Purples battle to victory over Mule


Gavin Grosvenor

J T Hughes Montgomeryshire League.

MAESYRHANDIR prevailed 2-1 winners at home to Abermule Reserves in Mitsubishi Division Two of the J T Hughes Montgomeryshire League.

The Purples claimed three vital points in their push for promotion with goals from Xavier Matisse and Rob Harvey sealing glory and cancelling a reply from ex-Maesyrhandir striker Jodeci Dean.

“It was a hard fought win,” said manager Gary Jones. “It was particularly pleasing for Xavier to score his eighth goal in his first full season of men's football.”

Trewern maintained their own promotion bid with a battling 2-1 win at Llangedwyn as goals from Barry Haralambous and Charlie Proctor won the day and cancelled James Evans’ reply.

Elsewhere Andy Garmston starred with five goals as Trefonen thrashed Llanfechain 8-1.

While Garmston took the limelight the Shropshire hosts completed the rout with goals from Ricky Harris, Dan Griffiths and Tom Rogers while Rob Davies hit back for Llanfechain.

Meanwhile the race for the Honda Division One title continued with two of the leading trio claiming victories.

Waterloo Rovers bounced back from their Emrys Morgan Cup semi-final dejection to claim a 2-0 win at Llanymynech courtesy of a Jack Holley effort an own goal.

Meanwhile Meifod returned to the league with goals from Abba Salahi and Jamie Davies earning a 2-1 win at home to Berriew Reserves who replied through Josh Gethin.

Caersws Reserves maintained their strong end to the season with a 6-2 win at Guilsfield Reserves on Friday night.

Gareth Jones starred with a hat-trick for the Bluebirds with Jack Williams, Phil Jones and Huw Wainwright completing their tally while the hosts reduced the arrears through Graeme McGill and Phil Turnbull.

Bishops Castle Town prevailed on 3-2 penalties against Llanfyllin Town in the semi-finals of the Tanners Town Cup.

The sides had been inseparable in a 3-3 draw over 120 minutes with Castle goals from George Mellor, Martyn Ziemann and Jack Mellor cancelled out by Lee Griffiths’ brace and a Tamir Law strike before the Shropshire hosts celebrated shoot-out victory and setting up a final date with Waterloo Rovers.

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