ABER BOSS TARGETS GOALS

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Cambrian News photographer - Aberystwyth's Rio Ahmadi attacks against Caernarfon.

ABERYSTWYTH Town manager Neville Powell says he is looking for his goal-shy Seasiders to find the back of the net this week, after going three games without managing to score.

Cambrian News reported “After narrow back-to-back 1-0 defeats against Barry Town and Cefn Druids, the Seasiders had to settle for a goalless draw with Caernarfon Town at a rainswept Park Avenue on Friday evening.

Powell could take heart from another well-disciplined defensive effort in tricky conditions, but his team also created enough chances to have won.

“It was a really good game, with two sides going for it, and that’s the way it should be played,” said the Aber boss.

“It would have been a shame if any side had lost that game, but in the second half I thought we shaded it.

“Ash (Ruane) has missed one and we’ve had another couple of scoring chances. On another night we would have got the three points, which we desperately need.

“It’s just in the final third that we are not getting that bit of luck. But we look solid and the players are working hard, so results will come.”

Assistant manager Gavin Allen also said that the side must start capitalising on their chances of they are to push on for a position in the top half of the table this season.

“Personally, I thought we were very solid,” he said.

“It could have gone either way, but I thought in the second half we were the better team and we created three or four really good chances.

“We are going through a period where it’s not clicking in the final third, and unfortunately can’t put ball in the back in the back of the net.”

Allen added: “Conditions were always going to be massive for both teams, they’ve got a very decent forward line and they’re quick, but our back four was fantastic.

“Terry (McCormick) made one great save, and they’ve hit the post, but overall a draw was fair for both teams.

“There was a lot more discipline in the side, and that’s what we have tried to get.

“Paulo Mendes and Mattie Jones were very strong in the middle of the park, and we won the battles there. We are doing all the right stuff, but it’s just the final third that we’ll need to work on again.”

The point took Aber back up into eighth place, and Nev Powell’s side now have two away games to try and kick on if they are to make a challenge for a top six spot.

They travel to bottom three sides Llandudno on Saturday and Llanelli next Friday, and the Aber management want points on the board.

Ex-Aber striker Allen, who netted well over 100 goals for the club, stressed that his side must start putting the ball into the back of the net.

“The boys are getting in the box and creating chances, but the ball seems to land to players we don’t want it to,” joked the assistant manager.

“Caernarfon haven’t conceded many goals, and they have gone to a lot of places and got some fantastic results so far, so we have to take that as a positive really.

“We now go to Llandudno and Llanelli, teams we have beaten, so for me six points is a must to be where we want to be, because the next two are against TNS and Bala” here.

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