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final Score
2 - 1
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Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Newtown AFC202Win
Cardiff MU101Loss

Recap

Two long range strikes in two first half minutes saw Newtown get back to winning ways and record their third home win on the bounce.

They made it hard for themselves though and fell behind early on as Sam Snaith glanced home a free kick after his 13 minutes.

But Alex Fletcher’s long range effort squirmed through the goalkeepers legs, before Neil Mitchell rifled in a belter two minutes later.

 

After two defeats on the bounce Chris Hughes made just one change as Luke Boundford came in for his first start of the campaign, replacing Joe Kenton.

Last week it was a horror show as the Robins conceded inside 52 seconds, and it didn’t take much longer for Met to go close in this one.

A cross went through the crowded box to Joel Edwards after just two minutes, but the defender blazed over.

The Robins were enjoying good patches of possession, but it was Met who looked the sharper going forward.

Elliot Evans found himself free in the box, but his deflected effort was tipped wide by Dave Jones.

Then the home stopper produced a top class save to deny a Will Evans volley from point blank range, with Sam Snaith blasting over the re-bound.

However Met were building up ahead of steam and did get their noses in front on 13 minutes.

Evans’ in swinging free kick was glanced in off the post by Snaith, for what was the first time the Robins had conceded at home this season.

It almost got worse five minutes later, but luckily Evans’ free kick went just over the Robins crossbar.

The dangerous Evans fired over again, before Newtown had their first sight of goal as Callum Roberts fired a set piece over the bar.

Then in two mad minutes, after hardly having a glimpse of a chance the Robins turned things right around.

They can count themselves quite fortunate with the first, as Fletcher’s long range effort from distance went straight through the legs of goalkeeper Esa Aalto.

Then with the next attack on 37 minutes Mitchell galloped forward and fire a rocket shot into the corner from distance, and this time Aalto could do nothing about it.

Fletcher’s dangerous cross nearly led to a third at the start of the second half, before the tide began to turn back in Met’s favour.

They were enjoying dangerous spells, and had a handball shout waved away.

Then from a left sided cross, Jones produced his second top save of the afternoon to deny a goal bound Emlyn Lewis header.

Mitchell had a speculative effort fly over, before he was unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after beating two men and going down in the box.

Then with just over ten minutes to go Met should have been level.

A cross found Chris Baker free in the box and he had time to turn and shoot from 12 yards, however he lacked composure and blazed over.

Will Evans then curled an effort over as the game crept towards stoppage time with the Robins lead still in tact.

But the Robins held firm, and good game management saw them see it out for the victory.

Newtown AFC

1Dave Jones Goalkeeper
3Callum Roberts Defender
4Ben Bailey Defender
5Kieran Mills-Evans Defender
6Jay Denny Midfielder
7Neil Mitchell Forward
8Nick Rushton 20 Striker
9Luke Boundford 11 Midfielder
10Steve Leslie 17 Winger
19Craig Williams Defender
23Alex Fletcher Midfielder
11Joe Kenton 9 Forward
17Sam Phillips 10 Midfielder
20Tom Goodwin 8 Midfielder

Ground

Latham Park
Latham Park, Newtown SY16 1EN

Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
22/09/2018 2:30 pm Welsh Premier League 2018/19 7

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