Good Cup Performance

We progressed through to round 3 of the Nathaniel MG Cup match with a good win over Cwmbran Celtic. Travis James, Daniel Dina and Michael McCalmon all made their first starts. We began brightly creating several early chances and took the lead on 11 minutes following a good run down the left by Michael McCalmon. He crossed low into the box, it beat several players, Chris Jones retrieved the ball and chipped the keeper as he came out to close Chris down. Celtic equalised on 17 minutes when Steve Cann tried to beat a player but lost the ball and it was teed up for Alex McDowell to score. We went back in front on 25 minutes, Danny Dina took a throw in which was headed on and Chris Jones at the far post netted his second. Josh Webber made it 3-1 on 40 minutes when he latched on to a long ball and left the Celtic defence behind. His right footed shot was too powerful for the Celtic keeper who was injured in trying to make the save. He continued to half time but was substituted at the interval.  Carlos Indjai netted on 51 minutes following a Lido attack that had broken down but we regained possession and Carlos sidefooted the ball into an empty net. Celtic now pushed forward looking to get back into the game but Steve Cann made a good save conceding a corner. Further pressure from Celtic saw a couple of shots just miss the target before they reduced the arrears on 75 minutes. The ball was played into the box and a Lewis Iles header beat Cann. Spurred on by this Celtic pressed forward but were unable to score, two minutes from time Lido caught them on the break and the speedy Webber was on hand to slot home his second to secure the result.