Shambolic Start to Seasiders’ season

Tomi MorganIT MAY only be five games into the new Welsh Premier 2012-13 season, but already alarm bells are ringing in the ears of some Aberystwyth Town supporters.

Tomi Morgan’s (Pictured) first season back in charge got underway at Richmond Park against Camarthen Town, the scene of a memorable 3-0 win towards the climax of last season, but on this occasion it was not to be as Jack Christopher once again conspired to cause Aberystwyth’s demise.

A 1-1 draw at home with Bala Town was followed by perhaps the worst result of them all, with Aberystwyth’s first visit to Bangor City’s new Nantporth Stadium, they were 6-1 down at half time before finally losing 7-1, in an all-round disastrous defensive performance, with Bangor attacker Sion Edwards scoring a fantastic hat-trick.

It was then ‘The Citizens’ turn to visit Park Avenue and to their credit, Aberystwyth managed to hold Neville Powell’s men to a 0-0 draw, ‘The Seasiders’ first clean sheet of the season.

Hope was sprung from this, the fact they managed to hold their own against a side that had soundly thrashed them a few days previously, but then they faced Port Talbot at home and the belief was there that their fortunes had finally been turned around. However after being a goal down at half time, Aberystwyth conceded four in the second half to end up being trounced 5-0.

So after five games, Aber have yet to get a win and have two points, leaving them in the relegation zone and three points from safety. Perhaps the most worrying statistic is that despite the defence being improved in the eyes of many, with the acquisitions of Matty Collins, Stuart Jones and Gavin Cadwallader, that they have then conceded 15 goals in these five games and only scored two, both coming from the boot of Jordan Follows.

Newly-promoted Connah’s Quay who are sitting pretty in 3rd position in the Welsh Premier League are up next for Aberystwyth, in North Wales at the Desside Stadium. Even though Morgan has had bad luck with Sean Thornton and Michael Walsh being absent from the midfield, the pressure will be starting to increase on him with the high-scoring defeats never sitting well with the fans.