WITHOUT a league game again last Saturday, Monmouth Town enjoyed or rather endured a return to Monmouth with a friendly against third division Lliswerry

In a game most of the players, management and supporters would rather forget Town did at least parade new signing Sam Hunt who joins from Pegasus FC but who will have to wait for international clearance before he can make his bow.

With half a season gone Town now lie in ninth place but with games in hand and a staggering ten home games from their remaining 15, they will be confident that they can at least have a major say in what happens to the Welsh League title.

The team are also in the semi-final of the Gwent Senior Cup for only the second time since 1940 and have reached the quarter finals of the League cup for the first time ever.

If Town had a half term report it would probably be a B+ with a 'could do better' added. School teacher manager Andrew Smith agreed, "We've not really been at our best at all and have been decidedly off colour since Christmas. It's all about games and we haven't been able to get a run going with matches being cancelled. It's no excuse however for a lack of effort and we will have to be at least giving it 100 percent to get anything from the season".

Smith was pleased with his capture and hasn't ruled out a few more signings over the next couple of weeks. "Sam is a good player and will fit in with the way we play. I'm disappointed we couldn't land a few others but players are loyal by and large and it works both ways. We do need some more bodies to freshen things up and get some competition for places so we'll keep looking."

Town are without a game again on Saturday but return to league action with home games on and February 7 and 10.