This afternoon Newport City took on Gwent County Division 3 side Usk Town FC at The Island. City once again had a few triallists on show looking to impress Manager Sam Houldsworth.
City started brightly but it took a while to get used to the undulating firm ground. The deadlock was finally broken on 32 minutes Triallist 1 went on a great run from the half way line to the edge of the box and shot low past the Usk keeper to open the scoring. Just 2 minutes later City doubled their lead when a pass from the left by Bani Fetahi found Jordan Chubb in the area who turned and shot into the bottom left of corner the of goal.
HT 0 – 2
City should have gone ahead on 50 minuted when a foul in the area gave them a penalty, Jordan Chubb shooting just wide. Just 2 minutes later City got their third when a through ball down the right found its way into the path of Jake Buckley who burst into the are and tucked the ball into the bottom corner. City put the game to bed after 55 minutes when a corner from Triallist 2 found Captain Sam Graves at the near post, his header finding the roof of the net.
Triallist 2 was again involved in the 5th goal as his cross from deep found Triallist 3 on the left side of the area, Triallist 3 brought the ball down and squared to Jake Buckley in the 6 yard box for him to tap in his 2nd of the afternoon.
Beni Fetahi turned provider again for the 6th goal when his cross from the left found Buckley who smashed home to seal his hat-trick. Fetahi then rounded off a great afternoon with a goal of his own when Triallist 3 chipped the keeper from the left side and hit the post, only for Fetahi to tap in the rebound.
FT 0 – 7
A good runout for the squad as they look to build fitness for the coming season. Next us is Newport Civil Service on Saturday 22 July.