Date: Sat 24 Nov 2012

Carmarthen Stun Saints + Other WPL Results

Bangor go back to Top of WPL

THE NEW SAINTS 0 CARMARTHEN TOWN 3

The 'Old Gold' kept their hopes of reaching the top six alive and also contributed to TNS relinquishing top spot by winning at Park Hall on Saturday.
This was Carmarthen's first WPL victory at the home of the Saints since February 2008 when they won 3-0. In actual fact when Paul Fowler netted after only 3 minutes - it was the first time that the visitors had scored a league goal at Park Hall since that day.Nicky Palmer doubled their advantage 15 minutes later and in-form Liam Thomas made it 3-0 in the final quarter. This could prove a very important result in the context of the WPL season and also possibly gave Carmarthen the edge before both sides meet in theWord Cup Final in Newtown on the 12th of January.


AFAN LIDO 2 BANGOR CITY 3

Bangor took full advantage of TNS's slip up to return to the top of the Corbett Sports WPL.
Sion Edwards put the North Walians ahead after 24 minutes before Chris Hartland gave the Lido hope of avoiding a tenth straight defeat when he netted 2 minutes before the break. However Liam Brownhill regained the lead for Bangor 7 minutes into the second half and a Chris Curtis own goal in the final minute meant that Kieran Howard's goal 2 minutes into injury time was too little too late for the Lido
The fact that Afan Lido are the only side in the Corbett Sports WPL to have scored in every game this season will be of little consolation to Paul Reid's men.
The S4/C live game at The Book People Stadium between the Citizens and the Saints next Saturday promises to be a very tasty and important affair but Bangor won't have Les Davies available for the next month due to an injury.


PRESTATYN 1 BALA TOWN 0

Mike Parker scored an injury time penalty to secure a precious point for Prestatyn at Carmarthen last weekend and a 49th minute goal by the midfielder was enough to secure all three points for the Seasiders on Saturday.
The home side had to protect their lead for the final 18 minutes with only nine men as Gareth Wilson was shown a second yellow card for a robust tackle - a decision which Neil Gibson voiced his objection to - which lead to the player/manager also being sent off.
This result moved Prestatyn into second place in the table.


AIRBUS UK 5 PORT TALBOT 0

Following their defeat at Bangor last week - the Wingmakers secured a comfortable win against Port Talbot on a wet and windy afternoon in Broughton. First half goals by former Northwich Victoria duo Wayne Riley (28) and Jordan Johnson (40) put the home team firmly in the driving seat. Following a Mike Hayes goal two minutes after the break, Riley found the net for the second time 6 minutes later. Steve Abbott made it five just after the hour mark

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN 3 Gap CONNAH'S QUAY 0

An Aberystwyth victory over Gap at Park Avenue clawed Tomi Morgan's side within three points of the Nomads who currently occupy the precious sixth position at present.
Before the game Morgan was visibly delighted when told that he was inducted into the WPL Hall of Fame - and his smile broadened in the final seconds of the opening period when Cledan Davies put his side ahead against the run of play.
Things improved further for the home side 2 minutes after the break when Jordan Follows thumped his eighth goal of the season passed John Rushton - and Declan Carroll bagged a third with 10 minutes remaining to cap off a great day for Aber and their manager. The Nomads even failed to score a consolation penalty as Mike Lewis saved a late Rob Jones penalty.

NEWTOWN 1 LLANELLI 1

Bob Jeffrey secured his first point as Llanelli manager at Latham Park on Saturday afternoon.
Lloyd Grist had put the visitors ahead after 16 minutes - a lead which was held by the 'Reds' until Andy Jones made things level 9 minutes into the second half.
Both sides had started the day on 15 points - 6 points off the sixth position - so both teams will feel that they've missed an opportunity to move closer to the top half of the table.