Bwlch coast to comfortable victory to seal cup progress
BWLCH Rangers ousted visiting Treboeth United 3-0 in the first round of the West Wales Intermediate Cup.
After getting the better of the early exchanges, it came as no surprise when Matthew Williams edged Bwlch ahead with a cracking 20-yard shot.
And ten minutes later it was 2-0, Ross Morgan flying his free-kick past the keeper from 40 yards.
Although Bwlch continued to push forward in the second half, they were denied a third goal until Ethan Scoogle netted in the 70th minute.
In an all-Carmarthenshire League tie, Dafen made ground advantage count with a comfortable 5-2 win against Gorseinon Athletic.
After taking the lead through Lee Williams in the 28th minute, Wayne Williams struck twice in helping earn his team a 3-0 half-time lead.
Wayne Williams completed his hat-trick five minutes into the second half, while also on target was Andrew Gardner.
Gorseinon did not give up and were rewarded with goals from Nicky Dawson and Steffan Jones.
Leading 3-1 at the break, Camford Sports made it into the second round when defeating Abergwili 6-3 on their own ground.
Chris Waters capped an outstanding display with four goals, while also on target were Adam Jones and Jeremy Rees.
Tom James shone with a hat-trick for Loughor Rovers, who beat visiting Killay 12-0. At half-time it was only 2-0.
Six of the goals were shared equally between Robert Jones — one a penalty — Dan Hurford, and Carl Timbrell. Others to get their names on to the scoresheet were Louis Jackson, Rhys Beck and Matthew Jones.
It took 120 minutes of football to settle the outcome, but Tumble United defied the odds to beat Pembrokeshire League opponents Pennar Robins 5-3 at home.
Tumble were twice ahead at 1-0 and 2-1 through a couple of goals from Lee Williams, who went on to complete his hat-trick in extra time. It was 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes.
And it was Tumble who looked the fitter team in extra time, with Steffan Howard and Brett Enoch helping shoot them 5-2 ahead at one point.
But Ponthenri crashed out of the competition, letting slip a 1-0 lead in a 2-1 defeat at home to Kilvey Fords.
For the first 45 minutes there was nothing to choose between the teams, with both defences dominating.
The deadlock was eventually broken in the 61st minute when the visitors failed to clear a corner. The ball fell to Anthony Williams on the edge of the box, and when his shot came back off the keeper there to tap it in was Craig Chandler.
But Ponthenri failed to cling on to the advantage, the visitors striking twice late on to book their ticket into the next round.
Bancffosfelen were always going to be up against it against a team of the class of Morriston Olympic, who strolled to a 9-1 win.
Home advantage counted for nothing, although Bancffosfelen did have their moment of glory when a terrific through ball by Gavin Griffiths forced the visitors into conceding an own goal.
That made it 2-1, and it was 4-1 at half-time.
No-one worked harder for Bancffosfelen than Jamie Jones up front, while Matthew Murphy went close to scoring when seeing his 35-yard shot tipped over the bar by the keeper.
Penyfan United were beaten 3-1 at Carew, for whom James Hinchcliffe, Alex Bailey, and Nicky Barber found the back of the net.
After going behind in the third minute, Evans & Williams rallied to beat Cwm Albion Colts 5-4 in their own back yard.
For the rest of the half it was Evans & Williams who dominated, and when the referee pointed to the spot for handball in the 20th minute they were handed a great chance of an equaliser.
Stuart Rees made no mistake from the spot.
At the break it was 3-2 in favour of the visitors, with Mike Edwards and Chris Davies finding the back of the net.
A through ball by Jonathan Thomas found Stuart Rees who made it 4-2 early in the second half, before a Stuart Mahoney header stretched the advantage.
Burry Port produced their best performance of the season to beat Pembrokeshire opponents Cosheston Cougars 3-0 on their own ground.
After being in control for most of the 90 minutes, Port turned the pressure into goals from Brendan Holder, Joseph Palmer and Michael Perrin.
A goal from Luke Fitzpatrick could not rescue Kidwelly Town, who lost 4-1 at home to Union Rangers.
Also out of the competition are Pembrey. They were ahead 1-0 early on thanks to James Yanton and it was 2-2 at half-time, but ran out of steam in the second half in going down 7-4 to Onllwyn.
Pembrey's John Bunyan equalised from the spot to make it 2-2, while Darl Lapham netted twice in the second half.
In the only game played in division one of the LTC Mobility Carmarthenshire League, Garden Village were very much second best in a 4-1 defeat at home to leaders Carmarthen Town Reserves.
After going behind in the sixth minute, Town hit back to equalise through Richard Whalley on 20 minutes.
Whalley rounded the keeper, and then 10 minutes later he put his team ahead for the first time with a curling shot from 30 yards.
The second half was dominated by Town, with substitute Eddie Roberts dribbling past three defenders to make it 3-1 in the 75th minute.
Marcus Roberts rounded off the scoring with a 20-yard free-kick in the 90th minute.
Jonathan Williams starred with two of the goals in helping Pembrey defeat Carmarthen Town A 4-2 in their away clash in reserve division 3B.
Pembrey led 2-1 at the break, and also on target were Damian Davies and Zayne Ibraham.