Ceredigion Costcutter League
Fine run continues for Emlyn and Saints
Reigning champions St Dogmaels were forced to come back from a goal down before they eventually got the better of Dewi Stars at the School Field whilst at Parc Emlyn the reds managed to edge out Crannog following a hard fought battle.
The Stars caught the Saints defence cold in the opening exchanges when they took the lead and it took the greens almost forty minutes before they found an equaliser through Peter Almond who headed home from close range after the ball had been whipped in by Rhys Jones. Several chances followed for the home side but it was all square at the break.
Almond who had an excellent game added his second on the hour when he steered home a cross from Adam Williams again with his head and the Saints were on top for most of the second half and despite a resilient defensive effort from the Stars three goals were scored in the final quarter with Casey Walters, Tom Phillips and Rhys Jones on target.
Newcastle Emlyn moved up to second place in the table and just a point off leader St Dogmaels after they edged out Crannog by 2-1. The reds made a perfect start when Steve Thomas fired home after only 30 seconds and they doubled their lead with an own goal just three minutes later before Gruff Thomas replied for Crannog. The hosts though managed to hang on to their slender advantage to bag their fourth win of the season.
Two more goals from inform front runner Rhys Jenkins helped steer Llanboidy to a 6-3 win over Aberporth at the RAE field. Jenkins has been banging the goals in regularly this season and he caused the airmen plenty of problems throughout the afternoon. He was joined on the scoresheet by Ewan Jones who also bagged a brace and Ross McDonald and Bartosz Kasperski. Former Crannog midfielder Mathew Smith was also in fine form and he netted a couple for the home team, whilst there was a goal also for Mike King.
Lampeter Town were forced to share the spoils against a plucky Ffostrasol team that were well beaten by Newcastle Emlyn the previous week. Goals from Town strikers Gethin Hunter and Jason Jones were cancelled out by Adam Jones and Cian Edwards and it was a point apeice.
A goal from Llandysul front runner Danny Williams proved sufficient to see his team through for a narrow win over Felinfach at Parc Tir Y Dref.
Division two league leaders Maesglas made it four wins from five starts when they overcame the challenge of Bargod Rangers despite going two goals behind, with Grant Colmer netting the winner. Rangers proved to be a handful all afternoon with none more dangerous than striker Robbie Jenkins who bagged a brace of goals to add to a goal from Rhydian Davies. However the Blues played some excellent football and goals from Rhodri George, Marcus Dean, John Midgley and the injury time winner from Colmer saw them home.
Aberaeron Reserves were forced to work hard before they wore down opponents Lampeter Reserves at Cae Sgwar. Goals from Bryn Evans, Lamin Manjang, Kieran Jenkins and Aaron Morgans proved to be sufficient to claim their victory despite the never say die attitude of Town who were well served by Bryn James who netted twice.
Crymych tasted their first defeat in the Costcutter league after they were undone by New Quay. The Preselimen have enjoyed an excellent start to their new life in local football but goals from Ollie Edwards and Glenn Baldwin helped the seasiders gain their fourth win of the season. Steffan James replied for the visitors.
There was also a convincing win for Ffostrasol Reserves who defeated their St Dogmaels counterparts by 5 -1.
In the Reserves Cup Llandysul enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 victory over their near neighbours Ffostrasol where experienced campaigner Mathew Newbold claimed a couple of goals. Also on target were Kayne Poulton and Gwyn Jones
Llanboidy Reserves and Newcastle Emlyn Reserves had to settle for a point apiece following an entertaining tussle at Cae Dandre. On target once again for the reds was Sam Skinner who tucked away a couple of goals and there was one for Damien Routen. Triston Jenkins, Ben Harvey and Owain Gibbin were on target for the Carmarthenshire based team.