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East Gwent League

Division One

TITLE hopefuls Iscoed Tafarn switched their match to the 3G pitch at Caldicot Leisure Centre as their Underwood pitch was unfit, writes Bob Cypher.

After going 2-0 down in the first half to visitors Rockfield Rovers, Tafarn boss Ashley Edinborough might have wondered if the decision was a good one.

But he was delighted with a second half display by his players which saw them claim a share of the points.

“Defensive errors cost us dearly in a hard-fought first half but it was a complete turn-around in the second half with us totally dominating with some outstanding football,” he said.

“It was probably our best football for a few weeks.

“Corey Woodward came on at half time and he changed the game completely with a fantastic performance and a goal.

“Kyle Harrison scored the equaliser and we probably could - and should - have won, but being two down at the interval, we’ll take a point against a gritty, hardworking, team.”

The Tafarn are second with 20 points from 11 games and Thornwell Red & White A are third, also with 20 points from nine matches as a result of their 4-0 win at Undy Athletic.

The win saw Thornwell skipper Rory Garey score twice with Dean Corbett and Stephen Reynolds adding the others.

For Corbett it was the latest goal in what is probably his best season for a while.

“I think that puts me on eight for the season including two in the Amateur Cup,” Corbett said.

“I would stick it down to the gaffer Richard Jones putting me in a more attacking role.

“He has made us work very hard in training on pressing the ball when we haven’t got it and I’ve scored a lot of my goals on the counter attack and the team is working very hard.”

The match between Caldicot Town and Severn Tunnel fell victim to the weather.