Magpies flying high
12:02pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
AFTER the recent departure of midfielders John Curran and Adam Williams to St Dogmaels there was trepidation over the future among followers of Costcutter Ceredigion League outfit Cardigan Town.
But the introduction of youngsters Carys Jones, Jack Thomas and Dan Nash along with the return of the evergreen Justin Evans have seen the Magpies turn in first-rate performances. Another huge boost for manager Seamus Doherty is the availability as from next week of multi-talented ex-Haverfordwest County star Kevin Morgan.
If the new kids on the block showed their prowess in a 5-1 win over visitors Llandysul it was veteran goalkeeper Steve Smith who stood out. The shot-stopper gave his skills an airing and one of the saves he produced to deny Simon Davies in a one-to-one situation was right out of the top drawer.
Chris Morgan led the Town goal charts with a hat-trick and front-runner John Lumb, returning after a four-week injury layoff, netted two individual efforts during the second half.
Leaders Newcastle Emlyn Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-haunted Bargod Rangers at Parc Puw where Sam Skinner netted for Rangers and Gary Davies was on target for the visiotrs.
In a bottom of the table clash Aberaeron Reserves opened their account at the seventh attempt when pulling off a 2-1 win at Llanybydder. Huw Owens and Llyr Thomas were the Aeron goal heroes with Tyrone Hargreaves replying for the Nightingales.
Maesglas of Division One won 2-1 against Second Division Cilgerran Rovers at Parc Y Dre. Ashley Summers and Craig Gordon with a stunning volley won the tie for the visitors.
Costcutter League standings
Division 1: NC Emlyn Res 23; Lampeter Town 18; St Dogmaels, Crannog 16; New Quay 14; Llandysul 13; Cardigan Town, Maesglas 12; Aberporth 10; Bargod Rangers 7; Llanybydder 4; Aberaeron Res 3
Division 2: Llanboidy 21; Felinfach 19; Saron 18; Cilgerran Rovers 15; Ffostrasol 13; Dewi Stars 12; New Quay Res 6; Bargod Res 5; St Dogmaels Res 1; SDUC 0; Llanon -2
Reserves Cup: Lampeter 17; Llanboidy 14; NC Emlyn Thirds 13; Llandysul 11; Cardigan 9; Crannog, Ffostrasol 8; Aberporth 4; Maesglas 3; SDUC 0
Division One West: Glynneath 27; Waunarlwydd 26; Kidwelly 23; Carmarthen Athletic 22; Cwmllynfell 21; Kenfig Hill 20; Builth Wells 15; Crymych, Llangennech, Whitland 12; Loughor 9; Ammanford 7
Division Two West: Maesteg Quins 33; Skewen 22; Amman Utd, Dunvant 21; Felinfoel 20; Mumbles 19; Aberystwyth 16; NC Emlyn 15; Trebanos 14; Maesteg 13; Seven Sisters 9; Aberavon Quins 1
Division Three West: Tenby Utd 31; Penclawdd 28; Gorseinon 26; Pontarddulais 23; Tycroes 19; Llandeilo 18; Llanelli Wanderers 14; Cardigan 13; Tumble 11; Haverfordwest 9; Pontyberem 3; Llanybydder 1