WELSH LEAGUE

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PENYDARREN BGC are show­ing their cup pedi­gree once again as they reached the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League Cup.

The Merthyr-based club, who were pro­moted to the Welsh League at the end of last sea­son, booked their place in the last eight by over­com­ing Di­vi­sion Three coun­ter­parts Pon­ty­clun 2-0 at Ivor Park.

Chris Colvin put Penydarren in front by the break with a cool com­posed first half fin­ish af­ter an ex­cel­lent through ball from Con­ner Kin­sey.

Josh Brog­den then missed a sec­ond half penalty but, for­tu­nately, it did not prove costly for Kerry Mullins’ side who sealed their pas­sage through when Colvin grabbed his sec­ond with a neat back­heel.

Penydarren en­joyed a mem­o­rable run all the way to the quar­ter-fi­nals of the JD Welsh Cup as a South Wales Al­liance club last term, as well as a run to the FAW Tro­phy semis.

Join­ing them in the last eight are Welsh League Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Peny­bont, who con­tin­ued their bid for a league and cup dou­ble with a 2-1 win at Cw­mam­man United.

Mean­while, Cam­brian & Cly­dach were un­able to re­peat their Nathaniel MG Cup hero­ics as they went out 3-2 at Undy Ath­letic. Ryan Hud­son scored twice for Undy with Dan Jar­man get­ting their other goal.

Round three also sig­nalled the end of the road for Llantwit Ma­jor as they lost 3-1 at Haver­ford­west County. Blue­birds goals from Ben Fawcett, Lee Trun­dle and Ash­ley Be­van were the dif­fer­ence.

Aber­bar­goed Buds’ run is over as they lost 2-0 to Port Tal­bot Town at Vic­to­ria Road. Mor­gan Thomas and Keane Watts with the goals.

Hold­ers Trefe­lin BGC are also through af­ter a Jor­dan Ed­wards goal saw them win 1-0 at Bri­ton Ferry Llan­sawel.

STM Sports were 3-0 home win­ners over Gar­den Vil­lage while Ynysygerwn, who beat Goytre United 2-1, com­plete the quar­ter-fi­nal lineup.

In Di­vi­sion One, bot­tom club Pon­typridd Town led twice at Am­man­ford but in the end had to set­tle for a point as they drew a topsy-turvy en­counter 3-3.

It means Pon­typridd, with just one league vic­tory to their name since be­ing pro­moted, re­main rooted to the foot of ta­ble with four points from seven matches.

Strug­gling Taffs Well, who have played two more matches than Pon­typridd, are just a point above them af­ter they were thumped 4-1 at home by Ton Pen­tre.

A brace from Leon Jacka – in­clud­ing one from the penalty spot, along with goals from Ai­den Chap­pelSmith and Josh Maxsi­movic, earned the Bulldogs a much-needed win – only their sec­ond of the league cam­paign – and moves them on to eight points.

Else­where in Di­vi­sion One Goytre beat Gwent neigh­bours Cwm­bran Celtic 2-0.

In Di­vi­sion Two, bot­tom side Aber­dare Town are still look­ing for their first win of the sea­son af­ter they were crushed 7-2 at home by Pon­tar­dawe Town. Tom Bliz­zard’s hat-trick in­spired the vis­i­tors with Liam Grif­fiths (2), Craig Davies and Garry Tay­lor – from the penalty spot – also net­ting.

It’s now 13 games with­out a win in the league for Aber­dare.

Croesy­ceil­iog had their lead cut at the top to just six points but re­main un­de­feated af­ter a 4-4 home draw with Brid­gend Street.

Croesy stormed into a 3-0 lead af­ter only 27 min­utes and then led 4-2 with just over 20 min­utes to play. Zac Os­borne net­ted a hat-trick.

Paul Fowler and Jeff White both bagged a brace for Street with the lat­ter scor­ing to snatch a point in added time in a mem­o­rable come­back.

Aber­gavenny Town, who have a game in hand on Croesy, won 2-0 at Swansea Uni­ver­sity.

Else­where Rameer Out­law (2), Dy­lan Amin and Eli­jah Chilekwa all found the net for Caerau Ely in a 4-0 home win over AFC Ll­wyd­coed.

Di­nas Powys were thumped 4-1 at home by Caldicot Town while West End were 4-2 home win­ners over Risca United.

Di­vi­sion Three lead­ers Trethomas Blue­birds, who are also un­beaten, were 4-2 home win­ners over Al­bion Rovers.

Adam Ray­mond scored twice to in­spire the Blue­birds.

Jon Ed­wards helped him­self to a hat-trick as Tre­har­ris Ath­letic West­ern ran out crush­ing 6-1 win­ners at Tre­owen Stars. Josh Evans, Alex Jones and Alun Thomas also net­ted.

Goals from Ricky Carter (2), An­drew El­lis and Shane Friel se­cured the points for Pen­rhi­w­ceiber Rangers as they ran out 4-0 win­ners at Ely Rangers.

AFC Porth drew 2-2 at home with Tre­de­gar Town while Pan­teg beat New­port City 3-2.

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