It’s a three-way tie at the top of the Spar Mid Wales League as three clubs are locked together on 41 points. Penparcau remain in pole position after an extraordinary match at Hay St Marys in which they reportedly led 5-0 after half-an-hour, but were then made to work very hard before eventually coming through 6-5.
Second-placed Tywyn Bryncrug kept pace with Penparcau after they beat visiting Waterloo Rovers 3-0, but Rhayader lost ground as they went down 3-2 at home to Carno.
Aberystwyth Reserves stay in touch after a 2-1 win at Newtown Reserves and Bow Street move level on points with Rhayader after they made it a thoroughly miserable eight-day spell for Llanfyllin Town by winning 8-0. That makes it 22 goals conceded in only two outings by Llanfyllin.
Presteigne’s 2-0 victory at Dyffryn Banw keeps them well within range of the leaders, although the bulk of the sides above them also won. Among them was Llanrhaeadr who put four unanswered goals past visiting Caersws Reserves.
Elsewhere, Aberystwyth University kept up their good form with a 3-2 home win over Llansantffraid Village while Newbridge had something to cheer about – Kyle Chillery netted both of their goals as they recorded what was only their third win of the season with a 2-1 success at Dolgellau.
In the Mid Wales League (South), there was to be frustration for both sides in the game of the day – Rhosgoch Rangers against Presteigne Reserves was abandoned five minutes into the second half with the score at 1-1 when the referee determined conditions had become unsafe.
Builth Wells march on at the top – they were 6-1 victors at Radnor Valley and so move four points clear. Talgarth Town leapfrogged Knighton Town in the table as Talgarth beat visiting Newcastle 3-2, while Knighton went down 4-1 at home to Builth Wednesdays.
It wasn’t a good day for CP Llanandras as they were beaten 4-3 at Penybont Athletic – a result that took Athletic above Llanandras, who actually drop back to second-bottom as Newbridge Reserves beat visiting Talgarth Rovers 3-2 and so they also go above ‘Crowie’s’ side.
It might have been worse, as bottom side St Harmon pushed Llandrindod Wells close before eventually losing 2-1 at home – Llan’dod go above Presteigne Reserves into third place on goal difference.