Monmouthshire Windows East Gwent League

Division 1

SEVERN Tunnel kept their title hopes alive with a 3-1 win at Undy Athletic, writes Bob Cypher.

Although fifth, Tunnel are only eight points behind Rockfield and have five games in hand and a similar goal difference.

With Undy, Caldicot Town and Tintern Abbey trailing far behind, it’s fair to say the title is there for whoever is strongest in the second half of the season.

Manager Ron Atkins described the clash as “a typical post-Christmas game".

“It was played on a bobbly pitch which didn’t bode well,” he said later.

“Miskick followed miskick and some bad passes from both teams marred the first half, but Undy managed to score first with Paul Light playing in goal for us.

“Paul had a good game as a sweeper-keeper and pulled off a Gordon Banks-type save to keep us in it.

“Chris Taylor headed the equaliser in the second half and Tom Atkins scored a tap-in to put us ahead,

“He had won just about everything in the air and all I could hear from the Undy sideline was “keep it away from Atkins” which they never managed to do,

“We sent on Jack Harrison and Jordan Thomas to protect the lead and Jordan did just that by running through onto a good ball and making it 3-1.

“If VAR was used he was probably offside but referee Chris Morgan missed this one to our relief, other than that the ref was really good.

“It was a good-spirited game and to hear Castle and Iscoed Tafarn had drawn made our first game in four weeks a very happy result.”