Cae Glas, GroundhopUK, hog roast, Jimmy Page, Kerry, Led Zeppelin, Luke, Mach, MACHYNLLETH, Matt Mumford, Mid Wales Hop, Mid Wales League, Mumford, Owain Glyndŵr, Robert Plant, Stairway to Heaven, Vickers
Sunday 28th August 2012 ko 6.30pm
Mid-Wales League Division 2
KERRY 4 (M Mumford 28p 36 Vickers 71 L Mumford 89) M Mumford missed penalty 63
Entry/ Programme Hop Ticket
Team Sheet 20p
Hog Roast £2.50
I suppose the first question you have to answer is this one. ” Mach-unt-leth!” Not exactly, but hopefully you get my drift! After the fireworks at Aberdyfi we headed back inland and soon arrived at the town that was the seat of Owain Glyndŵr’s Welsh Parliament in 1404, and as such claims to be the “Ancient capital of Wales”. However, it has never held any official recognition as a capital, but you are still very much in “Welsh Wales,” here. In more recent times Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven,” at the 18th century Bron-Yr-Aur cottage near the town.
At Cae Glas there was no lack of activity as the club made the most of their opportunity. A hog roast had a near-permanent queue, and the two girls selling raffle tickets should go into business, they were so persuasive! Mach were the only club to sell teamsheets, and there were so many prizes for the raffle it took more than half-time to complete the draw. Chris and I helped out with the line-ups board, and noticed that the crowd count would take time, the place was getting quite full!
The little stand filled quickly and I propped myself against its wall to watch the game and chat to the club officials. They soon became dismayed as Kerry’s tactics became all to clear. They simply waited until Mach attacked, looked for any weakness at the back when they did, and ruthlessly counter-attacked, Matt Mumford open the scoring with a penalty, and soon broke clear to make it 2-0. Mach certainly didn’t ever look a side destined to be on the wrong side of a heavy home defeat, but try as they might the goals kept coming.
The second half followed the same blueprint, Kerry even being able to miss a penalty. Luke Vickers was put clean through top make it 0-3 and the coda of Luke Mumford firing home for the winner was a fair summary of what had preceded. Still Machynlleth’s fans and committee smiled, made new friends, and probably realise that few other clubs will come to Cae Glas this season and come away with three points.