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.