Newtown go through
Ashford Rovers 3, Newtown United 5: The final spot in the second round of the Premier Shield was secured by Newtown United after they emerged on top in this highly entertaining eight-goal thriller.
PREMIER SHIELD Five points separate them in the league so a close match was expected with Newtown the slight favourites perhaps. And United justified their higher league position with goals from Neilly Martin, Barry Davis, Dean Odlum, Ciaran Mc’Guirl and John Heffernan.
Jay Taylor, Danny Byrne and Brian Fagan were on target for the hosts.