Even at this early stage in the season the likely outcome of the Costcutter League Division One title race could become clearer at the

weekend when the top four go head-to-head.

Leaders St Dogmaels have been firing on all cylinders from the start of the campaign with six league wins on the trot and a J Emrys Morgan Cup success in Powys.

The north Pembrokeshire villagers were pipped for the championship by Lampeter Town on the final day of last season and the pair meet on the banks of the Teifi this Saturday in clash that could bring a sizeable crowd to School Field.

Determined to lift the title for the first time since season 2006-07 and for the tenth time in all, Saints have a strong squad of players and the tough twice-weekly training sessions are already paying dividends.

Lampeter under new player/manager Terry Witts have experienced an inconsistent season to date having won three times and lost once in the league and were hammered 6-1 by another top four side Llandysul in Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies.

On their day Town are a match for anyone at this level, but Jason Williams and his high-flying Saints team-mates are in rip-roaring form and will take all the beating at fortress School Field.

Since losing at home against St Dogmaels in the league at the start of last month Llandysul have recruited a few players and since that reversal against Saints have completed a nap hand of league and cup successes.

The second in the table side under new manager Gwynfor Edwards host third-placed Crannog, who have also had their moments under new supremo Rhydian Morgan.

Crannog have lost only once in six games and at the Urdd Centre will be fancied by many to inflict a second defeat on the Swallows although it could be a closely-fought affair.

In other games fourth from bottom host fifth in the table Newcastle Emlyn, the result of which could be difficult to call, especially as Emlyn are experiencing problems raising a full complement of personnel for fixtures while the Magpies have lost four of six


Ffostrasol are one place off the bottom rung with four points from seven outings and host Llanboidy who are one place above their rivals with six points from as many games.