TRALLWM SEAL CUP TRIUMPH
TRALLWM completed the first leg of a possible double when defeating Pontlliw 2-1 in the final of the TG Davies Cup at Stebonheath Park.
Going into the final as hot favourites to capture the trophy, the early pressure was applied by Trallwm who took the lead in the 20th minute through Chris Griffiths.
And on the stroke of half-time, Pontlliw were left with a mountain to climb when Kris Brown made it 2-0.
Pontlliw, however, refused to lie down, and with four minutes left on the watch they managed to pull a goal back thanks to James Wills. But Trallwm were not to be denied their hour of glory.
In the Under-14 RWB Cup final, Pontarddulais lifted the trophy following a 2-1 win against Dafen Welfare.
The deadlock was broken when Jay Rumbelow scored to edge Pontarddulais ahead in the 23rd minute, before Kyan Hire doubled the advantage five minutes into the second half.
Although Tarl Schultz pulled a goal back for Dafen in the 60th minute, it wasn’t quite enough.
In the first of three games at Stebonheath last Saturday, first up was the Under-15 MJ Bush Cup final between Seaside and Ammanford.
Although there was little to choose between the teams in the early exchanges, it was Seaside who broke the deadlock through Tray Jenkins in the 32nd minute to earn themselves a 1-0 half-time lead.
Tristan Nunes made it 2-0 five minutes into the second half.
Kellan Jenkins did manage to pull a goal back for Ammanford in the 73rd minute, but it came too late to deny Seaside.
After winning all 25 league games on their way to clinching the reserve division 3 A title, Evans & Williams were expected to get the better of Kidwelly Black Cats in the Under-13s President’s Cup final.
Evans & Williams eventually did the business, but were taken into extra time before edging a 2-1 win thanks to two well-taken goals by Shaun Williams. It was 0-0 at the break.
Full marks to the Black Cats for playing their part in an entertaining final, and they were rewarded with a goal from Levi Morgan in the 53rd minute.
Williams had given Evans & Williams the lead in the 48th minute, before netting the winner eight minutes into the first half of extra time.
In the Darch Cup final, Gorseinon Athletic Reserves proved too strong for Carmarthen Stars Reserves in winning 4-0.
The only surprise was that it took until the 31st minute for Gorseinon to open their account, with Aaron Bushrod taking his chance well. Lewis increased the lead 12 minutes later to make it 2-0 at half-time.
It continued to be one-way traffic in the second half, which saw Gorseinon pull clear thanks to two more goals from John Dixon in the 52nd minute and Ryan Williams in the 88th minute.
Bwlch Rangers kept alive their slim hopes of a successful defence of the title in the Premier division with a hard-earned 3-2 win in the away clash against Gorseinon Athletic.
Leading 2-1 at half-time, Bwlch finished the stronger with goals from Clayton Jenkins, Jordan Follows and Matthew Hughes.
For Bwlch there is a potential title decider at home to Trallwm next Saturday, but it can only happen if their opponents fail to win one of their last two games at home to Loughor Rovers or away to Pwll Athletic.
Pontarddulais Town finished their league programme on a high with a hard-earned but deserved 3-2 win at home to Loughor Rovers. On target for the home team were Ian Williams, Shaun Harris and Joel Beynon.
Ammanford Reserves claimed a 3-0 victory over Caerbryn to move top of division one. It took three second-half goals to seal a deserved win for the home side.
Playing their last league game of the season in reserve division one, Bwlch Rangers claimed a deserved 4-2 win at home to runners-up Dafen.
Leading 2-0 at half-time, striker Jesse Howell gave Bwlch the edge with a couple of well-taken goals. Also on target were Rory Johns and Jesse Rees.
Ben Grant, of division one champs CK Swiss Valley, challenges Johnstown’s Luke Fayers. Picture: Phil Davies