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Robins win at Guilsfield

REPORT - Guilsfield 2-3 Robins

James Murphy and Leon Clowes recorded their first Newtown goals in tonight's 3-2 win over Guilsfield at Clos Mytton.

Luke Boundford fired the Robins ahead in the first half, before the two new signings got on the score sheet in the second half to help their side to a second win in a week.

The Robins started well with Neil Mitchell having a header cleared, but the hosts also went close twice through a Chris Cathrall shot and header.

Both sides were pushing to get the opener, with Jamie Reed firing in a couple of efforts before the Robins took the lead on the half hour mark.

Jamie Price's deep cross found Boundford who rose to glance the ball beyond Lee Andrew.

Andy Ford volleyed over for Guilsfield, before Reed went close after a through ball from Sam Litchfield, but the striker could only direct a shot across the face of goal and wide.

The cross bar came to Guilsfield's rescue soon after as Mitchell's dipping volley came back off the woodwork and was cleared away. 

Nathan Leonard's side should have been level three minutes before the break as Clowes conceded possession and Asa Hamilton ran through.

However he was denied when one on one with Dave Jones.

Reed saw an early second half strike deflected wide, before Jake Cook drew Guilsfield level.

His curling cross evaded everyone including goalkeeper Jones to nestle in the corner of the net.

Within seconds though the Robins were level, as Murphy's corner was glanced home by the unmarked Clowes.

Newtown had stepped it up a gear as the impressive Joe Kenton fired wide and Reed had a shot cleared off the line after he rounded the keeper.

Two minutes later a third goal came as Murphy left the keeper standing to curl a free kick into the top corner.

The lively Hamilton had a shot saved for the home side, and moments later when he went one on one he was denied by the onrushing Jack Perry.

Again the woodwork denied Newtown 15 minutes from time as the two wingers Kenton and Murphy combined, with the latter curling a shot onto the underside of the crossbar.

Late on Guilsfield carved out a couple of chances, and pulled a goal back on the stroke of full time.

Louis Irvine's deep cross found the unmarked Hamilton, who headed home past Perry from a tight angle.

Newtown - Jones, Wells, Litchfield, Clowes, Price, Boundford, Williams, Trialist, Mitchell, Rushton, Reed