UNDY Athletic moved into second place in Division 1 thanks to a 3-2 home victory over Chepstow Town at the weekend.

Undy’s goals came from Sam Griffiths (two) and Andrew Watkins and manager Ben Garner was pleased with his team’s performance after their cup exit seven days earlier.

“It was a great reaction. We went out with a game plan and a shape and in the second half, against the wind, I thought we were fantastic,” he said.

“Some of our passing - despite the conditions - was great to watch. We had a huge slice of luck at the end, but we’ll take that.”

Underwood slip to third after their game at home to Caldicot Town was postponed.

Leaders Mathern Wanderers won 12-0 at Chepstow Athletic and are now eight points clear of Undy with a game in hand and nine ahead of Underwood with both teams having played 13 games.

Scorers for Wanderers were Richard Wood (four), Alex Bell (two) Hywel Pugh (two), Tom Marmont, Wayne Duffield, Ieuan Diyaolu and Shane Dash.

With Chepstow Town 12 points adrift of third place it seems like the title is Mathern’s to lose although they still have to play Underwood and are due to entertain Undy on Saturday.

The Division 2 title was virtually wrapped up at the weekend thanks to Sudbrook CC’s 6-3 victory over Tintern Abbey who slip to third place with Castle A replacing them in second thanks to a 9-1 home win over Portskewett & Sudbrook.

Castle’s midfield pair, Simon Babb and Craig Diffy dominated throughout and although both sides had chances, Zak Hutchins (3), James Reid (2), Luke James (2), Stephen Lloyd Edwards and an own goal made the difference on a difficult pitch in wintery conditions.

Mathern B won the battle of the giant-killers, beating visiting Thornwell Red & White 7-0 thanks to goals from Sam Davies (four), Dan Tyler (two) and Billy Jeffery.

Wanderers’ manager Lee Baker was delighted with the performance.

“The win last week has filled my team with confidence, Thornwell couldn't handle our slick passing and energy off the ball.

“We should have scored more, Billy Jeffrey was untouchable, with Sammy Davies on fire on front of goal. My young players are mixing well with the older ones making a well-balanced squad.”

To complete an excellent weekend for Mathern, the Under18s won 3-2 at Llanyrafon in the Under-18s Cup thanks to goals from Matt Edwards (two) and Riley Spencer.

Saturday’s fixtures:

Division 1

Blackrock Rovers v Chepstow Town, Mathern A v Undy Athletic, Severn Tunnel v Underwood, Caldicot Town v Chepstow Athletic.

Division 2

Castle B v Thornwell, Sudbrook CC v Castle C, Tintern Abbey v Mathern B, Castle A v Severn Tunnel B (all 2.15pm kick-offs).