Ardal North East – leaders Chirk AAA stay on title trail while five are sent off at Penparcau

Corwen’s Haydn Grindley (red) looks to challenge Karl Seliaerts of Llanfair. Picture: GAVIN BILLINGTON

ARDAL NORTH EAST REPORTS – APRIL 2

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Kerry 0 Chirk AAA 4

Leaders Chirk maintained their push for the title with a comfortable 4-0 win in Mid Wales.

Jack Edwards had the Colliers ahead at half time and further goals from Tom Williams, Jordan MacCarter and Jake Simms after the break sealed things up to keep Chirk ahead of the chasing pack.

Penparcau 1 Cefn Albion 1

Five red cards were shown in a game which had a stormy ending and saw Albion drop vital points in the title race.

For the visitors, Jordan Williams and Nathan Williams were dismissed in the 84th minute, while Kien Morris received his marching orders on 85.

Chris Wilkins was first to be dismissed for Penparcau on 78 minutes, while team-mate Liam Lewis exited the action after 84.

It is believed the flurry of reds centred mainly around what allegedly occurred after Josh Millington equalised for Cefn on 84 minutes.

With Albion players trying to retrieve the ball out of the goal, a fracas broke out resulting in three red cards shown by referee Aled Rhys Jones – and another one soon followed.

An Andrew Gittins penalty had given Pen a 10th minute lead.

Corwen 1 Llanfair United 4

Report: Gavin Billington

After the score stood 1-1 at the interval, three second-half goals clinched victory for Llanfair at the War Memorial Park.

Having whipped Penparcau 4-0 at home the previous weekend, ending a run of eight straight defeats, Corwen were targeting another upset, but it was not to be against Powys visitors who kept their slim title hopes alive.

Despite it being the first Saturday in April, the pitch was covered in an inch and a half of snow at 11 am and a big thanks must go to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to get the field playable ahead of the 2.30 pm kick off.

Llanfair struck first on 19 minutes when a horrible bounce meant goalkeeper Nathan Aldridge could only parry the ball and Nathan Hughes was first to react and score from close range.

Owen Cordiner headed against the bar for the hosts before Charlie Parkinson met a Scott Evans corner but the ball was cleared off the line by Matthew Spencer.

However, in the 31st minute Aldridge launched the ball forward and found Cordiner, who slotted home to level the scores.

It remained 1-1 until the 58th minute, when from a corner Evans could only find his own net to restore Llanfair’s lead.

Four minutes later, Karl Seliaerts made it 3-1.

Any fleeting hopes of a Corwen comeback were put to bed with six minutes to play when Jack Orbell lashed into the roof of the net.

The heroics of keeper Mark Richards denied the home side any further goals.

Carno 2 Rhos Aelwyd 2

Goals from Daniel Roberts and Scott Reeves earned a point for Rhos, who had Tom Smith sent off after 69 minutes.

Ger Jones (pen) and Oli Lewis replied for Carno.

Dolgellau Athletic 2 Berriew 2

Honours even at Cae Marian, where a Jack Jones pair put Berriew 2-0 to the good only for Owain Williams and Jonathan Sutton to strike on 78 and 81 minutes to earn Dolgellau a point.

Four Crosses 0 Bow Street 3

Sion Sullivan, Ryan Evans and Steffan Richards shared the goals as Bow Street prospered at Foxen Manor against the bottom side.

Welshpool Town 2 Machynlleth 2

James Clewlow and Ryan Knott were on target for Welshpool, but Mach sealed a point thanks to replies from Dillon Browne and Mike Straw.

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