Ceredigion Costcutter League and Cup round up:
League Cup quarter final:
Cardigan Town who lost their long unbeaten league record to Crannog at the King George field a week ago were edged out once again in the League Cup with Brynley Morris claiming a late winner for the hosts from a hotly disputed free kick.
This hard fought and at times niggly game was played in very difficult blustery conditions at Llangrannog and it was Town who made the best start and they put their opponents under great pressure and went ahead when roving defender Ryan Parry headed home a looped cross from Dylan Davies
Crannog came back at them and Mike Bridges smashed the ball home from the edge of the box on the half volley past stand in goal keeper Iestyn Evans to level matters.
The Magpies with the wind advantage in the second half pushed hard with midfielder James Evans carving out some excellent openings for his team along with Dylan Davies and winger Llion Williams but young goal keeper Tom James made some superb stops with one of the best of these coming from a John Lumb shot and another from Williams.
Crannog looked dangerous on the break but Parry and Lumb kept things tight at the back whilst at the other end defender Mike Glover and midfielder Morris made some timely interventions to prevent talented Town front runner Liam Doherty from scoring.
The visitors brought on veteran Steve Blackford late on but he was yellow carded by referee Josh Townsend for a late tackle and then fifteen minutes later he was shown a red for a second bookable offence. This though was a bit harsh and a bout of handbags followed as tempers hotted up.
From the resulting free kick Morris floated in an excellent cross and following a mid air collision between defender Glover and keeper Evans the ball fell into the empty net much to the delight of the home side. This though to the obvious frustration of the visitors who felt they should have been awarded a free kick.
Crannog will meet Lampeter Town in the semi final.
St Dogmaels manager Steve Williams said he had no complaints after his side lost their unbeaten league record to inform side Lampeter Town by 5-2.
The Saints who had won eleven games on the bounce saw their record blown away in the opening hour as the north road men went three goals ahead and their lead was never really threatened despite a late rally by the greens.
Williams was full of praise for Jonyon Evans and his men and said:” Lampeter were better than us on the day but if I’m honest we made it easier for them with some poor team defending but we have no complaints as Lampeter fully deserved the win.”
The home team who are enjoying a rich vein of form were first out of the blocks and they took an early lead when Jason Jones netted and he doubled his tally soon after when he took advantage of a poor clearance out of defence to charge the ball down and tap the ball into an empty net. The visitors hit back and went close on several occasions with Louis Harding enjoying the best of these chances.
Lampeter went three up on the hour when Rhys Bowden scored the best goal of the game before St Dogmaels reduced the deficit with a goal from Harding. However any thoughts of a comeback were quickly dispelled when Town midfielder Marc Evans made it 4-1 on the counter as Saints threw everything into attack and Liam Jones killed the game off with the fifth before Harding added a late consolation goal to make it 5-2.
The Saints remain six points ahead of nearest rivals Cardigan Town who have two games in hand with Newcastle Emlyn in third place just a point off the Magpies.
There was plenty of action at Parc Troedrhiw where Ffostrasol came back from a two goal deficit to bag a share of the points against Llanboidy. Rhys Jenkins and Jac Griffiths put the hosts a couple of goals ahead early on but Ffostrasol hit back after thirty minutes when Gwynfor Bowen chipped the keeper from the edge of the box. Bowen added a second soon afterwards to square the match but the visitors took the lead again when Ewan Jones netted with a shot from close range, before the game was level, when Wanderers player Iwan Jones hit the target, after he latched on to a half clearance from a corner.
This goal set up a nervy last quarter and Ffostrasol went ahead for the first time when Cian Edwards headed home from a Dafydd Phillips cross with the keeper having no chance but with five minutes remaining Ewan Jones claimed his second to end an entertaining game at 4-4.
Aberporth picked up a very welcome win when they edged out Llandysul at Parc Tir Y Dref but they still remain pointless at the foot of the table following points deductions. Liam James was the hero of the hour for the airmen with the winning goal.
New Quay pulled six points clear at the top of the table after they accounted for St Dogmaels Reserves by 3-0. The seasiders took full advantage of title rivals Crymych having an afternoon off by coasting to victory with goals from Dylan Morgans, Sam Tiffany and George Tilstone.
Fellow rivals Maesglas also enjoyed a comfortable win as they fired five past Ffostrasol Reserves.There was a win also for Aberaeron Reserves thanks to goals from Lamin Manjang and Harry Holder. The match between Crymych and Lampeter Reserves was called off as Lampeter were unable to raise a side
A Dean Jones hat trick helped steer Llandysul Reserves to a 4-2 success over Newcastle Emlyn Reserves. Jones who has been a regular centre half in the Llandysul first team for many years made the most of the extra time and space afforded him with a trio of goals and there was a goal for another seasoned campaigner in the shape of Mathew Newbould. Tom Bluett was on target for the reds and they also claimed an own goal.
The honours were shared in the game between Llanboidy Reserves and Maesglas Reserves, with Owain Gibby netting for the Cae Dandre team and the blues netting via an own goal.
In the Percy Eldridge Cup two goals from Tony McDonald and one from Rhydian Roberts saw Crannog Reserves through at the expense of Cardigan Reserves to complete a club double for the afternoon.