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Celtic went into this game hoping to improve on their previous two results against teams below them in the table – losing to Abergavenny and drawing with Pontardawe.

The game started slowly with neither side dominating but it was Celtic who had the first opportunity when Lewis Iles found himself in space just inside the box, but his shot went high and wide. However, a few minutes later Alex Bonthron battled for and won the ball in the area and then crossed to the far post. Lewis Gibbs in the home goal could only parry the ball behind him to Alex McDowell who gratefully knocked it into the net. Just after Tom Meachen played Lewis Iles in for a chance but he delayed his shot and the home defenders were able to clear the danger. The next chance fell to Trefelin when a cross from the left found Aaron Hillier on the penalty spot. He turned well but struck his shot high over the bar. Celtic then put together another good move involving Alex Bonthron and Lewis Iles who found Tom Meachen on the right just outside the box, but he dragged his shot wide of the far post. Tom then made a good run down the right and hit a low left-footed shot which went just wide of the far post. Celtic increased their lead in added time at the end of the first half when Tyler Broom won a challenge at the back, played the ball forward to Andrew Larcombe who then fed Tom Meachen down the right. His cross found Alex McDowell at the far post who curled a right footed shot past Gibbs for his second of the game. A great move!

HALF TIME: Trefelin 0 Celtic 2

Celtic put together another good move down the right early in the second period which ended with Tom Meachen playing a pass for Tyler Broom (who started the move) to run onto, but Gibbs just got to the ball first to snuff out the danger. Trefelin then put together a move down the left and Callum Saunders broke into the box only to be brought down by Tyler Broom. The referee indicated that Tyler had played the ball and waved away Trefelin’s appeals for a penalty. It looked like Celtic got away with that one!! The home side then had another chance following a corner when a shot from one of their forwards went just past the post with Iwan Hooper looking well beaten. Celtic then created another chance when Alex Bonthron held the ball up brilliantly on the right of the penalty area and played a great pass into the path of Lewis McCauley, but he hit his shot high over the bar.

The game looked to be petering out to give Celtic a comfortable win when Hooper played a ball out straight to a Trefelin player on the half-way line. He spotted Hooper off his line a hit a brilliant, flighted shot that went over the ‘keeper and in off a post to give the home side a possible lifeline. However, Celtic were able to play out the remainder of the game with no real problem and take the three points.

FULL TIME: Trefelin 1 Celtic 2

MOM for Celtic: Tyler Broom


Date Time League Season Full Time
September 23, 2023 2:30 pm JD Cymru South 2023-24 90'


Trefelin BGC
The Macron Ynys Park, Cwmavon Road, Cwmafan, Port Talbot, SA12 8RB


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cwmbran Celtic202Win

Cwmbran Celtic

1Iwan Hooper Goalkeeper
2Tyler Broom Defender
3Dominic Connor Midfielder
4Andrew Larcombe Defender
5Harrison Lewis Defender
6Josh Hinwood 18 Defender 38'
7Isaac Powell 16 Midfielder 82'
8Alex McDowell 14 Defender 10', 46'
9Alex Bonthron Forward 88'
10Tom Meechan 15 Forward 56'
11Lewis Iles Forward
14Giles Basson 8 87'
15Alfie Foster 10 Midfielder
16Lewis McCauley 7 Midfielder
18Adrian Maquire 6 Forward

Team Manager: James Kinsella
Goalkeeping Coach: Sam Lewis
First Aid/Physio: Mark Broom