Builth Wells staged a superb second-half comeback to secure a 2-1 victory over newly-promoted Radnor Valley in the Lock Stock North East derby clash on the Lant Field.

The hosts came into the match on the back of an opening day defeat at Rhos Aelwyd and the Goats had staged a late comeback to earn a draw with Llanuwchllyn. 

It was the visitors who carried on that goalscoring form as they opened the scoring in Wednesday night's derby when talisman Joey Price curled home a 25-yard free-kick into the far corner of Kham Steventon's goal to the delight of the vocal band of travelling supporters.

Builth Wells vs Radnor Valley
Joey Price opened the scoring for the visitors with a curled free-kick (Barcud-Coch Photography)

The Radnor Valley management team of Matt Croose and Adam Jones would have been pleased to be heading to the changing rooms with a narrow advantage but knew that their hosts had the firepower to cause further problems during the second half.

The major talking point of this derby arrived in the 56th minute when Elliot Morris was dismissed for his challenge on Ryan Powell. Following a break in play, which allowed Powell to receive treatment, referee Ross Mantle deemed that the incident was worthy of a straight red card.

Having an extra player on the pitch for the final third of the match appeared give the Builth Wells players a huge lift. Jamie Evans struck his 59th minute free-kick from the edge of the penalty area straight at keeper Otto Jones before Powell was unable to keep his header on target from a corner two minutes later. Joey Price tried his luck with another trademark free-kick in the 68th minute but this time Steventon was equal to the strike.

The Bulls then turned the match around with two goals in the space of five minutes that would ultimately secure the points. Summer signing Adam Farmer was on hand to force the ball home from close rage in the 70th minute, after the Radnor Valley defence had failed to clear the ball from their penalty area, despite the visitors appealing for a foul on Jones.

A second goal arrived five minutes later when Tommy Rowlands found himself in space to fire a 25-yard rocket into the top corner of Jones' goal to spark wild celebrations amongst the home faithful.

The Goats made a number of changes in the closing stages, in an effort to fashion another late equaliser, but it was the hosts who were left to celebrate their first league win of the campaign and claim the derby bragging rights.