Mid Wales League Matchday 12: Borth win thriller as Dolgellau’s impressive run comes to an end

THERE were seven games, two clean sheets and 36 goals scored in the Mid Wales Leagues this weekend. Here’s our round-up of the action from Matchday 12.

Game of the day

Borth Utd 6 – 5 Presteigne
Mid Wales Div Two
Uppingham Playing Fields

Borth have been involved in some high scoring draws in the league recently, but this time they managed to hold on for a vital three points as they look to climb the league table. The score was 4-0 to the home side at the half time break, but Presteigne came back into the game in the second half.

It was 4-1 in the 53rd minute, and then 5-1 seven minutes later. Presteigne pulled a goal back in the 65th minute, before closing the gap to two with another goal five minutes later.

Borth restored the three goal cushion with a Clive Morgan free-kick in the 72nd minute, before the visitors netted again after Borth keeper Ben Williams was red carded for foul language, which resulted in a penalty.

A frantic game was concluded with a consolation goal from Presteigne in the 90th minute, which went they only lost by a solitary goal.

This win puts Borth within two points of 7th whilst Presteigne are just five points off the bottom.

Goal scorers for Borth were Ryan Davies (3), Gethin ap Dafydd, Bryn McGilligan Oliver and Clive Morgan.

Goal scorers for Presteigne were Tom Crichton (2), Jordan Cooper, Duane Anning, Tom Lewis.

First team coach Bryn McGilligan Oliver said:

We were strong in the first half going in 4-0 up. We were clinical and always looked a threat. All over the park we won our battles. It was a game of two halves.. to be fair to Presteigne they threw the kitchen sink at us. Numerous times we found ourselves against 4/5/6 forwards but all credit they tried to play football. We didn’t in the second half and it obviously showed. We will take the positives and the points from this but a lot to work on in the next week or so.

Division One

Kerry 3 – 4 Builth Wells
Builth made it three wins from three and overtook Kerry in the process. A sending off just before the break didn’t help matters for Kerry who were already trailing in the game. However a spirited second half kept the game alive until the end.
Radnor Valley 5 – 0 Tywyn Bryncrug
It’s hard to see where the next win is coming from for Tywyn who have now shipped thirty eight goals in just six games. Radnor’s commanding win lifts them into second place and just four points off Caersws with a game in hand.

Division Two

Abermule 1 – 1 Rhayader
A second half goal from Adam Williams was enough to gain a point for Abermule against a strong Rhyader side. This result puts Abermule in eighth and Rhayader in fourth.
Dolgellau 1 – 6 Hay St Mary’s
Two in-form teams met in this fixture, but Hay St Mary won convincingly as they looked to gain on Newbridge at the top of the table. This ends Dolgellau’s revival after their last four league games yielded them nine points.
Dyffryn Banw 0 – 1 Waterloo Rovers
Waterloo have had to be patient to build on their early season form to record their first win in their last five games. Nathan James got the only goal of the game to put the visitors within a point of Dyffryn in the league.
Newbridge-on-Wye 3 – 0 Aber Uni
The students are still needing time to settle into this league as they went down 3-0 away to the league leaders. Five straight wins and a clean sheet capped a perfect weekend for Newbridge. Goals came from man-of-the-match Aeron Powell’s brace and Dave Thomas.
(Featured image: Chris Howells)

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