JD Cymru Premier

Pontypridd Utd 0 Newtown 1

LOUIS Robles maintained his rich form with a late winner as 10 man Newtown prevailed triumphant at Pontypridd United on Tuesday night.

A match of few clear chances ended goalless at the break with Joe Hunt's piledriver tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Andy Wycherley a rare opportunity.

The match continued to be tightly contested after the interval.


The breakthrough arrived with just 10 minutes remaining as Henry Cowans released Robles on the right who cut inside and surged through the home defence to fire beyond goalkeeper George Ratcliffe from the edge of the area.

Newtown were reduced to 10 men five minutes later when Callum Roberts earned his second caution to set up a tense finale but the Robins held out for victory to climb to fourth in the table.

Pontypridd: Ratcliffe, Cummings, Williams-Margetson, Knott, D Williams, Shephard, Maertins (Hutson 62), Rees, Wright, Hunt (Karadogan 80), Pritchard (Lewis 62). Subs: Morris, Vaughan, Young.

Newtown: Wycherley, Roberts, Sutton, Sears (Cowans 76), Evans, Oswell (Mills-Evans 85), Robles, Ismael, M Jones, Hughes, Smith. Subs: Torry, Taylor, Ussher, Harley.