Costcutter Ceredigion Football League
12:02pm Monday 4th November 2013 in Sport
IT is no secret that in his final season as St Dogmaels boss Steve Jerry Williams would like nothing better than signing off with the Division One championship silverware.
There is of course a long way to go before the title race is decided but Saints took another step in the right direction with an 8-0 home win over Llanybydder.
It has to be said that the relegation-haunted visitors were little more than cannon fodder for the Greens but they could do no more than spring an emphatic win which they achieved.
Maximum points put Saints into joint second with Crannog and with the title race one of the most open for many years it is hardly surprising that there is an air of optimism at the north Pembrokeshire club.
With Saints playing up the slope during the opening 45 minutes they led by four goals at the interval and that was that in respect of the points destination.
John Curran netted his first goal for the homesters to send them on their way and another teenager Adam Williams completed a hat-trick before the break.
Leading marksman Trevor Woodgate, central defender Chris Thomas and Tom Phillips netted during the second period for the understrength Saints.
Seven days after thumping leaders Newcastle Emlyn Reserves in a Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies tie Crannog moved into joint second after a comfortable 5-1 win over bottom of the pile Aberaeron Reserves at the Urdd Centre.
You won’t hear talk of a championship win at Llangrannog, but during an unusual season it could prove unwise to rule Dylan Evans’ charges out of contention.
As Crannog hammered another nail into the Aeron relegation coffin winger George Colven was again in fine fettle. A week after hitting a hat-trick against Emlyn the front-runner did the trick again and the other home marksmen were Jake Forbes and Leigh Davies.
Despite putting up stubborn resistance against sides from the Spar Mid Wales League Division Two league champions New Quay and Maesglas bowed out of the competition at the second round stage.
The Seasiders went down 3-2 against Abermule at Parc Arthur while Maesglas lost 2-0 against second in the table Rhosgoch at Maes Radley.