Ammanford and Taffs Well off the mark, Croesy maintain unbeaten run and Dinas shock Street
Aberbargoed Buds, Croesyceiliog, Penybont, Trethomas Bluebirds and Undy Athletic remain the only sides not to lose a league game this season.
The Buds, Bluebirds and Undy didn’t play in what was a wet afternoon of action in the Welsh League, but Croesyceiliog and Penybont scored big wins in their aims for the season.
Both opened up gaps over sides below them as they continued their unbeaten league starts.
Welsh Football League Division One
Briton Ferry Llansawel and Taffs Well recorded narrow home victories, on Friday night’s action in Division One.
Lee Bevan’s first-half header gave Carl Shaw’s men victory over Goytre United in the Port Talbot Derby.
Adrian Needs picked up his first win as Taffs Well manager, as they beat Cwmmaman United at Rhiw’r Ddar.
Penybont maintained their unbeaten start to the season, as promotion rivals Haverfordwest County suffered a late defeat to Cambrian.
16-year-old Noah Daley opened the scoring for Lido in the first half. A late rally from Penybont though saw them leave the Marston’s Stadium with all three points.
Owain Warlow levelled things up before Luke Borrelli turned the game on its head. To make matters worse for the Lido, Cai Owens was shown a red card.
Cambrian who have had an inconsistent run of form at home secured a big win over title favourites Haverfordwest County at the MP Group Wales 3G.
Lee Trundle opened the scoring for the Bluebirds, but his effort was cancelled out by.
Former Cambrian manager Craig Hughes made a cameo appearance for Dane Williams’ side and he set up Mike Jones, who netted for the Cam Army in stoppage time.
Cwmbran Celtic ended Llantwit Major’s unbeaten home record, by coming away from Windmill Lane with all three points. The influential Chris Ham scored the only goal, as Celtic reached the dizzy heights of third.
Goals from Cameron Isaac, Ricky Martin and a brace from Matthew Jones gave Gruff Harrison and Ammanford their first win in Division One for sixteen years.
The win takes them off the bottom and moves them up to 12th.
Welsh Football League Division Two
Dinas Powys shocked Bridgend Street, by beating the Cardiff based side at their Willows home.
That was the first win of the season for the Vale of Glamorgan side, as Gavin Price and Robert Brown had reasons to celebrate their first win since taking over.
Abergavenny picked up their second win of the season as Sean Feeley made the most of a defensive error from Risca United on Friday night.
In the other game, Aberdare Town were cruelly denied a first point of the season, when Garden Village scored in stoppage time through Scott Smith, who grabbed his second goal of the game.
Saturday’s action had all eyes on Croesyceiliog and STM Sports. Zac Osborne continued his fine goalscoring form as he helped Croesyceiliog to victory over second-placed STM Sports in an early top of the table clash.
Lamin Conteh scored for STM Sports, but Lewis Clare scored the all-important goal to give Gareth Wilmott’s side the victory.
Caerau Ely continued as a tough side to beat, as they drew at home to Caldicot Town.
Monmouth Town continued their resurgence under Nicky Morgan as they demolished West End at the Sports Ground. Leo Ross scored a brace, whilst James Greaney, Rhod Lewis and Sam Oxley were all on the scoresheet for the Kingfishers.
Pontardawe and AFC Llwydcoed were involved in a six-goal thriller, with a point apiece for each side.
Welsh Football League Division Three
There were victories for Chepstow, Penydarren and Ynysygerwn, as two games were postponed in Division Three.
Ynysygerwn kicked off the action in Division Three, with Mike Evans’ 23rd-minute strike enough to give them victory over Tredegar.
Chepstow Town continued their good start after narrowly missing out on relegation last season. They beat Caerau away from home, as they moved to third.
It was a point apiece between Albion Rovers and Newport City in the Gwent Derby.
Penydarren were victorious in the Rhondda Derby, as they beat Treharris at the Bont Playing Fields.
Alex Long, Alex Lloyd and Christopher Colvin-Owens were on the scoresheet for Kerry Mullins’ men as they moved to second, just a point behind league leaders Trethomas Bluebirds.
Treowen Stars vs Panteg was postponed, whilst Trefelin vs Pontyclun was abandoned after the referee picked up an injury during the game.
(Featured Image: Mike Greenslade of Briton Ferry Llansawel)