Following two narrow defeats Aberaeron were keen to get back to winning ways. They were buoyed by the return of top scorer Matty Davies and inspirational centre -back Elwyn Edwards which augered well for three points.
On a bumpy pitch, Aberaeron started brightly and put the home defence under pressure creating a number of good opportunities. Liam Jaques, who terrorised Llandod all evening, created a few opportunities for himself and then scored a brilliant goal from distance which rattled the underside of the cross-bar and crossed the line - a fine goal with his supposedly weaker right foot!
Aberaeron restricted Llandod to long balls from defence which were dealt with comfortably. Aberaeron were playing good possession football from defence, but unfortunately Dan Bourne, who had an excellent game throughout, stood on the ball and was dispossessed with the Llandod striker squaring the ball for a simple and undeserved equaliser.
Just before half time, disaster struck when Elwyn Edwards suffered an ankle injury which meant that he was not able to start the second half. Nathan Pembethy, a midfield player volunteered to go back in to defence and had an excellent game alongside Dan Bourne. Slowly and surely Aberaeron were in the ascendancy and Gareth Severs, who had come on as substitute for Edwards was having a positive influence. Aberaeron created a few chances but were unable to score. Following a neat passing movement the ball was drilled in to the area where a neat flick-header by Severs gave Aberaeron a deserved lead.
Llandod responded well and although the Aberaeron defence stood firm they required young goalkeeper Ollie Farebrother to make some smart saves and clear his lines well. Matty Davies came close a couple of times to kill the game and then with five minutes to go, a good defensive header from a Llandod free kick by Chris Aldritt found Gareth Severs who played a superb pass over the home defence for Davies to score emphatically and confirm a very good return to winning ways. A great team performance and a very well deserved win.