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Costcutter League clubs St Dogmaels, Crannog and Lampeter Town are in the last eight of the J Emrys Morgan Cup after coming through round three ties.

Unbeaten Division One leaders St Dogmaels sauntered to a 3-0 win over Llanymynech of the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire Amateur League on the Powys/Shropshire border, Crannog handed a six-of-the-best caning to Llanboidy in west Carmarthenshire and Lampeter Town pulled off a 2-1 win at Tregaron Turds of the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League First Division.

Teifi Estuary villagers Saints, who lifted the trophy in season 1994-95, made their long trek pay dividends with a comfortable win, the scoreline flattering Llanymynech who frequently pulled back ten players behind the ball.

For the second Saturday in succession the Costcutter high-flyers dominated possession but missed a hatful of clear-cut chances.

In brushing aside their opponents it was essentially another superb team performance with Rhys Jones just behind the front men outstanding.

Looking at the remainder of the campaign and the Emrys Morgan quarter-final Saints manager Steve Jerry Williams said: “As always we’ll take the games as they come. We are prepared for anyone in the last eight but it would be nice to have a home game.”

The visitors led by a solitary goal at the interval, the lead given them by striker Louis Harding after a classy build-up down the right and an accurate cross from Jack Thomas.

Harding doubled the visitors’ and his own tally early in the second period and central midfielder Adam Williams headed home a Rhys Jones pass to make absolutely certain of his side’s passage.

Crannog were losing finalists in 2005-2006 and again in 2014-2015 when beaten by Cardigan Town, and the Llangrannog men are on course again after disposing of Llanboidy 6-1 at Cae Dandre.

It was all over bar the shouting at half time with the visitors leading by four goals and cruising after strikes from Rhys Davies, Gary Davies who netted twice and George Colven.

Marc Davies increased the advantage after the interval and a Mike Glover header was deflected into his own goal by a Llanboidy defender.

There were shades of the heroics performed by Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea against Tottenham Hotspur in the tie at Tregaron where Lampeter led 2-1 at the break and mounted a tremendous rearguard action during the second half.

Front-runner Jason Jones netted twice for Town in the opening 20 minutes and Turfs halved the deficit just before the break.

It was one-way traffic towards the Lampeter goal during the second period as players put bodies on the line and three 16-year-old substitutes contributed to the effort.

But hero of the hour was undoubtedly goalkeeper Paul Simmonds who covered himself in glory with a string of saves that were right out of the top drawer.

On the league front Newcastle Emlyn sprang a 2-1 win over visiting Cardigan Town who led after the opening 45 minutes but then conceded twice.

Ebullient midfielder cum-striker Tom Gardener fired the Magpies ahead and they held out until early in the second half when Dion Davies, who hit a hat-trick the previous week, netted with a free kick.

As Emlyn pulled the strings midfielder Huw Jones left two would-be tacklers in his wake before driving home from the edge of the penalty area.

Without a game this coming weekend the Reds have arranged an attractive friendly against Welsh Premier League club Llanelli Town at Parc Emlyn with a 2.30pm kick off.

Llandysul got back on the straight and narrow with a 3-1 win over visiting Felinfach who huffed and puffed but were second best on the day.

Chris Harries with a typical poacher’s goal put the Swallows in front midway through first half and Dean Jones headed home at a corner to double the advantage.

During the second half Gareth Winston, returning from injury got Llandysul’s third to wrap up the points.

In the other Division One game Aberaeron Reserves and Ffostrasol shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Square Field.