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We completed a festive double over local rivals Abergavenny Town FC following a dramatic conclusion to the JD Cymru South derby at the Avondale Motor Park Arena. Just when it appeared that the teams would have to settle for a share of the spoils, we netted a winning goal in stoppage time, having won the reverse fixture 3-0 at the Pen-y-Pound Stadium last Tuesday afternoon.

Following a goalless opening 45 minutes to today’s meeting, it was the visitors that eventually broke the deadlock four minutes after the interval, when defender Drew Heffernen rose highest to plant his header past Lewis Watkins from a corner. We equalised when a Tom Meechan volley was kept out by Abergavenny Town goalkeeper Connor Christie but Lewis Iles reacted quickest to force home the rebound at the far post. Both teams went searching for a second goal, during the final quarter of the derby, but it appeared they were out of luck today. That was until substitute Lewis McCauley netted from a Meechan corner in the fourth minute of stoppage time to spark the celebrations amongst the Celtic contingent and break the Pennies’ own hearts in their battle against relegation.


Date Time League Season Full Time
January 2, 2023 2:00 pm JD Cymru South 2022-2023 90'


Cwmbran Celtic


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cwmbran Celtic022Win
Abergavenny Town011Loss

Cwmbran Celtic

Dominic Connor Midfielder
Andrew Larcombe Defender
Alex McDowell Defender
Isaac Powell Midfielder
Lewis Iles Forward 64'
Alex Bonthron Forward
Tom Meechan Forward
Lewis Watkins Goalkeeper
Josh Rippon Defender
Adrian Maquire Forward
Shaun Moss Midfielder
Tyler Broom Defender
Kian Bodenham Defender
Lewis McCauley Midfielder 94'
Josh Hinwood Defender