Radnor Valley 2 Newcastle 3

Saturday 24th August 2012
Radnor Valley 2 Newcastle 3
Watson Financial Services Mid Wales League (South)
At: School Lane
Kick-off: 1-45 pm
Admission: pass; Programme: £1 (8 pages)
Weather: sunny spells and showers
Attendance: 212
Duration: first-half: 45:05; second-half: 48:09

From Penybont, it was a short trip further along the A44 to New Radnor and a second game in the Mid Wales League (South). Home side Radnor Valley hosted last season’s champions Newcastle at a scenic ground on School Lane surrounded by greenery, hills and sheep. Scott Oxford scored twice in four minutes midway through the first half to put the visitors in control. However, to their credit, Radnor Valley fought back to level things up before the interval. Newcastle scored what proved to be the winner a couple of minutes after the restart and held on to take all three points back across the border to Shropshire.

Radnor Valley (green and white halves / green / green): 1. Andrew Kettle (capt), 2. Mark Bufton, 3. Paul Jones, 4. Craig Pigot, 5. Kyle Slaven, 6. Elliot Morris, 7. Ieuan Price, 8. Shane Griffiths, 9. Jamie Layton-Morris, 10. Oliver Jones, 11. Callum Matthews. Subs: 12. Tate Evans (for Morris, 59), 14. Tom Underhill, 15. Edward Hamer (for Kettle, 73; Bufton in goal), 16. Mike Lewis (for Griffiths, 59).

Newcastle (black and white stripes / black / black) :1 . Ben Harvey, 2. Huw Williams, 3. Tom Bright, 4. Richard Williams (capt), 5. Richard Jones, 6. Craig Morris, 7. Sam Windsor, 8. Carl Price, 9. Scott Oxford, 10. John Batesan, 11. Jimmy Thomas. Subs: 12. Callum Evans (for Windsor, 59), 14. Zac Thrivilas (not used), 15. Owen Morris (for Oxford, 78), 16. Paul Williams (for Batesan, 74), 17. Todd Thrivilas (not used).

Referee: Paul Kirkham.
Assistants: Steve Bradford and Jack Watkins.

0-1 Scott Oxford (22)
0-2 Scott Oxford (26)
1-2 Jamie Layton-Morris (33)
2-2 Callum Matthews (41)
2-3 Carl Price (47)

Radnor Valley: Ieuan Price (YC, 65)
Newcastle: Craig Morris (YC, 52), Paul Edwards (YC, 81), Callum Evans (YC, 90+3)