Radnor Valley were in seventh heaven on Saturday evening following their 7-0 win at Llanrhaeadr to maintain pole position in the Lock Stock Ardal North East table.

The afternoon at Tan Llan started with a minute's applause in memory of Llanrhaeadr club legend Huw Williams following his recent passing.

Radnor Valley started the match, which was played in heavy underfoot conditions, when Joey Price saw his effort from an inviting cross on the right deflected behind for an early corner. That was an early warning sign for the Waterfallmen as the visiting Goats broke the deadlock four minutes later when Price was picked out by a searching long ball from Ieuan Price before maintaining his composure to lift the ball over the advancing Dyfrig Jones.

Radnor Valley v Llanrhaeadr
Radnor Valley sit at the top of the Ardal North East league table (Barcud-Coch Photography)

Llanrhaeadr looked to respond immediately from the restart as Billy Clarke fired over the target when he was picked out in space on the right-hand side of the penalty area.

Radnor Valley doubled their lead in the ninth minute when Thomas Edwards drove infield before curling a shot into the far corner of the net from 25 yards out.

Joey Price pounced on a mistake by Sam Sefton just three minutes later but his shot on goal was deflected behind for another corner. The visiting supporters, who made the long journey to the Tanat Valley, were in dreamland when Taylor Wozencraft forced the ball over the line from the ensuing set piece to put his team in a commanding position.

Callum Matthews flashed an effort across the face of goal in the 20th minute after being played in down the right flank as the visitors looked to assert their early dominance.

Joey Price netted his second goal of the afternoon five minutes later when successfully converting a spot-kick that was awarded after being hauled down in the penalty area.

The Goats extended their advantage in the 31st minute when Wozencraft headed an inviting Joey Price cross into the far corner of the net.

The hosts were well and truly shell-shocked by this stage as Will Roberts-Morris saw his low 25-yard drive saved Radnor Valley keeper Otto Jones in the 37th minute.

The visitors completed the opening half by increasing their lead and scoring a sixth goal when Edwards was on hand to head home when Wozencraft pulled the ball back from the byline.

The Goats management team of Adam Jones and Trevor Gummer could have only dreamt of such a performance that they witnessed during the opening 45 minutes on what was an emotional afternoon for the home club. But they would have been aware that the visitors took advantage of the wind that was behind them and the slight slope on the playing surface.

The Waterfallmen enjoyed more possession during the early stages of the second-half, in comparison to before the interval, but were unable to pierce a way through the visiting rearguard.

Substitute Byron Edwards fired narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area after a 52nd-minute corner was only partially cleared by the Radnor Valley defence.

Thomas Edwards went on a surging run into the Waterfallmen's penalty area 10 minutes later but was brought to a halt before he had the opportunity to pull the trigger.

Llanrhaeadr's Gruff Evans fired a low shot across the face of goal in the 77th minute, after the Goats lost the ball outside their penalty area as they looked to mount a counter-attack, before Rpberts-Morris saw a deflected effort from the edge of the penalty area comfortably saved by Jones.

However, the New Radnor men finished strongly as they looked to add to their goal tally in the closing stages. Substitute Charlie Beaumont fired narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area after an 81st minute Joey Price free-kick was only partially cleared by the hosts.

Price came close to completing his hat-trick three minutes later but his effort was cleared off the line after having beaten Jones.

Beaumont's far post shot was blocked in the 90th minute from Price's inviting cross prior to the Goats completing the scoring less than a minute later. Ieuan Price netted from close-range, after Llanrhaeadr failed to clear the subsequent corner, and completed a magnificent seven for the Radnorshire men.