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East Gwent League Round-up

MONMOUTH Town Reserves returned to the top of Division 1 with a 2-0 home win over Sudbrook CC A at the weekend, writes Bob Cypher.

With former leaders Caldicot Castle A and Iscoed Tafarn in cup action, Town leapfrogged their rivals to top the table, one point ahead of Castle, who have a game in hand, and two ahead of Tafarn, who have two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Severn Tunnel hit a magnificent seven against Portskewett & Sudbrook’s three, and are fourth on 19 points, six behind the leaders with three games in hand.

Thornwell Red & White are fifth, eight points adrift having played four games less.

The top five have now broken 10 points clear of the chasing pack to ensure an exciting last four months of the season.

In Division 2, Thornwell Red & White B cut Caldicot Town’s lead at the top to three points with a 6-0 victory over Port & Sud B, thanks to a hat-trick by man of the match Rob Wood and singles by Nick Cleary, Kenny Vidler and Matt Divers.

Thornwell boss Keith Tipper said he was “very happy” with his team’s performance.

“I’m also very happy to have continued the winning streak after the Christmas break,” he added.

“The boys totally dominated the game and we could have scored another five or six goals if it hadn't been for some great saves from Port and Sud’s keeper Declan Hubbard.”

Terry Woodward praised club member Mark Davies who stepped in to referee the match.

“He did really well so he deserves a big thank-you,” Woodward said.

Elsewhere, Raglan enjoyed a 4-0 awayday win at Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Athletic also hit seven without reply against visitors Caldicot Castle B.