Mid Wales battles it out for places in League Cup round two
Mid Wales saw cup action across the board on the weekend, with 11 fixtures in the Mid Wales League and two games in Division One throwing up some surprise results along the way.
Berriew 0-3 Caersws
Caersws can boast a staggering 45 goals this season so far, as they continued their unbeaten start to life in the Mid Wales League.
The comprehensive win was sealed in the first half with goals from Phil Jones, Mark Edmondson and Elliot Jones.
Llanfair 0-2 Llanidloes
Llanidloes meanwhile made it seven wins from a possible nine, breaking the deadlock after a goalless first half to score two to stay in the top three.
Friday 5th Oct
Hay St Mary’s 4-3 Radnor Valley
There wasn’t much to separate these two teams in their derby game, but it was the home team who progressed in the cup.
Brendan Hackett got the vital fourth goal for the home side to put them 4-2 up, but Geraint Lloyd ensured a nervous end to the game making it 4-3.
Llansantffraid 5-0 Four Crosses
The Division One side were too strong for their Division Two opponents with a convincing win. Goals came from four different players for the home side, with Nathan Buckley netting a brace.
Presteigne 0-1 Llandrindod
Presteigne nearly did enough to force extra time against the visitors, but a late strike from Kieran McCarley in the 89th minute broke the hosts hearts and sent Llandridnod into the next round.
Welshpool 5-1 Waterloo Rovers
Former JD Welsh Premier League side Welshpool were too strong for their close A483 neighbours Waterloo.
A hat trick from Will Thomas, and goals Josh Morgan and Sam Evans saw the home side go through with Chris Proctor scoring the consolation for the away side.
But Proctor didn’t stop there, scoring for Welshpool reserves on Saturday in their 3-2 win.
Saturday 6th Oct
Aberaeron 4-0 Aber Uni
The students were the underdogs in their trip to their Aberaeron, with the magic of the cup not enough to give them a shock win as the hosts ran out victors with four goals to no reply.
Abermule 3-3 Kerry
This six goal thriller was one of the games of the round, and it took penalties to separate the sides with a 3-1 shootout win for Abermule the deciding factor.
Borth Utd 3-1 Bow Street
Three headed goals were enough to see lower league Borth pull off an upset against Division One Bow Street who bowed out the cup.
Machynlleth 0-5 Carno
Carno’s clinical attack stepped up to the plate again, taking their tally to 16 goals this term.
Braces from Andy Evans and Richie Evans helped the away side progress, with Harry Vince-Holt adding to the score.
Montgomery 4-0 Churchstoke
Division Two Montgomery put their higher opposition to the sword on Saturday.
Tom Evans starred with a hat trick, with an own goal topping off an afternoon to forget for Churchstoke
Newbridge-on-Wye 0-3 Builth Wells
Builth made it three away wins this season at the expense of their lower league opposition.
Lee James, Tom Bethell and a Luke Hicks penalty sealed the away victory for the club.
Tywyn Bryncrug 0-2 Dolgellau
Division Two Dolgellau progressed in the cup with two goals enough to down their hosts, who will now have to concentrate on the league.
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