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Caldicot Town AFC 2018-19 Season 

Thanks to Fratellis Restaurant for sponsoring the 1st Team 

 

Caldicot Citizen Award


The club would like to offer it's congratulations to Committee member and assistant manager, Andrew Thomas on receiving a "Citizens Award" for his services to Caldicot Town AFC.


Well Done Andrew

 
Weekend Round-up

Welsh League Division Two: Saturday 15 September 2018

Caldicot Town 3 - 2 Bridgend Street 

Another action packed game at Jubilee Way on Saturday that saw plenty of goals and controversies that kept everyone in attendance well entertained. This was the two teams second meeting after they met when Street were in division three and Caldicot were in division two in what was a league cup game that saw the side from Bridgend triumph. The game started brightly where it was the visitors who settled the quickest and came close to scoring when a half chance saw an effort come back off the cross bar. 

Caldicot keeper Gareth Wesson, who would be a busy boy throughout most of the game, was keeping Caldicot in the game early on after pulling off a series of stops as the home team, playing into a fair breeze, were struggling to get a foothold in the game. Officiating was a former Welsh premier league ref who was keen to mark his authority on the game where he was certainly going to play a part later on in the game. 

Eventually Town did start to get in the game but it was Bridgend who opened the scoring and on reflection, their early play warranted the goal. Conceding first so far this campaign has not boded well for Tony Wallis and his team, but after both Ben Smith and Connah Hughes has spurned some good chances, it was Hughes who eventually slotted home to give Caldicot the equaliser they craved.

Into the second half and with the scores finally balanced at a goal a piece, it was the visitors who nearly increased their lead after an early chance struck the upright. Town were still finding it difficult to gain some authority in the middle of the park and were hoping that the direct approach was going to be enough to get the lead in the game. 

Bridgend however, were confident and after Wesson was doing his level best to keep them at bay, they did score again. Was this going to be another blow to the team? Another home defeat? Well no is the answer, but the home side would have to do it with 10 men after the main talking point of the game saw the match official play his part in proceedings. Youngster Harri Shelly stood over a free kick on the right hand side of the corner of the area after the Bridgend keeper had come out of his area bringing down a Caldicot player, receiving a yellow for his troubles. 

Shelley, as well as everyone else on the pitch was ready and probably at the same time as the ref blowing for the taking of the free kick, Shelley had kicked the ball which went long and out of play. The ref blew for it to be retaken as he hadn't blown his whistle and gave Shelley a yellow for jumping the gun. So a second bite of the cherry but for some unknown reason, we were all waiting for the man with the whistle to start the game (Everyone else was ready once more!) but Shelley struck the ball into the box once more before the ref had blown. A second yellow followed by the obligatory red card was branded much to the amazement and annoyance of everyone in attendance.

Enough said about that, as it's all to the letter of the law and common sense is something that just doesn't come into play so it would seem? Still changes were made with Sam Swann and Connah Hughes being replaced by David Lloyd and Tony Wallis. The experience of these two brought some instant success and although now down to ten, Town took the initiative in the game. Lloyd or Daisy as he is affectionately known at the club, is one of those players who can put his foot on the ball in the middle and pick a pass, something he did with skill as he slipped a ball into the path of Gidney who curled his effort past the Street keeper to level up the game at 2-2.

Now it was all Caldicot who were pumped up and none more so that Ben Smith who probably should have walked off the pitch with a hat trick, and although not getting his rewards, the determination to keep trying his luck was about to pay off after another chance and scramble in the Street box saw Smith with his back to goal, swivel and volley into the roof of the net from 8 yards out. The turn around from being a goal down and then a player down was inspirational and was felt around the ground as everyone celebrated what turned out to be the winning goal. 

Once again though, Wesson in the Caldicot goal pulled on all his goalkeeping abilities as he denied Street several more chance to sneak a draw as Town held out for all three points. 

East Gwent Division One

Iscoed Tafarn 5 - 1 

After a good start to the season, the 3rds had a sobering experience as they faced a team that in effect was the Underwood of old. Even though the name might be different, the result remains the same.

Sunday 16th September - Womens Welsh League

Caldicot Ladies 4 - 1 Penybont Ladies

The ladies completed their second win giving them a 100% record after a convincing win over Penybont. last weeks match winner, Emily Bayliss and Abby Rose both found themselves on the score sheet twice 
 
 

Upcoming League & Cup Fixtures 2018/19

 

 Caldicot Team

 Playing

 Competition

 Venue & KO

Date

 Caldicot Town
 Caerau Ely

WL Div 2

Away 2.30pm
 22 SEP 18
 Caldicot Reserves
Abergavenny

WL RE

Home 2.30pm
22 SEP 18
 Caldicot 3rds
 Rockfield Rovers

EG 

 Home 2.45pm
 22 SEP 18
 Caldicot Ladies
Penybont

 WWL

Home 2.00pm
 16 SEP 18
 Cil-y-coed Celts
Easton Monday
Div 1
Away 10.30am
 09 SEP 18
 

Caldicot Town AFC - Kit Supplier

 
 

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or maybe the club in general? 

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New Stand Build & Dugouts Completed

Well done to all involved in getting the 140 seat stand built in 6 days. See the below slide show showing the construction through those days. A side gate for disability access has also now been completed. New also for season 2017 are two new dugouts situated back over near the old stand. A big thanks to Mark Watkins for the block work and for all those others who helped in painting and fitting them out.

  • Day 6 - Finished Article
    Day 6 - Finished Article
  • Day 1 - Before we start
    Day 1 - Before we start
  • Day 1
    Day 1
  • Day 3 - Clearing and digging out
    Day 3 - Clearing and digging out
  • Day 4
    Day 4
  • Day 4 - Foundations in
    Day 4 - Foundations in
  • Day 5 - Concrete base laid
    Day 5 - Concrete base laid
  • Day 6 - Part 1 of pre built stand is lowered into place
    Day 6 - Part 1 of pre built stand is lowered into place
  • Day 6 - Pre Built Stand part 2 lowered into place
    Day 6 - Pre Built Stand part 2 lowered into place
  • Day 6 - Two parts bolted together
    Day 6 - Two parts bolted together
  • Day 6 - Inside out view with security cages on show. Can be removed on match days
    Day 6 - Inside out view with security cages on show. Can be removed on match days
  • Block work completed by Mark Watkins
    Block work completed by Mark Watkins
  • Painted with Roof frame fitted
    Painted with Roof frame fitted
  • Bench seats painted and fixed in place and Blue coated Aluminium roofs fitted
    Bench seats painted and fixed in place and Blue coated Aluminium roofs fitted
  • Coat pegs fitted
    Coat pegs fitted
Day 6 - Finished Article
Day 6 - Finished Article