Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 5 Jan 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Neil Morgan
NEWTOWN, who were 4-2 home winners over Porthmadog in the early weeks of the season, completed the double at The Traeth, where they have invariably fared well over the years. Win number eight in 11 visits was secured the hard way, though, because the Robins had to come from behind twice to book the points - and former Porthmadog favourite, Marc Lloyd Williams, was the main predator. He struck after 84 minutes with Newtown's deciding goal that extended the home team's woeful record of not having scraped a single point in front of their own fans in 10 attempts.
Porthmadog had hoped for a better outcome, when Marcus Orlik rounded 'keeper David Jones to pot the opening goal on 12 minutes but Newtown provided a prompt riposte through Lloyd Williams, with a six-yards' finish three minutes later. Porthmadog went 2-1 ahead in style on the half-hour, when Kyle Jacobs latched on to a throw-in made ground quickly and rocketed a 30-yard special into the visitors' net. The hosts had reckoned on a third goal from Paul Roberts on 57 minutes but the flag went up for offside. Then Orlik found the woodwork on 76 but Lloyd Williams poached the winner near the end.