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Carmarthen Town AFC

Bala Town v
Carmarthen Town AFC

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 28 Nov 2009
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 127

Referee: Dean John

Hicks at Double as Old Gold win at Bala

Three first half goals saw Town get back to winning ways at Maes Tegid after Ross Jefferies had opened the scoring for the hosts on four minutes, heading in unopposed at the back post from an Osian Jones flag kick.

Having been rocked by the early opener Town were back level on sixteen minutes when Tim Hicks glanced in Chris Thomas' cross from the edge of the 18 yard area. The front man then bagged his brace to put Town ahead ten minutes later. Richard Hughes' floated ball forward picked out Mark Pritchard who released Hicks to drive in from an angle.

With twins Ross and Brett Jefferies linking well Mark Dodds looked to shackle John Toner. But having taken the lead Town took control as Chris Thomas broke down the flank. With Danny Thomas pulling his namesake's cross down well in the box he turned and fired beyond keeper Leon Bimpson to make it 3-1 at the break.

The second half saw the hosts press to reduce the deficit. But with Town's back four in miserly mood it took a saving cover clearance from Steve Fisher at the other end to deny Hicks a hat-trick after Paul Fowler had set the front man free. Fowler then came close from a Cotterrall lay off and on the eighty minute mark, with Bimpson committed and way out of his area, Nathan Cotterrall's speculative effort from the half way line went narrowly wide of the open goal.

In between Town closed the hosts down well with some tight passing and marking to register a deserved win that sees the Richmond Park outfit maintain ninth place and put some daylight between them and the hosts.