THE MMP-NL Mid Wales League East begun its season in midweek.

The league will run at level four of the new Welsh football pyramid.

Builth Wells' clash with Radnor Valley on Tuesday and Waterloo Rovers v Newtown Wanderers on Wednesday were postponed due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the area.

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Forden Utd 2 Bishop's Castle 3

County Times: Action from Bishop's Castle's win at Forden United on Tuesday. Picture by Ian Francis.

Action from Bishop's Castle's win at Forden United on Tuesday. Picture by Ian Francis.

BISHOP'S Castle fought back from a two goal deficit to mark their MMP-NL Mid Wales League debut with glory at Forden on Tuesday night.

Jake O'Donnell marked his return from Berriew with an eighth minute opener before Alex Morgan doubled United's lead 10 minutes later.

George Mellor reduced the arrears on the stroke of the break and the Shropshire side took control in the second-half with Martyn Ziemann and Sam Jones netting goals either side of the hour.

FORDEN UTD: Pugh, H O'Donnell, Gethin, B Roberts, Francis, J O'Donnell, D Jones, T Evans, Jenkins, Morgan, Price. Subs: B Roberts, Webster, Henderson-Smith, Loxam, K Evans.

BISHOP'S CASTLE: McKay, Owen, A Jones, Griffiths, Naden, J Mellor, Roberts, J Ellis, G Mellor, Ziemann, S Jones. Subs: G Ellis, Beesty, Wainwright.


Llansantffraid 6 Churchstoke 3

LLANSANTFFRAID opened their MMP-NL Mid Wales League East campaign wit a 6-3 win at home to Churchstoke last night.

Former TNS winger Craig Williams opened the scoring for the Saints after 16 minutes but the Marketmen replied soon after through Luis Davies.

Nathan Prodger and Rob Carruthers struck to give the Saints a two goal cushion but Churchstoke were back in the game by the break through player-manager Kevin Price.

Sam Evans restored the home side's two goal cushion after the break before Williams and Prodger completed their doubles.

Ryan Dean reduced the arrears for Churchstoke with 15 minutes remaining but the home side saw out the remainder of the game to claim the spoils.

LLANSANTFFRAID: D Jones, Carruthers, S Evans, K Evans, Makinson, Williams, Harris, Prodger, Roberts, Kriek, A Jones. Subs: Austin, Buckley.

CHURCHSTOKE: Yapp, Owen, T Price, Pope, J Oakley, K Price, A Oakley, Morgan, Davies, Pryce, Dean. Subs: Torelli, J Williams, Salisbury.


Abermule 3 Montgomery Town 0

ABERMULE opened their MMP-NL Mid Wales League East campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Montgomery Town last night.

Summer signing Charlie Humphreys needed just 17 minutes to mark his return to the club from Berriew and open the scoring.

Lee Jones put through his own net just before the break for the villagers to double their lead.

Summer signing Dewi Hughes added a third after the break against his former club as Gwyn Hamer celebrated a winning start to his rein.

ABERMULE: L Jones, Williams, M Humphreys, Jarman, R Stephens, G Stephens, Anthony, Bennett-Jones, C Humphreys, T Jones. Subs: Gorman, Rees, D Hamer

MONTGOMERY: Osment, Braddock, Buckley, J Jones, L Jones, A Jones, Mills, Davies, Edwards, Griffiths, Blayney. Subs: Watson, Gethin, Lloyd.


Knighton Town 3 Brecon Corries 1

KNIGHTON Town marked a winning start to the MMP-NL Mid Wales League East season at home to Brecon Corries.

Home goalkeeper Regan Tonkinson denied Dale Evans from the penalty spot inside the opening five minutes but the visitors led on 11 minutes through Craig Evans.

The Robins weathered the storm and led before the break with Taylor Wozencraft levelling from Lucas Kirby's 38th minute cross before repeating the feat from Jack Bright's cross moments later.

Wozencraft completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes remaining of the match from another Bright cross to ensure no way back for the Corries.

KNIGHTON: Tonkinson, J Francis, M Jones, Brindley, C Jones, J Dwyer, Bright, Dovey, Wozencraft, A Jones, Kirby. Subs: F Francis, Blythe, B Davies.

CORRIES: Gaydon, Mellor, CD Evans, D Evans, Tebbitt, Aplin, Keddle, J Evans, CS Evans, Bain, Thomas. Subs: Crockett, Wasswa, Jeffreys, Dillon, Potter.