Hay St Marys Reserves gain ground in title race with win at Talgarth Town

By Brecon and Radnor Reporter in Football


Hay St Marys Reserves put themselves in a strong position in the race for the Watson Financial Mid Wales (South) League title with a 3-2 victory at Talgarth Town. The Saints had found themselves two down but hit back and are now just six points behind the leaders with four games in hand.

Harry Sharman had fired Talgarth ahead when he turned on the edge of the box and Kyle O’Shea added a second. Josh Wisniewski reduced the deficit and Darren Horrigan netted a penalty before Wisniewski won it for Hay with hs second of the afternoon.

Brecon Northcote kept their challenge alive with a 3-1 victory at Newcastle whose manager, John Goodridge said “They deserved their win as they played the conditions better than us”.

It was not a pleasant afternoon for football with strong wind and rain and Craig Evans put Northcote ahead from a Jack Evans cross only for Calum Evans to level for Newcastle before half-time. Topscorer, Joel Evans had Northcote back in front from the penalty spot following a foul on Fraser McInally who completed the win with a bizarre effort from inside his own half.

In the day ‘s only other league games, Rhayader Town Reserves maintained their revival with a 1-0 win at Penybont Reserves. In a scrappy affair where conditions were again difficult, a solitary first half strike from Jordan McFadden separated the teams.