Sighs of relief among Cardigan Town players and officials were almost audible at Cae Dandre as the visitors could count themselves fortunate to come away with a 2-1 win over Llanboidy who battled for everything and deserved a share of the spoils.

The home side’s hopes were not enhanced when reduced to ten men for around half an hour after Celt Lewis-Jones was giving his marching orders for a rash tackle.

But even with a reduced number of personnel the west Carmarthenshire villagers gave a good account of themselves and it was a penalty that separated the teams at the end of 90 minutes.

As far as the Magpies were concerned it was job done with another maximum haul of points that took them clear at the top of the Costcutter League Division One.

On a pitch not conducive to flowing football the visitors struggled from the word go and were unable to reproduce the attractive fayre served up a week earlier at Newcastle Emlyn.

Town went ahead before the break with a cracking goal as Dylan Davies set up manager and midfielder James Evans who blasted into the top corner of the net.

Refusing to capitulate, Llanboidy hit back and deservedly drew level before the break when leading marksman and skipper Rhys Jenkins slotted past Steff Marsden.

The Magpies were awarded a penalty when it was adjudged Joist Burka was unfairly brought down and striker Liam Doherty sent goalkeeper Bleddyn Williams the wrong way with the spot-kick.

What a difference a week can make in football as Llandysul found when springing a 2-1 win over visiting Lampeter Town seven days after a humiliating 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Division Two Crymych in Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies.

In a performance that was unrecognisable for the previous Saturday the Swallows played neat football and if they can repeat this showing in the weeks ahead they could climb the table.

Attacking brightspark Danny Williams netted twice for the Llandysul Park outfit and Aled Davies was on target for the visitors.

Newcastle Emlyn put home defeats at the hands of St Dogmaels and Cardigan Town behind them when the Reds dug deep to notch a 1-0 win against Dewi Stars at Llanddewi Brefi.

Steve Thomas was the goal-scoring hero for the visitors who are next in action under the Parc Emlyn lights on Friday when hosting Crymych in a J Emrys Morgan Cup round one tie.

Unbeaten New Quay drew three points clear at the top of Division Two after a 5-2 away win over Lampeter Reserves when the vastly experienced Seasiders netted through Charlie Dent who bagged a brace, Charles Harvey, Neil Davies and Colin Jones.

Former joint leaders Maesglas came unstuck for the first time when going down 3-2 against league newcomers Crymych at Tegryn.

For the new boys on the block there were goals for Sion Vaughan and Llifon Howell with a visiting defender putting through his own goal while Rhodri George and Tom Gardner were on target for the Blues.

Many St Dogmaels followers expressed frustration over the unbeaten north Pembrokeshire villagers forced to kick their heels after the home league game against Crannog was postponed.

Instead of visiting the Teifi Estuary village Crannog visited Aberystwyth leaguers Llanilar in round two of Cwpan Dai, a tie which was called off seven days previously due to an unplayable strip at the Urdd Centre in Llangrannog.

Loyal Saints supporter John Williams said: “I fail to understand why a game was not arranged between fixtureless St Dogmaels and Ffostrasol.”

Cwpan Dai holders Crannog joined Saints in round two after a 3-1 win.