Cwmbran Town 2 Caersws 5
MANAGER Mickey Evans hopes his Caersws side can start looking up the table after easing their basement worries with a valuable three points against their fellow strugglers.
“When you’re on a bad run the players’ confidence suffers, some more than others, but hopefully that result will give everyone a real boost,” he said.
“We were always creating chances, but let them back in with some basic efforts before pulling ourselves together. You could see the confidence come back at the end.”
Two goals from Graham Evans helped the Bluebirds end a three-match losing run on a tacky surface after the Gwent hosts had rallied early in the second half.
The visitors, despite their depleted resources, started in purposeful fashion and went ahead on 12 minutes when Neil Mitchell cut the ball back for Andy Davies to slot past keeper Gareth Wesson.
They continued to call the tune and doubled their lead five minutes before the interval when Davies laid the ball in from the left and Evans rifled home a superb effort from the edge of the box.
Caersws started the second half in similar vein and should have increased their lead when Davies somehow spooned the ball over with just Wesson to beat.
But they allowed their opponents to get back into the game as substitute Sam Snell and Martin Houston capitalised after the defence, lacking Colin Reynolds and Hugh Clarke, had been left exposed.
The Bluebirds, however, were not be denied and restored the lead through Mitchell in the 70th minute before two goals in the space of a minute sealed the game.
Evans netted his second 10 minutes from time when glancing in Mitchell’s effort before Plant brilliantly volleyed home from 20 yards to wrap up the much-needed points.