Playing on Friday evening under the North Road lights enabled Lampeter Town to beat the overnight and Saturday morning rain and soar ten points clear of their rivals at the top of the Costcutter League after a 5-1 win over relegation-haunted Dewi Stars.

The weather again took centre stage as seven league games were postponed due to unplayable pitches with only the Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies round two tie between Newcastle Emlyn and Bargod Rangers going ahead and then the Parc Emlyn strip only just being passed fit during a midday inspection.

Lampeter adapted far than the Llanddewi Brefi visitors to a heavy pitch and but for squandering a number of chances could have won by the proverbial mile.

Town central midfielder and former skipper Marc Evans is not known for his goal-scoring prowess but that all changed in 90 minutes as he netted a hat-trick.

The influential middle of the pitch operator got the first two goals

with a header and volley before right back Arwel Thomas hit a third before the break when running through from inside his own half.

Evans completed his hat-trick after the interval and striker Luke Lovell, making a return from a long injury layoff made it a nap hand before home goalkeeper Dylan Evans uncharacteristically netted an own goal.

Despite gluepot underfoot conditions First Division high-flyers Emlyn and Division Two promotion challengers Rangers produced a thrilling spectacle in round two of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies.

The homesters went through 4-3 after coming from behind and netting the winner during a frenetic final few minutes.

The Parc Puw men led by a solitary goal at the interval, the lead given them by Daniel Evans who fired a free kick past stand-in goalkeeper Joe Rees.

The Reds came more into the game during the second half as they won a large amount of possession and drew level when Sam Skinner set up Craig Gordon to net with aplomb.

As the tie entered the final quarter Josh Grota restored Rangers' advantage from the penalty spot but Sam Skinner put Emlyn back on level terms for a second time.

When Grota netted at the far post it looked all over bar the shouting but the Reds would not lie down and winger Corey Davies fired home from the edge of the penalty area.

Just when it appeared extra time would be the order of the day Skinner set up Corey Davies for his second and Emlyn's winning fourth goal to the delight of his team-mates and supporters.