Goal difference helps Town take top spot

By Jake Chown  
Wednesday 20th March 2019 10:43 am
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Jacob Perrella scored in Monmouth Town’s 8-0 win

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East Gwent League Division Two - Chepstow Athletic 0 Monmouth Town 8

MONMOUTH Town’s 8-0 win at Chepstow Athletic saw them take over top spot on goal difference.

Monmouth have hit the net 88 times this season - their first in the East Gwent League - and Sudbrook, who have 37 points - the same as Monmouth, are 35 goals adrift of the new leaders.

Town manager Paul Perrella believes Sudbrook’s draw with Thornwell Red & White B on Saturday has opened the door for his team to clinch the title.

“We need three more wins in the remaining matches to take the title,” Perrella said.

“The boys really turned it on against a physical side and we led 4-0 at half time thanks to Sam Williams,  George Antony (2) and Matt Jones.”

In the second half, George completed his hat-trick, Sam Williams scored his second and Greg Powell and Jacob Perrella added the others.

“With 88 goals in the bag, we are aiming to hit 100,” the manager added.

“Three more wins will see us crowned champs.”

Thornwell came back from a goal down to their hosts and manager Keith Tipper paid tribute to their spirit for battling back.

“It was a sloppy goal to concede but we did well in the last 15 minutes of the first half,” he said.

“We played well in the second half and had what I thought was a good goal disallowed for offside.

“But then a great equaliser from Kenny Vidler made it a very tense last 10 minutes and we are all looking forward to the [CCL Centenary Cup] semi-final.”

Sudbrook will be looking to make their second final while, in the other semi, Portskewett & Sudbrook - 3-1 winners at Raglan FC last Saturday - host Monmouth Town.

Bob Cypher

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