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final Score
6 - 0
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Newtown AFC6Win
Llanfair United0Loss


The Robins kicked off their pre-season campaign with a comfortable victory over Llanfair United.

Neil Mitchell scored a double in the first period, before two trialists found the net in the second period.

Nick Rushton swept in another late goal, before a further goal from a trialist completed the scoring.

Chris Hughes named a mixture of players already signed and trialists in his squad, as preparations for next season were ramped up.

And in the Mid Wales sunshine it took them just two minutes to take the lead.

A goal kick was charged down and fell to Luke Boundford who squared the ball for Mitchell, and his first effort was saved but he hammered home the re-bound.

Llanfair fired over, before one of their defenders had to be sharp to clear a wicked Callum Roberts cross from the left.

United almost caught the Robins cold on the quarter hour mark, but Dave Jones was quick to come out and smother the danger.

Llanfair had a couple of wayward efforts, but the chances in the first period were falling Newtown’s way.

Mitchell had an effort saved, before Roberts fired a free kick narrowly over the bar.

Nick Rushton saw a tame header saved, before he was denied when one on one with the Llanfair stopper.

The Robins did finally double their lead on the half hour mark, and it was Mitchell again firing home after the keeper spilled a corner.

Mitchell then spurned a chance to grab a hat-trick as he fired high over the bar from a Boundford pull back.

Alex Fletcher went close early in the second period as Newtown looked to increase their lead, before a Llanfair player fired a free kick narrowly over.

Boundford curled one wide, before he turned supplier and pulled a ball back for a trialist to hammer home and make it three.

Hughes then introduced a couple of youngsters with 20 minutes remaining, and the Robins were soon four up.

Rushton played in a low cross, and a trialist took a touch and fired the ball into the top corner.

A trialist then struck the bar, before Will Evans had an effort cleared off the line late on.

They did find a fifth with moments remaining, as Rushton swept home a Jordan Jones cross to complete the scoring.

Robins – Jones, Williams, Mills-Evans, trialist, Roberts, Denny, Harries, Mitchell, Fletcher, Boundford, Rushton

Subs – Perry, trialist, trialist, J Jones, Goodwin, C Williams, Evans


Latham Park
Latham Park, Newtown SY16 1EN


06/07/20187:45 pmPre-season2018/19