News/Match Reports 2017-18


Archives: 2015/16 - 2016/17
 


 

Knighton Town

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Tywyn Bryncrug

Sat 14th April - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

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Welshpool Town

4

4

 

Knighton Town

Wed 11th April - Spar Mid Wales League
Maes Y Dre, Welshpool.

 

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Radnor Valley

1

0

 

Knighton Town

Sun 1st April - Radnorshire Cup Final
Llanandras Park, Presteigne.

 

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Knighton Town

2

2



Churchstoke
Sat 24th Mar  - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

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Llanfair United

3

2


Knighton Town

Sat 24th Mar  - Spar Mid Wales League

 

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Knighton Town

3

2


Bow Street

Sat 10th Mar  - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.
 

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Robbie Steele, 3 Dan Farmer, 4 Adam Farmer, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor bird, 10 Declan beddoes, 11 Gareth Mansell.

Subs:  12 Lee sutton, 14 Harry Worton, 15 Liam Davies.




Berriew

1

0


Knighton Town

Sat 24th Feb  - Spar Mid Wales League
The Recreation Field, Berriew.

 

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Knighton Town

2

0



Aberaeron
Fri 16th Feb  - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.
 

Team:1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Robbie Steele, 4 Gareth Mansell, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Dan Farmer, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Robbie Steele.

Subs: 12 Declan Beddoes, 14 Lee Sutton, 15 Liam Davies.




Newbridge on Wye

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3



Knighton Town
Sun 11th Feb - Radnorshire Cup Semi Final
at Newbridge.
 

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Knighton Town

2

2



Tywyn Bryncrug
Knighton win 4-2 on penalties.
Sat 29th Dec - Central Wales FA Cup Fourth Round
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.
 

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

Subs: 12 Lee Sutton, 14 Dave Avery, 15 Josh Blythe.




Knighton Town

0

2



Llanidloes Town
Sat 20th Jan - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.
 

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Robbie Steele, 4 Gareth Mansell, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Dan Farmer, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Mark Jones. 

Subs: 12 Dan Farmer, 14 Harry Worton, 15 Stuart Jarvis .




Knighton Town

4

1



Berriew
Sat 13th Jan - Central Wales FA Cup Third Round
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.
 

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

Subs: 12 Harry worton 14 Jack Brindley 15 Stuart Jarvis. 




Llandrindod Wells

0

2



Knighton Town
Sat 29th Dec - Spar Mid Wales League Cup Second Round
at Lant Avenue, Llandrindod Wells.
 

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

Subs: 12 Mark Jones, 14 Dan Farmer, 15 Jamie Blythe.




Knighton Town

2

1



Radnor Valley
Tue 26th Dec - Spar Mid Wales League.
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.


Match Report by Stuart Townsend

This was my first visit to the ground for nearly a couple of months when I witnessed Knighton Town overcome league rivals Llanrhaeadr in the FAW Trophy third round. A bumper crowd, by current Spar Mid Wales League standards, was expected for this local derby between the pair of East Radnorshire rivals, as had been the case exactly 12 months ago to the day. On that occasion, the hosts claimed all three points when Radnor Robins player/manager Adam Worton netted a late winning goal for the hosts. Knighton Town went on to complete a league double last term as they won the reverse fixture played at School Lane later in the campaign and the Bryn-y-Castell men had the opportunity to repeat the feat this season as they had already recorded a 3-2 victory at Radnor Valley back in August. The hosts came into this derby clash in eighth place in the First Division table and their last outing just over three weeks ago resulted in a 2-0 League Cup victory away at Tywyn/Bryncrug. The Greens came into this clash two places and six points better-off than their opponents but had played two games more than Knighton Town. Although the New Radnor men came into this meeting in a rich vein of form, currently finding themselves on a nine-match unbeaten league run after enjoying a 5-0 home success over Borth United in their previous outing, as they searched for their first ever win over the Radnor Robins in the Spar Mid Wales League. The opening stages of this encounter were fairly even as neither goalkeeper was rarely tested by the opposition's respective attacking outlets. Radnor Valley then began to assert themselves on their hosts as Joey Price saw his 17th minute free-kick sail over the target from 25 yards before a header went wide of an upright from another of his free-kicks three minutes later. The Radnor Robins gradually found their way into this derby as the opening period progressed and visiting custodian Will Fowden had to rush off his line to beat Matthew Venables to the ball when the former Radnor Valley defender raced to chase a through ball. The Greens thought they had broken the deadlock on the stroke of the interval, but Liam Jones effort from outside the Knighton Town thudded against the crossbar after beating Joe Prosser, whilst Geriant Lloyd was deemed offside when he attempted to follow-up on the rebound. The New Radnor men broke the deadlock three minutes after the interval when Callum Matthews forced the ball home from close range after it has squirmed past Knighton Town custodian. Despite taking a deserved lead, on the balance of play to that point, the Radnor Robins levelled the scores 11 minutes later when front man Connor Bird converted a corner from close range. That goal certainly was a huge boost to the hosts, as they saw a 63rd minute free-kick headed on to the roof of the net, before taking the lead 14 minutes later when a cross from the right was not dealt with properly and the ensuing effort on target beat Fowden. Knighton Town nearly doubled their advantage two minutes when a shot came back off an upright before some late drama at the opposite end of the pitch followed in the 88th minute. Radnor Valley had several close range efforts blocked in the matter of a few seconds, including a possible claim for handball that was ruled out, before the final shot was blazed high over the crossbar and summed up the visitor's second-half endeavour on this derby day clash.

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

Subs: 12 Tom James, 14 Harry Worton, 15 Jamie Blythe.




Tywyn Bryncrug

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Knighton Town
Sat 2nd Dec - Spar Mid Wales League Cup Second Round
at Bryncrug Football Field, Bryncrug, Tywyn.

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Robbie Steele, 3 Justin Davies, 4 Harry Worton, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Gareth Mansell, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Corin Jones.




Aberaeron

2

1



Knighton Town
Sat 25th Nov - Spar Mid Wales League.
at Square Field, Aberaeron.


Team:  1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Corin Jones, 4 Harry Worton, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives 9, Gareth Mansell, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Dan Farmer.

Subs: 12 Liam Davies 14 Jack Brindley




Mynydd Isa Spartans

4

1



Knighton Town
Sat 18th Nov - FAW Trophy Third Round
at Snowdon Avenue, Bryn-Y-Baal.

Team:  1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Stuart Jarvis, 4 Jamie Blythe, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Mark Jones, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Robbie's Steele.

Subs: 12 Connor Bird, 14 Jack Brindley.




Tywyn Bryncrug

2

3



Knighton Town
Sat 11th Nov - Spar Mid Wales League.
at Bryncrug Football Field, Bryncrug, Tywyn.

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

Subs: 12 Jamie Blyth, 14 Dan Farmer, 15 Harry Worton.




 




Machynlleth

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3



Knighton Town
Sat 11th Nov - Spar Mid Wales League.
at Cae Glass, Machynlleth.

Team:  1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Dan Farmer, 4 Jamie Blythe, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Gareth Mansell, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Mark Jones.

Subs: 12 Harry Worton, 14 Liam Blythe, 15 Jack Brindley.



 




Knighton Town

1

6


Llanfair United

Fri 27th Oct - Spar Mid Wales League.
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Team: Joe Prosser, Tom James, Matt James, Chris Roff, Adam Worton, Matt Venables, Robbie Steele, Gareth Mansell, Jamie Blythe, Mark Jones, Sam Williams

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Knighton Town

3

1


LLanrhaedr

Sat 21st Oct - FAW Trophy Second Round
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Team: 1 Harry Worton, 2 Tom James, 3 Corin Jones, 4 Jamie Blythe, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Robbie Steele, 9 Mark Jones, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Dan Farmer.

Subs: 12 Jack Brindley, 14 Sam Hoyle, 15 Lee Sutton, 16 Liam Blythe.



 




Knighton Town

4

3


Rhayader Town

Tue 17th Oct - Radnorshire Cup First Round
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Team:  1 Stuart Jarvis, 2 Tom James, 3 Adam Farmer, 4 Jamie Blythe, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Corin Jones, 7 Matt Venables, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Sam Williams, 10 Sam Hoyle, 11 Mark Jones.

Subs: 12 Jack Brindley, 14 Harry Worton, 15 Liam Blythe.



 




Presteigne St. Andrews

0

2



Knighton Town

Fri 13th Oct - Spar Mid Wales League Cup First Round
at Llanandras Park, Presteigne.

 

Awaiting Match Report...


Team:  Danny Ives

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Borth United

7



Knighton Town

Sat 7th Oct - Spar Mid Wales League
at Uppingham Playing Fields, Borth.

Borth United welcomed Knighton Town on a grey but thankfully dry afternoon and the visitors made a solid start to the match with Connor Bird scoring with a low shot passed Jamie Evans for the opener on fifteen minutes and doubled their lead on the half hour as the impressive Adam Farmer was allowed to volley passed Evans at the far post and though the visitors kept up the pressure as the half progressed Borth managed to restrict Knighton to just a two goal lead at the interval. To be quite honest Knighton took firm control after the half time break and Connor Bird scored his second goal with a cool finish, and yet Borth in one of their rare forays into the visitors penalty area allowed Clive Morgan to score with a low shot but any hope of a Borth recovery were immediately dashed as Adam Farmer scored with a low drive and as Knighton pressed relentlessly forward Connor Bird scored after a mix up in the Borth defence for his well-deserved hat trick and as full time approached Sam Williams scored twice for Knighton to complete the afternoon's scoring.

 

Team: Joe Prosser, Tom James, Chris Roff, Adam Worton, Corin Jones, Matt Venables, Sam Williams, Danny Ives, Adam Farmer, Robbie Steele, Connor Bird.

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Knighton Town

0



Berriew
 

Fri 29th Sep - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

Awaiting Match Report...

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Chris Roff, 4 Adam Worton, 5 Adam Farmer, 6 Matt Venables>, 7 Danny Ives, 8 Jamie Blythe>, 9 Mark Jones, 10 S Williams>, 11 Connor Bird.

Subs:
<12 Iuaen Crowe, <14 Dan Farmer, <15 Harry Worton.



 




Knighton Town

2



Tywyn Bryncrug
 

Sat 23rd Sep - FAW Trophy Round 2
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

Awaiting Match Report...


Team: 1 Stuart Jarvis, 2 Tom James, 3 Chris Roff, 4 Adam Worton, 5 Adam Farmer, 6 Matt Venables, 7 Danny Ives, 8 Robbie Steele, 9 9 Connor Bird. 10 Mark Jones, 11 Dan Farmer,


 




Bow Street

1



Knighton Town
 

Sat 16th Sep - Spar Mid Wales League
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

Awaiting Match Report...

Team: 1 Joe Prosser, 2 Tom James, 3 Adam Farmer, 4 Jamie Blythe, 5 Chris Roff, 6 Adam Worton, 7 Robbie Steele, 8 Danny Ives, 9 Connor Bird, 10 Sam Williams, 11 Mark Jones.

Subs: 12 Matt Venables.
 




Knighton Town

2



Bow Street
 

Sat 9th Sep - JD Welsh Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
at Bryn-y-Castell Showground, Knighton.

 

Awaiting Match Report...



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


 




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

3

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.