Porthmadog 3 NEWI Cefn Druids 0
THE Davies brothers, Les and Ryan, delivered the goods along with Clayton Blackmore as Porthmadog secured revenge for a 3-0 drubbing at Druids in October.
Bidding for vital points to endorse their BBC-FAW Premier Cup entry, the Traeth team were excellent value for their most convincing win in months.
The timing of the goals helped too, as Porthmadog produced their opener in the early minutes and, having built a 2-0 lead by half time, added a significant third at the start of the second spell.
Now unbeaten in four outings, the team, jointly managed by Viv Williams and Osian Roberts, continued their preparation for Welsh Cup quarter-final action this Saturday by mounting a flurry of pressure from the kick-off.
It paid off when burly winger Les Davies burst towards the centre from the right wing to power a 25-yard shot past Newi keeper Carl Edwards.
Follow-up raids saw Carl Owen drag an effort across the face of the target and put another over the bar.
Druids’ Mike Heverin made an impression, dispatching a stinging 15-yarder which flashed on the wrong side of a post, leaving home keeper Richard Harvey relieved.
When Porthmadog collected their second goal on 27 minutes from Ryan Davies, who won an aerial dual with an opponent to send the ball over Edwards and under the bar, the home win was on the cards.
It was certainly all over when Blackmore calmly chose his spot from the left corner of the box on 48 minutes, after taking a pass from Ryan Davies.
The rest of the exchanges were uneventful, although Druids – while second best on the day – kept plugging away, with Osian Jones and Andrew Iniabere going close to producing a reply.