FOOTBALL ROUND UP
The fortnight break did little to upset the rhythm of league leaders Llandysul as they produced another excellent performance to secure their eighth win on the trot.
This 4-0 defeat of Felinfach puts the Swallows six points clear at the top of the table and it is going to take a very good team to beat them on current form.
The swallows, who had not played for a couple of weeks started very brightly and could well have been four up after ten minutes but the woodwork saved the milkmen on two occasions and some excellent goal keeping also kept them out.
A goal though eventually arrived when Dean Jones fired home from the penalty spot following a hand ball and Lewis Jones doubled the lead just before the break with a delicate chip.
Scott Thomas made it 3-0 following good work from Josh Baker and Adrian Hazelby and the match was wrapped up when Hazelby netted. Another impressive performance by Llandysul with the back four of Scott Mayes, Dean Jones,Sion Price and Baker outstanding whilst in midfield Ian Barrett had a fine game.
Crannog continued with their improved form and were well worth their win over Aberaeron Reserves but they were given a few scares early on. Keeper Rhydian Morgan, back in the team for the first time in many years was forced to make a fantastic double save to keep it at 0-0. However a goal eventually arrived when Mike Glover nodded the ball home from a corner.
The Llangrannog men played much better after the break with midfielder Rhys Davies dominant and he was instrumental in setting up the next goal for his brother Dylan Davies the former Magpies midfielder. Further goals followed through Glover, George Colven and Davies with his second.
After a recent run of disappointing results Dewi Stars picked up three valuable points as they bid to establish themselves back in the first division with victory over struggling Bargod Rangers.The first half was goalless mainly due to some outstanding keeping by Gethin Davies in the Rangers goal while Stars Carwyn Richards was also called upon to thwart the visiting attack on more than one occasion.
It took the home team an hour to finally break the stubborn Rangers rearguard when William Williams netted his first goal of the season from close range. From then on there was only going to be one winner as the Stars struck another four times in a 15 minute spell.
Ifan Thomas glanced home number two while Will Williams got his second with a fierce drive. Brothers Deian and Gethin Williams then got in on the act as Deian struck with a powerful header and Williams with a low drive to make it five, before the hard working Josh Grota was rewarded for a fine afternoon’s work with a cracking long range effort for a consolation goal before the end.
This victory moves the young Stars side up to 7th while Bargod despite some resolute performances remain winless.
A winner from Dan Jones secured the points for Maesglas in the top of the table clash against Ffostrasol. Jones who netted six times for his team the previous weekend took his chance late on much to the delight of his team mates. Jones who received treatment for a dislocated shoulder in midweek made a remarkable recovery to even make this game.
Maesglas did not have many shots at goal during this game with a crucial save from home keeper Jordan Jones an exception when he did well to stop an excellent header from Blues front runner Keiran Harman.
Dion Phillips gave the Blues a few scary moments but Ffostrasol didn’t create enough openings and it was Jones who managed to find the winner when he guided the ball home from close range after the Wanderers had failed to clear a free kick from Harman with ten minutes to go.
Pencader kept up with the pace setters following a hard earned win away at Llanboidy. The visitors played really well first half and could have easily been a few up but a goal eventually arrived when Adam Gains netted. Llanboidy hit back with a goal ten minutes later and it was all square at the break.
The second half was very entertaining with chances at both ends but the result was sealed late on when captain Craig Gordon netted.
Llandysul Reserves moved back up to first in the table after they accounted for Ffostrasol Reserves by 5-0. Scott Leask netted twice, with one of these from a superb free kick, Chris Harries added two more to his tally and there was a goal for Kayne Poulton. The score would have been much greater had it not been for some superb goal keeping.Bargod Rangers fired 17 goals past Felinfach Reserves in a match where Rhys Evans claimed double figures! Evans scored ten, Daniel Owen bagged four and there were singles for Ben Partis, Steve Furness and Thomas Jones.
Central Wales Cup.
A very young Cilgerran side went out at the first hurdle in the Central Wales Challenge Cup against Newbridge on Wye but they made the mid Wales team work hard for their success and with a bit more luck the coraclemen could have snatched a win
The visitors opened the scoring when they took advantage of some sloppy play in midfield and Aeron Powell netted and the same player added a second midway through the second half when he slotted home from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the box by Mathew Williams.
Skipper Dai Williams and his team pushed hard for a goal to get them back into this game and they should really have scored when Joe Hills was presented with a sitter but he fluffed his chance with the goal at his mercy. Louis Harding saw a very good effort bounce back off the woodwork and there were a number of close calls but Cilgerran who had seven players under the age of eighteen in their team were eventually edged out.
Lampeter were forced to pull out of their tie away at Kerry as they were unable to raise a team, whilst at New Quay the seasiders lost out by 7-0 to Waterloo Rovers.
Cwpan Dai Dynamo
Newcastle Emlyn were far too good for Borth Reserves and came through for a comfortable 6-1 win. Front runner Peter Almond bagged a hat trick and there were goals also for Oliver Evans who bagged a brace, talented teen Ben Thomas, midfielder John Curran and Dafydd Owens.
Holders Cardigan Town also fell at the first hurdle after they were well beaten away at Dolgellau.
St Dogmaels chalked up the biggest ever victory seen at the School field when they fired 25 goals past SDUC. Marcus Dean led the way with five of the goals and others to cash in were Adam Williams, Craig Williams, Jason Williams, Chris Thomas and Rhys Jones who all hit hat-tricks. Veteran midfielder Steve Williams bagged a brace and also on target were John Midgely, Justin Smith and Aaron Walters.