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Robins up to fourth place

 
Created on 01/09/2021 @ 08:10

Newtown shot up to fourth place in the JD Cymru Premier with a 5-0 win over Cefn Druids.

The Robins were ahead after just 11 minutes through Fumpa Mwandwe and just four minuts later he struck again heading in a Naim Arsan cross.

And before the half time interval the Mid Wales side were out of sight with Richard Davies netting a third against his former club.

Druids huffed and puffed trying to get back in the game in the second half but Keiron Mill-Evans put the game beyond doubt and Aaron Williams added a fifth in the closing minutes.

Llanfair made Montgomeryshire Cup progress at the expense of neighbours Berriew with a 2-1 away win and a 93rd minute clincher from Josh Astley.

Llanfair started well and were in front after 16 minutes, Richard Astley heading home an in-swinging Karl Seliaerts corner from the right.

Berriew should have equalised soon after but after rounding the goalkeeper, an effort was blocked on the line by Matt Spencer.

Berriew equalised just before the break, a great right-wing cross by George Davies found Richard Davies unmarked in the box, who looped his header over a stranded Danny Foulkes in goal.

In the second half, Toby Evans was unlucky not to put Llanfair back in front when his long-range effort cannoned back off the bar on 55 minutes.

After that, Berriew dominated and will rue a number of missed chances including a penalty on 73 minutes, which Danny Foulkes saved down low to his left.

Berriew hit the crossbar soon after but the missed penalty spurred Llanfair on, along with a number of fresh players on the pitch. Nathan Hughes was agonisingly close with a header in the dying minutes before Josh Astley headed Llanfair back in front from close range, off a neat Max McLaughlin cross from the left.

Berriew will feel very hard done by but it’s Llanfair who progress, facing local rivals Dyffryn Banw in the next round.