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Match Reports - Season 2018/19

 

Weekend Round-up

Welsh League Division 2
Friday 23 November 2018

Caldicot Town 1 - 2 Risca United

A cold and we miserable night saw Caldicot take on Risca under the lights at Jubilee Way in this rearranged fixture. Unfortunately for Town, Risca played much better than their league position suggested, and they took an early lead in the game. 

Town came back into the game on 23 minutes after good work from Sam Swann saw his effort bounce back off the post into the path of Jason Thorn who doesn't miss those. With 10 minutes before half time, Risca scored again from a corner after a scrammble at the back post saw the ball poke in to put the visitors 2-1 at the break.

Caldicot pressed hard in the second half and created further chances to equalise through Withers and Thorn, but the visitors held out for a deserved win. 

Next up for Town will be a tough fixture at STM who secured a narrow 1-0 victory earlier in the season at Jubilee Way.

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Welsh League Reserve Division East
Saturday November 24 2018

Caldicot Town

No Fixture

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East Gwent Division 1
Saturday 24 November 2018

Caldicot Town 3rds 6 - 1 Tintern Abbey

With a strong team to pick from, the 3rds romped home against Tintern with Courtney "I Score Goals" Davies living up to his name in grabbing four goals. He now sits in joint 3rd of the golden boot table on 9 goals for the season. Josh Fitton and Ben Smith scored the other goals.

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Welsh Womens League Div 1 
Sunday 25 November 2018

Cascade Ladies 1 - 5 Caldicot Town Ladies

Luke's ladies march on in their quest for promotion after taking apart Cascade in an impressive 5 - 1 victory away from home. Rianne Jones scoring four of the teams goals, and Cerys Pinchard with the other. Next up is a home fixture on Sunday against Merthyr Town.

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Welsh League Division 2
Saturday 17 November 2018

AFC Llywdcoed 1 - 4 Caldicot Town

A cold crisp day awaited Town as they made the journey to the Welfare ground to take on Llywdcoed. Manager Tony Wallis and his assistant, Simon Truman have got the team on a winning league run and were unlucky to bow out of the Welsh Cup against Cambrian & Clydach last weekend. 

Matt James returned to the defence, and it was the captain that would break the dead-lock after he scrambled home from within the home sides 6 yard area after Simon Crook had delivered a long throw into the box. Town were well in control and had quietened down the vocal home players who were well up for the game as they took a slender lead into the end of the half.

The second half saw Town concede a sloppy goal which gave the home side instant belief that they could win the game once more. The game was tight now and started to get a little heated where the referee was doing all he could to contain things. However, things did eventually blow up after captain, Matt James, upended the volatile Llywdcoed number 6 who sought immediate retribution when striking James leaving the referee very little option but to send off the Llwydcoed player. 

Reluctantly leaving the pitch, it was Matt James turn to be spoken to by the referee with the captain receiving a yellow card as play then eventually continued. Within just minutes of the home side being reduced to ten, Caldicot scored to take a 2 - 1 lead after good work from Sam Swann, who's shot was well saved by the Llywdcoed keeper, but unfortunately for him, Connah Hughes pounced to stab in from close range.

The goal knocked the wind out of the home team who's heads started to go. A corner was then headed goal ward by Richard Sharratt and although it was blocked, Sharratt was alert and again added a third for Town after poking home another close range effort. Manager Tony Wallis had already inserted David Lloyd into to fray, and his calming influence to the game had Caldicot purring and looking for more goals. The hard working Jason Thorn was then replaced by Ben Smith who with time running out and with one of his first touches, added a fourth for Town when finishing low at the keepers near post.

A good away win as Town's recent good form continued and although the team has played more games than most around them, Caldicot now sit 4th in the table and host struggling Risca United at home next Friday night under the lights at Jubilee Way.

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Welsh League Reserve Division East
Saturday November 17 2018

Caldicot Town 3 - 3 Treharris Western Ath

Caldicot Reserves were agonisingly close to continuing their recent good form when they found themselves 3 - 2 up going into 7 minutes of injury time. The visitors dug in and clawed an equalisers after they had fallen behind to goals from Courtney Davies and a brace from Alex Watkins. The reserves next game is on the 1st December where they face Croesyceiliog at Jubilee Way.

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East Gwent Division 1
Saturday November 2018

Caldicot Town 3rds

No Fixture 

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Welsh Womens League Div 1 
Sunday November 2018

Caldicot Town Ladies

No Fixture

Weekend Round-up

Welsh Cup Round 2
Saturday 09 November 2018

Caldicot Town 2 - 3 Cambrian & Clydach

With a place in the 3rd round up for grabs and the opportunity to be drawn against a Welsh Premier League side, Town first of all needed to get past division one outfit, Cambrian & Clydach. having lost in a close encounter away at Undy last week, Caldicot were hoping to make Cambrians trips to East Gwent a miserable experience. With a couple of absentees, Town had a reshuffle and braced themselves not only from the opposition, but also the blustery wet conditions which had threatened to spoil the match.

Town did not get off to a good start finding themselves two nil down after just a quarter of an hour, with the weather playing a hand in the goals. The second half saw Harry Shelley pull a goal back to give Town some hope which later turned into belief as Jason Thorn added to his tally of 9 for the season to turn the game around.

Confidence was flowing for Town as they looked to get a winner, although with just minutes remaining, it was Cambrian & Clydach who dug the deepest when finding the winner with no real time for Town to react, it was the visitors that marched through to the next round where they will head North to face Denbeigh. We wish them well.


Welsh League Reserve Division East
November 2018

Caldicot Town

No Fixture


East Gwent Division 1
Saturday 10 November 2018

Severn Tunnel 3 - 2 Caldicot Town 3rds

With the Reserves not having a fixture this weekend, third team manager Jamie Watts was able to have a strengthened side to make the short journey to Rogiet. Unfortunately, two goals from Giancarlo Gabbiadini were not enough to salvage anything from the game. There is no fixture next weekend for the thirds with their next game coming on the 1st December where they once again face Severn Tunnel. 


Welsh Womens League Div 1 
Sunday 11 November 2018

Willows Ladies 2 - 3 Caldicot Town Ladies

Caldicot Ladies sit top of their league after securing the points in another close encounter away at Willows Ladies. Goals from Kelly Cutler and a brace from Chelsea Cochrane proved to be decisive. The Ladies next game will be on the 25th November where they face Cascade.

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Welsh League Division 2
Saturday 03 November 2018

Dinas Powys 1 - 4 Caldicot Town

Saturday saw another goal fest for Caldicot as they travelled to the capital to face Dinas Powys at the Murch. Not one of the places I look forward to visiting mainly due to the lack of facilities, however it did not stop the team playing well on a surface that desperately needed a trim! 

Hot shot striker, Jason Thorn got Town on there way with a somewhat fortunate goal. The inform striker collected the ball on the left before angling a cross come shot to the far post where the nervous hands of the Dinas keeper spilled the ball into his own net to put Town 1-0 to the good. It was all Town who continued to cut though the Dinas defence time after time, however with 10 mins to go till the end of the half, Dinas equalised out of the blue with a sweet low shot passed Wesson to make it 1-1 at the break.

The second half started with Town back in control as Jacob Guy was having an outstanding game at the back whilst MJ was moved into the centre of midfield to add some bite. Town were in control but again could not get the ball into the net, that was until Thorn once more collected the ball out side the area to the right before he curled in with his left foot, a shot that hit the back stanchion to put Town 2-1 up 

Just 5 minutes after Thorns goal, Harry Shelley, who had been impressing out on the left, collected a pass before cutting in, beating his defender, before calmly slotting home passed the Dinas keeper to make it 3-1 with a bit of breathing space. Tony Wallis was able to insert some fresh legs as Ben Smith replaced Connah Hughes up front before Giancarlo came on to replace Swanny in the 70th minute. 

The change nearly brought a 4th goal for Town as Giancarlo struck a post before creating space down the right and delivering a cross across the goalmouth, just begging to be scored. Down the other end, Dinas forced Wesson into a save from a free kick, although they were not allowed to create a whole lot during the game due to the defensive display from the back line as well as the midfield shield. Eventually with time running out, Caldicot did get a 4th goal and it was scored by Thorn who claimed his second hatrick in two games. Great work once more from Harry Shelley saw Thorn bag his 8th goal of the season and seal all three points for Caldicot. 

Next up is the Welsh Cup game at home under the lights on Friday night against first division Cambrian & Clydach, who lost in the league cup at Undy in a tight 3-2 game. Please get down and support the lads and cheer us through to the next round of the Welsh Cup.

Welsh League Reserve Division East
Friday 02 November 2018

Caldicot Town 1 - 0 Chepstow Town

The Reserves got the weekend football proceedings under way on Friday night where they faced local rivals Chepstow Town. With bragging rights to play for, a good crowd attended Jubilee Way under the lights, and it was a return to the club for new signings, Ben Miles and Josh Fitton. Caldicot opened the scoring through Ben Miles and had another goal disallowed in what was an end to end game. Josh Fitton should have added a second but somehow missed when it would have been easier to score! The Chepstow keeper made several smart saves to keep Caldicot at bay, where the game eventually ended in the 1-0 scoreline. 


East Gwent Division 1
Saturday 03 November 2018

Caldicot Town 3rds 0 - 8 Thornwell R&W

Another heavy defeat for the thirds against a good Thornwell side that had the quality of player in Rory Garey who was playing for our own first team a couple of seasons ago. Jamie Watts will have to keep plugging away with his lads, starting next Saturday, where the face Severn Tunnel.


Welsh Womens League Div 1 
Sunday 04 November 2018

Caldicot Town Ladies 3 - 0 Splott Ladies

Caldicot Ladies hit the heights again yesterday in toppling Splott Ladies 3-0, Emily Bayliss added to her tally for the season that see's her with 7 goals, whilst there was a debut goal for new signing, Chelsea Cochrane and Richelle Jones. The win saw the ladies top the league on goal difference over Barry Town and Aberystwyth in what is turning out to be a tight league.

Weekend Round-up

Welsh League Division 2
Saturday 27 October 2018

Caldicot Town 5 - 0 Aberdare Town

Another sparkling performance from Tony Wallis's side as they scored 5 unanswered goals at Jubilee Way on Saturday. Jason Thorn turned in a star man performance with a fine hat-trick, his 4th goal  in 2 games. Town have found their groove in the last few weeks having scored 15 goals and only conceding 1 in reply.  It was Thorn who opened the scoring followed by skipper MJ claiming his 1st goal of the season before Thorn finished off a fine cross from Harry Shelly to take Caldicot into a 3-0 half time lead.

The second half saw Connah Hughes get in on the act with his 10th goal of the season before Thorn wrapped things up in injury time to heap the misery on the below par visitors who on current form, look likely to slip into the bottom tier of the Welsh League. 

Next weekend, Town travel to Dinas Powys with kick off now at the earlier time of 2pm.

Welsh League Reserve Division East
Saturday 27 October 2018

Dinas Powys 1 - 2 Caldicot Town

The Reserves are on a roll as they notched up another victory, this time on their travels as they faced Dinas Powys away. Trailing by a goal, Town dug deep and turned the game around with Courtney "I Score Goals" Davies bagging a brace to seal a fine win for Marcus Jenkins side.


East Gwent - Benevolent Cup Round 1
Saturday 27 Ovtober 2018

Caldicot Castle A 5 - 1 Caldicot Town 3rds

A tough day at the office for the thirds who had to rely on their manager Jamie Watts going in goal for them. Jason Lee scored his second of the season and was Town's only scorer as the side exited the cup at the first hurdle.


Welsh Womens League Div 1 
Sunday 28 October 2018

Caldicot Town Ladies 2 -1 Dafen Ladies

Caldicot Ladies maintained their unbeaten as they defeated Dafen ladies in a tight game at Jubilee Way. Kelly Cutler scored her 8th goal of the season and Ashleigh Harris claimed the winner as Town took all 3 points to keep the pressure on at the top of the table. Next Sunday the Ladies face Splott Albion at Jubilee Way.



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Welsh Cup Round 1
Saturday 20 October 2018

West End 0 - 6 Caldicot Town

Missing the boys play again, although regrettable for me, it's turning out to be quite successful for the team as they dumped West End out of the Cup last weekend with a convincing 6 goal demolition.

Connah Hughes scored a hat-trick and finds himself top of the golden boot table once more with a total of 9 goals for the season, but this was after Jason Thorn had opened the scoring with a well taken goal. Further goals were added through Garin Withers and Ben Roberts which meant Town were in the pot for the Welsh Cup second round, eventually drawing first division side Cambrian & Clydach which will be played on a Friday night on the 9th November.

Saturday will see the team back in league action where they will face Aberdare who although sit bottom, they have picked up a couple of draws of late and should not be underestimated.

Welsh League Reserve Division East
Friday 12 October 2018

Caldicot Town 3 - 1 Panteg

The Reserves followed up their previous 3-1 victory over Undy, with another 3-1 victory at home against Panteg. Coby Hannan, Gareth Crispin and Luke James with the goals that sealed the win for Marcus Jenkins's team. The win sees the team sit 9th position from 14 with a record of played 4, won 2, lost 2.


Welsh Womens League Div 1

Llangyfelach Ladies 4 - 5 Caldicot Town Ladies

An enthralling encounter that saw a total of 9 goals in the game with Manager, Luke Harris, happy with the win that saw his team edge out their hosts 5-4. Cerys Pinchard, Ashleigh Harris (2) and Kelly Cutler (2) with the goals that ensured the Ladies continued their unbeaten start to the season where they sit in 3rd place behind Barry Town and Aberwyswyth who have played more games.

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Welsh League Div 2
Saturday 13 October 2018

Garden Village 1 - 4 Caldicot Town

Unfortunately, not attending this fixture meant I missed out on what was deemed to be one of, if , our best performance of the season to date. The weather as we know was terrible, however, Garden Village have one of the better setups in the Welsh League and although the wind was gusty, it probably helped keep the rain away and keep the pitch dry.

Garin Withers starting scored a cracking goal to give the team a much needed injection of confidence before Connah Hughes added to his seasons total, which now stands at six for the season, before Garin Withers added his second of the game. Village struck back scoring via a penalty before Ben Smith sealed an emphatic with Caldicot's fourth, and his third of a productive weekend after scoring twice for the Reserves the night before, meant his total of seven goals sees him top the golden boot table.

So a cracking win, and hopefully finding and taking that form into next weekends Welsh Cup first round tie away at West End.

Welsh League Reserve Division East
Friday 12 October 2018

Caldicot Town 3 - 1 Undy Athletic

A wet and windy evening that would see only the committed out and about at Jubilee Way to watch the Reserves who had only played two league fixtures to date, losing both. So what better time to pick up your first league win for new manager Marcus Jenkins, than when playing close rivals, Undy Athletic. Ben Smith found himself on the score sheet as well as youngster Sam Swann who is showing good form for bothe the Reserves and more importantly of late, with the first team.

Next up for the Reserves is a home fixture this coming Saturday against Panteg.


Welsh Womens Cup

Cardiff Met Ladies 6 - 0 Caldicot Town Ladies

The Welsh Womens FA Cup saw Luke Harris's team come up against superior opposition in Cardiff Met and they were put to the sword which could have been more had it not been for some inspired goalkeeping.
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Welsh League Div 2: Saturday 06 October 2018

Caldicot Town  1 - 2 Abergavenny Town

Town's continued poor start to the season continued on Saturday with yet another home defeat, this time at the hands of local rivals Abergavenny. A misplaced pass was collected and passed into Curtis Methven who gave Gareth Wesson no chance to put the visitors 1-0 up. Caldicot got themselves back into the game but were struggling to create a clear opening and so trailed at the break.

The second half saw Abergavenny extend their lead after another mistake saw the visitors capitalise making it 2-0. Once more Caldicot rallied and after moving back up front, Jason Thorn scored an absolute blinding goal to give the home side some hope. Unfortunately there would be no equaliser which you could argue would have been deserved, instead Town remain 5th from bottom having played 9, W 2, D 2, L 5. Time for the team to turn things around although it would be a long shot to even contemplate challenging for promotion even at this early stage.

Work to do for the management team with a tough challenge up next away at Garden Village before a Welsh Cup away trip to West End the following week.

East Gwent Division One

Caldicot Castle A 14 - 1 Caldicot Town

A thrashing was handed out to the thirds on Saturday. A few players were called up to the Reserves whilst a few signed on players prefer not to play at all which is most baffling? Wouldn't have happened in my day I tell thee lad! Gareth McGrath with the only goal for Caldicot

Sunday 30th September

Womens Friendly

Caldicot Town Ladies 2 - 5 Swansea City Ladies

With no league game, Caldicot Ladies took on Swansea City ladies in a friendly which proved a very good workout. Caldicot's goals came courtesy of an own goal and Kelly Cutler.

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Welsh Cup 2nd Preliminary: Saturday 29 September 2018

Caldicot Town  2 - 0 Merthyr Saints

There was a break from league action on the weekend as Merthyr Saints, formerly of the Welsh League, came to Jubilee Way to compete for a place in the draw for the Welsh Cup 1st round proper. The weather was perfect and was matched by the quality of the playing surface where much credit should be given to the volunteered work put in by Adrian Porter and some quality line marking by Steve Jones.

The game started brightly with both side knocking the ball around well, but it was Town who would get the break through after just 8 minutes as Harry Shelley was felled by a clumsy tackle in the area. After some recent penalty woes, striker Ben Smith came forward to dispatch the spot kick with ease. This you would feel, was the start Town really wanted and would be the catalyst for a dominating performance with a few goals to boot, however, the Saints had other ideas as they came back strong, playing some good football along the way. 

The score remained at 1-0 leading into the break where at this stage of the Welsh Cup, only one match official is present which was probably something of an advantage to the visitors who are more used to this and do not rely on an offside trap that is a real gamble to play when no linesmen are in play. Still Town adapted and took into the second period where the visitors were still showing their resolve at the back as well as their attacking intent at the other end.

A nervous looking Town eventually put the game to bed when assistant manager, Simon Truman, chipped a perfect forward pass into the path of the energetic Sam Swann who calmly stroked the ball past the oncoming Saints keeper. A good solid performance from Town with room still to improve, but certainly more positive, especially from the spot! Next Saturday will see a Monmouthshire derby as we welcome Abergavenny Thursday to Jubilee Way for a 2.30pm Kick-off.

East Gwent Division One

Undy Athletic 2 - 4 Caldicot Town

Manager Jamie Watts was happy with his sides performance as they came out on top away at Undy. Courtney Davies and Gareth McGrath with two goals a piece ensured that Town came away with the points.

Sunday 30th September

Womens Welsh League

Caldicot Ladies 11 - 0 Llangyfelach

The ladies knocked up a big score over their opponents on Sunday with Kelly Cutler scoring 5 goals with Emily Bayliss, scoring 3 and Abby Rose scoring 2 and Ashleigh Harris scoring 1.

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Welsh League Division Two: Saturday 22 September 2018

Caerau Ely 2 - 2 Caldicot Town  

It was a wet dreary day down at Cwrt-yr-ala where Caldicot faced newly relegated Caerau Ely who had started life well in division two. The game was end to end with both sides creating multiple chances as the Town back three tried to come to terms with the experience and pace of their opponents strike force, whilst at the other end, Thorn and Smith were looking dangerous for Town.

In goal for Caldicot, was Gareth Wesson, who continued his good form of recent weeks and the big man was going to have to perform heroics again if Caldicot had aspirations of getting something from the game. Even though under some considerable pressure from Caerau, it would be Caldicot who would take the lead through centre half Jake Wainwright who claimed his first goal for Town, finishing well after the ball was flicked on into his path. 

Back came Caerau who created several chances, where a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping kept the home supporters frustrated and would see Town hold out till the break. The second half followed a familiar pattern but just minutes into the restart, Caerau found an equaliser with the experience Rameer Outlaw finishing well to give Wesson no chance. Caerau's tails were up and Town were now digging deep to keep the home side at bay as the scores lay at 1-1.

David Lloyd was brought on and within minutes, Town we retaking the lead through Sam Watkins who finished off a good move that started down the right before being centred for Watkins to finish with his left foot to make it 2-1 to Caldicot. Conditions were getting worse but the pitch was holding up well as the home team again came forward in waves in search of a second equaliser. This did eventually come after Town failed to clear effectively allowing Caerau to play a ball forward down the left, which was headed on into the path of Outlaw to calmly slot away his second after the ball went in off the far post. 

The game was finally poised with both teams going full throttle for the win. Watkins could have grabbed the win for Town but much like Caerau had done in the first half at that end, it was Town's turn to suffer some indifferent finishing at that end of the ground. Still it was a good game played in a good spirit, Caerau having the majority of chances, although they did have to come from behind twice, so maybe a draw was a fair result in the end. 

Next up for Town is a home tie in the second preliminary round of the Welsh Cup, where Caldicot will face an ex Welsh League team, Merthyr Saints.

East Gwent Division One

Caldicot Town 2 - 5 Rockfield Rovers

A disappointing result for Town especially after taking a two goal lead against their opponents. Goals from Courtney Davies and Jason Lee were not enough in this game as Rovers ran away with it in the end. 

Sunday 16th September

Womens Welsh League

Cil-y-coed Celts 3 - 0 LB Vets

The Vets made it two league wins out of two after they beat LB Vets on the 3G. Jason Cave gave the Celts the lead into the break, with further goals added by Steve Lane and Paul Tanner. 

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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 
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Welsh League Division 2 - Saturday 09 September 2018

Caldicot Town 2 - 2 Monmouth Town 

This was a game full of drama as Caldicot came from behind twice to earn a draw with county rivals Monmouth at Jubilee Way last Saturday. However, manager Tony Wallis will see it as two points dropped after his team saw two unsuccessful spot kicks saved and missed in what should have been a victory. 

Monmouth opened the coring from the spot after a nervy Town defence conceded a needless penalty after a rash challenge in the box. This was successfully dispatched to give the visitors a deserved lead. Town looked nervy and struggled to get a foothold in the game. Monmouth were playing with more confidence and were pulling the Caldicot defence around as they switched play with ease from flank to flank with Leo Ross looking lively for the visitors up front. 

Town eventually settled and were given the opportunity to get back into the game after Monmouth this time conceded a penalty. After some indifferent performances this season from the spot, captain, Matt James stepped up to take responsibility but pulled his kick to the left hitting the post before going to safety. A distinct lack of confidence from the spot is something the team will have to overcome as misses are costing the team valuable points. 

The second half saw the introduction of Sam Swann who made an immediate impact scoring within the first couple of minutes of the half. Tony Wallis then brought himself on and it must be noted that he can certainly still do the job up top. It must be hard however as manager to play yourself over the other strikers, but it is fully justified that he is, especially as he is finding the net. The game was feisty as expected with both sides creating chances, however with Caldicot looking the stronger and were awarded another penalty much to the delight of the players and supporters. Up stepped leading scorer, Connah Hughes who had scored his penalty in the Taffs Well cup defeat, but the big man slotted his effort down the middle where the keeper, who had started to dive, was still able to beat the effort away.

This summed up how it was going for Caldicot and to add insult to injury it was the visitors who once again took the lead after a well placed low shot beat Wesson the Caldicot goal to put Monmouth 2-1 up. Things looked gloomy for Town who were now ruing those missed spot kicks. With time running out, Town scored after a set piece saw MJ flick on and the gaffer, showing his predatory instinct tapped in from close range to make it 2-2. Another tough test awaits next week as Caldicot welcome Bridgend Street to Jubilee Way on Saturday, Kick off 2.30pm, your support as always is most appreciated.

Friday 8th September - Welsh League Reserves East

Caldicot Town 2 - 4 Cwmbran Celtic 

Goals from Ben Smith and Alex Watkins were not enough to see off Cwmbran Celtic who played the last half hour of the match with 10 men. There is no game this cminf Saturday the 15th, but the Reserves are home the following Saturday where they face Abergavenny.

Sunday 10th September - Womens Welsh League

Dafen Ladies 0 - 1 Caldicot Ladies

This was the Ladies first league game of the season having been relegated from the Welsh Womens Premiere League last year. Manager Luke Harris saw his chargers run out 1-0 winners after the solitary goal was scored by Emily Bayliss. This Sunday will see the Ladies face Penybont at home.
 

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.