Stars shine again as Davies's double sets course for victory
SA1 Stars continued their fine start to the season with a 5-0 defeat of Landore.
The first real threat from the Stars came when Callum Evans flashed a header over the bar from a corner.
With the Stars stepping up the pressure, Curtis Davies made the breakthrough with a sublime chip over the Landore keeper from distance. Davies quickly added to his tally from an assist from Joel Murnieks.
Stars continued to pressure up front but Landore threatened Jarod Lake in goal on numerous occasions.
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Further goals from Dylan Thomas, Joel Jones and Bradley Parry resulted in the Stars easing to victory.
Next up for the Stars were Penclawdd, with both sides evenly matched.
The first chance fell to Billy Wright. After a well-executed through ball from Curtis Davies, he found himself clean through only for the keeper to stop his effort. As the game wore on both sides were guilty of wasting chances with both keepers called into action.
A swift counter from Penclawdd caught the Stars defence napping and Penclawdd's main attacking threat made them pay with a powerful shot past Lake in goal.
In the last game of the day against Dunvant, both sides were quickly into their stride.
Early Dunvant pressure needed a timely intervention by Callum Evans to keep the score level.
Stars then applied pressure of their own which saw Adam Griffiths shooting wide, then heading over from a corner.
Just as the game looked to be heading for a draw, Dunvant seized on a loose ball and their striker broke through and slotted the ball past Lake to hand Stars a cruel defeat.
Adam Griffiths again enhanced his growing reputation with a dominant display.
Treboeth Under-10s started brightly in their clash against Mumbles.
The in-form Andrew Toulcher scored direct from a corner before turning provider, when he launched a long throw-in which AJ Storton half-volleyed past the keeper.
However, Mumbles started to play quick passing football leading to a succession of corners.
Nick Tooze and Chaquile Collins made a number of blocks but the pressure soon paid off when Treboeth were not quick enough to close down their opponents and two quick shots found their way into the net to bring the scores level at half-time.
The second half saw both teams looking for a winner with Mumbles seeming the more likely to score. In fact, only several fine saves by Tooze ensured that Mumbles were not out of sight.
Then against the run of play, a clever pass by Storton put Ethan Goatley in the clear and he had two attempts before firing home what turned out to be the winning goal.
Treboeth still had five minutes to hang on as Mumbles launched more attacks, but fine defending by the entire team meant Treboeth held on for a 3-2 victory.
In the second game Treboeth and St Joseph's played a very competitive match with some good tackling throughout.
St Joseph's took the lead with a fine shot from outside the box.
A few minutes later, Jamie Gibbs took a throw wide on the right which Toulcher controlled, before turning and shooting. The keeper fumbled his effort but Gibbs had cleverly followed his own throw and got to the rebound first.
He still had to dribble around the keeper before firing home a deserved equaliser.
Moments later St Joseph's were back in front when Treboeth could not clear a corner and another long shot just beat the outstretched arm of the keeper.
There was plenty of action in the second half as Treboeth searched for an equaliser through Zak Connor and Storton, but there was no way through. St Joseph's finished the game on the attack.
Kyle Steele and Chaquile Collins were strong in defence for Treboeth to help keep the score down as the match finished in a hard-fought 2-1 win for Saints.
Morriston Town were the opposition for the final game of the day. Toulcher played in an unfamiliar role as a holding midfielder and broke up attacks and made several passes forward.
In the second half Collins played the same position and also excelled at times.
Despite this, Morriston scored a goal in each half, the second of which was a skilful individual effort and powerful finish.
Connor and AJ Storton had half-chances for Treboeth but there was no way back into the contest.
Tooze made a double save in the closing seconds but the game finished in a deserved 2-0 victory for Morriston.
Brynawel Under-10s took on Dunvant Greens in their first match of the season.
They emerged 2-1 winners with Luis Bates scoring two fine goals.
Brynawel then opened the scoring against Port Tennant when Alex Brooks controlled the ball outside the area, then unleashed a shot which gave the keeper no chance.
Port Tennant equalised early in the second half.
But Brooks scored the winner for Brynawel with a volley from outside the area which flew in the top corner.
And in their last game against Dunvant Yellows, they claimed a 3-1 victory.
Mitchell Bates opened the scoring after running on to a through ball, then Lewis Taylor made it two by chipping the keeper from a tight angle.
Dunvant pulled one back before Brooks made the game safe with a tap-in.
Brynawel Under-8s won all three games.
Billy Thomas and Keelan Fender both scored twice in a 5-2 defeat of St Joseph's. There was also an own goal.
Thomas again grabbed a brace as Brynawel saw off Llangyfelach Dragons 3-1. The other goal was scored by Sam Evans.
Evans and Fender were also on target as Dunvant and Three Crosses were beaten.