TRALLWM EDGE TOWARDS TITLE
IT was very much a skeleton programme over the Easter weekend in the LTC Mobility Carmarthenshire League, but Trallwm took a huge step towards lifting the title in the Premier division with a stunning 6-0 win away to Trostre Sports.
It was a quality performance from Trallwm, for whom Joel Andrews struck twice. The title favourites pulled further clear with further goals from Chris Griffiths, Peter Challis, Luke Nicholas and Josh Thom.
Asked to play their third game in six days, Pontlliw still had enough energy left to beat Llandovery Town 3-1 in their away clash in division two. On target for Pontlliw were Danny Smale, Adam Scott, and Liam McCann.
In the final league game of the season in division two, Penllergaer were due to host FC Carmarthen, who need three points to be crowned champions.
Penllergaer, however, failed to raise a team and the game will have to be rearranged as per league rules. If neither team had anything to play for FC Carmarthen would have been awarded a 4-0 win.
In the final of the TG Davies Cup it will be Trallwm against Pontlliw at Stebonheath Park next Wednesday (May 1). The kick-off is at 7pm.
In the first of the semi-finals at Coleg Sir Gar, striker Adam Scott was on fire with a hat-trick in helping Pontlliw knock out Pwll Athletic 5-1.
For the first 45 minutes there was little to choose between the teams, and at the break it only 1-0 in favour of Pontlliw.
The second half, however, was dominated by Pontlliw, who pulled clear thanks to two more goals from Andrew Shaw and Liam McCann.
The second semi-final was much tighter, and Premier division giants Trallwm were given a scare before getting the better of first division opponents Felinfoel 1-0.
It took a wonder strike from Kris Brown in the 31st minute to separate the teams.
Other cup final dates for the diary, all four to be played at Stebonheath Park:
Friday, May 3: Under-14 RWB Cup final — Dafen v Pontarddulais Town (7pm).
Saturday, May 4: Under-15 MJ Bush Cup final — Ammanford v Seaside (10am).
Under-13 President’s Cup final — Evans & Williams v Kidwelly Black Cats (12.30pm).
Darch Cup final — Gorseinon Athletic Reserves v Carmarthen Stars Reserves (3.30pm).
Also in midweek, there was an important Premier division clash and Bwlch Rangers did their hopes of a successful defence of the title no harm with a convincing 3-0 win away to Seaside.
It was a thoroughly deserved three points for Bwlch, for whom Matthew Hughes scored in each half. A third goal was added by Mitchell Hughes, and it was 1-0 at half-time.
Playing their penultimate league game of the season in division one, Wayne Williams netted twice for leaders Burry Port in their 3-1 derby win at Kidwelly Town. Lewis James scored the other Port goal.
There was maximum points for Senior Cup winners Ammanford Town Reserves, for whom Kyle Grazette impressed with a brace of goals in helping defeat Llandovery Town 4-3 in their away match. The other two goals were scored by Rhodri Davies and Adam Wolley.
Llandovery Town also played their part in an entertaining game and were rewarded for their efforts with goals from Tom Hyde, Fen Wilson and Rhys Kelly.
Pontlliw were in action for the second time in three days, this time defeating Pembrey 5-1 at home.
Four of the Pontlliw goals were shared between Matthew Davies and James Howells, while striker Adam Scott also once again got his name on the scoresheet.
In reserve division one, Gorseinon Athletic proved too strong for visiting Seaside in winning 3-1 after being a goal to the good at the break. Goals from Jamie Harris, Lewis Evans and Aaron Bushrod did the business for Gorseinon.
In the best of the action in division two, Burry Port claimed a deserved 3-1 win away to CK Swiss Valley.
And despite being on the back foot in the early stages, it was Burry Port who went in at half-time 1-0 ahead. A cross by Charlie Taylor was met by Robert Thomas at the far post and his header presented Jamie Phillips with the chance to score from close range.
Although the home side got back on terms early in the second half, Port regained control to shoot ahead for the second time through Charlie Taylor who, direct from a free-kick, blasted the ball into the top corner.
At this stage it was all Port, and the visitors were handed a golden chance to secure the points when the referee pointed to the spot for a foul on Jamie Phillips, and it was Phillips himself who converted the penalty to put daylight between the teams.
Pwll Athletic Reserves made ground advantage count when defeating gallant Tumble United Reserves 4-2. The goals for Pwll were shared between Darren Pullman and Alan Stevens.
Caerbryn’s Nathan Spowart, far left, heads into the Felinfoel net from a corner in the sides’ Carmarthenshire League division one basement clash. Visitors Felinfoel went on to win 4-2.