over. 


This let-off for Caldicot seemed to harden the sides resolve and for a while it seemed to deflate the home team who in reality never threatened the Caldicot goal like that for the rest of the game. Town manager Tony Wallis made changes to the formation going back to a flat back four, and also Jarman and Withers came on for Matthews and Sharratt. Town could now hit on the counter and as the home side searched for the equaliser.


Many a half chance came the way of Caldicot, one more than anything sticks in the mind as Ben Smith surged through one on one with the keeper only to see his effort saved. The game was still in the balance until Town killed the game off with a lovely goal worked well through playing some simple football which saw Garin Wither collect the ball before placing past the home keeper to seal the win.


Just a mention to the match officials who we are often all very quick to criticise, and in my own humble opinion, I thought they all did very well. I know we won the game and that may help me come to the conclusion of their performance? But I try and speak as unbiased as possible (Not always easy to do so!) and thought they managed the game well.


Caldicot are back at Jubilee Way next week where they face rock bottom Porth. A word of warning however, as Porth, who recently made a couple of new signings, found themselves 2-0 to the good against Pontardawe before it would seem they had a player sent off and would go on to lose the game 3-2. Hopefully the draw against Aberdare is still fresh in the players minds and they will be fully focused on getting the all important three points.


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Cwmbran Celtic Reserves P - P Caldicot Town Reserves


East Gwent Division

Caldicot Town 3rds - No Game


Sunday 12 November 2017


Gwent County Youth Division 


RTB Ebbw Vale P - P Caldicot Town Youth


Welsh Premier Womens League


Postponed


South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two


Caldicot Ladies Development 9 - 1 Tredegar Town Ladies 


Weekend Results


Saturday 04 November 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 1 - 1 Aberdare Town


After Caldicot's recent good form, Saturdays home draw against second from bottom side Aberdare will be seen as a disappointment to most, especially with the tough games coming up in the next few weeks. 


Aberdare are a physical side and probably lack the quality required to see them gain promotion back to division one this season, but it wont be for the want of trying. Caldicot created enough chances throughout the game to say they should have won, but as the Welsh League proves time and time again is that there are few easy games whether your facing top or bottom sides. 


Aberdare took the lead after Caldicot captain Matt James conceded a penalty which the visitors scored. The second half saw Caldicot pile the pressure on but were finding it difficult to apply the necessary finish. Eventually the equaliser did come, Jacob Guy leaping like a salmon to nod in the long throw delivered by Ashley Palmer. 


Town continued to pressurise the away defence but could find no way through and in fact were thankful at the death that Gareth Wesson pulled off a great save down low to his left to deny what would have been an undeserved winner for Aberdare. Next up for Caldicot is a tough away fixture at newly promoted Llantwit Major.


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Monmouth Town Reserves 2 - 3 Caldicot Town Reserves


Caldicot Reserves showed great character as for the second time in two weeks they fought their way from behind to seal another win. Training against Monmouth Reserves, a goal from Bertie and a brace from Alex Watkins ensured that Caldicot went home with the points.


East Gwent Division 

Severn Tunnel 1 - 7  Caldicot Town 3rds


Disappointingly Caldicot were unable to field a side and so therefore Rockfield Rovers were awarded the 5-0 win and the 3 points on offer



Sunday 05 November 2017


Gwent County Youth Division 


Caldicot Town Youth 3 - 4 Abercarn United


Two goals from Tyler Wilson and one from Luke Evans was not enough to prevent defeat in Sundays youth team fixture at home to Abercarn United. Next up is a tough trip away to RTB Ebbw Vale who sit just one place above Caldicot although they have played more games.



Welsh Premier Womens League


No Fixture


South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two


No Fixture 


Weekend Results


Saturday 28 October 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 2 - 0 Pontardawe Town


After last weekends tough 1-0 away win at Dinas Powys, Caldicot were back at Jubilee Way to face table topping Pontardawe Town. With Ben Ahmun missing and the news that David Biggs will be moving on after signing for local team STP Sports, Caldicot manager Tony Wallis had to shuffle his pack, but came up trumps against a well disciplined side. 


There was not much between the two side at first but eventually Town took the leader through captain Matt James who nodded in from an Ashley Palmer throw-in. A slender lead which Town preserved until the break. The second half saw Town press hard for a second but the Pontardawe defence held firm, none more so that their keeper who would pull off some great saves during the course of the game.


As the second half moved towards the end, Town did find the net once more, a cracking finish from Garin Withers, his second in two games running after a scramble which saw great work from Ben Smith denied and a further effort before Withers smashed the ball home.


A good win and more impressively it was a proper team performance with everyone contributing. A fourth league clean sheet in a row saw Town move top of the table, however there are teams who have games in hand due to being in cup action. It's a long way to go yet but the signs are promising from this group of players. 


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Dinas Powys  Reserves 3 - 4 Caldicot Town Reserves


It was goals galore in this game as both sides traded blows with Will McConnell scoring first before a brace from Kyle McCabe and a wonder goal from Luke Evans sealed the victory for Nathan Thomas boys.


East Gwent Division 

Severn Tunnel 1 - 7  Caldicot Town 3rds


An up and down season for the 3rds but they came good away at Severn Tunnel through goals from Aaron Hancock, Michael "Mouse" Newman, Dan Thomas, Elliott Thomas, Ryan Morley and an OG.



Sunday 29 October 2017


Welsh Premier Womens League


Caldicot Town Ladies 3 - 5 Cardiff City Ladies


Another tough game for the Ladies who ran the Bluebirds close thanks to goals from Cerys Pinchard and an Ashley Harris Brace.


South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two


Tredegar Town Ladies 0 - 8 Caldicot Town Ladies Development 


Another convincing win for the development side thanks to goals from C.Soper 3, M.Roberts 2, C.Leonard 2, S.Bailey


Gwent County Youth Division - FAW Youth Cup


Villa Dino Christchurch 11 - 1 Caldicot Town Youth


Weekend Results


Saturday 14 October 2017


Welsh League Division 2


Caldicot Town 3 - 0 West End


A good solid win for Town off the back of last weeks Welsh Cup exit which saw Ben Ahmun claim a man of the match performance voted by the "Caldicot Town Fans" twitter feed for his all round play and a brace of goals. 


The Visitors started the better of the two teams and this was vastly different West End side from the side we have seen over the past few seasons, and I'm certain they will surprise a few teams throughout the season.


Town opened the scoring on 15 minutes with father to be David Biggs crossing a free-kick diagonally from the right for Ban Ahmun to out jump everyone to head into an unguarded net. Centre half Jacob Guy came close to scoring twice in the half, firstly from a towering header from a corner, followed by a rasping left foot volley that hit the bar.


The second half started as the first half had finished, both sides were niggling each other and it was going to take some strong officiating to ensure things did not get out of hand. On 55 minutes, Caldicot extended their lead after some great work from Ahmun which saw his curling effort hit the bar, then with the ensuing goalmouth scramble, Richard Sharratt went bravely in to see his effort hit the legs of a West End defender before being adjudged to have crossed the line by the referee's assistant to make it 2-0.


The wind was knocked out of the visitors sails now and Town could play the patience game, hitting on the counter attack. Town should have made it three on 65 minutes when after more good work from Ahmun saw him pull back a cross from the right where both Sharratt and Ben Smith were waiting, but it was Sharratt who was first in-line to side foot his effort which amazingly went wide of the post.


The game was put to bed however on 75 minutes when Ahmun grabbed his second of the game when from the right, the Centre Forward showed a deft touch as he chipped the keeper with the ball dropping into the far side netting. A lovely goal from a player who showed to day more than any other game the season what he is capable of, and long may it continue!


So three points gained and a clean sheet, manager, Tony Wallis will I'm sure be a happy man and will want to repeat this next weekend when the side visit Dinas Powys at the "Murch".  


Welsh League Reserve Division East


Goytre Reserves P - P Caldicot Town Reserves


No Referee Available for this match as well as a couple of others across the division which is somewhat of a concern


East Gwent Division 

Chepstow Athletic 7 - 7  Caldicot Town 3rds


A fierce game which had a bit of everything except for self control and judging from the scoreline, any defensive tactics!



Sunday 15 October 2017


Welsh Premier Womens League


Abergavenny Town Ladies 4 - 0 Caldicot Town Ladies 


Caldicot Ladies were back in league action this weekend but unfortunately they couldn't bring their cup form from last week into this game. 


South Wales Womens & Girls League Division Two


Caldicot Town Ladies Development 11 - 0 AFC Porth BGC 


Another convincing win for the development side in what turned out to be a one sided affair. 


Gwent County Youth Division 


Undy Athletic Youth 3 - 2 Caldicot Town Youth


After starting the season so well, Town found themselves losing their second game in a row, this time to neighbours Undy. Luke Evans with both of Caldicot's goals


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.