Posted: Mon 11th May 2015

Last gasp Aberystwyth goal ends Nomads Euro hopes

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, May 11th, 2015

A last gasp Mark Jones goal for Aberystwyth Town shattered the Nomads dreams of a place in next seasons Europa League.

Nomads coming into the game on the back of a four-match winning streak took the lead after just 15 minutes, it followed a fast paced start by both teams eager to get their noses ahead early on.

Aber’s Wyn Thomas tried to knock the ball back to Mike Lewis, his pass was too short and Sean Miller nipped in to make it 0-1.

Sean Miller celebrates giving The Nomads the lead

Sean Miller celebrates giving The Nomads the lead

Just four minutes later the Seasiders were awarded a controversial penalty, Chris Venables converted in the bottom corner despite Nomads keeper McCormick guessing the right direction.

Chances fell to both sides during the first half with the Nomads having the better of the play, both sides were cancelling each other out though playing similar formations and breaking on the counter attack.

Early in the second half Town’s Geoff Kellaway controlled a long through ball from Luke Sherbon firing at goal for Terry McCormick making the save with his feet.

Nomads Sean Miller then created a fantastic opportunity running 50 yards down passing the ball across the six-yard box from the touchline for Chris Davies to put out for a corner.

The resulting corner kick was whipped in from on loan man Ryan Fraughan and fellow TNS player Steve Evans headed past Mike Lewis on 69 minutes to put the visitors 2-1 up.

Steve Evans rises to head The Nomads 2-1 up

Steve Evans rises to head The Nomads 2-1 up

With just over five minutes left to play gap’s Steve Evans netted an own goal following pressure from Aberystwyth.

Chris Venables held the ball up well, laid it off for Ross Stephens who fed it back in the box and Evans nodded it into his own net.

Alan Bull unleashes a shot

Alan Bull unleashes a shot

In added on time, Aberystwyth’s Ross Stephens played a high ball behind Steve Evans for Mark Jones to get onto and brilliantly put past Terry McCormick from the tightest of angles to send the home fans.

With little time to reply the ref bew for full time and Nomads Euro hopes of had been shattered.

Goals:

Aberystwyth: Chris Venables (19 pen) Steve Evans (84 Own Goal) Mark Jones (90+)

gap Connah’s Quay: Sean Miller (15) Steve Evans (69)

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