Bow Street 3 v 1 Knighton Town

Matthew Evans in action v Knighton Town
Goalscorer Matthew Evans attacks the Knighton defence. Phot courtesy of Bev Hemmings.
Spar Mid Wales League – Division 1

Saturday 16/09

Bow Street followed up their great Welsh Cup win in Knighton on the previous weekend with an ultimately comfortable victory over the same opponents at Cae Piod in a league encounter.

Matthew Evans opened the scoring after ten minutes, but Knighton reacted strongly and caused problems for the home defence during the rest of the opening half. However, after the break the home side became more dominant and within ten minutes they doubled the score when the Knighton goalkeeper allowed a Llion Jenkins shot under his body and into the net. Bow Street had further chances to increase the lead and Matthew Pemberthy was especially unlucky when his bullet header rebounded off the crossbar.

But with five minutes to go, a mix up in the home defence allowed Knighton to pull a goal back. But a minute later, an intelligent run and pass from Steff Richards enabled an excellent finish from Dean Evans.

Manager Barry Williams said, ‘We are very pleased to have come through these back to back games against Knighton with two wins. They have offered a very physical challenge to us. Today was all about the three points and we are all delighted with the result.’

Next Saturday, Bow Street welcome Churchstoke to Cae Piod in the first round of the Welsh FA Trophy. In the first round proper of the Welsh Cup, they have been drawn to play Airbus away on October 7th.

Team: B.Willis, N.Evans, T.W.Roberts, S.Antoniazzi, O.Roberts-Young, G.Nutting, L.Jenkins, M.Gornall, M.Evans, S.Richards, M.Pemberthy.

Subs: T.Evans, B.Jones, D.Evans, C.Ferreira