GUILSFIELD Reserves strengthened their grip at the top of Honda Division One of the J T Hughes Montgomeryshire League with a 2-1 win at home to Llanymynech.

Goals from Luke Francis and John Lloyd won the day for the Guils with a battling Llanymynech remaining in contention through Sam Roberts.

The Guils remain four points clear at the top of table with rivals Bishops Castle Town and Four Crosses both having games in hand on the Clos Mytton side.

Meanwhile Bishops Castle Town maintained their pursuit of honours with a Jack Mellor double just enough to claim the spoils in a 2-1 win at Meifod who replied through Abba Salahi.

Elsewhere Forden United stormed to an 11-0 thrashing of Churchstoke Reserves in Mitsubishi Division Two.

Josh Gethin led the rout with a five goal haul while Christian Webster added a brace.

Further goals from Mike Henderson-Smith, Steve Roberts, Ryan Sutton and Jamie Loxam completed a comfortable afternoon at Latham Park for Jonny Roberts’ men.

The result closed the gap at the top of the table to four points with Forden having four games in hand on league leaders Llangedwyn.

Huw France was the hero with two goals as Llanrhaeadr Reserves prevailed 2-0 winners at home to Abermule Reserves in an evenly contested clash at Tanllan.

Meanwhile a solitary strike from Joe Morris earned Carno Reserves a hard-fought 1-0 win at Llanfyllin Town Reserves.

Llanfechain and a visiting Newtown Wanderers shared the spoils in a goalless stalemate at the Recreation Field with a point each deserved for both sides.

Elsewhere Llanfair United Reserves celebrated progressing to the third round of the Boys and Boden Montgomeryshire League Cup.

Goals from Callum Foulkes, Ross Lewis and Richard Ainsley earned United a hard fought 3-2 win at Welshpool Town Reserves who remained in contention through replies from Rudek Bandera and Nathan Hughes.

Meanwhile Four Crosses maintained their remarkable campaign with a 4-1 win at home to Trewern in the second round of the Llansantffraid Village Cup.

Crosses remain in contention for a silver laden campaign with Mike Barton’s men flying high in the league as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Emrys Morgan Cup and MP Foulkes Montgomeryshire Cup.

Dylan Ellis led Crosses to victory over the battling Tigers with Kyle Wilson and Jamie Evans completing their scoring with the visitors hitting back through Sam Ward.