Ragged come from behind to unsettle leaders Brunswick
RAGGED School's excellent campaign continued to gather pace as they beat Prescott-Jones Swansea Senior League leaders Brunswick United 2-1.
Ragged needed to come from behind after Jamie Figures scored a great goal with an overhead kick.
Ragged replied five minutes later when John Clark played in Lee Griffin, who struck well past Bruce Carter to make it 1-1.
The match remained all square until 20 minutes from time when Griffin put a cross into the Brunswick penalty area where Clarke was on hand to net from close range.
Brunswick threw everything at Ragged in the last 10 minutes, even sending Carter forward for corners, but it was to no avail.
Brunswick United : B. Carter, M. Davies, P. Williams, J. Eady, S. Howells, C. Coates, M. Jones, J. Norman, M. Dean, M. Eames, J. Norman, Subs: A. Avo, D. Dein, J. Norman.
Brynawel sit top of division two after a 6-3 defeat of Bonymaen Colts.
A first-half goal blitz saw them take a 4-0 lead.
Man of the match Tom McTernan put them ahead with a free-kick that floated into the area and eluded everybody before clipping the post and going into the net.
Richard Searle made it 2-0 after completing a swift Brynawel attack, McTernan got his second of the match to make it three and Billy made it 4-0 just before the break.
The second half saw Bonymaen come out stronger and got an early reply through Lee Johnson who netted from close range. Liam Woods made it 4-2 before an Andrew Allen penalty got the score back to 4-3.
The comeback looked possible and Bonymaen were well on top of an absorbing contest before Cameron Jones took down Billy who was through on goal. Brynawel were awarded a penalty and McTernan converted to complete his hat-trick.
Billy got the sixth for Brynawel after being put through by the excellent Sean Hurford, who brought the ball out of defence before an interchange of passes sent Billy on his way.
Brynawel : D. Begley, N. Todd, S. Joseph, J. Hammacott, S. Hurford, C. Morgan, Billy, C. Thomas, R. Searle, T. McTernan. Subs: D. Williams, S. Jones, B. Shaker.
Bonymaen Colts : N. Lewis, S. Betchelet, D. Hughes, N. Mason, A. Cameron, C. Rees, A. Allen, S. Fowler, L. Johnson, L. Woods, S. Gardener. Subs: C. Jones, A. Cash, T. Majes.
In division three, Rockspur won 4-2 at Port Tennant Colts.
Port Tennant got off to a quick start when they capitalised on a defensive lapse by the Rockspur rearguard.
A long ball downfield caused panic and Colts went 1-0 up.
Rockspur settled down and it came as no surprise when Daniel Williams made it 1-1. Rockspur then took the lead when an excellent run and cross from Kerry Melville was met by Josh Hodgson, whose half-volley was smashed into the net.
Rockspur had a helping hand when they went 3-1 up, as Colts failed to defend a corner and conceded an unfortunate own goal. But there was nothing fortuitous about goal number four as Scott Richards capitalised on great work from Josh Hopkins.
Colts were awarded a penalty as the half drew to a close to make it 4-2, but despite a better showing from the Colts in the second half, the scoreline remained the same.
Rockspur : M. Pridmore, D. English, R. Draisey, J. Todd, K. Melville, D. Williams, J. Hodgson, N. Hodgson, J. Hopkins, W. Melville, S. Richards. Subs: D. Gambatessa, L. Stereo, N. Miller.
Team Swansea are now six points clear at the top of the table after beating Wern 4-3.
Gors continue to make steady progress after beating Landore 3-2.