THOMAS TREBLE CLINCHES TITLE
FC CARMARTHEN are the champions of division two of the LTC Mobility Carmarthenshire League.
Needing three points from the last league game of the season to clinch the crown, FC Carmarthen did the business in style with a cracking 8-3 win at Penllergaer.
Dan Thomas bagged a hat-trick to help his side to glory. Also on target were Tony Swift, Tom McCarley, Jake Elsom, Ashlee Jones and Joe McCann.
In the Premier division, Trallwm climbed to the top of the table and emerged as hot favourites to capture the title following a clinical 6-0 win at Dafen.
Jack James scored two of the goals, and there was one each for Kris Brown, Chris Ferrier, Chad Tinnuche and Luke Nicholas.
Although it sets up a potential title decider on the last day of the season against defending champions Bwlch Rangers, for that to happen Trallwm would have to drop points in one of their next two games at Pwll Athletic or at home to Loughor Rovers. If Trallwm get maximum points from those two matches, there will be nothing Bwlch can do about it.
A hat-trick from Matthew Burford helped third-placed Gorseinon Athletic to a comfortable 11-3 win in the away clash against Pwll Athletic.
Four of the goals were shared between striker Nathan Logan and Stephen Logan, while Gary Phillips, Robert John, John Dixon and Louis Jackson were the other players to find the net.
Striker Adam Scott was again in the thick of the action with a couple of goals for Pontlliw, who strengthened their claim for the title in division one with a 4-2 win in the away match against Llandeilo Town. There were goals for Danny Smale and Jack Medwin.
There was also action in midweek, with Trallwm defeating Gorseinon Athletic 2-1 at home.
It was a deserved but hard-earned three points, and after starting the stronger it came as no surprise to see Trallwm break the deadlock through Chad Tinnuche.
Although Gorseinon got back on terms to make it 1-1 at half-time, Trallwm were in no mood to be denied with Kris Brown netting the winner.
And in division one, Pontlliw accounted for visiting Llandeilo Town 3-1. Despite playing their fourth game in eight days, the Pontlliw players had enough left in the tank to claim victory thanks to goals from Liam McCann, Adam Scott and Danny Smale.
Going into the last home league game of the season, Evans & Williams had already done enough to secure the reserve division one title.
But if they had visions of celebrating in style against opponents Bwlch Rangers, then it all went horribly wrong in a 5-1 defeat.
With the job done, maybe the Evans & Williams players found it hard to motivate themselves, but the fact is no-one expected the champions to be rolled over so easily. Bwlch were the better team on the night, and fully deserved the win.
Rory Johns capped an outstanding display with two of the goals for Bwlch, and there was one each for Liam Cooke, Dan Morgan and Shane Price.
It was one-way traffic for most of the 90 minutes as Burry Port claimed a comfortable 3-0 win in the away clash against Tumble United in reserve division two.
After failing to take advantage of their domination in the early stages, Port finally broke the deadlock with Charlie Taylor edging his team ahead midway through the opening half. The same player scored his second to make it 2-0 at the break.
Although the second half continued in the same vein, Port were found wanting in front of goal and were probably guilty of taking their foot off the gas which handed Tumble a couple of chances at the other end, and they were only denied by the brilliance of keeper Nathan Brown.
Eventually Port regained control, putting the match to bed when Taylor completed his hat-trick direct from a 25-yard free-kick.
There is plenty of action in the next four days, starting this evening with the TG Davies Cup final between Trallwm and Pontlliw at Stebonheath Park. The kick off is at 7pm.
For Pontlliw, it will be a second visit to the ground this season, and to have any chance they will need to step up on their performance in the 5-1 defeat against Ammanford Town Reserves in the Senior Cup final.
To further highlight the task facing Pontlliw, opponents Trallwm not only play in a higher division but they are in a rich vein of form.
In reaching the final, Pontlliw knocked out three Premier division clubs – Bwlch Rangers, Carmarthen Stars and Pwll Athletic in the semifinal at Coleg Sir Gar.
Sandwiched in between was a 6-0 win at home to Johnstown in the third round.
Trallwm have struggled to get across the line against first division opponents in the last two rounds. They scrambled a 1-0 win away to Penyfan United in the quarter-final, before defeating Felinfoel by a similar scoreline in the semi-final.
On Friday evening it is the turn of the under-14s, with Dafen and Pontarddulais meeting in the final of the RWS-sponsored cup competition. The kick off is at 7pm.
There are three cup finals at Stebonheath next Saturday, and it will be an early 10am kick-off for Ammanford and Seaside in the final of the MJ Bush Cup competition. It will be followed at 12.30pm by Evans & Williams against Kidwelly Black Cats in the final of the under-13s President’s Cup.
And it is a 3.30pm kick-off for the TAD Builders Darch Cup final between Gorseinon Athletic Reserves and Carmarthen Stars Reserves.
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