News/Match Reports 2017-18


Archives: 2015/16 - 2016/17
 




Knighton Town

3



Kerry
Fri 1st Sep - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Knighton looking for their 3rd win in a row got off to a terrible start. 3 goals in the space of 8 minutes stunned the Robins midway through the first half in a game where the Robins will rue their missed chances. Knighton however got a goal back just before half time with Danny Ives on the scoresheet. The Second half Knighton started well still creating lots of chances but the finishing was a lot to be desired. Iuaen Crowe did score a second for the Robins on 72 minutes and created a grand stand finish with more chances being wasted. Kerry held on for a well deserved smash and grab victory doing the damage inside 8 momentous minutes of the first half. Knighton manager Adam Worton said he was disappointed in the way we defended and we really need to tighten up the defence if we are to be at the top end challenging.
 

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Matt Venables, 4 Chris Roff, 5 Corin Jones, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Robbie Steele, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Ieaun Crowe.

Subs: 12 Matt James, 14 Dan Farmer, 15 Jack Brindley, 16 Joe Barrett.
 




Knighton Town

0



Llandrindod Wells
Tue 29th Aug - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Knighton added to their success against Radnor Valley with back to back wins after a weekend off because of Knighton Show and Carnival, with Connor Bird getting the  winner, scoring his 8th goal of the season against his old club. Knighton were on the front foot for most of the game but found Llandrindod tough to breakdown.


Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Adam Farmer, 4 Matt James, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Ieaun Crowe, 11 Corin Jones.

Subs: 12 Matt Venables, 14 Stuart Jarvis, 15 Scott Davies, 16 Harry Worton.
 


 



Radnor Valley

2

3



Knighton Town
Tue 22nd Aug - Spar Mid Wales League
School Lane Ground, New Radnor.

Missing a fair few regulars again it was always going to be a tough game away at Radnor with the pitch very hard to play any football on . Robins went behind but got back on terms through a good turn and shot by Connor Bird before hitting the bar through Matt Venables Knighton went behind again to a sloppy goal. Adam Farmer headed Town level from a corner before hitting the post again in the second half from Adam Wortons free kick with the keeper well beaten. Connor Bird hit the post for the third time with a good shot and it was again not looking another frustrating game for the fourth time in a row. Thankfully for Knighton this changed with Scott Davies making his first team debut then wrapped up the points with a neat finish to give The Robins their first win in the league this season!

Team: 1 Nick Cadwallader, 2 Tom James, 3 Adam Farmer, 4 Dewi Allen, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Matt James, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Corin Jones.

Subs: 12 Scott Davies, 14 Jack Brindley, 15 Danny Ives.
 




Knighton Town

2

2



Carno
Sat 19th Aug - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

Goals from Jamie Blythe scored a penalty and Connor Bird with good volley from a corner in a lively encounter, it looked as if the Robins were destined to get their first three points of the season but it was not to be, frustratingly conceding a goal in injury time from a corner to drop two points. Boss Adam Worton said "we really need to concentrate the full 90 minutes thats three games in a row we have conceded in and around the 90th minute." "When you look at its two points in the Llanidloes and Welshpool games and two points dropped today, we got to learn to keep our focus."

Team: 1 Danny Bird, 2 Tom James, 3 Adam Farmer, 4 Dewi Allen, 5 Jamie Blythe, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives,  9 Connor Bird, 10 Robbie Steele, 11 Corin Jones.

Subs: 12 Stuart Jarvis, 14 Billy Hyett, 15 Jamie Durban.

Attendance: 71
 




Knighton Town

2

3



Welshpool Town
Tue 15th Aug - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Under the new Bryn y Castell Showground floodlights there was a sense of optimism that Knighton would quickly put Saturday's frustrating start behind them with a victory over a new strengthened improved Welshpool Town side but it didn't start well. The opening exchanges were pretty blood and thunder with tackles flying and not much football being played. That was until a superb volleyed finish from Welshpool's Will Thomas saw them take an early lead. The game then steadied and some nice neat and tidy football from both teams that was until the ball was in either penalty area where defences were throwing bodies in front of shots which saw a fair few goal mouth scrambles. Knighton however made some pressure tell and a super strike from that man Connor Bird put the Robins back level before the break. The second half continued in the same vein unfortunately Knighton lost Ieuen Crowe to a foot injury and it was the visitors again through Will Thomas who retook the lead slightly against the run of play. This spurred Knighton on under the lit up floodlights and the home crowd of 121 in attendance were doing their utmost as the Robins began to pepper the Welshpool penalty area with crosses and diagonal balls from set plays. There was another goal mouth scramble which saw the ball cleared Knighton regained possession and the ball came to Connor Bird with his fourth goal in two games, who hit a rifle shot past the Welshpool defence and keeper to square it at 2-2. The Robins smelt blood and went all out for a third but the sting in the tail was from Welshpool in injury time as Dan Bowen smashed home a winner. Double frustration as Robins had earned points in the grasp but twice in 4 days lost late on 3-2. The Robins host Carno this Saturday and will be looking for that win to kick start their season.

Team line up: 1 Danny Bird, 2 Tom James, 3 Matt Venables, 4 Matt James, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Corin Jones, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird , 10 Ieaun Crowe, 11 Sam Williams. ]

Subs: 12 Jamie blythe 14 Stuart Jarvis 15 Harry Worton.

Attendance: 121
 

 



Llanidloes Town

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2



Knighton Town

Sat 12th Aug - Spar Mid Wales League
at Victoria Park, Llanidloes.

Knighton started well and controlled the opening 10 minutes of the match that was until Robins debutant keeper Joe Prosser was seen by the officials to have infringed Llanidloes's Drew Reynolds in which Prosser was sent off and a penalty awarded which was duly converted. The 10 men of Knighton batted hard and got and equaliser through striker Connor Bird. It was and end to match but also a battle with tackles going in and cards a plenty but no more sendings off. Drew Reynolds was a bit of a thorn in Knighton's side and headed home a cross putting Llanidloes 2-1 ahead but the 10 men of Knighton were getting chances and indeed Connor Bird smashed home his second of the game squaring up at 2-2. The game hung in the balance in the final 15 minutes with both sides going close but disaster for Knighton, questionable decision by the officials as stand in Robins keeper looked to have knocked into the net with the ball by a Llanidloes player but the ref gave the goal dispute furious protests from Robins players. Full time Llanidloes Town 3-2 Knighton Town.

1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Robbie Steele, 4 Matt James, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird , 10 Jamie Blythe, 11 Corin Jones.

Subs: 12 Dan Farmer, 14 Sam Hoyle, 15 Liam Blythe.


Pre-season Robins round up - 31st July

 

So far this pre-season Knighton Town have had a good pre-season beating Builth Wells 4-0, Bishops Castle 7-0, Newbridge on Wye 3-0 and Leominster Town 9-0. As always Adam Worton likes to keep his players he wants to sign under wraps so no pre season match reports as such. Worton has secured the signings of Spar team of the year players who include defenders Tom and Matt James who are brothers from Hay St Mary's and Matt Venables from Radnor Valley.
 




Robins pleased to announce that Simon Vickress will step up as assistant manager to Adam Worton next season.