MONMOUTH TOWN 5 BRIDGEND TOWN 1
MONMOUTH Town’s Kingfishers continued their unbeaten run with an emphatic win against league strugglers Bridgend Town to go joint second in the Welsh League – a point behind the leaders AFC Porth.
A superb opening saw Jack Alderdice thumping home a fine header after only five minutes and when Nick Harrhy slalomed past the visiting keeper after only 15 minutes it looked like the start of a landslide but he unfortunately put the ball the wrong side of an open goal and allowed the visitors a chance to regroup and claim an equaliser against the run of play.
But Harrhy then skilfully beat the keeper before prodding home the second.
The third goal just before half time put Town firmly in command as Jacob Guy’s header back across goal set up Nick Harrhy for an emphatic header.
Sam Palmer’s composed low strike made it 4–1 with just 50 minutes on the clock.
Alderdice was having his best game since his return frominjury, Laurie was just enjoying the muck and nettles of the battle as usual, while Davies seemed to have shaken off his many aches and pains and was enjoying his right back role as Spence contributed in a topsy turvy game for him.
The only other goal came from a another fine move which finally reached Ford and his early venomous finish capped his own fine performance.
Town are now top scorers in the division, unbeaten since September 1 and travel with confidence into their second round Welsh Cup tie away at Newbridge On Wye next Saturday.