Costcutter League Easter Monday Cup holders Newcastle Emlyn were knocked out at the first round stage when the Reds, like others before them this term, were beaten by Division One leaders St Dogmaels who romped to a 7-3 win in the Teifi Estuary village.

Saints have an imposing record of having won 14 league and cup games on the bounce and in the process netted 80 goals and conceding ten.

Not that Emlyn were slouches – far from it. The Reds had their moments and were still in contention into the second half before home manager Steve Jerry Williams brought on Craig Williams, Ioan Owen, Aled Rees and Aarron Williams, the fresh legs helping the north Pembrokeshire side draw away and win stylishly.

It was a most unlucky day for Emlyn striker Robbie Jenkins, the former Bargod Rangers favourite netting a hat-trick but still ending up on the losing side.

Playing up the slope during the opening 45 minutes Saints went ahead when winger Jack Thomas fired into the roof of the net, but Emlyn squared matters when Jenkins chased a ball over the defence and clipped a shot past Justin Smith.

The home side regained the lead before the break with a clinical piece of finishing by leading marksman Louis Harding.

Refusing to capitulate the visitors got back on level terms through Jenkins, but a Peter Almond header was given a final touch by Rhys Jones and shortly afterwards Thomas netted his second of the game to extend the advantage.

Back came the Reds with Jenkins completing his hat-trick, but then the homesters asserted as Harding got goal number five and others followed from Chris Morgan and Adam Williams.

On the league front Crannog held on to second spot after springing a 4-1 win over visitors Ffostrasol who contributed fully to an entertaining contest at the Urdd Centre and the final scoreline rather flattered the coastal villagers.

For Crannog, who led by a solitary goal at half time, front-runner George Colven netted twice and also on target were midfielder Mark Davies and Robbie Evans.

Reigning champions Lampeter Town are putting a run of successes together and beginning to produce the kind of football that saw them lift the title last term.

A fortnight after walloping Llandysul 4-0 on their opponents’ own Llandysul Park stamping ground to reach the next stage of the Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies competition, Terry Witts and Co repeated the feat in a league encounter at North Road.

The understrength visitors were second best virtually throughout and rather fortunate not suffer a heavier defeat.

Spraying the ball about confidently Town deservedly went ahead through Jason Jones and the lead was soon doubled when Christy Gale headed home at a corner.

Gethin Hunter who stood out for the home side, set up Gale for the third goal and young substitute Bryn Jones netted within a few minutes of being drafted on.

Despite a brave effort Aberaeron Reserves were knocked out of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies at the second round stage when going down 4-0 against visitors Penparcau of the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League.