NEWTOWN maintained their good start to the season as they thumped bottom of the table Cefn Druids 5-0 at Latham Park on Tuesday night (Aug 31).
There was an early chance for the Druids but it wasn’t enough to test Newtown keeper David Jones.
On 11 minutes though it was the hosts who took the lead as Lifumpa Mwandwe scored and he doubled the lead five minutes later to put the hosts in a commanding position.
His second came from a good cross from the left which he headed down towards goal and the ball went in despite a touch from the Druids keeper.
They continued to attack with David Cotterill sending an inviting ball into the box which was headed away by the Druids.
With half an hour gone the Robins made it 3-0 as good work down the right saw the ball crossed in for James Davies who got in ahead of the defender to smash home.
It remained 3-0 until half time and the Druids had a mountain to climb if they were to get anything out of the game.
They defended well at the start of the second half to keep Newtown out as Mwandwe saw a shot go over the bar.
With fifteen minutes to go though, the Robins did finally get their fourth goal as Kieran Mills-Evans headed in from a corner.
Five minutes from time it was 5-0 as Arron Williams got his name on the scoresheet.
The hosts also had a late free kick but Cotterill sent his effort over the bar.
It was an emphatic win for the hosts who now sit fourth in the table with just one defeat in their first four games.
On Saturday (Sept 4), Newtown are in action in the second round of the JD Welsh Cup as they host Berriew.
The Druids are also in action in the cup as they host Holyhead Hotspur.
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