Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 29 Sept 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Paul Thomas
NEWI Cefn Druids, who have suffered two 5-1 beatings on their travels, broke their away duck with a win at Porthmadog. Mike Heverin's decisive goal on 21 minutes followed a free-kick in the centre circle. A header by centre-back Tim Edwards over the home defence let in Heverin to convert the loose ball.
But the Wrexham winners had a bitter-sweet victory as they finished with ten men after full-back Mark Powell was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Druids' player-manager Wayne Phillips said, "We have played a lot better in other games and got nothing. But it was important for us, after those bad results at Bangor and Port Talbot, to gain something from this game."
His Porthmadog counterpart Clayton Blackmore said, "We were the better team but did not create much and we made Druids look better than they actually were. We were guilty of gifting them two soft goals and cannot expect to do that and get away with it."
Porthmadog, who had gone into action bidding for their first home point just as Druids were seeking their first away point, hit early trouble. A second-minute corner from the right wing by Kevin Holsgrove eluded the outstretched hands of home keeper Joe Sagar to finish up in the far corner of the net.
But the hosts were back on level terms after 16 minutes by means of Paul Roberts' fifth goal of the season, an edge of box left-footer, after he had skipped past two defenders. Parity was short lived, however, as Heverin produced a quality winning goal from 12 yards after Sagar was enticed off his line to deal with the free-kick confusion.