Aberystwyth Town boss Neville Powell happy with point at Maes Tegid

Aberystwyth Town boss Neville Powell was happy with what he saw from his side on Friday evening as they drew with the Lakesiders. 

Powell was speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel after the 1-1 draw against Welsh Cup holders Bala Town.

The Black & Greens remain bottom of the table with two points from seven games, as they sit one point behind Carmarthen and four behind Prestaty but manager Neville Powell saw plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the games ahead.

Aber would hope this will be a change of fortunes after a poor start of the season. The performance was better in the 3-2 loss against Bangor and the Mid Wales fans would have gone into this game with high hopes.

”It is a good point away at Bala but the lads at the end felt we should’ve had all three, the last two performances we’ve got to be happy that the players have acquitted themselves.

They’re getting to know each other and the style of play we are playing all seems to be coming together a bit so we are pleased with the point but obviously it would’ve been nice to get the three points which we probably deserved.”

Although Aberystwyth had gone into the game stronger, Powell knew Bala were on a bad run of form and Aber struggled to get the tempo at times but was happy with what he saw from his side.

”They put us under a lot of pressure and the played the game at a high tempo which we struggled to get out of at times but obviously they couldn’t keep it up for ninety minutes and as the game went on we grew into it and we got the goal at the right time and then our second half performance was really good all across the park.

With a couple of chances we had there we should have gone on to win the game really but we are happy with the point away from home and it’s our first point away since Barry so we’ve go to be happy  with that and we’ll take it on to next week to the league cup game Tuesday and then the game against Barry on Saturday.”

The former Bangor City manager believes the momentum going forward is crucial and has put a lot praise to the defensive performance his side showed. John McKenna played through the pain barrier.

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”The lads played really well the last 2 games, Bangor on Saturday and here tonight (Friday). We’ve picked up a few injuries, we are down to the bare bones, young Matty’s (Jones) come on tonight and has done really well for us.

It’s important we try and get some of those players back that are injured, John McKenna played there for 70 minutes with a split head and the back four, a special mention to them, because they had to withstand a lot of high balls going into the box tonight and I thought they were superb, we got caught cold on the goal, it was our attack again and all of a sudden we were 1-0 down but apart from that they hadn’t had too many clear cut chances but we defended really well but going forward we always looked a threat.

We had Luke Borrelli and Ryan Wade who were getting used to playing with each other with Joe Phillips and Matty (Jones) on the other side and Ashley Young and Ryan Wollacott in center midfield and they are all getting the style of play we want them to try and play and it was good to watch.

The second half was really good and another day we would have got three points but when you come to a place like this are you’re away from home you would be happy with a point”

(Featured Image: Chris Howells)

 

 

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