Village victorious in pre-season opener

By Owain Johns - July 28 2007
Village victorious in pre-season opener Garden Village came out on top in their first summer friendly at Pembrokeshire League Second Division side Clarbeston Road on Saturday. Read on for more details...

CLARBESTON ROAD  1 - 3  GARDEN VILLAGE

Pre-Season Friendly
Saturday July 28, 2007

Garden Village kick-started their preparations for the new season with a 3-1 victory at Pembrokeshire League outfit Clarbeston Road on Saturday.

The visitors included new signings Anthony Wright, Mark Jones (both West End), Derrick Jenkins (Morriston) and former Tredegar Town midfielder Craig Davies in the starting eleven but it was long-serving defender David Evans who put the visitors in front shortly before half-time.

 

Village then extended their lead with two quick-fire goals after the break with player-coach Anthony Wright and last seasons top-scorer Ashley Richards both on target.

 

The hosts pulled one back twenty minutes before time but Bob Lloyd’s side held on register the win.

 

Village host Neath Athletic on Tuesday July 31 (6.30pm), a Swansea City XI on Saturday August 4 (2.30pm) and Bryntirion Athletic on August 7 (6.30pm) before they travel to Barry Town for the opening league game of the season in two weeks’ time.

 

Village: Matthew Martin; David Rimmer, Gary Davies, David Evans; Sam Brown, Mark Jones, Anthony Wright, Craig Davies; Derrick Jenkins, Ashley Richards, Phil Myles.

 

Used Subs: Stuart Lloyd (GK), Neil Lloyd, Alex Jones, Matthew Cannon.

 

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