NEWCASTLE Emlyn will take on holders Crannog in the Costcutter League Easter Monday Cup final at Aberaeron after the Reds sprang a 3-1 win over St Dogmaels.

Saints must still be wondering how they capitulated against opponents who were reduced to ten men for 80 minutes after defender Sam Skinner was dismissed for upending Ioan Owen inside the penalty area.

That early error by Skinner gave the Teifi Estuary villagers a penalty and Jason Williams obliged from the spot to put the Greens in front at the interval.

A horrendous mistake by goalkeeper Aaron Walters who somehow contrived to throw the ball into his own net put the Reds back on level terms early in the second period.

As Saints buzzed in attack Emlyn skipper and goalkeeper Ian Hamilton produced saves from Marcus Dean and Ioan Owen that were right out of the top drawer.

Robbie Jenkins put Emlyn in front and leading marksman Peter Almond, who otherwise had a quiet afternoon, hit a third to put his side in the final.

Trailing by two goals Saints played some attractive one-touch football but it was a case of too little and too late. The rivals meet again at School Field in St Dogmaels this Saturday in a Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies quarter-final tie.

In the only Division One game Dewi Stars hammered another nail into the New Quay relegation coffin with a 5-0 win at Llanddewi Brefi.

The north Ceredigion side led by three goals after the opening 45 minutes, midfielder Gethin Thomas opening their account from a free kick, William Williams heading home a Thomas cross to double the advantage and 16-year-old left back Liam Jones netting from the edge of the penalty area.

As Stars continued to dominate during the second period substitutes Iwan Thomas and Arwel Jones found the net for a side including no fewer than seven teenagers.