Welshpool claim shock win over Caersws in Mid Wales League Division One
Friday night saw a shock on in Mid Wales’ Division One, as league leaders Caersws went down to only their second loss of the season to Welshpool.
Elsewhere in the region, Radnor Valley kept the heat on Caersws with an away win, whilst the ER Jenkins commenced with a high-scoring round one.
Caersws 2-4 Welshpool
The visitors came away with all 3 points in a shock-scoring, with all of the goals coming in the second half. Within just seven minutes, A Will Thomas brace and Josh Morgan strike put Welshpool 3-0 up, before Ash Harris pulled on back for the home side eight minutes later.
However Will Thomas, rounded off his hat trick on seventy two minutes. Elliot Jones made it 4-2 to keep Caersws in the game, but it was too little too late for the hosts.
Aberaeron 1-2 Radnor Valley
Title-chasing Radnor took full advantage of Friday’s result, by moving within a point of Caersws, with a game in hand, after edging a win against Aberaeron.
Builth Wells 5-1 Churchstoke
Churchstoke’s barren run continued at Builth Wells, who moved up to 7th place with a resounding win.
Kerry 0-1 Llanidloes
Llanidoes were smash and grab on the weekend, with a solitary goal enough to claim a not insignificant away win. They are now within touching distance of the Division One summit, and could go level on points with Caersws by winning their game in hand.
Llanfair 3-0 Carno
Llanfair enjoyed a comfortable evening, dispatching of Carno to stay within the top end of the table.
Llansantffraid 1-7 Berriew
Llansantffraid’s recent good run of form stuttered dramatically, as Berriew ran out emphatic winners at Treflan. The win was much needed, as all of the teams immediately below them won.
Tywyn Bryncrug 0-4 Llandrindod
Tywyn boast an unenviable record of seventeen goals conceded in just three games, whilst Llandrindod’s win lifts them up to eighth place after playing just nine games.
Four Crosses 0-1 Waterloo Rovers
Waterloo’s win saw them continue to chip away at Division Two, and they are starting to see rewards as they are now just one point below the top three.
ER Jenkins Cup 18-19 – Round One
Dyffryn Banw 2-2 Dolgellau
Both sides battled valiantly in this tie, so much so that sudden death penalties had to decide the tie. It was the home side who progressed, claiming a 9-8 win in the shootout.
Hay St Mary’s 3-3 Abermule
It was always going to be high scoring affair when Hay St Mary welcomed an improving Abermule side in the first round of the cup. However, Abermule kept their nerve, when after a six goal thriller they ran out 4-2 winners in the deciding penalty shoot out.
Machynlleth 4-1 Borth Utd
Former Wales Youth International Jonathan Evans was introduced for Borth during this game, but he couldn’t stop Machynlleth’s resounding victory to send them to the second round.
Newbridge-on-Wye 2-1 Montgomery
Division Two league leaders Newbridge-on-Wye are in the hat for the next round, having worked hard during a competitive encounter with Montgomery.
Presteigne 1-3 Rhayader
Former Welsh Premier League members Rhayader progressed with an away victory over Presteigne, which they will look to use a boost to their league campaign as they sit fifth with aspirations to rise higher.
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