CARDIGAN Town may not have been firing on all cylinders so far this season, but the Magpies came good at King George V Playing Field with a 7-4 win over Brecon in the J Emrys Morgan Cup.

The Magpies’ youth policy came to the fore as stand-in manager Seamus Doherty included no fewer than seven players under the age of 18.

Liam Doherty, the manager’s son, showed deadly finishing with a hat-trick, before 16 year-old Callum Woolley, in his first game for the seniors, sealed the win with two goals. John Lumb and Iwan James also netted.

Crymych as marched on into the next round as 4-0 winners at Knighton, with Gethin Evans bagging a brace, with goals from Rhodri Jones and Oliver Evans.

Llandysul appeared to be well on course to reach round two as two goals from Josh Martin saw them lead Lampeter Town 2-0 at the interval, but the visitors hit back to turn the tables with goals from Ryan Busby, Liam Jones and Luke Lovell.

St Dogmaels were well-supported in their away tie at St Harmon, and they did not let their followers down as they roared to a 6-1 away win.

The Teifi Estuary villagers bolted into a four-goal interval lead with goals by Adam Williams, with a brace, Owen Williams and Rhys Jones.

After the break Lewis Williams and Robbie Jenkins completed an emphatic win, with Ollie Jones scoring a consolation for the hosts.

Newcastle Emlyn returned to action after a Covid-19 lay-off and their journey to Llandrindod Wells Reserves paid dividends with a 7-0 win.
Jordan Owens and Tomos Green hit doubles, with goals from Dean Morris, Lucian Evans and Matthew Smith.

Crannog lost 5-0 at home to Hay St Mary’s, with Jack Biggs firing a hat-trick, and Jack Cripps fired a brace.

Aberaeron went through courtesy of a penalty shoot-out win over visitors Llanboidy – despite being 2-0 down at half time and equalising in the 93rd minute.

Goals from Sam Middleton and Jamie Owen, with a brace, took the game to penalties at 3-3, whilst Llanboidy had found the net through Ifan Phillips and Gethin Scourfield, who netted twice.

Maesglas sprang a 3-1 win over visitors Felindre at Maes Radley with goals from Jordan Harrison, with a brace, and Joe Howe, with Tom Griffiths replying.

Llechryd bowed out of the competition with a 7-2 defeat to Brecon Corries, who made their two-hour drive worthwhile with doubles from Craig Evans, Joel Evans and Dale Evans, with James Jeffreys also finding the net.

For Llechryd, Cory Davies had equalised to make it 1-1, and Dion Davies smashed home a 25 yarder in to make it 2-2, before Brecon Corries finally ran away with it. 

Elsewhere Pencader lost 6-2 in extra time to Talgarth Town, who secured their win with doubles from Harry Sharman and Jordan Harvey, and singles by Robbie Evans and Alex Simmons. 

A Ben Sears free kick had equalised to force extra time, but Talgarth took control, before a late consolation from Keiran Thomas-Russetti.

Emrys Morgan Cup First Round Results: 

Borth 1 v 2 Dolgellau Res
Llansantffraid 3 v 1 Welshpool Res - played on 17th Sept
Bishops Castle 6 v 0 Montgomery Town
Dyffryn Banw 5 v 0 Padarn
Penrhyncoch Res 3 v 1 Newtown Wanderers
Aberdyfi 1 v 2 Churchstoke
Llangedwyn 3 v 6 Meifod
Llanfyllin 8 v 6 Guilsfield Res
Trewern 2 v 2 Penparcau Res after 90 mins. 3-3 aet. Trewern win 4-3 on penalties.
Forden 8 v 1 Llanfechain
Tywyn-Bryncrug 9 v 0 Llanfair United Res
Waterloo 2 v 2 Barmouth - at 90 mins. 3-3 aet. Waterloo win 6-5 on penalties.

Aberaeron 3 v 3 Llanboidy - at 90 mins. 3-3 aet. Aberaeron win 3-2 on penalties
Maesglas 3 v 1 Felindre
Llechryd 2 v 7 Brecon Corries
St Harmon 1 v 6 St Dogmaels
Pencader 1 v 1 Talgarth Town - at 90 mins. 2-6 aet
New Quay P v P Aberporth
Radnor Valley 1 v 0 Llanilar
Crannog 0 v 5 Hay Sy Marys
Bont P v P Felinfach
Llandysul 2 v 3 Lampeter
Cardigan Town 7 v 4 Brecon FC
Llandrindod Wells Res 0 v 7 Newcastle Emlyn
Knighton Town 0 v 4 Crymych
CP Llanandras 1 v 2 Rhayader Res - played on 17th Sept