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final Score
0 - 3
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Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Caernarfon Town000Loss
Newtown AFC033Win


Three second half goals helped Newtown get back to winning ways and climb up to fourth in the JD Welsh Premier League.

After a scoreless first half, Luke Boundford headed the Robins in front after the break.

His header was followed by further goals from Nick Rushton and Neil Mitchell, as the Robins bounced back straight away from their disappointment at Bala last time out.

Chris Hughes was forced into one change from last week’s defeat at Bala Town, as the suspended Craig Williams was replaced by Luke Boundford.

It was a frantic first ten minutes with the first good chance falling to the hosts after just three minutes.

A ball from Jamie Crowther was nodded into the path of Darren Thomas who flashed an effort just wide of the Robins post.

Down the other end a rasping Steve Leslie drive from 40 yards was tipped over by goalkeeper Alex Ramsey, with Neil Mitchell flicking the resulting corner narrowly wide of the mark.

Then on nine minutes a long ball found its way to Boundford who cut inside, before unleashing a superb curling effort inches wide of the upright from 25 yards.

It was a fast paced opening 20 minutes with both sides pushing for an early opener.

Danny Brookwell, who has hit the headlines in recent weeks was the main danger man for the Cofis.

First he beat Joe Kenton, the makeshift right back, to lash in a cross, before dancing through the Robins defence, however Mitchell got back to clear.

On 23 minutes he beat the full back again before firing in a cross, but in the process picked up an injury and was replaced by former Robin Jamie Breese.

Ben Maher had a shot saved for the Cofis, before Thomas went down in the box however referee Cheryl Foster waved away any penalty shouts.

Thomas spurned the Cofis best chance of the game seven minutes before the break, as they began to turn the heat up on the Robins.

A free kick into the box fell to the midfielder who was unmarked, but he fired wide from 12 yards.

The Robins were having to deal with a fair share of aerial balls, but they withstood the pressure before having their best chance of the half five minutes before the break.

A break down the left saw Rushton square it for Boundford, but he could only fire straight at Ramsey.

Boundford didn’t have long to wait after the break to make up for it though, as he headed the Robins in front two minutes after the re-start.

A well worked move saw Rushton find Kenton out wide, and he crossed from the right for Boundford to head home past Ramsey.

The Cofis, backed by another strong Friday night crowd came back at Newtown as Gareth Evans flashed a shot across goal, and Jamie Crowther had a volley saved.

Then on the hour mark with their second chance of the half the Robins grabbed their second goal.

A short corner to Leslie saw the midfielder whip a ball to the back post, and Rushton was there to glance the ball into the corner of the net.

The Robins again soaked up a little bit of pressure, before a classic counter attack all but wrapped up the game on 71 minutes.

From a home move the ball dropped to Alex Fletcher who drove forward and found Mitchell.

The winger cut inside before firing past Ramsey to give the Robins a three goal buffer.

The game was all but wrapped up but the Cofis kept up with the late pressure without any real chances.

Every time they fired a ball forward they were met by the pairing of Kieran Mills-Evans and Ben Bailey, who were solid all evening.

Ethan Jones had a late shot saved but the three goals were enough as the Robins got back to winning ways in fine fashion.


Newtown AFC

1Dave Jones Goalkeeper
5Kieran Mills-Evans Defender


The Oval
17 Cae\'r Ymryson, Caernarfon LL55 2LR, UK


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19/10/20187:45 pmCymru Premier2018/1911

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