Sunday, 26 February 2012

Welsh League Round Up

Haverfordwest County leapfrogged rivals Cwmbran Celtic into second place in the First Division of the Welsh league with a 2-1 home triumph, in the eagerly awaited top of the table clash.

The Bluebirds took an early lead through Richard Lewis, before Celtic drew things level through Owain Llewellyn after the break, but the parity lasted only a matter of moments as Darren Griffiths sealed the victory.

At the other end of the table, Cwmaman Institute bagged a much needed 1-0 home win over rivals Aberaman Athletic .Cwmaman’s hero of the day was Chris Vardon, whose strike clinched the win.
Ton Pentre picked up a fine 3-0 win over highflying West End at Ynys Park.

The Bulldogs were held before the break but their growing home pressure finally told when Chris Colvin broke the deadlock, with Joe Leahy and Owain Davies also finding the net.

Meanwhile in a mid table battle, Goytre United triumphed 3-1 at AFC Porth.

Monmouth Town maintained their ten point lead at the summit of Division Two with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Treharris Athletic Western.
The Kingfishers found the target through Elliot Ford and Craig Lewis.
In the battle at the basement, Aberbargoed Buds picked up their seventh victory with a 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Newcastle Emlyn.
The Buds were trailing at the break to a Phil Furnley strike, but hit back after the interval through Wayne Antoniazzi and Matthew Jones.
Elsewhere, Garden Village moved up to sixth in the table coming out on top 5-3 in a goal fest over Newport YMCA at Stafford Common.
The Canaries took a 2-1 lead into the break, despite conceding after only two minutes to a well-taken Oliver Beckett strike, but hit back thorugh Ashley Richards and Dale Selvade.
However, after the interval, the visitors were rampant and surged into the lead, with Declan Flanagan and Aaron Stewart both finding the net.
Village regrouped with three goals in the final 15 minutes, Richards and Selvade both on target again with Jack Shannon adding the team's fifth in injury time.

Treowen Stars notched up only their third win of the season in Division Three with a 2-0 success over UWIC at Bush Park.
The Stars' goals came through Gary Evans and Lewis Cook, as they got the better of the students.
Goytre heaped more woe on basement boys Pontyclun with a 4-2 home victory over the strugglers.
The hosts' Luke Prosser earned the plaudits with a well-taken hat-trick, while Kristian Wharton was also on target.
There was nothing to choose between Bridgend Street and Briton Ferry with the game tied 1-1 at the whistle.
Bridgend took the lead on 68 minutes through a Chris Summers penalty, but Gareth Jones levelled for the visitors ten minutes later.
Finally, Risca United triumphed in a mid table battle, defeating Abertillery Bluebird 2-0.
United took the lead on 20 minutes through David Hurley and never looked back, with Robert Aldridge doubling their lead ten minutes from time.


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