Comparing football teams of different eras invariably brings differences of opinions and often results in strong arguments.

That was the case in respect of an article ‘Who was the Tivyside’s greatest football team?” (Tivy-Side, April 21) when a former manager insisted that five-trophy winners Cardigan Town of season 2014-2015 would have “beaten them all – no problem”.

During that momentous campaign the Magpies scooped the J Emrys Morgan Cup, Costcutter League Championship, Easter Monday League Cup, Bay Cup and Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies.

Down the years half a dozen or so other clubs have had their moments and would have been fancied to give a good account of themselves against the best around.

A strong candidate as the top side to grace the local circuit must surely be all-conquering Cardigan-based Maesglas of the 1980s.

Many enthusiasts who followed Maesglas back then conceded that Cardigan’s was a big achievement, and that the club was littered with quality players.

Recalling the high standard attained by the Blues a veteran follower pointed out that during their golden patch the Blues lifted 23 trophies.

“In one season the team conceded only six goals in league fixtures and not more than one in any game,” he said.

Another former fan said: “What you must realise is that the Costcutter League clubs of today are competing against the likes of Berriew Reserves, but we were taking on the first teams who rose to a higher level.”

In a Central Wales Cup quarter-final tie against Aberystwyth Town at Park Avenue the Cardigan side went into the game with six reserves due to injuries but put up a solid performance in defeat.

Former Maesglas dynamic midfielder Mike Davies said: “We went to Machynlleth who were top of the Central Wales League in a cup game and won 5-0. Their players and supporters thought we should be in a higher league.

“We did the Emrys Morgan and Costcutter League Cup double in successive seasons, and no-one has been near to repeating the feat in nearly 30 years.

“We had goal-scorers all over the pitch – Peter ‘Twts’ Williams at left back was good for 40 goals a season,” he said.