Rhoose brought back to earth in league struggle
9:02am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
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RHOOSE'S ‘cosmic’ Welsh Cup display a week earlier was a dim and distant memory following this Macwhirter Welsh League defeat at Jenner Park on Saturday.
The opening minutes of the match were played in near monsoon conditions as both teams struggled with slippery conditions and surface water holding up the ball. However, Rhoose, it has to be said, coped better and were far the top side for the first 30 minutes during which a quick break and clinical finish from 18 yards by Nicky Davison saw them go a goal up.
As conditions improved, however, the Newport side, who currently top the Third Division, started to dominate and found themselves 2-1up going into half time, with their second goal coming from an innocuous breakaway following a Rhoose corner at the opposite end!
Llanwern’s third goal, resulting from a free kick on the edge of the Rhoose penalty area, was taken quickly and ‘passed’ into an empty net whilst the home side were organising their defensive wall.
Now finding themselves in the lower reaches of Division 3, Rhoose will need to improve considerably and show some more consistency if they are to climb out of trouble.
The Vale side are back in cup action this weekend (October 26) with the visit of Tredegar Athletic to Jenner Park in the third round of the FAW Trophy (kick-off 2pm).