Thursday, 15 October 2009

Football - Newport V Talavera


Our first league game of the season in the new 7 a side format ended in a rear guard action victory over our neighbours Talavera. Despite having many more shots on goal Talavera could not break down the solid Newport defence marshalled solidly by captain Jake Channon and the outstanding Richard Barton in goal.

Newport opened the scoring with a quick clearance up field which Reece Watmore lobbed cooly into the net over the advancing goalie.This was soon added to by a wonderful strike from the ever improving Lewis Donald. 2-0 at half time remained so until 5 minutes from the end when Talavera scored with a deflected shot. Newport dug in and tackled and tackled and held out to claim all the points.

Talavera were unlucky not to get anything from the game but the boys were magnificent in their desire to keep their lead. Man of the match choice was easy: Richard Barton.

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