Noble knows the way to goal

Gala Rovers 4

Newtown 2


TWO Gala Rovers strikes in the final minutes of the match – including a spectacular Bob Noble goal – sent Newtown to their first league defeat of the season.

Des Sutherland opened the scoring on 17 minutes for Rovers, but appeals for a penalty for a foul on Ryan Grant were waved away.

Declan Leckie then cleared a shot off his own line as Newtown pressed for an equaliser and it came 10 minutes into the second half as Mark Tokely scoring from a corner.

Sutherland scored a penalty to put Rovers back in front, but veteran striker Gary Hastie levelled the game again with 14 minutes left.

With the clock on 90 minutes, Rovers sub Noble found the back of a net from 40yds before Craig Middlemiss notched his eighth goal of the season in injury time.