BY ROBERT NISBET
This was another sparkling Blues display and although several excellent individual performances were capped by a fine brace of goals from Danny Williams, the most pleasing feature was the high quality of the all-round passing movements.
The Blues were into their stride from the start, keeping the ball and controlling the run of the game. We reached the 15-minute mark with four corners to the Blues’ credit already, a Tim Hicks shot cleared off the line, and Aber barely in the game. From a fifth corner Hicks shot just over and then a beautiful Danny Williams run opened the Aber defence and a deft flick from Steff Williams nearly put Ricky Watts in.
There was a brief Aber rally when the veteran Geoff Kellaway had a rasping just blocked out for a corner. The Bluebirds goal which had been on the cards for so long arrived in the 30th minute when Elliot Scotcher got on to a ball 20 yards out and sent in a stinging shot which was parried into the path of DANNY WILLIAMS, who is missing very little these days.
There could easily have been further first half scores, notably when the dangerous Ben Fawcett wriggled through and nearly sent Dan Williams in again, and then when the roles were reversed and Fawcett’s effort was blocked. Just on half-time a free kick from Scotcher crashed back off the angle of bar and post.
The Blues lost some of their impetus between the 45th and 60th minutes, even though sub Jack Wilson was beginning to threaten down the right. During this spell Aber pinched an equaliser when a shot from LEIGH JENKINS seemed to take a deflection.
But the Blues rapidly re-asserted themselves and were beginning to dominate afresh when DANNY WILLIAMS, having played a lovely one-two with Martin Carroll, sent in a real stunner of a 20-yarder which hit the back of the net before the keeper could blink. They might have scored more and probably deserved to, with the most notable effort being a spectacular angled volley from Steff Williams just as the offside flag went up.
The Blues have two more pre-season friendlies. They are away to Pontardawe on Wednesday 1st August and away to Swansea University on Saturday, 4th August.