Saints First Team 2 Welshpool Town FC 2
Goal scorers Brendan Hackett and an O.G.
Man of the match Jack Biggs.
The Saints started well and had Welshpool pegged back in their own half for long periods. The visitors keeper made several good saves plus lots of last ditch blocks went in to keep us out.
From a rare attack Welshpool were awarded a corner, from the resulting corner Dan Bowen nipped in at the near post and headed in the opener. 0-1
The rest of the half saw us continue to pile forward but to no avail. Ht 0-1
The second half continued in the same vein but again their keeper and Chris Roberts in particular made several great blocks, the experienced Roberts sitting in front of the visitors back four.
Corner after corner went in but all were saved or headed away, it took a 25 yard left foot shot from skipper Brendan Hackett to finally got us on the score sheet. 1-1
The lead lasted all of 60 seconds as Sam Bowers weaved his way past two of our defenders before blasting a shot past Jordan Baker who had nothing to do most of the afternoon. 1-2
The last twenty minutes we had so many chances I wouldn’t know where to start, however, with seven minutes to go Steve Morgan crossed from the left and whilst under pressure the young full back scored an own goal. 2-2.
A couple more chances went begging as the game ran down but it just wasn’t to be. Ft 2-2
We had enough chances to win 3 games, however, Welshpool defended excellent in numbers. A special mention to their keeper who was outstanding and veteran Chris Roberts who read the game so well by protecting his back four. Our man of the match was Jack Biggs.
Jordan Baker, Tom James, Steve Goodwin, Matt Croose, Stu Davies, Brendan Hackett(c), Jack Biggs, Adi Lawford, Callum Maddy, Rob Snedden, Steve Morgan Subs Owen Lloyd, Tom Langdon. Unused Sub Gareth Jenkins.
Talgarth Town FC 2 Saints Reserves 3.
Goal scorers Josh Wisniewski (2), Darren Horrigan (Penalty).
More to follow.