Division one leaders Newcastle Emlyn go into this Saturday’s home clash with third in the table St Dogmaels in the knowledge that a maximum haul of points would go a long way towards wrapping up the title for the Reds.
Emlyn’s hopes were boosted at the weekend when second in the table Cardigan Town and Saints dropped points against Lampeter Town and New Quay respectively.
The pacesetters were left seven points clear with a game in hand over their rivals and victory over the Teifi Estuary villagers would give a ring of inevitability to the title race.
After the St Dogmaels game the Reds also have home advantage against Maesglas, Llanybydder, Crannog, New Quay, Bargod Rangers and Cardigan Town prompting a growing belief in league circles of a new name being engraved on the championship trophy.
Cardigan Town were aware that only a win at North Road would suffice but in the event the Magpies shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Jason Jones was on target for the mid county side and Dan Nash replied for the visitors.
In the wake of being thrown out of the League Cup for playing an ineligible player St Dogmaels looked for success in the championship but a 1-1 draw against New Quay at School Field could have ended their hopes. The league’s leading marksman Trefor Woodgate netted for Saints and a home defender put through his own goal to give the Seasiders a point.
Elsewhere on the league front Crannog emerged 5-3 winners over Bargod Rangers at the Urdd Centre while Aberporth and Llandysul shared four goals at Parcllyn.
Maesglas reached the semi-final of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies and a clash with New Quay after a thoroughly deserved 2-0 win over Padarn united of the Cambrian Tyres League in Aberystwyth.
Leading goal-getter Ashley Summers fired the Blues ahead and midfielder Gwion Howells converted a penalty after substitute Jem Pendragon was upended.