Lampeter win Emrys Morgan Cup

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First published in Sport

It was glory all the way for Costcutter League club Lampeter Town on Friday as the mid county high-flyers captured the J Emrys Morgan Cup after a 2-0 win over JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League champions Caersws Reserves at Rhayader.

It was the first time Lampeter had gone beyond the quarter-final and were rated by many as outsiders against opponents who had already knocked out New Quay and St Dogmaels.

But on the day Marc Evans and co came up trumps with a first-rate team performance, the foundation for success laid in defence where skipper Evans, Gareth Williams, Wyn Williams and Terry Witts were all towers of strength.

James Gudgeon gave his ample skills a thorough airing in midfield while Luke Lovell and 37-year-old Mark Rivers were constant threats up front.

It was the classy Gudgeon who grabbed the lead after 23 minutes when picking up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and firing into the top corner of the net.

Seven minutes from the break and the advantage was doubled when Rivers crossed accurately for Jason Jones to tap home at the far post.

As the Lampeter celebrations began in earnest delighted manager Terry Jones said “I am really proud of the lads. They were magnificent today and got what they deserved.”

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