With the Spar Mid Wales League leaders Llanrhaeadr without a league game, Berriew took full advantage of their inactivity to close the gap at the top of the table to a point.
Berriew – who parted company with their manager recently – thumped visiting Penparcau 6-2 while many of their rivals in the chasing pack slipped up in their games.
Newbridge were involved in an extraordinary game at home to Dolgellau in which no fewer than 11 goals were scored – the only problem for Adriano Girolami’s side was that the visitors netted seven of them.
Bow Street also missed the chance to close the gap at the top – they went down 3-2 at home to Waterloo Rovers all of which means Tywyn Bryncrug are up to third after they won 4-1 at Aberystwyth University.
Carno are fourth as a result of their 3-1 home victory over Llansantffraid Village while Builth Wells’ poor recent run continues as they lost out 1-0 at Llanidloes Town.
Just in case you missed it, Presteigne St Andrews are finally on the board this season after they beat Dyffryn Banw 3-1 at Llanandras Park – Barry Williams’ side has cut the deficit on Dyffryn Banw and Builth Wells to five points.
The second division leaders Kerry picked up a point from their home match against Four Crosses – an improvement on their recent results – and this ensured the remain four points clear at the top as second-placed Tregaron Turfs were also held 1-1 at Llanfyllin Town.
Four Crosses are third as Rhosgoch Rangers drop to fourth after their 3-2 home defeat by fifth-placed Abermule.
Top scorers of the day in the second division were Aberaeron who ran out 5-2 victors at Llanfair United while Bont ensured Meifod remain at the bottom of the table after they went there and won 2-1.
In the Mid Wales League (South) the main question remains: ‘Can anyone stop Rhayader Town Reserves?’ Radnor Valley certainly couldn’t as Rhayader’s second string ran out 7-0 away winners in their meeting.
By my reckoning, Rhayader Reserves are 13 points clear at the top as second-placed Newcastle were held to a 0-0 draw at Penybont. Third-placed Knighton Town also lost ground as they went down 3-2 at Talgarth Town Reserves.
The other Knighton side – Victoria – fared far better at Bryn-y-Castell as they beat visiting Llandrindod Wells Reserves 2-0 while Builth Wells Reserves were 2-1 winners against Hay St Marys at Lant Field.
Bronllys will have headed to Sennybridge feeling that this could well be the day when they recorded their first league win – after all, ‘bridge are also down towards the foot of the table and Bronllys had recorded their first point last weekend at Knighton Victoria. It wasn’t to be, though, as Sennybridge ran out 4-0 victors.
In the League Cup, St Harmon will have the dubious honour of hosting Rhayader Town Reserves in the quarter-finals after they beat Presteigne Reserves 1-0.