Thornwell book third round spot after 8-1 win

By Jake Chown  
Friday 23rd November 2018 12:25 pm
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Thornwell Red & White skipper Rory Garey hit the net against Mill Street Dynamos

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THORNWELL Red and White booked a trip to Aberbargoed Town for a third round clash with an 8-1 win over Mill Street Dynamo at the weekend.

Red and White led 3-1 at the break although the first half had been fairly even until they scored their third goal.

But the second half saw Thornwell hit five more goals - including two penalties, according to club secretary Rob Murdin.

“The lads were far fitter than them and it showed,” he said later.

On target for Thornwell were Dan Hines (2), Dean Corbett (2 including one penalty), Wayne Duffield (pen), Jimmy Boulter, Rory Garey and Joshua Kaczynski.

Red and White’s match at Aberbargoed is scheduled for Saturday 15th December.

They will be the only East Gwent League representative  after Tintern Abbey lost 7-1 to Gwent County League Division Two side Abertillery Excelsiors and Caldicot Castle A’s 2-0 defeat at Cwmcarn.

Despite losing for the second time in a week, Castle’s player-manager Joe O’Brien described the cup match as a “nothing game for us”.

“The message before the game was play your game and express yourself, we have nothing to lose,” he said later.

“There were a few missing but it was a good run-out for us. We started well, I put one the wrong side of the post in the first half, and we held our own and it was 0-0 at half-time

“In the second half we struggled to get a hold on the ball, they scored from a counter attack from our corner and the second was another counter as we were searching for the equaliser.

“We gave new signing Gary McGrath his debut and he did well in his hold-up approach.

“He will be a good signing from Caldicot Town when we get some game time in him.

“Now, we go to Iscoed Tafarn looking to settle up from last weekend’s disappointing defeat.”

Bob Cypher

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