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Wellmen back to winning ways at Guilsfield

Wellmen back to winning ways at Guilsfield

Steve Roberts13 Apr - 23:53
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The Wellmen picked up three points after a 2-0 victory at Guilsfield, thanks to goals by Jamie Breese and Danny Andrews.

The match was moved to Newtown’s Latham Park incase of doubts over Guilsfields pitch being playable after all the heavy rain, so the Wellmen and their supporters made the trek to Mid Wales for the evening kick off.
The match got underway and there wasn’t much between neither side for the first part of the match as Guilsfield and the Wellmen played good end to end football trying to get the upper hand over each other. Both sides had half chances but failed to test either keeper and the first good chance of the match fell to the visitors with 13 minutes on the clock, good play saw the ball fall to Jamie Breese but he couldn’t control his shot and it went over the bar. Moments later, Town won a corner and Ryan Edwards’ kick found Danny Andrews on the edge of the box but his effort flew inches wide of Robbie Williams’ goal. The Wellmen were getting a hold on the game, and won a free kick on the edge of the box. Danny Sullivan stepped up to take it and his fierce drive was blocked by a Guilsfield defender and the ball went out for a corner which came to nothing.
Midway through the half, Town created another chance, Andrews picking up the ball close to the halfway line and thread a great ball through to Breese to chase, he controlled and beat his marker but his shot across the face of goal flashed wide of the target. Town carried on having plenty of possession for the latter part of the half but were unable to force Williams into a save. With a couple of minutes remining of the half, the home side went close as Jamie Hyne’s effort is only a couple of inches too high and flew over Shaun Pearson’s goal. The sides went in at the break all square at 0-0.

The second half got underway and the Wellmen had soon taken the lead. Robbie Williams in the Guilsfield goal had an easy ball to deal with, but he somehow spilled the ball and Breese was able to pinch it at his feet, he dribbled past the keeper and slotted the ball home despite a last gasp effort to block it by a Guilsifeld defender. It was a great start to the half and the goal lifted the Wellmen and they began piling on the pressure on the home side. Breese nearly added a second moments later, bursting through the defence, he played a neat one two with Andrews but Breese’s shot flew over the bar. Breese was in the thick of the action again, a mix up between Williams, the Guilsfield keeper and his centre back saw the ball ricochets off the defender, the loose ball falls at Breese’s feet, but his turn and snapshot towards goal goes inches wide.
Town grabbed the all important second goal on 73 minutes. Breese again involved, great play down the left hand side, the defender beaten, he whips in a great cross and Andrews is there to head the ball home giving the keeper no chance to double the Wellmen’s lead. The home side had a chance with around 10 minutes left to play, a long throw in to the box found the ball partly cleared to Iwan Mathews, but his shot is saved by Pearson, then Jake Cooke went on a good run, beats three challenges and shoots from the edge of the box but the ball takes a slight deflection and rolls wide of the target.
Cooke’s effort was the last real chance of the game and as the referee blew for full time, the three points sent the Wellmen back to the top of the league, much to the delight of the good number of supporters who had made the trip to Mid Wales. All eyes now turn to Tuesday nights home game against Llanidloes……..

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