JACK Carroll completed a hat-trick as Maesyrhandir battled to claim a point in a 3-3 thriller against Trewern in Honda Division One of the J T Hughes Montgomeryshire League.

The Tigers roared back to claim a point with goals from Neal Bebb, Shaun Roberts and Barry Haralambous to leave Latham Park with a point.

Rhandir’ manager Gary Jones said: “It was disappointing not to win the game after leading 3-1 but it’s another point on the board which takes away from the bottom of the table.”

Honours also ended even at the Manor Ground with Bishops Castle Town held to a 2-2 draw against a visiting Guilsfield Reserves.

Mark Griffiths and Gaz Bromley netted for the Shropshire hosts with goals from George Clifton and Danny Barton ensuring the Guils a point.

Four Crosses are the new league leaders after a Jamie Evans double inspired his side to a 5-1 win at Llanfyllin Town who continue to struggle at the wrong end of the table.

Steve Pugh, Ben Simms and Sean Griffiths completed the Crosses tally while the home side reduced the arrears with a consolation strike from Craig Jones.

The result put the Foxen Manor club in pole position to return to Mid Wales League Two next season with the club pressing ahead with its ambitions to reclaim its affiliated league status

Crosses manager Mike Barton said: “I’m obviously pleased to go top but there is a long way to go yet. We have eight games left in the league and our aim is to go up as champions which is our main focus.”

Elsewhere Forden United got their Mitsubishi Division Two title bid back on track with a 2-0 win at Newtown Wanderers.

The villagers have been in cup action for much of the turn of the year but goals from Josh Gethin and Mike Henderson-Smith ensured a winning return to league action and close the gap on leaders Llangedwyn with several games in hand.

Meanwhile ex-Guilsfield striker Graham Dyke led the way with a brace as Trefonen celebrated a 4-2 win at home to Churchstoke Reserves.

Further goals from Brandon Rogers and Greg Stokes ensured the points for the border hosts while the Marketmen reduced the arrears through replies from Trevor Dunham and Kieron Harris but could not prevent Trefonen celebrating three hard earned points.