CARDIGAN Town's clash with visitors Crannog at King George V Playing Field was shrouded in controversy after the referee awarded what proved to be a winning penalty for the coastal villagers and sent off a player from each side in the dying seconds.

In a closely-fought and entertaining game the Magpies were caught napping on the stroke of half time and Gary Davies gave Crannog the lead.

Midway through the second period Matt Leonard met a cross from Owen Williams and powered home a header to bring the scores level.

With eight minutes remaining home goalkeeper Steff Marsden was was penalised and from the resultant spot kick former Town player Rhys Davies netted the winner.

Near the end Steff Davies of Cardigan and Crannog’s Jonathan Higgins were involved in a clash and London-based referee Alan Thomas showed red to both players.

The decision left several Cardigan officials and players fuming at the final whistle, claiming the referee got it wrong for the penalty and dismissals.