Saints make it 14 in a row
COSTCUTTER League highflyers St Dogmaels made it 14 league and cup victories on the trot by dumping holders Newcastle Emlyn out of the Easter Monday League Cup with a 7-3 win in the Pembrokeshire village.
Emlyn were in the game up until midway through the second half when Saints brought on four substitutes and the fresh legs saw the School Field side draw away and win in style.
It proved a hugely unlucky day for Emlyn goal-getter Robbie Jenkins, the ex-Bargod Rangers front-runner netting a hat-trick but still ending on the losing side.
Saints went ahead when winger Jack Thomas fired into the roof of the net, but Emlyn squared matters when Jenkins chased a ball over the defence and clipped a shot past Justin Smith.
The hosts regained the lead before the interval with a clinical piece of finishing by leading marksman Louis Harding.
Refusing to throw in the towel, the visitors got back on level terms through Jenkins but a Peter Almond header was given a final touch by Rhys Jones and shortly afterwards Thomas netted his second to extend the advantage.
Back came the Reds with Jenkins completing his hat-trick.
But then Saints gradually asserted themselves as Harding got goal number five, and others followed from Chris Morgan and Adam Williams.
Crannog held on to second spot in division one after claiming a 4-1 win over visitors Ffostrasol, who put up a fine performance despite the scoreline.
For Crannog, who led by a solitary goal at half-time, striker George Colven netted twice and also on target were midfielder Mark Davies and Robbie Evans.
Reigning champions Lampeter Town are putting a run of successes together and beginning to produce the kind of football that saw them lift the title last term.
A fortnight after walloping Llandysul 4-0 on their opponents’ own Llandysul Park stamping ground to reach the next stage of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies, Terry Witts and Co repeated the feat in a league encounter at North Road.
The under-strength visitors were second best virtually throughout and rather fortunate not to suffer a heavier defeat.
Spraying the ball about confidently, Town deservedly went ahead through Jason Jones, and the lead was soon doubled when Christy Gale headed home from a corner.
Gethin Hunter, who stood out for the home side, set up Gale for the third goal and young substitute Bryn Jones netted within a few minutes of being drafted on.