Talgarth Town stay top with win over title rivals

By Brecon and Radnor Reporter in Football


Talgarth Town came out on top in the big match in the Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South) with a 3-2 home victory over title rivals, Llanidloes Town Reserves. A late Jordan Harvey penalty gave The Royals the points to move them five points clear at the top of the table.

Conor O’Shea gave Talgarth the lead on Saturday with a 20 yard free-kick. Kyle O’Shea added a second from Ben Sharman’s cross on the counter attack and Harvey then missed a penalty for the home side. It looked as if that might prove costly after the break as Llanidloes hit back through an own goal and a strike from Conrad Galloway and were in the ascendancy. But Talgarth were awarded a second penalty and this time Harvey kept his nerve to clinch three vital points for Talgarth.

Hay St Marys have games in hand on the teams above them and maintained their challenge with a 3-1 home success over Rhayader Town Reserves. A Stu Rees goal had given Hay an interval lead and Rob McNamara and Tom Weaver added to the tally in the second half before Scott Oxford gained a consolation with his first goal for The Red Kites since a recent transfer from Newcastle.

Knighton Town Reserves also kept their hopes of honours alive coming from behind to triumph 3-1 at St Harmon. After back to back draws it was a welcome return to winning ways for The Robins who were trailing when Josh Rees netted for St Harmon. A Will Lewis own goal had Knighton back on terms by half-time and in difficult conditions, goals from Corin Jones and Harry Worton won it for the visitors.