BRECON Northcote made a valiant effort to beat the weather on Saturday when they took on town rivals, Brecon FC in the Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South).

Northcote, unbeaten in their last three, were aiming to continue that run but referee, Paul Kirkham had little option to abandon the game after 38 minutes as conditions worsened with the score goalless.

There were no Spar Mid Wales league Division two fixtures on Saturday while in Division One, Hay St Marys, Knighton Town and Llandrindod Wells were all frustrated as their games fell to the weather.

Penrhyncoch did get the go ahead for their home encounter with Welshpool Town where victory would have put them top of the tree for Christmas. But The Roosters had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw and needed goals from Jonathan Evans and Aaron Lemon to salvage that after Wil Thomas had handed Welshpool a two goal lead.

Hugh Clarke got off to a flier as Llanidloes Town manager as his side defeated Tywyn Bryncrug 2-1 at Victoria Avenue, but The Daffs had to do it the hard way after seeing Harri Clarke sent off for retaliation on the half hour and trailing to a Paul Grant penalty before Barry Haralambous and ex-Carno man, Sam Williams hit back.

The Machynlleth v Aberaeron game was the only other to start but that was abandoned ten minutes into the second half with Aberaeron holding a 2-0 lead which will count for nothing.