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Five-star Old Gold sink Swansea Uni

CARMARTHEN Town earned their eleventh win of the season on Saturday (Mar 10) as they beat Swansea University 5-0.

Town started the game brightly and as early as the 3rd minute a Bradley Gibbings shot from the edge of the box flashed just wide of the upright to set the alarm bells ringing.

They soon followed that up in the 7th minute from a Jordan Vickers free kick that ballooned from the wall into the path of Sam Parsons who caught a perfect volley from 20 yards which flew into the corner of the goal.

Shortly afterwards a fierce shot by Tom Dyson from 25 yards flew into keeper Luke Martin’s midriff, much to the keeper’s relief.

With Dyson, Greg Walters, Will Rickard and Bradley Gibbings dominating the midfield area this restricted the students to long range efforts which hardly troubled Nick Jones in goal throughout the game.

Town extended their lead in the 30th min when from a Vickers corner Greg Walters raced in at the far post to ram home a for a well deserved goal.

Just before half time a storming run into the penalty box from Walters saw him brought down by a desperate tackle. Penalty king Liam Thomas stepped up to take the resultant penalty only to see Uni keeper Martin make a fine save.

Noah Daley got his name on the scoresheet when Rickard dribbled down to the bye line and saw his inviting cross headed powerfully into the net.

Thomas gleefully made up for his missed opportunity when in the 54th minute he raced past two defenders before unleashing a powerful shot from 20 yards that flew into the goal off the post, leaving the keeper Martin helpless.

With Lee Surman and Scott Tancock at the heart of the defence looking solid throughout, the home forwards were unable to make any impact of note in their attempt to get back into the game.

Dyson was constantly pulling the strings in midfield with another tireless display aided and abetted with Walters who ensured that the home defence was constantly stretched.

After yet another elusive run by Rickard in the 87th minute saw him play a delightful diagonal cross field pass to the overlapping Vickers whose cross to the far post was swept into goal by Josh Gibson for the youngster’s first goal since his January transfer.

Gibson has missed a few of Town’s games since his transfer having been away playing with the successful Welsh Schools team.

This win ensures that Town remain in sixth place. They now have a home fixture on Saturday, March 18, at Richmond Park against Cambrian and Clydach who currently lie in fifth place, kick off at 2pm.