Ceredigion Costcutter League round up:
Four goals from talented midfielder Rhys Jones helped steer St Dogmaels to a convincing win over Crannog to send the Saints nine points clear at the top of the table.
Jones who was singled out for praise by visiting player manager Gary Davies has been in outstanding form this season and is now joint leading goal scorer with eighteen goals to his name along with Llanboidy hot shot Rhys Jenkins and the reigning champions are now looking a decent bet to retain their silverware with just six matches to play.
Jones was without his regular midfield partner Adam Williams whilst Crannog took the field with a handful of 17 year olds including Jack Taylor who scored one of the best goals of the game and it came as no surprise that the Llangrannog men were unable to match their recent exploits against Cardigan Town, when they completed a league and cup double.
The visitors started brightly enough but they were fortunate to keep a clean sheet in the opening half hour as skipper Jason Williams hit the woodwork and Louis Harding had a goal disallowed for offside. The visitors managed to weather the storm and they took the lead five minutes from the break when Saints striker Peter Almond scored a peach of an own goal but the Saints hit back a few minutes later when Rhys Jones latched on to a cross from Harding to level matters from close range.
The Saints came flying out of the blocks in the second half and they took the lead when a defensive mix up gifted Harding a goal and a second from Rhys soon after from the spot put the hosts clear. Jones completed his hat trick with a fine volley before Harding added his second to make it 5-1 before veteran player manager Davies reduced the deficit when he took advantage of a poor clearance to thread the ball home from a tight angle.
Jones bagged his fourth of the match with another penalty before talented teen Jack Taylor claimed a late consolation goal with a superb strike to complete the scoring.
The matches between Aberporth and Llandysul and Llanboidy versus Ffostrasol were called of due to waterlogged pitches.
League leaders New Quay moved eight points clear of nearest rivals Crymych after the Preselimen dropped points at Parc Puw after being held to a 3-3 draw.
The seasiders who have led the division for many weeks took full advantage of this slip up with a 9-2 demolition of St Dogmaels Reserves. Ollie Edwards led the way for the greens with a fine hat trick and there was a brace apiece for Jack Chetwynd and Dylan Morgans. Also on the scoresheet for Quay were Charlie Dent and Glenn Baldwin. Casey Walters and Cameron Christie were on target for the Saints.
Crymych travelled to Parc Puw confident of completing a league double after firing five past Bargod Rangers a fortnight earlier. This though counted for little this time around as goals from Jack Fisher, George Hicks and Tom Rogers earned the hosts a well deserved point. On target for the Pembrokeshire high fliers were Sion Dafydd Vaughan and Llifon Howell and there was also an own goal.
Mid table side Aberaeron Reserves picked up their eighth win of the season after they accounted for Crannog Reserves by 4-0 with goals from Endaf Williams, Dafydd Roberts, Lamin Manjang and Keelan Noble.
The match between Ffostrasol Reserves and Maesglas was called off due to the wet weather