Prestatyn Town 655


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Aberystwyth Town

Prestatyn Town v
Aberystwyth Town

Kick off:15:30 Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
at Bastion Gardens
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 307

Referee: Kevin Parry

Prestatyn beaten by Aber, but avoid the drop

Luke Sherbon celebrates his goal (Craig Colville / @welshphotoguy)

Luke Sherbon celebrates his goal (Craig Colville / @welshphotoguy)

In a tense match, a late strike from Luke Sherbon ensured Aber Town beat relegation threatened Prestatyn Town to secure 7th place and end their League season on a high.

Black and Greens manager Ian Hughes was once again forced to start Peter Hoy in goal, and Rhydian Davies and Krzystzof Nalborski were also named in the starting eleven. The hosts were painfully aware that defeat yesterday could have consigned them to the Cymru Alliance, and Lee Hunt could have allayed those fears right at the start, but he was denied by his old team mate Hoy. Chris Venables shot just wide for Aber after good work by Mark Jones, and then had a goal disallowed for offside. At the other end Chris Davies down the right created a gilt-edged chance for Hunt, but he put it wide. James Stead nearly headed into his own net from Craig Wiliams' cross, and Sherbon set up Venables to head just wide, and the half ended appropriately goalless.

The visitors showed some nice touches to open the second half, and Sherbon headed a Nalborski cross wide from a good position. Then Davies had a goal disallowed for Prestatyn, and Williams placed a left footed pearler inches wide. Hunt again wasted a good chance, firing over after Hoy had parried Parker's cross to him, but with an hour gone the news broke that Prestatyn were safe. With Stuart Jones and Sion James solid at the back chances were at a premium, but Hoy did well to deny Ross Stephens before the game's one moment of decisive quality came with 11 minutes to go. Cledan Davies picked out Sherbon at the far post with a brilliant cross, and Town's transfer window trump card smashed home decisively. Sherbon then saw another effort tipped over, the excellent Antonio Corbisiero cleared Stephens' effort off the line, and Aber held on for yet another win.