Ceredigion Costcutter Round up:
A minutes silence was held at all Costcutter League matches on Saturday in memory of popular player and referee Gareth ‘Garn’ Evans who just a few days before, lost his brave fight with cancer following a long harrowing illness.
Gareth, aged 45 who was an outstanding midfielder with Crannog FC for many years, before taking up the whistle, had been adamant that matches should go ahead in the event of his passing and both Crannog and Ffostrasol football teams carried out his wishes with great dignity and with a very touching display of sympathy before the minute silence.
The score meant very little on this very sad day and it came as no surprise that this poignant affair, which was watched by a large crowd ended goalless. Gareth was a one club man who had a huge passion for football and played every game with total committment. He will live long in the hearts of the people who knew him and who played with or against him and especially for his no nonsense, steely determination, which is a Crannog trait through and through.
There were plenty of goals at the King George field where Cardigan Town ran out 7-0 winners over an understrength Dewi Stars outfit. The Magpies took an early two nil lead thanks to goals from Dylan Davies and Liam Doherty with the latter chipping the keeper from long range and they added a third just before the break when inform teenage midfielder Jack Everton hit the net with a superb strike from the edge of the box.
Fellow midfielder James Evans made it four on the hour when he threaded his shot passed the keeper into the corner of the net and Jack Blackford made it 5-0 with a smart finish. Further goals followed with Blackford and Davies both claiming their second goals of the game before the Stars almost grabbed a late consolation goal with an effort that hit the crossbar.
League leaders St Dogmaels secured their thirteenth success of the season following a 2-0 win over a full of fight Aberporth team with midfielder Adam Williams and striker Louis Harding claiming the goals.
The honours were shared in the match between Llanboidy and Lampeter ending all square at 2-2. On target for the North Ceredigion team were front runner Jason Jones and midfielder Marc Evans whilst for the Carmarthenshire side Celt T Jones and Gethin Scourfield netted.
In division two Aberaeron Reserves enjoyed a comfortable win over Ffostrasol Reserves thanks to goals from Lamin Manjang, Leighton Daniel and Bryn Evans.
The match between Bargod Rangers and Lampeter Reserves did not take place as Lampeter have withdrawn their Reserve team from the Costcutter League.
In division three Llanboidy Reserves matched the exploits of their senior side by holding Newcastle Emlyn Reserves to a draw. Two goals apiece from Liam Woodford and Owain Gibbin were cancelled out when the reds duo of Jake Shakespeare and Ian Hamilton bagged a couple of goals each and the game ended at 4-4.
There was also a draw at Maes Radley where visitors Cardigan Town Reserves managed to secure a point thanks to goals from Aaron Evans and Alex Heffron. On target for the Blues were George Allerton and Ben Page Broughton.
In the South Cards Cup Crymych enjoyed a very safe passage into the latter stages following a ten goal romp over Maesglas. Osian Wyn led the way for the Preselimen with four goals, Sion Vaughan bagged a hat trick and there were goals also for former Maesglas midfielder Llifon Howell, Emyr Williams and Deiniol Mathias.