Newtown 7 Llanelli 1

NEWTOWN strolled to an emphatic victory over an outclassed Llanelli to maintain their unbeaten home record.

With kick off delayed for more than an hour due to travel problems the visitors began sluggishly and Newtown capitalised by breaking the deadlock inside the opening eight minutes.

Alex Fletcher drilled a shot into the area from distance with Neil Mitchell cleverly trapping and steering past goalkeeper Oliver Davies.

Despite almost total dominance the Robins had wait until the 27th minute to double their lead with Luke Boundford sweeping home Callum Roberts’ left wing cross from close range.

Roberts continued to menace the Llanelli defence with a left wing cross met by Boundford with Davies forced into action.

From the resulting corner from Craig Williams the Robins increased their lead with Boundford not to be denied.

It was all over on 34 minutes with Steve Leslie feeding Nick Rushton to round Davies and slot home.

Rushton completed his brace with a superb 25 yard strike into the top corner with five minutes remaining of the most one sided Welsh Premier game ever seen at Latham Park.

Newtown were rampant after the break with Mitchell, Boundford and Rushton each spurning chances to add to their tallies.

The inevitable sixth goal arrived on the hour with Leslie cutting inside from the left and skipping past several weak challenges before firing past Davies.

Llanelli responded and reduced the arrears after Curtis March burst through to slot under goalkeeper Dave Jones with 15 minutes remaining.

Newtown had the final say with Ben Bailey heading home Leslie’s looping cross at the death to complete a resounding victory for the Robins.

NEWTOWN: D Jones, Williams, Roberts, Bailey, Mills-Evans, Denny (Goodwin 79), Fletcher (Phillips 70), Leslie, Boundford (Kenton 70), Rushton, Mitchell. Subs: Perry, Evans, Cook.

Att - 230