Pierce is the hero as Carno triumph


Gavin Grosvenor

Spar Mid Wales League One

DANNY Pierce won the day for Carno with an injury-time volley snatching a 2-1 victory over Aberaeron at Ty Brith to keep his side’s promotion dream alive.

A tightly contested match saw the depleted hosts break the deadlock on the hour when substitute Adam Nottingham squared for Richie Evans to net at the second attempt.

Aberaeron levelled 15 minutes later when Dan James blasted home after the hosts failed to clear a corner.

Both sides had chances to take the lead but with time running out it was Carno who seized the moment when Geraint Jones’ cross caused chaos in the area and Pierce volleyed home the loose ball.

Berriew’s title bid all but ended after being held to a 3-3 draw at home to Hay St Marys who showed their intent by taking a 10th minute lead through Callum Maddy.

Berriew hit back with top scorer Richard Davies levelling before taking the lead when Matt Mumford rose to headed home Karl Seliaerts' free-kick.

Mumford shook the bar from 30 yards before Berriew looked to have settled the contest when Davies released Rob Pritchard to net.

However Hay rallied and reduced the arrears through Brendan Hackett and with the hosts shaken completed their comeback 10 minutes from time through Jack Biggs.

Rhayader Town strengthened their grip at the top with a 3-1 win at home to Montgomery Town extending their lead to six points.

Monty goalkeeper Piers Thomas defied the hosts with a string of fine saves before the deadlock was broken by two goals in as many minutes midway through the first-half.

Richie Powell steered home Mark Davies' cross to open the scoring and moments later Ifan Burrell scrambled a second.

Montgomery gave themselves hope when Tony Meredith lobbed a stranded Joe Prosser to reduce the arrears but Rhayader were not to be denied with player-manager Gareth Hughes settling the outcome.

Ieuan Crowe was the match winner as Knighton Town overcame Bow Street 1-0 whose afternoon was blighted by the dismissal of captain Llion Jenkins.

Welshpool Town continued their end of season form with a 2-0 win at home to Radnor Valley.

Sam Bowers teed up Ben Hendelman’s cross for Ricky Lithfield to drill Pool ahead inside the opening minute before following up his lob off the bar to complete his brace on 30 minutes.

Valley hit back after the break but star man Joey Price was denied a goal thanks to Ian McLeod’s goalline clearance.

Llandrindod Wells toiled to a 2-1 win at Tywyn Bryncrug who led through Ben Holt before a Kieran McCarley free-kick and Stuart Williams strike earned the Spamen the spoils.

Meanwhile Llanrhaeadr’s home game with Llanidloes Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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