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Aberystwyth Town

Caernarfon Town v
Aberystwyth Town

Kick off:19:30 Wednesday, 22nd Apr 2009
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 110

Referee: Huw Jones

Disaster for Aber with Defeat and Two Dismissed

Aberystwyth Town endured a disastrous evening at Caernarfon Town's Oval Ground losing 1-0 to the relegated Canaries, but they also had both Gareth Hughes and Glyndwr Hughes sent-off, which means that they are now both likely to miss the Welsh Cup Final on May 4th through suspension.

It is yet to be confirmed what their ban will be as the dismissals will only be lodged to the FAW in the morning, but it doesn't look too promising for the unfortunate pair.

Ironically, it was Welsh Cup Final Referee Huw Jones who sent the two players off, with Gareth Hughes being shown red for a tackle as the last man and his namesake Glyndwr walking for what is believed to be foul language.

The Seasiders will have the opportunity to appeal against the Red Cards, which they are surely likely to do. For Glyndwr Hughes, it would be so cruel if he did miss the showcase, given the fact that he has served his hometown club for fifteen years and he could well be denied his swansong for the Green and Blacks.

Gareth Hughes has been one of the most consistent players for Town during the campaign, playing in the midfield and at wing-back in almost every game this year and he was dismissed in the final moments after coming on as a substitute.

The incidents should not tarnish what was an excellent victory for Dave Rowe's side though. This was only his fifth triumph as the Cofis boss and the three points will give him some confidence to feel that his side can bounce-back from the Cymru Alliance next year.

The solitary goal was scored by defender Michael Jackson who has certainly improved standards at the club and he will be pivotal next season for the Canaries if they are to hold on to the ex-TNS Championship winner. He scored his goal in the 12th minute before Glyndwr was sent off on 44 minutes and Gareth - an 80th minute substitute - in the 90th.