After four fixtures in Division One of the Costcutter League reigning champions St Dogmaels and Cardigan Town share the lead while third in the table Newcastle Emlyn are a point behind with a game in hand on the pacesetters.

Champions Saints hosted Llandysul, who were still smarting from defeat at Llanboidy the previous weekend, while their neighbours visited North Road to tackle unbeaten previous leaders Lampeter Town.

Both came through the tests as Saints edged it 2-1 at School Field and the Magpies sprang a 2-0 win.

Over the years Emlyn have been involved in tight games at Ffostrasol but not this time around as the Reds were 4-0 winners.

A failure in putting away chances let St Dogmaels down on a number of occasions last season and on the evidence of the latest encounter there could be a repetition after the north Pembrokeshire villagers came from behind to beat opponents who should have been also-rans long before the final whistle.

To their credit Llandysul defended as if their lives depended on the result and after taking the lead in the second period looked as if they would cause a major upset.

Despite being battered by the champions the Swallows refused to buckle and after surviving the opening 45 minutes went ahead when Danny Wilson poked home at a corner.

With 14 minutes left on the clock Josh Mellor popped up to tap home the equaliser and soon afterwards Mellor was brought down inside the penalty area and home striker Louis Harding fired home from the penalty spot.

Lampeter and Cardigan produced a high quality contest and although the visitors emerged 2-0 winners the result could have gone either way and the mid county side could justifiably feel aggrieved at not picking up at least a point.

Even the most ardent Cardigan follower would surely agree that although it was goalless at half time there could easily have ben two or three goals in the Lampeter credit column.

That the North Road side did not find the net was down to a superb performance by goalkeeper Steff Marsden. The teenage stopper produced a string of saves that were right out of the top drawer, particularly during the opening 45 minutes when tipping away a Gethin Hunter blaster.

The visitors, who were without unavailable skipper James Evans and injured central defender Alun Williams, came more into the game after the break with John Curran impressing in midfield and front-runners Liam Doherty and Llion Williams a lively pair.

John Lumb fired the Magpies ahead just before the interval and during the second period a Cardigan breakaway move resulted in Llion Williams firing home and wrapping up the points.

Newcastle Emlyn returned to the bread and butter of league action following a valiant effort in the Welsh Cup seven days earlier and emerged 4-0 away winners over old adversaries Ffostrasol.

It was a bit of a stroll for the polished Reds who showed they could be a force to be reckoned with during the season.

Dorian Davies fired the visitors ahead in the first half and as they continued to dominate after half time further goals came courtesy of Ian Derbyshire, Steve Thomas and Dion Davies.

A week after thumping Llandysul on song Llanboidy continued on the straight and narrow with an impressive performance in making a 90-mile round trip to Llanddewi Brefi pay off with a 4-1 win over Dewi Stars.

Chris Bowen and Rhys Jenkins put the west Carmarthenshire visitors in the driving seat before the end of the first half and during the second period Tomos Rogers and centre forward Bartosz Kaspersky made it plain sailing for their side. Steffan Owens got a consolation goal for the homesters.

Felinfach and visitors Crannog shared the spoils in a hard-fought affair and a 1-1 scoreline was just about a fair result.

Huw Davies netted for the Milkmen and prolific marksman George Colven was on target for the coastal villagers.