PENYBONT and Newtown played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday (Aug 21), in an entertaining battle.

Newtown kept the ball well early on but it was the home side who took the lead with 14 minutes gone.

An excellent ball from Mael Davies fell to the feet of Sam Snaith who tucked the ball into the bottom corner for his third goal in as many games.

The Bont had another good chance soon after but Newtown keeper Dave Jones made a good save to keep his side in the game.

With two minutes to go in the first half, Newtown levelled the game through Aaron Williams.

It was a blow for the Bont who had looked as if they were going to go in at half time with the one goal advantage.

Both sides had chances in the second half with Williams firing over while the Bont also forced Jones into a number of saves.

The visitors’ Jordan Evans was then sent through with a lovely ball from David Cotterill but his shot on goal was palmed away by the keeper.

Sub Lifumpa Mwandwe came close late on but, like his teammates, he was unable to find the back of the net.

Both sides settled for a point and they will look to use it as a springboard to go on have a positive season.