Spar Mid Wales Second Divison:Crows go top with 4-0 win

Borth United displaced Kerry at the top of the Spar Mid Wales Second Division with their first ever win over visitors Builth Wells at the Uppingham Playing Fields.

The Crows went into this clash with third-placed Builth knowing they could go top if they bettered Kerry’s result on the day, but in the opening exchanges it appeared that the Bulls were capable of thwarting their opponents once again.

They almost went ahead when their first attack resulted in a fierce shot which cannoned back off Sean Gates’s crossbar.

Borth withstood the early pressure and went ahead in the eighth minute when Ben Jones scored from distance, but Builth thought they had equalised shortly afterwards: Gates appeared to spill the ball over his line, but the lone official was unable to see clearly and gave the keeper the benefit of the doubt.

Borth now took control and deservedly went ahead after 27 minutes when Liam Lewis rounded off a move down the right. The Crows extended their lead through Gareth Hughes after the break and comfortably contained Builth’s attempts to get back into the game.

In stoppage time a Ryan Davies penalty made it 4-0, the fourth goal in fact proving important for Borth, as it ensured they had bettered Kerry’s 3-0 win over Presteigne and moved top of the table.

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