Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 13 Sept 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Darren Adie
Newtown staged a second half fight back to secure three points with Adam Worton scoring the winning goal six minutes from time. The home side opened the scoring just before the half hour mark when Druids won two tackles on the Newtown left side which saw Geraint Lewis charge into the box to centre for Mike Heverin to slide in to put Druids ahead. The Robins created enough chances to bring themselves level; first Richard Williams-Cooke missed the target from Wortons low cross before Damien Daniels broke into the Druids box but fired at Carl Edwards legs.
The second half saw Newtown start with more purpose and another good Worton run saw him pick out Neil Mitchell who miscued his shot before Danny Jellicoe failed to connect as Newtown looked for an equaliser. Against the run of play, Druids doubled their advantage when Ricky Evans broke in midfield to find Ward who fired home past David Jones off the inside of the post.
The introduction of Newtown striker Craig Moses made a big impact on the game and he brought Newtown back into the game just past the hour mark when he beat his marker to fire past Edwards and the Robins were soon level. Again Moses caused the problems in the Druids box which saw the young striker pulled to the ground by Aled Rowlands and referee Darren Adie pointed to the spot for Newtowns first league penalty for over two seasons. Craig Williams made no mistake from the spot putting Edwards the wrong way.
With the visitors on top a flurry of Newtown corners caused Druids problems and with six minutes remaining, Adam Wortons right wing in swinger left Edwards and the Druids defence stranded as the ball went directly into the net. The Robins were unlucky not to finish with four goals, Neil Mitchell cured a shot which beat Edwards but smashed against the inside of the post and bounce out. Druids pushed on in the closing moment with Ward seeing his half volley blocked while Kevin Holsgrove fired at David Jones as Newtown made it seven points from nine to get their season on track.