KNIGHTON know the destiny of the Spar Mid Wales League first division title is out of their hands following a disappointing week.

The Robins could only manage a 1-1 draw at Carno last Wednesday night before falling to a shock 2-1 defeat at Machynlleth on Saturday. Danny Ives scrambled Knighton ahead at Carno but Andy Evans levelled for the home side five minutes before half-time.

Richie Evans scored twice for Machynlleth at the week-end with Connor Bird replying for Knighton and also missing a penalty.

But the race for the title took another twist on Monday night with Penrhyncoch falling to a 1-0 defeat at Carno where Jordan Jones settled a really tight encounter with a goal on the break in the very last minute.

Penrhyncoch now have to win their remaining two games to lift the title after Jonathan Evans (2), Owain James and Josh Shaw contributed to their 4-0 win against basement side Montgomery Town on Saturday.

In-form Hay St Marys, who travel to Penrhyncoch on Saturday, made it fifteen wins from their last sixteen games in League and Cup with a fine 3-1 victory at Llanrhaeadr. The Saints, who sit fourth in the table forged a two goal lead through Rob Sneddon’s 25 yard free-kick and Brendan Hackett who netted after great pressure from Adi Lawford. Iwan Matthews pulled one back for Llanrhaeadr but Hackett struck again for Hay to clinch the points.

Llanidloes Town ended what has been a mixed campaign on a positive note with Josh Evans bagging the all important goal in a 1-0 victory at Aberaeron.