Refel the hero as Lido claim dramatic late point
A LAST-GASP Keyon Refel goal snatched the points from Newtown as Afan Lido claimed a fine point away from home.
Lido had gone in front from the spot through Luke Borelli, but goals later in the first half from Craig Williams and a Zach Evans penalty saw the hosts 2-1 up at the break.
Ryan Batley got Lido on level terms early in the second period, but another Evans penalty looked to have sealed it, only for Refel to pop up with the last kick off the game to get his side a point.
Lido started much the better side and had their reward just five minutes in as a neat move down the right saw Gareth Phillips end up in the box, but he was upended by Zach Evans and Borelli converted the resulting penalty.
The game could have been in Lido's grasp on 25 minutes but Mark Crutch's header was cleared off the line by Andy Jones.
But against the run of play Newtown were back in the game.
A neat build-up looked to be coming to nothing, but the ball broke for Williams who lashed a shot across the keeper into the far corner.
Newtown got themselves in front five minutes before the break as Shane Sutton's cross was handled in the area, with Evans stroking the penalty home.
The second half started much like the first half as Ryan Batley fizzed a low cross across the Newtown box, and then Mullock pulled off a terrific save, tipping Rees's header onto the bar.
From the resulting corner the ball made its way out to Batley who rifled home a strike into the top corner.
Newtown seemed to be getting on top and the impressive Sean Evans tricked his way into the box and won another penalty, and Evans slotted away his second of the game to put the Robins back in front.
Former Robin Chris Hartland nearly put the visitors back on level terms after a run through the Newtown defence but his shot was saved by keeper Mullock.
Mullock then pulled off another great saved from Rameer Outlaw, and Max Penk headed off the line as Lido were throwing everything at the hosts.
Finally Lido's persistence paid off as a header out from Sutton feel to Reffel and he lashed home with the last kick of the game.