Ceredigion Costcutter League and Cup round up
Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies. Round One.
Cardigan sneaked through against Borth Reserves by the odd goal following extra time but they should have had this game sewn up at the break as they missed at least six sitters in front of goal. Experienced midfielder Ben Davies, who was outstanding throughout should have bagged a hat trick including two headers and there were others who should have cashed in such was the Magpies dominance. Tom Gardiner, Llion Williams, John Lumb and Ewan Jones all had decent chances but the heavy conditions on the King George field made it very hard to get shots away cleanly as the ball stuck to the mud.
However Borth Reserves will look back at a few opportunities of their own and they could well have pinched a win late on in normal time but Town keeper Neil Evans came to the rescue. The hosts eventually went ahead in extra time when Mark Radcliffe netted but Borth had one late chance which they should have buried but it was Cardigan who went through by one goal to nil and they will face a tricky assignment away at Bont in round two.
Llanboidy enjoyed a comfortable passage through to round three when they accounted for Machynlleth Reserves by 4-1 at Cae Dandre with goals from Rhys Evans, Jac Griffiths and a brace from Ross McDonald.
J.Emrys Morgan Cup. Round two.
Cilgerran Rovers pulled off one of the shock results of the day when they beat Cambrian Tyres high fliers Bow Street Reserves by 1-0 at Parc Avenue. The visitors who have struggled this season in the Costcutters league rode their luck for long periods on the fast 3G strip and they were indebted to young keeper Jon Ridley for making a string of excellent saves.
The match was decided fifteen minutes from the end by a superb goal from Oli Evans who pounced on a goalkeeper error and fired his volley into the back of the net from close range.
An impressive display from the Coraclemen, with a number of stand out performances and none better than Matt Thomas and Grant Colmer,who showed excellent composure on the ball.
St Dogmaels moved menacingly up into third place in the Costcutter first division and if they win their game in hand over the top two they could close the gap to just four points. The saints who have not won the league championship trophy for over ten years are enjoying a rich vein of form and they have a handful of players in key positions who are on top of their game. One of these is midfielder Rhys Jones who bagged two of the goals and another is in the shape of Adam Williams who also netted twice.
The conditions were extremely heavy at the School Field and it made life very difficult especially along the flanks but it was the Stars who opened the scoring when experienced campaigner Andrew Jones fired home from a corner after only a few minutes. However the home side dominated after this and Jones added two more goals to his already impressive tally including one from the spot after he had been brought down and the other via a superb strike from the edge of the box.
Williams put his team further ahead with a couple of goals and Louis Harding made it 5-1 just before half time. The greens enjoyed a succession of chances after the interval but the closest they came to scoring was when front runner Peter Almond hit the crossbar.
Ffostrasol enjoyed a hard fought tussle with local rivals Aberaeron and it was a brace of goals from Iwan Lloyd that helped steer the Wanderers to victory on this occasion. Cian Edwards was also on target for the hosts whilst for the seagulls Gareth Severs and Ryan Jenkins claimed a goal apeice.
The match between league leaders Lampeter Town and Crannog was called off due to the pitch being unplayable.
All games in division two were called off and in the only fixture played in division three, SDUC came through for a 4-2 win over Llanboidy Reserves. Ahmed Diria netted twice for the students and there were goals also for Frederick Mate and Christian Hayward. Ellis Williams picked up a brace of goals for the Carmarthenshire side.
CWFA Cup. Round One.
New Quay enjoyed their best win of the season after they accounted for Penybont by 5-1.The seasiders have endured a tough time in division two of the Costcutters since reforming and have only managed to secure two wins from seven but this cup tie success will have come as welcome relief. Powerful running forward Glenn Baldwin led the way with two of the goals and he was followed on to the scoresheet by Cameron Jeff and Charlie Dent.
Llandysul also enjoyed a smooth passage through after they defeated Felinfach by the same 5-1 score line in a game that saw the emergence of talented teen Ifan Sion Mason-Evans. The Swallows front runner helped himself to a fine hat trick and he made light of the very heavy conditions underfoot.
Mason Evans bagged a brace of early goals for the hosts before Felinfach conceded another when a defender headed past his own keeper. The milkmen replied with a super goal from the edge of the box before Mason Evans completed his hat trick after the break following good work from Scott Jones and Simon Davies. Josh Baker rounded off the scoring to complete a well deserved win for his side who will take on Builth Wells away in the next round.