De­pleted sides cause more worry

Llanelli Star - - Soccer -

THERE is in­creas­ing con­cern in Cost­cut­ter Foot­ball League cir­cles af­ter an­other week­end when clubs found dif­fi­culty ful­fill­ing fixtures.

Un­beaten di­vi­sion one un­beaten lead­ers St Dog­maels were with­out half a dozen reg­u­lars for a Cw­pan Coffa Dai Dy­namo Davies game against Felin­fach in the north Pem­brokeshire vil­lage.

Cardi­gan Town had just nine play­ers for the di­vi­sion one game at Lam­peter Town, where the vis­i­tors went down 4-0.

Maes­glas, who are at the head of di­vi­sion two, barely man­aged to put out a side to take on vis­i­tors Crannog in a Cw­pan Dai tie and were buried un­der a 15-goal avalanche.

Ref­eree Llyr Evans spared the hosts fur­ther mis­ery by call­ing a pre­ma­ture halt to pro­ceed­ings.

Felin­fach had won their lat­est three league and cup games, but the Milk­men found it a very dif­fer­ent ket­tle of fish at School Field where they were out­played and the only sur­prise was that the home side failed to score more goals.

De­spite a de­pleted lineup, Saints con­trolled mat­ters through­out, with goal­keeper Casey Wal­ters called on only twice in 90 min­utes.

Blus­tery con­di­tions made it dif­fi­cult for both teams, but the home side got the ball down and pro­duced at­trac­tive one-touch foot­ball that left the vis­i­tors well beaten.

Chris Mor­gan hit a hat-trick and the other marks­men were Rhys Jones, Adam Wil­liams, Louis Hard­ing and Aled Rees.

In the Easter Mon­day League Cup, sec­ond-placed Llandy­sul won 4-0 against base­ment boys Bar­god Rangers de­spite the Swal­lows be­ing re­duced to nine men dur­ing the sec­ond half af­ter two play­ers were red-carded.

Goal­keeper Nathan Jones was sent pack­ing af­ter an chal­lenge in a one-on-one sit­u­a­tion and Zack Mor­gan was dis­missed for al­leged re­marks to the ref­eree.

Dean Jones, who was on the score­sheet, also saved a penalty af­ter tak­ing over be­tween the sticks.

The other goals came from Lewis Jones and Mathew New­bold be­fore half-time and Jessie Clay­ton dur­ing the sec­ond half to re­tain their side’s un­beaten run since the start of Septem­ber.

The nine Cardi­gan play­ers who vis­ited North Road in Lam­peter, in­clud­ing vet­eran Justin Evans, turned in a bat­tling per­for­mance and it was goal­less at half-time.

As the vis­i­tors tired dur­ing the sec­ond pe­riod, the reign­ing league cham­pi­ons sprayed the ball about con­fi­dently and goals fol­lowed through skip­per Marc Evans, Christy Gale, a Richard Thomas penalty and Ja­son Jones.

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