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Battling performance keeps Drefach's survival hopes alive

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

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DREFACH are still odds-on favourites to be relegated from division two of the LTC Mobility Carmarthenshire League, but the players haven't given up hope of staying up judging by the performance in the 3-1 win against Llandeilo Town.

The game was switched to Llanelli after the Llandeilo ground was declared unfit, and for the first 20 minutes their opponents were on the back foot.

Gradually, however, Drefach came more into it and in the 25th minute they took the lead through Elli Digone, who got the better of a one-on-one with the keeper.

Digone, who was born in the Ivory Coast, is a student at Trinity College and is making quite an impact since signing for Drefach.

David Williams drilled a low shot past the keeper on 70 minutes to double the advantage and Drefach looked on their way to maximum points.

Although Llandeilo pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute, Hedd Tudur secured the points for Drefach when netting from a free-kick in the 90th minute.

His shot from the edge of the box was unstoppable.

Still flying high are leaders Carmarthen Town Reserves, who won 4-0 at Whitland.

Included in a strong Town team was striker Paul Fowler, and it came as no surprise when the deadlock was broken in the 31st minute.

Dan Ramsey headed Town ahead from a corner swung in by Scott Thomas, and shortly afterwards Fowler made it 2-0

direct from a free-kick.

By half-time the lead was 3-0, with Jody Thomas getting his name on the scoresheet in the 41st minute.

At this stage it looked a question of how many Town would win by, but there was only one goal in the second half.

It came as early as the 46th minute, Ramsey being presented with a simple tap-in.

Tucked in behind Town in second place are Abergwili, who had to battle for a 2-1 win in the away clash against Ammanford Town. Aled Williams banged in the winner from the penalty spot.

Also on target for Abergwili was Matthew Rowlands.

Only a couple of weeks ago, Cross Hands were talking about promotion from division three so it came as quite a shock when it was announced in midweek that the club was withdrawing from the league.

Gwendraeth Valley rivals Bancffosfelen were on top form in the away clash against KRUF, a hat-trick from Lee Williams helping them to a 6-1 win.

His hat-trick was the perfect combination, one goal with his left foot, one with his right and the other a header.

Also on target were Daniel Lewis, Jamie Jones and Lee Mandry.

There was a terrific performance from Pembrey in defeating Llanelli Steel 3-1 on their own ground.

After going behind to a penalty by Steven Myers early in the second half, Pembrey hit back through a couple of goals by Dean Thomas.

Sandwiched in between was a strike by Josh Bunyan.

Porth Tywyn lost 4-0 at home to leaders Greenfield Rovers.

Dan Geary netted twice for Greenfield, while Chris Osborne and Kevin Davies also found the net. It was 2-0 at half-time.

In division one, there was maximum points for Burry Port who beat visiting Caerbryn 2-0.

After taking the lead through Joseph Pullman, who rifled his shot past the keeper from a ball squared to him by Darren Pullman in the 22nd minute, Dean Evans tapped in for 2-0 on 65 minutes.

In the third round of the Jayne Stephens Cup, Andy Gordon netted twice for Abergwili Reserves in a 4-0 win at home to Seaside A. Dai Davies and Josh Jones also scored.

In reserve division two, Burry Port came from behind to beat Gorseinon Athletic 3-1 in their own back yard.

Trailing to a goal by Ceri Williams at half-time, Port hit back through Tom Shaw, Josh Clement and John Fleming.

In reserve division three, Frankie Vaughan, Chris Pritchard, Christian Forest, and Keith Evans scored for Bancffosfelen, who beat Porth Tywyn 4-0 at home.

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