Despite being without a game at the weekend, Rhayader Town remain top of the Spar Mid Wales League as both Aberystwyth Reserves and Llansantffraid Village missed the chance to overhaul them.
Aberystwyth Reserves went down 4-0 at home to Dyffryn Banw – it is now six games without a win for Aber who are due at Llanandras Park on Saturday 5 December.
Llansantffraid Village were held to a 3-3 draw by visiting Penparcau so moved to within a point of Rhayader with a game in hand – a good comeback by Llansantffraid, who were 3-0 down in that game. The Villagers will host Rhayader on Friday evening in the league’s match of the weekend.
Elsewhere, Bow Street put themselves firmly back in the title race with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Waterloo Rovers – all this after Waterloo reportedly set a league record for the quickest goal ever scored when they took the lead after only 4.5 seconds!
At the foot of the table, there are more problems for Newbridge, who went down 5-1 at home to Newtown Reserves, but improving Aberystwyth University continued their pull away from the bottom places as they beat visiting Llanrhaeadr 2-0.
Hay St Marys bowed out of the FAW Trophy when they were beaten 4-2 at Clydach Wasps.
In the Mid Wales League (South), Presteigne Reserves are up to third after their 1-0 win at Builth Wells while the only other three matches played all resulted in home victories.
Hay St Marys Reserves put bottom side St Harmon to the sword, winning 8-0 in a game in which Hay were awarded three penalties – two of which were converted.
Knighton Town were also in good form – they beat visiting Newcastle 4-0 at Bryn-y-Castell with Oli Richards reportedly scoring all four for Knighton in the second half. In the day’s other game, Talgarth Rovers beat visiting Newbridge Reserves 3-2.