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Newtown AFC v
Carmarthen Town AFC

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 21st Apr 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 230

Referee: Mark Petch

Newtown make their point to retain Premier Status

Struggling Newtown secured Welsh Premier survival with a battling point against Carmarthen Town at Latham Park. Although Sean Butler's early strike was cancelled out by Danny Thomas in the second half, the Robins held firm for a share of the spoils as they signed off a largely disappointing season on a more positive note.

"I couldn't fault our effort and commitment," said Newtown manager Darren Ryan. "We brought three or four young lads in, and they handled the step up well. But there's still a lot of work to be done in the summer, we need five or six players with a bit more quality."

Newtown made the perfect start when the lively Christian Courtney worked his way to the byline on 15 minutes and crossed for Butler to volley into the net. Courtney proved a handful throughout and had a chance to double the lead only to mis-kick when well placed.

Carmarthen, however, hit back seven minutes into the second period when Thomas was afforded space to fire past 17-year old debutant keeper Dave Jones. The visitors had their opportunities as they enjoyed the better of the second period, But Newtown were not to be denied a share of the spoils.