Penybont 2 Newtown 1

NEWTOWN'S disappointing start to the season continued as Penybont hit back for victory at the SDM Glass Stadium.

Nathan Wood fired wide with a free-kick from the edge of the area inside the opening five minutes as the Bridgend club began brightly.

George Hughes blasted over the bar 10 minutes later as Newtown looked to get a foothold in the game.

The Robins led on 25 minutes with Jake Kelly's low left wing cross steered home by Nick Rushton for his fourth goal of the season.

The home side were stirred into action with Connor Davies drilling across the face of goal before Kosta Georgievsky headed over the bar.

Newtown missed a glaring chance to double their lead just before the break with Neil Mitchell heading another dangerous cross from Kelly over the bar.

The Robins were punished three minutes into the second-half as Mael Davies back heeled past Newtown goalkeeper David Jones.

Newtown survived a scare on 56 minutes with Jones denying Davies his second with Dan Jefferies' follow up effort cleared off the line.

Disaster struck 10 minutes later with substitute Sam Snaith netting to put Penybont ahead for the first time.

Robins manager Chris Hughes rang the changes with a triple substitution as Jordan Evans, James Davies and Craig Williams entered the arena with 20 minutes remaining.

However it was the hosts who looked most likely to add to their tally with Snaith rounding Jones and crossing for Georgievsky to head over a gaping target with 10 minutes to go.

Jones was also called upon two minutes later to deny Davies as Penybont looked to put the game to bed.

Newtown won a succession of late corners but to no avail as the home side stood firm to celebrate three hard earned points and leave Newtown still searching for their first win on the road this season.


Morris, Jefferies, M Davies, Georgievsky, Harling, Wood, Dalton, Borge, Clutton, Harris, C Davies. Subs: Goodwin, Ahmun, Snaith, Emanuel, Griffiths, Yakubu.


Jones, Phillips, Kelly, McAllister, Mills-Evans, O'Neill, Mitchell, Rushton, Breese, Edwards, Hughes. Subs: Steventon, Davies, Williams, Evans, Ofori.