24 games, 101 goals as Swansea Uni and Havorfordwest County score 10+

FAW Divsion Results:

Division 1
Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC 3 – 0 Ton Pentre
Afan Lido 0 – 0 Ammanford
Briton Ferry Llansawel 0 – 2 Goytre
Cwmamman United 2 – 0 Goytre United
Cwmbran Celtics 2 – 1 Port Talbot Town
Haverfordwest County 10 – 1 Pontypridd Town
Llantwit Major 0 – 0 Penybont
Taffs Well 3 – 3 Undy Athletic

Division 2
Aberdare Town 0 – 13 Swansea University
Abergavenny Town 0 – 2 Caerau ELY
AFC Llwydcoed 0 – 6 STM Sports
Caldicot Town 3 – 1 Pontardawe Town
Dians Powys 1 – 2 Aberbargoed Buds
Garden Village 6 – 5 Bridgend Street
Risca United 1 – 3 Monmouth Town
West End 1 – 4 Croesyceiliog

Division 3
Ynysygerwn 1 – 2 Penydarren BGC
Albion Rovers 1 – 1 AFC Porth
Chepstow Town 2 – 3 Trethomas Bluebirds
Panteg 4 – 1 Ely Rangers
Pontyclun 1 – 0 Penrhiwceiber Rangers
Tredegar Town 2 – 1 Treharris Athletic Western
Trefelin BGC 3 – 2 Newport City
Treowen Stars 2 – 0 Caerau

Haverfordwest County 10 – 1 Pontypridd Town

On a day where Lee Trundle would make his home debut at the club, Haverfordwest ran riot over new boys Pontypridd and showed that they are the team to be feared. Pontypridd were coming off the back of their opening day defeat to Goytre and were looking for their first points of the season. Haverfordwest had played another newly promoted club in Llantwit and beaten them on that day.

Pontypridd would find out very quickly that Haverfordwest are of top tier quality and would learn the hard way that any sort of mistake, no matter how small against a team as good as this would be costly every time. On the day they would concede 10 goals, letting in 5 each half. Most of the damage was inflicted by Danny Williams who got a hatrick and the brilliant Lee Trundle who went one better and bagged himself 4. Trundle showed excellent individual skill as well as professionalism as he showed composure in each and every goal.

As bad as the result was,  this was a good lesson for Ponty showing them how sharp they will need to be to stay in division 1. For Haverfordwest, it’s very had to see how they can achieve anything less than 1st place this season. Who can stop them? Who can be as consistent? It’s a difficult challenge to compete with the former WPL side.

Aberdare Town 0 – 13 Swansea Uni

Swansea University had lost a 1 – 0 lead with a 1 man advantage in the last ten minutes of the game against West End on Wednesday after winning 3 – 1 away to Llywdcoed on the opening day. They needed to stamp down a marker to the other teams in division 2 with a win at struggling Aberdare. The home side were close to their worst even before this game as they’d conceded 7 in their opening 2 games.

Swansea Uni had done exactly what they needed to do – Win… convincingly. The standout man was Marley Bishop Wisdom who got a hatrick. Swansea Uni will certainly need him fit if they are to reach full potential. He scored one of his in the first half and 2 in the second. His two second half goals came as only a fraction of the 9 goals Swansea Uni had scored in the last 45 minutes.

It’s damage retention for Aberdare next Wednesday as they travel to Llwydcoed and there are hopes of revenge for Swansea Uni as they host West End. Both of these games are of course reverse fixtures of last Wednesday.

Other headlines

Garden Village and Bridgend Street had possibly the game of the week as they competed in an 11 goal thriller that finished 6 – 5 to Garden Village.

Trefelin got their first three points this season as the hosted Newport City and managed a 3 – 2 victory.

STM Sports made it 3 in 3 as their fine 100% record continued with a whopping 6 – 0 away win over Llwydcoed. The Buds and Croesyceiliog also kept their 100% record in division 2 with wins over Dinas Powys and West End respectively.

Finally, Port Talbot began their season with a 2 – 1 away victory at Cwmbran Celtics. Ammanford also started their division 1 season with a goalless draw at Afan Lido.


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