Monmouth Town stretched their lead at the top of the Welsh League Division Two with a four-nil win over Newcastle Emlyn at the Sports Ground last Saturday (17th December).
The visitors started the game with just three wins out of their 15 league games, but could return home with pride after making the league leaders work very hard for their three points.
In fact, it wasn't until the final 10 minutes that the game was made safe as the strugglers penned the Town back for large periods of the second half.
The Kingfishers, sponsored by Wye Media, kicked off on a sticky, but perfectly playable pitch, looking to get at the young visiting side from the start.
For once, the Town settled early and were keen to show why they started the game 13 points clear at the top of the league with some flowing attacking football.
Going forward, full backs Ashley Ford and Aaron Davies looked to attack and join in with many of the flowing moves the Town produced.
Good goalkeeping and poor final passes resulted in the league leaders just failing to create goal scoring opportunities.
The first real threat at goal came from an unlikely source. Smith made his way up field and after controlling the ball on his chest, fired a 20-yarder onto the outside of the post.
For full report see Beacon 14/12/11.