Division 1: Merlins Bridge 3-1 Clarbeston Road

Adam Hawkins scored twice to help Merlins Bridge to a hard-fought victory against Clarbeston Road at the Racecourse.

The Wizards opened the scoring in the 27th minute when unmarked Nathan Greene headed home.

The visitors were unlucky not to level matters ten minutes later as Josh Wood’s terrific shot hit James Dickson’s crossbar.

Ten minutes after the break the hosts grabbed their second of the game, Clarby keeper David Pepper flapped at a ball, it fell kindly to Hawkins to slot in.

In the 80th minute The Wizards grabbed their third, Greene broke and squared it to Hawkins who placed into the empty net.

Right at the end Clarby pulled one back when two substitutes combined, Lewis James’ cross found the head of Richard Bevan to complete the scoring.

Merlins Bridge: James Dickson, Gethin Roberts, Peter Thomas, Simon Gilderdale, Andrew John, Luke Hayward, Ben Davies, Lee Hudgell, Nathan Greene, Adam Hawkins, Simon Thomas. Sub: Josh Thomas.

Clarbeston Road: David Pepper, Greg Brown, Llewellyn George, Matthew Ellis, Rheinallt George, Matthew Griffiths, Josh Wood, Emyr Griffiths, Ben John, Keegan Summers, Joules Ward. Subs: Richard Bevan, Ieuan Cooke, Lewis James.
Referee: Gareth Elliott.