Town win derby
12:02pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
CARDIGAN Town took the bragging rights and three points with a 1-0 win over fellow townies Maesglas at King George V Playing Field.
The Blues went into the derby without injured midfield general Craig Gordon and his guile was missed despite Maesglas edging the opening 45 minutes without having anything to show for periods of dominance.
With Steve Harper and Barry Morgan towers of strength at the back for the Magpies dangerous Maesglas raider Ashley Summers was hardly given a sniff throughout.
Town had the luxury of leaving talented performer Kevin Morgan on the bench but he joined the fray for the final quarter and showed some neat touches.
The all-important goal came in controversial fashion when referee Peter Wilson adjudged a visiting defender handled inside the area and Chris Morgan beat Emrys Davies from the spot.
Heads were turned when the result filtered through from Parcllyn where the Airmen were full value for a 3-0 win. John Midgeley netted twice for the homesters and the other marksman was Chris Jones.
As New Quay and Emlyn Reserves shared the spoils at Parc Arthur the home goals came via Geraint Williams, Craig Richardson, Dave Evans and Johnny James. Gary Davies netted twice for the visitors who fought hard throughout and deserved a point.
* A full-committed showing was not quite enough as Newcastle Emlyn of the Welsh League Division Three bowed out of the Welsh Cup at the first round stage after going down 2-1 against Chepstow Town of Division Two at Parc Emlyn.
The visitors were reduced to ten men midway through the first half when player/manager Mark Dunn was red-carded for alleged violent conduct, but Chepstow fought hard and fully deserved the passage.
Striker Jason Phone with a superb effort fired Chepstow ahead but in a rare Emlyn attack before the break the homesters drew level.
The visitors won the tie in extra time when Phone left two would-be tacklers in his wake before netting in style.