HAVING knocked Costcutter League Division One leaders Llandysul out of the Easter Monday League Cup, in-form Crannog sprang a 2-1 league win over high-flying Lampeter Town at North Road to give themselves an outside chance of finishing runners-up to champions-elect Llandysul.
It was nip and tuck virtually throughout and all square at 1-1 after the opening 45 minutes during which ace marksman George Colven hit the target for the coastal villagers and Gethin Davies replied for Town.
With chances at both ends during the second period it was the visitors who got the all-important second goal when Mathew Smith was in exactly the right spot to tuck the ball home.
Newcastle Emlyn kept alive their hopes of finishing second in the table with a 6-2 win over Cilgerran Rovers at Parc Emlyn.
As the Reds turned on the style Robbie Jenkins, Ben Thomas and leading marksman Peter Almond bagged a brace of goals apiece.
In an entertaining relegation clash Aberaeron Reserves came out 4-3 winners over bottom of the pile and visitors Bargod Rangers at Square Field.
Dewi Stars who lifted the J Emrys Morgan Cup back in 1993 bowed out of the competition at the quarter-final stage when going down 2-0 against Powys village side Berriew Reserves at Llanddewi Brefi.
Despite a crop of regulars being unavailable the Ceredigion side turned in a fine performance but were beaten through goals by Dave Smith and Mat Jones.
After the Easter Monday League Cup semi-final tie between Newcastle Emlyn was postponed a week ago due to a waterlogged pitch the rivals will try and do battle tomorrow in a re-arranged tie at North Road in Lampeter.
The second semi-final is between Cardigan Town and holders Crannog who meet at Lampeter the following Wednesday.
Llandysul appear to have the Division One championship race at their mercy, but it was the reserves who brought the first taste of glory to the club when crowned Reserves Cup champions.
A 3-0 win over their Bargod Rangers counterparts at Parc Puw was enough to clinch the championship.