Reds are hit for six af­ter cham­pi­ons turn on the style

Llanelli Star - - SOCCER -

EYE­BROWS were raised in Cost­cut­ter League cir­cles af­ter for­mer Welsh League club New­cas­tle Em­lyn fin­ished out of the top three in di­vi­sion one.

And to make mat­ters worse for the Reds, they were thumped 6-0 by newly-crowned cham­pi­ons St Dog­maels in a mid­week en­counter in the first round of the Bay Cup.

The vis­i­tors’ cause was not en­hanced by hav­ing two play­ers red­carded by ref­eree Josh Townsend.

Saints mid­fielder Rhys Jones sus­tained a se­ri­ous leg in­jury and will be out of ac­tion for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

For the hosts, who led 2-0 af­ter the open­ing 45 min­utes, the marks­men were Louis Hard­ing who bagged a brace, Rhys Jones, Craig Wil­liams, El­liott Wigley and Luke Jones.

Llandy­sul reached the next stage with a com­fort­able 5-2 win over Aber­aeron Re­serves at Llandy­sul Park, while Crannog went through with a 2-1 win over Felin­fach af­ter ex­tra time. It was 0-0 af­ter 90 min­utes.

Hit by a string of in­juries and the un­avail­abil­ity of play­ers, St Dog­maels strug­gled to raise a side for a league game at Lam­peter on Satur­day and went down 4-0 against a solid out­fit.

The ri­vals renew their ri­valry tonight in a Bay Cup quar­ter-fi­nal tie at North Road.

New Quay will meet Dewi Stars in the fi­nal of the South Cards Cup – a com­pe­ti­tion for clubs in di­vi­sions two and three – af­ter the for­mer emerged 5-0 win­ners over vis­i­tors Crannog Re­serves and Stars were 5-1 away win­ners over Llan­boidy Re­serves.

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