Weather takes toll on Gwent Central

Thursday 20th January 2011 12:00 am

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ATROCIOUS weather again took its toll on the Gwent Central League programme and only five games were played.

Bouncing back from last week's defeat, Premier Division leaders Llanarth stay top of the tree following their 4-0 home win over a visiting Crickhowell.

The strikes came thick and fast for Llanarth from Roy Bond, Ian McKinley, Tom Bodham, and Steve Morgan, leaving Crickhowell floundering with nothing in way of reply.

Man of the match for Llanarth was Michael Morgan.

Man of the match for Crickhowell was Rob Young.

Second-placed outfit Raglan won 3-6 away at Llanfoist. Eddie Murphy put Raglan in the lead and Josh Butler extended it. Kris Jordan got Raglan's third from a rebound, before Eddie Murphy bagged his brace and Raglan's fourth to make it 0-4 going into the interval.

Into the second-half and Kris Jordan got Raglan's fifth from a corner and substitute Paul Rennie made it six.

Llanfoist's goals came from Michael Anderson, Michael Marshall Waters and Chris Jeffries.

Man of the match for Llanfoist was Luke Ewers.

Man of the match for Raglan was Daniel Lane.

Match of the day saw GIlwen and District winning their home match to Pontypool Town 2-0.

There were no goals in the first half but come the second, Kieran Shelvin put Gilwern 1-0 in front with a volley from 20 yards, and although Ponty were awarded two penalties, they failed to score.

Matthew Burkitt scored Gilwern's second goal in the 85th minute when he picked up a loose ball from a corner and tapped into an open net from five yards out.

Ponty piled on the pressure but the Gilwern side kept their nerve for a well-earned victory.

Man of the match for Gilwern was sweeper Rhys Williams.

Mardy 'B' were the latest side to try their luck on 'the island'- the home turf of Usk Town 'B'.

The visitors took the initial lead through Ashley Brown, before David Glencross scored to put Usk 'B' level at half-time.

In the second-half, Glencross netted three more to take his total to four, and Steven Bagley and Sean Tayler chipped in with one apiece to comfortably win the day for Usk.

Richard Langley pulled a goal back for Mardy from a free kick but it was nowhere near enough as the visitors departed defeated.

Man of the match for Usk was Sean Taylor.

Man of the match for Mardy was Matthew Phillips.

Division Two leaders Clydach 'B' beat Pontypool Town 'B' 6-1.

Strikes for Clydach came from Ben Ward (2), man of the match Luke Welsh, Japer Morgan, Nathan Ford, plus a Gareth Weed tap in.