Newi Cefn Druids 3 Porthmadog 0
BIRTHDAY boy Mike Heverin was the star of the show as Druids lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a 3-0 verdict overPorthmadog.
The marksman fired all three goals to help the Plas Kynaston men to their first league win, with two strikes just before half time having a key bearing on the game.
Manager Dixie McNeil admitted he was relieved, adding: “It was just nice to get off one point. We were a bit tentative in the first half and Porthmadog were the better side, but we managed to squeeze a couple of goals before half time.”
Porthmadog had bossed the first half hour with Kevin Roberts’ looping header being cleared off the line by Aled Rowlands.
However, Heverin sounded a warning at the other end when rattling the post, before the complexion of the game changed in the last five minutes of the first half.
The breakthrough came in the 40th minute when Carl Lamb nodded down for Heverin to force the ball in from close range.
And the lead was doubled following an excellent move on the stroke of half time when Adam Hunter crossed for Heverin to convert.
With former Wrexham duo Steve Watkin and Wayne Phillips impressing in midfield, the points were effectively in the bag on the hour when Heverin completed his hat-trick.
And it was a good night all round for the Druids with the news that the wife of coach Carl Darlington had given birth to a baby boy.
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