LEWIS TREBLE FIRES SPORTS INTO LAST 16
TROSTRE Sports are through to the last 16 of the West Wales Intermediate Cup.
After going behind to an early goal, Trostre recovered to beat Neath League Premier division side Seven Sisters 5-3 in dreadful weather at Penygaer.
Striker Anthony James got Trostre back on terms, before Ashley Lewis edged the home team ahead for the first time to make it 2-1 at half-time.
Although Lewis went on to complete his hat-trick to keep Trostre’s noses in front, the visitors were never far behind at 3-2 and 4-3. Eventually a goal from Corey Thomas in the 90th minute settled the outcome.
None of the two games in the Premier division of the LTC Mobility Carmarthenshire League managed to last the distance, with the game between Carmarthen Stars and visiting Dafen being abandoned after 47 minutes. The clash will now be rearranged.
In the only other Premier division to get under way, Evans & Williams were ahead 5-0 at home to Pengelli United when the referee decided enough was enough.
Despite playing against a strong wind in the first half, it was Evans & Williams who applied most of the early pressure before taking the lead in the 35th minute when Ian Meredith headed past the keeper to make it 1-0 at the interval.
With the wind at their backs in the second half it didn’t take long for Evans & Williams to sprint clear, hitting the visitors with three goals in the space of nine minutes.
Stephen Greene netted for 2-0 in the 48th minute, Shaun Price added a third three minutes later, and thanks to Liam Jones it was 4-0 in the 57th minute.
When Greene scored his second in the 70th minute the referee decided that was enough, and as per league rules the score stands as a result.
There was also bits of action in the Senior Cup, which saw Penyfan United book their passage into the second round following a comfortable 6-3 win at Llanelli Park Rangers.
Despite leaking an early goal, the visitors soon took control and it came as no surprise when they grabbed an equaliser through Dan Anderson.
And before half-time they edged ahead for the first time courtesy of Curtis Evans.
Leighton Pugsey extended the advantage early in the second half, before a couple of strikes from Danny Jones put daylight between the teams.
Sandwiched in between, however, was a penalty miss from Penyfan.
To their credit, the home team battled to the end, but they could not stop Anderson from netting his second of the game.
Also through to the second round of the competition are Kidwelly Town, for whom a hat-trick by Dan Coleman helped knock out visiting KRUF 6-2. It was 2-0 at the break.
Kidwelly dominated for most of the 90 minutes and added three more goals via Aaron Forey, Jordan Howells and Connor Howells.
Bancffosfelen join the duo in the next round following a cracking 4-1 win in the away tie against Carmarthen Town United.
It was a polished performance from Bancffosfelen as they pulled clear with goals from Liam Richards, Lee Williams, Jamie Jones and Kristian Forrest. It was 2-1 at the break.
In the only reserve game to last the course, CK Swiss Valley A made ground advantage count in the 4-1 win at home to Pembrey Reserves in division 3A.
On target for CK Swiss Valley were Jordan Harries, Sion Tootil, Jordan Sullivan and Simon Thomas.
There is no Christmas break for the clubs this season, and this Saturday there are 12 ties scheduled in the TG Davies Cup.
There is one game in the first round and 11 in the second round.
The only first-round tie is the one Llandeilo’s Sion Mattey is on the ball as West End’s Mark Sargeant prepares to move in.
Picture: Phil Davies between Tumble United and visiting Pengelli United, and it is not easy to pick a winner.
The two teams played each other in a Premier division clash less than a month ago and on that occasion it was bottom club Tumble United who claimed a 1-0 away win.
That is their only win from 14 league games to date.
In the second round there is one all-Premier division tie, that being the clash involving Dafen and visiting Killay. Although Killay are having much the better season of the two, the hosts were made to battle for the 1-0 win against their opponents on the same ground in the league back in September.
As for the remaining ties, all five Premier division clubs are expected to progress at the expense of opponents from lower divisions.
And in the third round of the West Wales Intermediate Cup, Giants Grave and Trallwm will try for the fourth time to get their game played.