Football round-up

After Costcutter League champions and J Emrys Morgan Cup holders Llandysul made a rather inauspicious start to the season there were those quick to write off the Swallows as one season wonders.

But in recent weeks the champs have turned things around and a 4-0 win over visitors St Dogmaels in round one of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies at the weekend gave rise to optimism for another successful campaign.

Llandysul went into the cup tie without unavailable regulars Scott Thomas, Ben Thomas, who was serving a suspension, and skipper Ian Barrett but those who stepped in did what was required with former Carmarthen Town Reserves defender Josh Baker doing a first-rate job in keeping tabs on dangerous raider Rhys Jones.

Striker Chris Harris stole the limelight with a well-taken hat-trick but it was essentially a team performance that saw the Swallows to victory.

Newcastle Emlyn prolific marksman Peter Almond recently transferred to St Dogmaels and he came on as a substitute during the first half at Llandysul but although showing some subtle touches could not penetrate a solid home defence.

Delighted Llandysul manager Chris Coco Davies said afterwards "We have started to click and things are coming along nicely. To be fair the final scoreline did not reflect the cup game and was rather flattering."

In a goalless opening 45 minutes Saints dominated for lengthy periods and were made to pay for missing chances when early in the second period the homesters went ahead.

Harris latched onto a ball over the top of the defence from Baker and slotted past Aaron Walters.

Within the next seven minutes it was virtually all over bar the shouting with Llandysul holding a three goal advantage and not looking like conceding.

Front-runner Harris completed his hat-trick and in the final quarter 16-year-old substitute Sion Mason-Evans set up midfielder Adrian Hazzelby to slot home.

In an all-second division tie between Maesglas and Llanboidy at Maes Radley in Cardigan, the visitors held sway for most of the game.

Seven days after inflicting the first defeat on the season on leaders Bargod Rangers at the pacesetters' own Parc Puw stamping ground the West Carmarthenshire villagers turned on the style again as they sprang a 4-1 win.

For the high-flying visitors who led 2-0 at the break, there were goals for dangerous front-runner Rhys Evans, midfielder Ross McDonald and winger Ellis Williams with a home defender putting through his own goal.

In the Easter Monday League Cup it proved a bit of a stroll for Felinfach who swept aside visitors New Quay 5-1 as Sam Garside bagged a brace of goals and the other marksmen were Josh Roper, Lee Forrester and Nathan Spowart.

In Division One mid-table Cardigan Town made the short trip to Cilgerran pay dividends with a hard-earned 2-1 win over Rovers at Parc Y Dre while Aberaeron Reserves and Dewi Stars shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.