WELSH LEAGUE

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CAM­BRIAN & Cly­dach made it eight straight wins in Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Divi­sion One with a 3-1 tri­umph over Goytre,

Kieron Coles headed in a Cameron Keetch cor­ner be­fore a de­light­ful back­heel from Liam Reed put Richard French in for num­ber two.

The Gwent vis­i­tors pulled one back from a set piece be­fore French missed the chance to grab his se­cond from the penalty spot.

The win was sealed though in stop­page time by Sam Jones who was suc­cess­ful from 12 yards.

Cam­brian’s win­ning run started af­ter they lost 5-3 at Peny­bont on Septem­ber 28 and, in third, are now three points be­hind the league lead­ers from Bryn­tirion but have two played two games more.

It is a big month ahead for Cam­brian, who have a first-ever Nathaniel MG Cup Fi­nal ap­pear­ance to look for­ward to on Jan­uary 19 against last year’s run­ners-up Cardiff Met of the JD Welsh Premier League at Barry’s Jen­ner Park.

Be­fore that, though, is a trip to The Cony­gar Bridge Meadow on Satur­day to face Haver­ford­west County – the side cur­rently in se­cond place.

Lead­ers Peny­bont re­main two points clear of the Blue­birds af­ter run­ning out 3-0 win­ners over Ton Pen­tre.

Cullen Kin­sella and Kane Owen were among the scor­ers for the vis­i­tors at Ynys Park which has been some­thing of a bo­gey ground for them in re­cent sea­sons.

This was only their se­cond vic­tory in six league meet­ings there since 2013.

Peny­bont also have a game in hand on Haver­ford­west, who in­flicted a crush­ing 4-0 de­feat on Afan Lido at the Marston’s Sta­dium.

Ben Fawcett scored twice with Sean Pem­ber­ton and Tom Hicks also on the score­sheet for County.

Taffs Well re­main bot­tom of the pile af­ter los­ing 2-1 at Cwm­bran Celtic with Josh Bull grab­bing both goals.

Pon­typridd Town are just two points above the Well­men af­ter los­ing 2-0 against Goytre United with Ton Pen­tre the other side cur­rently in the bot­tom three.

Else­where in Divi­sion One, Undy Ath­letic won 2-0 at Bri­ton Ferry Llan­sawel while the Am­man Val­ley derby be­tween Am­man­ford and Cw­mam­man United ended 1-1.

There was a big 4-1 win for STM Sports over Croesy­ceil­iog in Divi­sion Two and means they are now points be­hind lead­ers Aber­gavenny Town with four games in hand.

Ben Ah-Mun and David Biggs put STM in the box seat with Lamin Con­teh net­ting two more af­ter com­ing off the bench. Alex Bon­thron scored for Croesy.

Aber­gavenny drew 1-1 at Risca and are a point ahead of Croesy with a game in hand and a su­pe­rior goal dif­fer­ence.

Mon­mouth, who whacked West End 6-1, are third and five points be­hind Aber­gavenny and have played a game more.

Aber­dare Town re­main rock bot­tom of the ta­ble and are yet to taste vic­tory in the league this sea­son hav­ing taken just two points from 18 games. Their lat­est de­feat came at home 4-2 at the hands of Gar­den Vil­lage.

Caerau Ely lost 2-1 at Caldicot while the points were shared in the games be­tween AFC Ll­wyd­coed and Pon­tar­dawe Town, 1-1 and Di­nas Powys against Brid­gend Street, 2-2.

Aber­bar­goed Buds’ clash at Swansea Univer­sity fin­ished goal­less.

In Divi­sion Three, Trethomas Blue­birds are now eight points back af­ter los­ing their top-of-the-ta­ble clash 2-1 at lead­ers Trefe­lin BGC.

Trefe­lin were in­spired by for­mer Swansea striker Lee Trun­dle, now 42 who, on de­but, opened his ac­count from the penalty spot on the hour mark.

The hosts had been re­duced the 10 men on 35 min­utes af­ter Shaun Best was sent off for a dan­ger­ous tackle although, when Adam Johns lev­elled on 85 min­utes, it looked like the spoils would be shared.

How­ever the Blue­birds’ joy was short-lived as Trefe­lin snatched vic­tory two min­utes from time thanks to a su­perb solo goal from lead­ing marks­man Da­mon Thomas, who net­ted his 22nd of the cam­paign.

Pen­rhi­w­ceiber Rangers, in third, bat­tered base­ment boys Caerau 8-0 and are nine points back on Trefe­lin, but do have two games in hand.

Peny­dar­ren BGC were 3-0 home win­ners over AFC Porth thanks to a Josh Brog­den brace and an­other for Chris Colvin while Tom Phillips’ first half goal did for Tre­har­ris Ath­letic West­ern as they lost a mid-ta­ble bat-

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