Presteigne too strong for the Swifts

Presteigne’s good run continues

It’s a fair bet that St Harmon won’t care too much if they don’t run into another Presteigne side for a while after their second defeat in four days.

Hot on the heels of CP Llanandras’ two-nil win at St Harmon, so Presteigne St Andrews continued their recent improved form with a four-one home win over the Swifts at Llanandras Park on Tuesday, 26 April.

This game was to be something of a personal triumph for Presteigne’s Lewis Jones who completed a hat-trick while Louis Gilpin was also on target.

If on 19 March, you would have said there was a chance of Presteigne going above Knighton Town Reserves in the league table and finishing sixth, there might not have been too many who would have believed you.

But that is the situation now although, realistically, it is a big ask as John Haycox’s side’s final two matches are both against a Builth Wells Reserves side that can still win the league.

In fact, by a quirk of the fixtures, having not run into each other so far this season, Presteigne and Builth’s second string will now meet three times in less than two weeks.

First up, it will be the Pip Samuel (Electrical) Mid Wales South Cup final on Monday, 2 May at Hay St Mary’s.

This will then be followed by the league clash at Llanandras Park on Saturday, 7 May while the return game will be at Lant Field on Saturday, 14 May.

Builth Wells Reserves will know what they have to do in terms of the league title race by Saturday night as the only side that can deny them the Championship – Brecon – will play their final game of the season at Newcastle on 30 April.