Newtown AFC 644


4 - 2

CPD Porthmadog

Newtown AFC v
CPD Porthmadog

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 1st Sept 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 230

Referee: Paul Thomas

Ryan's Robins put in Four-some Show

Daily Post Reports

<1r>Newtown manager Darren Ryan saw his side register their first League win of the season, but he was still left frustrated by a below par second-half showing.

A first half double from Marc Lloyd Williams, taking his tally to four goals from three outings, helped set up victory with Kevin Scott and Richard Williams-Cooke adding goals inside the first 36 minutes.

But injury-hit Porthmadog, still searching for their first points, came back with second-half replies from Rhys Roberts and Paul Roberts.

"When you're 4-0 up you should go out and enjoy the second half but instead we became sloppy and took our foot off the gas," admitted Ryan.

The Robins took a grip of the encounter to lead 4-0 at the break, with the predatory Lloyd Williams pouncing for an early opener after a Colin Loss strike had rebounded into his path. Debutant Port 'keeper Joe Sagar, a former Glasgow Ranger, was then beaten a second time on 15 minutes when Scott found the net with a quickly taken free kick.

A third followed just three minutes later when Lloyd Williams headed home and Williams Cooke fired a fourth on 36 minutes. Newtown failed to push on in the second period as Porthmadog became a greater force.

Rhys Roberts pulled one back on 67 minutes following a corner and Paul Roberts reduced the arrears further before Lloyd Williams hit a post with a firm header.