Anticipation is mounting among fans in the Costcutter Football League during the final third of the campaign.

As it stands the Division One championship is a three-way affair between leaders and reigning champions St Dogmaels, Cardigan Town and third-placed Newcastle Emlyn.

Saints could steal a march on their rivals on Saturday by banking maximum points at School Field at the expense of Crannog while Town and Emlyn are engaged in the last eight of the J Emrys Morgan Cup.

When Jason Williams and his Teifi Estuary high-flyers visited Llangrannog back in November they emerged 2-0 winners with a brace of goals by outstanding young midfielder Rhys Jones.

But it has to be said that Crannog have improved significantly recently, borne out by the coastal villagers twice lowering the colours of Cardigan Town.

During the run-in Saints have seven games remaining, five of them at home while Emlyn and Town both have to visit the north Pembrokeshire village.

Asked for his thoughts on the title race Saints assistant manager Wayne Jones said: “We never take anything for granted and are fully aware that we face a stiff test against Crannog.”

In midweek the leaders are in Easter Monday League Cup semi-final action when taking on league newcomers Crymych at Parc Emlyn.

The scrap for two promotion places in Division Two concerns leaders New Quay, second-placed Maesglas and third in the table Crymych.

The three protagonists will hope to improve their prospects at the weekend when the Seasiders host St Dogmaels Reserves at Parc Arthur, Maesglas visit Ffostrasol Reserves and the Preselimen take on Bargod Rangers at Parc Puw.