Trefelin BGC claimed the bragging rights as they defeated a youthful Port Talbot Town 4-0 at Victoria Road to top the Cymru South on the opening weekend of the season.
A brace from Damon Thomas, including a first-half penalty, as well as a cracker of a strike from Scott Tomlinson and a second penalty from Joe Clarke set Richie Ryan’s side on their way to victory in what was the first match between the two at the second level of the Welsh football pyramid.
There was a five-goal thriller in Ystrad Mynach as Afan Lido claimed an opening day win over Risca United.
John Hall and Ioan Evans both scored inside ten minutes to give Paul Evans’ side an early lead but their two-goal advantage was taken out by a brace from Ryan Wheeler.
It was the second time in a week that the Cuckoos had bounced back from trailing by two but they were unable to match their heroics from last week, as Lido struck a winner at around the hour mark with Evans on target once more.
Wheeler did have the ball in the net for the home side and pushed Lido hard but after a nail-biting finish, they were able to walk away from the CCB Centre of Sporting Excellence with the victory.
At the Windmill Ground, Llantwit Major edged out Cwmbran Celtic in a 2-0 victory for Karl Lewis’ men. Kyran Gardner’s opener was superbly defended by the Vale of Glamorgan side before experienced frontman Anthony Rawlings added to the opener with a trademark goal.
And in dramatic fashion at the USW Sport Park, Pontypridd Town’s Lee Baldock denied Carmarthen Town victory in their first league game outside of the top flight in 20 years by scoring a stoppage time penalty to cancel out Noah Daley’s 88th minute strike.
On Friday night under the spotlights, there were goals in every game.
At The Causeway, Ryan Prosser ushered in a new campaign with the leagues first goal and a brace to show for it. Cam Strinati was also on target, sandwiched in between Prosser's two goals. Undy striker Dan Jarman did match Prosser's tally on the night but Scott Young’s side were triumphant, a 3-2 victory for Cambrian & Clydach Vale.
In Llansawel, Briton Ferry sent an early season statement as they defeated defending champions Swansea University 3-0 at Old Road.
Corey Hurford first opened the scoring before assisting Stephen Davey for the Reds’ second. Later on Luke Bowen scored a penalty to claim a big win over their title rivals.
In Llanelli, over 750 spectators took in an eye-catching Ammanford performance as they won 3-0 against Llanelli Town at Stebonheath Park.
Former Reds man Lee Trundle scored a brace, as well as assisting another former Llanelli player Tristan Jenkins for his goal.
It marked a winning start in Ammanford colours for Swansea City icon Leon Britton, who was making his competitive appearance for Gruff Harrison's men.
At Rhiw’r Ddar, Goytre United edged out Taffs Well 1-0 in a nervy affair. Former Wellmen academy player Calum Bateman haunted his former club by scoring the winning strike with ten minutes remaining.
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