Match Reports 2017/18

Mid-Wales Football League Div 1



 Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League Div 1


Borth United v Llanidloes Town
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 21st April 2018.

Borth United entertained Llanidloes Town at a sun-drenched Uppingham Fields this afternoon with the visitors arriving in third position in the league but with only a slim chance of overhauling Llanrhaeadr and Welshpool at the top yet they made a strong start to the match by taking the lead on ten minutes with Drew Reynolds scoring with low shot into the bottom corner but undeterred Borth response was immediate as Ryan Edwards's good run up play allowed James Davies to squeeze the ball passed the Daffs keeper for the equalizer but the visitors regained the lead on the half hour with Josh Hartrick scoring from the penalty spot following a trip on a Daffs forward in the box and but for a superb one handed save by Borth keeper Sean Gates in the final minutes of the half the visitors would have extended their lead, but the half time score of only 1-2 gave Borth some positives for the second half. 

Llanidloes began the second half in attacking mood and within ten minutes did extend their lead with Josh Hartrick scoring his second goal again from the penalty spot and though a determined effort from Borth to reduce the deficit was met by a defiant Llani defence and just to emphasise their second half authority Ashley Owen scored with a low shot in the final minute for the Daffs to claim the three points.

Overall a committed all round display from Borth, but Llanidloes also played their part in an entertaining match, as we visit Knighton Town for our last away game of the season next Saturday ko 2-30pm.  

Final Score: Borth United 1  Llanidloes Town 4 

Robin Davies


Borth United v TywynBryncrug
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Borth United welcomed TywynBryncrug to Uppingham Fields for this evening's Spar League Div 1 match and a sunny bright evening was somewhat spoilt by a stiff breeze from the south but despite electing to play against the wind in the first, the visitors took only a few minutes to take the lead as the alert Aled Jones slid the ball passed keeper Alex Pennock, but Borth created some good chances and deservedly equalized after fifteen minutes as Clive Morgan scored from the penalty spot after an earlier infringement in the box and despite both teams eagerness to take the lead as half time approached it eventually remained 1-1 at the interval.

With the backing of the wind it only took three minutes for the visitors to regain the lead as Tom Allen-Davies scored with a cool finish, and they extended the lead on the half hour with Aled Jones scoring with a brilliant volley at the far post, and five minutes later Jones scored again with a superb free kick from twenty yards to complete his well-deserved hattrick, and in the final minutes Mark Edmondson scored with a deft finish for a comprehensive win for the visitors.

Borth can take heart for a spirited team effort and need to regroup for the visit of Llanidloes Town to Uppingham Fields this coming Saturday ko 2-30pm.

Final score: Borth United 1  TywynBryncrug 5

Robin Davies


Borth United v Churchstoke
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 14th April 2018.

Borth United welcomed Churchstoke to Uppingham Fields for their first competitive match on their home ground since last October due to the wet weather, so at long last a glorious sunny afternoon greeted the players and supporters for this afternoon's League encounter and Borth made a great start with Dale Lloyd scoring the opening goal after seven minutes but a Borth own goal made the score 1-1 at half time.

The visitors progressed the better as the second half got underway and two goals from Andrew Green plus an inevitable goal from the prolific Joe Haycock took the game away from Borth, but the hosts persevered and Gwion Pugh-Jones scored late on as the match reached its conclusion.

Borth United's next league match will be at Uppingham Fields this coming Wednesday when we welcome Tywyn/Bryncrug with the kick off at 6-30pm.

Final score: Borth United 2  Churchstoke 4

Robin Davies


Borth United v Llanrhaeadr
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Easter Saturday 31st March 2018.

With no sign of an improvement in the wet weather Borth entertained Llanrhaeadr at Park Avenue's 3G pitch this afternoon with the visitors arriving in 2nd position in the league and well placed with five games in hand on Div 1 leaders Welshpool and it took them only ten minutes to score the opening goal with Joe Vaughan netting through a crowded goalmouth and they nearly doubled the lead on twenty five minutes but Khyam Whytton's bullet header bounced off the crossbar to safety but to their credit Borth responded well and Ryan Edwards's free kick wasn't dealt with by the visitors hesitant defence and Dale Lloyd was on hand to score on his first team début but slowly but surely Llanrhaeadr took control in the next few minutes with Mark Griffiths scoring twice plus an unlucky own goal by a Borth defender gave the visitors a handy 4-1 lead at the interval.

Borth resumed the second half with purpose and within five minutes reduced the lead as Dale Lloyds's ferocious free kick was fumbled by visiting keeper Harri Matthews and the alert Ryan Edwards scored from the rebound, but in the next few minutes Llanrhaeadr took firm control of the match with Khyam Whytton scoring two headed goals, and as the match reached it's conclusion Dan Graham scored a well-deserved hattrick for a comprehensive 9-2 win for Llanrhaeadr.

The score doesn't compliment Borth all-round team commitment against a well-organized Llanrhaeadr team, but the visitors run up play and clinical finishing was to prove the difference on the day. 

Hopefully the weather will improve so that Borth's home match against Tywyn Bryncrug will go ahead on Easter Monday ko 2-30.

Final Score: Borth United 2  Llanrhaeadr 9  

Robin Davies


Carno v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 24th March 2018.

Borth took to the field for their league match at Carno this afternoon with a depleted team as nearly half the starting eleven were drafted in from the Reserves and Carno made a perfect start by scoring within a minute as Luke Evans weaved his way into the Borth defence and his low shot passed Alex Pennock, and the same player doubled the score ten minutes later with a cool finish, but Borth responded well as the half progressed with some good goalscoring chances yet the threat of another goal from the hosts was realized five minutes from half time as Andy Evans cut in from the right wing and scored with a left foot shot passed Pennock for the hosts to lead 3-0 at the interval.

The Ty Brith pitch began to cut up as the second half got underway and Carno increased their lead with a snap shot from outside the penalty area superbly saved by Pennock and from the rebound Geraint Jones slid the ball into the net, but an immediate response from Borth came via a ball from defence to the alert Ryan Edwards who weaved his way passed the Carno defence to score with a low shot into the corner of the net and give hope of a possible Borth comeback but Carno kept their composure as Borth attacked in the latter stages and the hosts completed the afternoon's scoring with Scott Williams netting with only five minutes of the match remaining for a 5-1 win.   

On balance of play Borth can reflect on a good team performance which will again be needed for the visit of promotion hopefuls Llanrhaeadr to Uppingham Fields on Easter Saturday ko 2-30.

Final score: Carno 5  Borth United 1

Robin Davies


Churchstoke v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 17th March 2018.

Borth United returned home empty handed following this afternoon's League encounter at Churchstoke where the home team have an enviable unbeaten record against the Crows at their Cae Camlad ground in both league and cups and on a snowy playing surface the Borth defence had to be on their guard to curb the threat of twin strikers Joe Haycock and Tony Meredith, but two early goals for the homesters laid the foundation for another difficult afternoon for the Crows and Joe Haycock and Tony Meredith both scored two goals apiece with a single from Omer Bozdag to give Borth a mountain to climb as the game progressed and just to add to Borth's misery the usually reliable Ryan Davies missed his penalty kick late on in the match, and so Borth's chance to lay the Cae Camlad curse will have to wait another year !!!

Borth continue league action away at Carno next Saturday ko 2-30.

Final score: Churchstoke 5   Borth United 0

Robin Davies


Borth United v Aberaeron 
Spar-Mid Wales League Div 1
Saturday 3rd March 2018.

With the snow and ice having decimated today's Spar League programme this hastily rearranged match was played on Park Avenue's 3G pitch and in the freezing conditions both teams adapted well as the match got underway and Aberaeron gave notice of their intention as early as the fifth minute with a rasping shot from Mattie Davies tipped over the crossbar by keeper Alex Pennock, but five minutes later the visitors took the lead with Liam Jaques scoring with a left foot drive, yet almost immediately newly married Borth Captain Sam Middleton was unlucky to see his 35 yard screamer clear the bar by inches, soon followed by a Borth attack as Ryan Davies squared the ball to Nick Jarvis and his snap shot was turned for a corner by the Aeron keeper, but Aberaeron kept up the pressure and Dan James with a cool finish and Liam Jaques's rasping shot gave Aberaeron a 0-3 lead at the interval.

Borth to their credit upped their game as the second half started but the threat was always there from the fast raiding Aberaeron forwards and Liam Jaques scored with a fine finish to complete his well deserved hattrick and minutes later the alert Mattie Davies netted with a low shot for 0-5, but a mix up in the Aberaeron defence allowed Marcin Matyja to round the keeper and score with a class finish, but Aberaeron had the last word as Ianto Evans scored with a last minute goal to give the visitors a well deserved win.

Borth are back in league action with a home match against Berriew next Saturday ko 2-30.

Final score: Borth United 1  Aberaeron 6

Robin Davies


Aberaeron v Borth United
Spar-Mid Wales League Div 1
Saturday 24th February 2018.

After the dreadful weather of the last few months how welcoming to have glorious sunshine in Aberaeron for the visit of Borth United for this afternoon's league encounter and the early exchanges were relatively even as both teams made some good chances to open the scoring but Aberaeron took the lead on 25 minutes as the Borth defence failed to clear a corner kick and the prolific Mattie Davies curved the ball passed keeper Alex Pennock, and they doubled their lead with Chris Wilkins scoring with a header from a corner kick with only five minutes of the half remaining.

Borth opened the second half with good intentions to reduce the deficit and were unlucky to see Clive Morgan's shot bounce to safety off the post and Ryan Edwards's low shot go inches wide of the post but generally the solid Aberaeron defence coped well with the Borth forward's attacks and as such Aberaeron were in no mood to relinquish their lead which they held up full time.  

Borth are back in league action against Churchstoke next Saturday ko 2-30.

Final score: Aberaeron 2  Borth United 0  

Robin Davies


Llandrindod Wells v Borth United 
Spar-Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 17th February 2018.

Prior to the start of the match both teams and supporters stood for a minute silence in memory of Terry Davies, a popular and much respected contributor to football in Mid Wales who recently passed away.

Llandrindod made the early running in this afternoon's match at the Broadway and they made Borth pay for a lapse in defence as early as the fifth minute with Ryan Simms scoring with a low shot passed keeper Sean Gates and the Spamen kept up the pressure as the half progressed and doubled their lead on 25 minutes with Kieran Mccarley scoring with a cool finish, but Borth responded well and Ryan Davies's through ball from midfield fell to Ryan Edwards and his superb shot was brilliantly palmed over the crossbar by Wells keeper Andy Leonard, but with just minutes remaining of the half Kieran Mccarley scored with a deft finish and give the Spamen a handy 3-0 lead at the interval.

To be fair Llandrindod restricted Borth to only a few decent half chances as the second half got underway and virtually secured the three points within ten minutes with a break down the left wing and from the resultant cross Ryan Simms scored with a fine finish at the far post, yet Borth persevered and Ryan Edwards was brought down in the penalty area and got himself up to score with the spot kick, but the Wellmen had the final say as Ben Jones scored late in the half for a comprehensive home win.

Borth's next league match is down the coast at Aberaeron next Saturday ko 2-15pm.

Llandrindod Wells 5   Borth United 1  

Robin Davies


Berriew v Borth United
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 3rd February 2018.

A heavy playing surface welcomed Borth United to the Recreation Field for this afternoon's League encounter against Berriew and the hosts with an emphasis on youth made an impact by scoring twice in the opening ten minutes and generally controlled the first half to such an extent they went in for half time with a 5-0 lead.

Berriew continued to hold the upper hand as the second half progressed and two further goals emphasised their all-round control of the match with two goals each from Harry Watkins and Luke Vickers, and a goal apiece from Jake Mann, Jack Weaver and Dewi Hughes, with Borth's reply coming from a penalty kick scored by Ryan Davies.

Borth continue league action at home to Radnor Valley next Saturday ko 2-15pm.

Final score: Berriew 7  Borth United 1

Robin Davies


Borth United Res. v Bow Street Res. 
Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League Div 1
Saturday 27th January 2018.

The rain and mist greeted both players and supporters to this morning's local derby played at Aberystwyth's Park Avenue ground and both teams adjusted well to the wet conditions as the half progressed but the visitors took the lead on 15 minutes as a Street player was  upended in the penalty area and Joe Williams scored from spot kick and the visitors kept up the pressure with Nicky Smith's cross from the right wing being palmed for a corner kick by keeper James Howitt, but Street did increase their lead on 25 minutes as the alert Osian Rees-Jones was on hand to convert a cross from the right wing, and though Borth pressed forward their only chance of note came in the final moments of the half with Scott Wilson's superb free kick tipped over the bar by Street keeper Ian Evans.

Borth to their credit raised their game as the second half got underway but generally their half chances were dealt with by a stern Street defence and any hope of reducing the deficit disappeared on the hour as Nicky Smith's superbly taken free kick passed keeper Howitt into the top corner of the net and give the visitors the three points in a well-deserved win.

Final score: Borth United Res. 0  Bow Street Res. 3     

Robin Davies


Machynlleth v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 13th January 2018.

In a crucial bottom of the table encounter at a rainy Plas pitch in Machynlleth this afternoon Borth were hoping to avenge an early season home defeat to the Maglonians, and both teams made a cagey opening to the match and it took a quarter of an hour for the shot first of note as Daniel Hopton's curling shot from the left wing was only inches past the far post for Borth, but on the hour Machynlleth's Harry Cottam also came close to scoring as his swerving shot missed the near post, but generally the 0-0 half time score just about summed up the opening half's scoring opportunities.

As the second half progressed and the already wet pitch began to cut up it was obvious that a lapse in defence or a clear scoring chance would determine the match result but though both teams to their credit tried their best to break the deadlock as the light faded a point apiece was the right result on the day.

To lift the afternoon's gloom my thanks to Chrissy Gates for her superb half time piece of chocolate cake enjoyed so much that I forgot my New Year's resolution for no cakes during this January !!!!!

Borth are back in League action at home against Aberaeron next Saturday ko 2-00pm.

Final score: Machynlleth 0   Borth United 0

Robin Davies


Llandrindod Wells v Borth United 
Central Wales Challenge Cup Rnd 3
Saturday 6th January 2018.

Borth United travelled to Llandrindod Wells in the 3rd Round of the above cup this afternoon with the Broadway pitch having passed an early inspection yet both teams quickly adapted to the soft surface from the start and Borth nearly took the lead within two minutes as Ryan Edwards's rising shot was only inches over the crossbar but the hosts did take the lead on fifteen minutes as a Wells player was brought down in the penalty area and Stuart Williams scored with the spot kick but Borth responded well and Ryan Edwards's low shot from outside the area beat keeper Andy Leonard for the equalizer, but Rhys Davies gave the Wellmen the lead again by scoring with a cool finish passed keeper Alex Pennock and with five minutes remaining Kejan Foryzewski scored with a low shot to give the hosts a 3-1 interval lead.

Borth made an early impression as the second half got underway and Lee Jones's cross from the left wing was met by Daniel Hopton and his glancing header missed the far post by inches, but gradually as the playing surface began to cut up it was only natural that the player’s legs began to tire and Llandrindod took the tie away from Borth on the hour as Shane Pritchard weaved his way into the penalty area and cooly beat Alex Pennock at the near post for them to progress to the 4th Round of the competition.

Borth resume league action away at Churchstoke next Saturday ko 2pm.

Final score: Llandrindod Wells 4  Borth United 1   

Robin Davies


Bow Street v Borth United
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday December 30th 2017

On a grey but thankfully dry afternoon Bow Street welcomed near neighbours Borth United to Cae Piod with the playing surface on the soft side after days of wet weather and the visitors almost took an early lead as Ryan Edwards was tripped just outside the penalty area and the resultant free kick taken by Clive Morgan was superbly saved by Ben Willis in the Street goal,yet within two minutes the hosts took the lead as Mark Gornall's quickly taken free kick was met by Garmon Nutting at the far post to slide the ball passed keeper Alex Pennock and though Borth had some chances to equalize as the half progressed the Street defence on the whole contained the Borth attacks and deserved their 1-0 interval lead.

The second half began with both teams in attacking mood and within ten minutes Clive Morgan's snap shot was saved by Ben Willis yet the visitors sensed an equalizer and Ryan Edwards's free kick from the left wing wasn't dealt with by the Street defence and James Davies's looping header beat Ben Willis at the far post to level, and though the hosts managed to create some decent half chances as full time neared it seemed as if Borth had weathered the storm but with five minutes to go a neat pass from midfield allowed Ben Jones to strike a superb right foot shot passed keeper Pennock into the bottom corner of the net for what proved to be the winning goal. A keenly contested local derby played in the right spirit throughout for the good crowd present to end the year.  

A Happy New Year to all supporters near and far and good wishes for 2018.   

With hardly no time to recover from New Year celebrations Borth travel to play Llandrindod Wells in the 3rd Round of the Central Wales Challenge Cup next Saturday ko 1-30pm.

Final score: Bow Street 2  Borth United 1

Robin Davies


Borth United v Carno 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Friday 15th December 2017.

On a bitterly cold evening Borth United welcomed Carno to Aberystwyth Town's Park Avenue's 3G pitch with the visitors hoping to improve on their third position in the league at the start of play and they made a bright start to the match by taking the lead on five minutes as Ioan Humphreys scored with a cool finish and five minutes later Carno doubled the score with Jac Petrie scoring with a powerful header but Borth responded well and Ryan Davies scored with a smart finish after a hesitant Carno defence failed to clear the ball but the visitors restored their two goal lead with Jordan Jones scoring from the penalty spot and two further goals from Peter Rees and Jac Petrie were just reward for a slick first half display, but Ryan Edwards scored a worldie from fully thirty yards to at least give Borth some hope for the second half.

The visitors were in no mood to let slip their handy lead and Jordan Jones scored early in the second half to virtually seal the three points and though both teams had good chances to score as the half progressed Carno to be fair were good value for their win on the night.

Borth will play their next league match away at Machynlleth on Boxing Day with a 2pm kick off.   Merry Christmas to all players and supporters of Borth United FC.

Final score: Borth United 2  Carno 6  

Robin Davies


Radnor Valley v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 2nd December 2017.

After their narrow win against Aber. Uni. in the cup last weekend, Borth United travelled to face Radnor Valley this afternoon confident of a good result against a team that are difficult to beat on their School Lane pitch, and the hosts took the lead after 15 minutes as a deflected shot from Ieuan Price fell to the alert Steve Morgan to place the ball passed Alex Pennock, and within a minute Elliot Morris's cross field ball was met by Joey Price to net for 2-0 and as the hosts kept Borth under pressure a driving run from Elliot Morris ended with a pass to Steve Morgan who scored with a cool finish on 41 minutes and leave Borth with a tough second half if they had any chance of reducing the deficit.

The hosts nearly extended their lead in the first minute of the second half as Liam Jones's cross was met by Steve Morgan, but his header narrowly went over the crossbar, but the relentless pressure paid dividends on 47 minutes as Elliot Morris scored with a low shot under keeper Pennock and in the final minutes of the match a fierce shot from Joey Price was palmed to the feet of Steve Morgan for a tap in to complete his well-deserved hat trick.

Borth are back in League action next Saturday with a visit to Llandrindod Wells ko 2-30pm. 

Final score: Radnor Valley 5  Borth United 0 

Robin Davies


Aberystwyth University v Borth United 
Central Wales Challenge Cup Round 2
Saturday 25th November 2017.

The overnight and morning rain made the Vicarage Field pitch heavy going for this afternoon's match and Borth made a flying start to the cup tie as Ryan Edwards cut in from the left wing and curved a superb right foot shot passed Adam Walters in the Uni goal, and minutes later Edwards again from the left wing crossed for Daniel Hopton to score with a deft header passed the keeper for 2-0, but the Uni response was immediate with Liam Powell scoring with a low shot passed keeper Alex Pennock and as they kept up the pressure Dylan Rhys Price scored with a low drive via a slight deflection passed Pennock and in the following few minutes the Borth goal led a charmed life as the Uni forwards somehow failed to score through a melee of players but overall the 2-2 score at half time seemed just about right.

Both teams to be fair made the most they could as the playing surface deteriorated and either side could have taken the half chances on offer but ten minutes into the half Lee Jones passed the ball into the Uni defence and as the defenders hesitated the alert Ryan Davies ran through and shot passed keeper Walters for Borth to lead again and though the students attacked in numbers to try and force extra time Borth held out for a hard earned win. 

Credit to both teams on an entertaining match in the difficult circumstances and thanks to the hardy band of students for their banter and joviality in the stand during the afternoon's play. 

Without question a morale boosting win for the Crows as we resume league action away at Radnor Valley next Saturday ko 2pm.

Final score: Aberystwyth University 2  Borth United 3

Robin Davies


Welshpool Town v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 18th November 2017.

In what could prove to be their toughest match of the season so far Borth United visited current League leaders Welshpool Town and a difficult afternoon was made even harder as Will Thomas put the hosts ahead within a minute of play and Thomas doubled the score on 27 minutes and with the hosts threatening to increase the score as the half progressed Borth managed to restrict Welshpool to a 2-0 interval lead.

Borth made a positive start to the second half and pulled a goal back with Ryan Edwards scoring with a low drive but unfortunately for the Crows the hosts then took firm control of the match as Adam Davies scored on 50 minutes and the prolific Will Thomas completed his hattrick with a 57th minute strike and the Borth defence were unable to contain the now rampant Thomas as he completed his well-deserved double hattrick before being subbed with thirteen minutes of the match remaining and just to complete the visitors misery Adam Davies scored his second goal on 88 minutes to complete a comprehensive win and keep the hosts five points ahead at the top of the Spar Mid Wales League Div 1.

Borth take a break from league action as they play Aberystwyth University in the Central Wales Challenge Cup Round 2 next Saturday with an early kick off time of 1-30pm at the Vicarage Fields.

Final score: Welshpool Town 8  Borth United 1  

Robin Davies


Llanfair United v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 11th November 2017.

After nearly a month without a game Borth United returned to league action at Mount Field in Llanfair Caereinion this afternoon and despite the heavy overnight rain the playing surface stood up well during play and Borth kicked off the match in their new away coloured yellow shirts donated by Ian and Claire Lewis and made a solid opening to the match but the hosts opened the scoring on fifteen minutes as Josh Astley broke through the Borth defence and slotted the ball passed keeper Alex Pennock, but undeterred Borth responded well and Ryan Davies's through ball to Jamie Walker needed a superb tackle by a host defender to deny an equalizing goal and though the hosts missed some decent half chances to increase their lead as the half progressed Borth restricted Llanfair to just a 1-0 score at half time.

To be honest both teams tried to play open football as the playing surface began to cut up and coupled with the light fading the play naturally wasn't pretty so the goal chances were in short supply and despite having a player sent off with five minutes remaining Llanfair held on to their lead up to the full time whistle.

Borth manager Ian Lewis was pleased with the overall effort put in by his team and he praised youngster Daniel Hopton for an accomplished display from full back in quelling the Llanfair forwards attacks. 

Borth visit current league leader's Welshpool Town next Saturday 18th November ko 2-30pm.

Final score: Llanfair United 1  Borth United 0

Robin Davies


Borth United v Tywyn/Bryncrug 
Spar League Cup 17/18  1st Round
Saturday 14th October 2017. 

With the weather again making the Uppingham Field pitch unplayable for this Spar League Cup 1st Round tie so the Crows welcomed Tywyn/Bryncrug to Aberystwyth's Town 3G pitch this afternoon, and in an opening period both teams created some good half chances and Borth's Ryan Edwards was unlucky to see his rasping shot hit the upright and rebound to safety and the visitors made the most of their luck by taking the lead as Aled Jones scored with a low shot passed Alex Pennock, but Borth responded immediately as a through ball from midfield fell to Ryan Davies who slid the ball passed the keeper for the equalizer, but the visitors quickly regained the lead with Mike Rees scoring with a cool finish and though chances came and went for both teams the visitors held their slight advantage up to half time.

Borth resumed the second half with renewed vigour and Ryan Davies came close with a snap shot just passed the post soon followed by a Sam Middleton shot saved by the keeper, and as the match reached its conclusion Borth attacked in numbers in the hope of an equalizer but were also wary of a counter attack and in the tie's final minutes Mark Edmonson and Ben Richards both scored to put the tie beyond Borth's reach and sent Tywyn/Bryncrug into the second round of the League Cup.

“I couldn't have asked more from the players they gave me 100% this afternoon, but I am astounded that their goalkeeper wasn't penalised in the first half as he appeared to handle the ball well outside his area, but overall I am hopeful that the team's luck will change as the season progresses" commented Borth manager Ian Lewis after the match.

Borth resume league action next Saturday away at League leader's Welshpool Town ko 2-30.

Final score: Borth United 1  Tywyn/Bryncrug 4 

Robin Davies


Borth United v Knighton Town 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 7th October 2017.

For their first competitive match for six weeks on their Uppingham Fields pitch Borth United welcomed Knighton Town on a grey but thankfully dry afternoon and the visitors made a solid start to the match with Connor Bird scoring with a low shot passed Jamie Evans for the opener on fifteen minutes and doubled their lead on the half hour as the impressive Adam Farmer was allowed to volley passed Evans at the far post and though the visitors kept up the pressure as the half progressed Borth managed to restrict Knighton to just a two goal lead at the interval.

To be quite honest Knighton took firm control after the half time break and Connor Bird scored his second goal with a cool finish, and yet Borth in one of their rare forays into the visitors penalty area allowed Clive Morgan to score with a low shot but any hope of a Borth recovery were immediately dashed as Adam Farmer scored with a low drive and as Knighton pressed relentlessly forward Connor Bird scored after a mix up in the Borth defence for his well-deserved hat trick and as full time approached Sam Williams scored twice for Knighton to complete the afternoon's scoring.

On the day Borth can have no complaints as Knighton fully deserved their win. Borth are in cup action next Saturday as they welcome Tywyn/Bryncrug to Uppingham Fields in the 1st. Round of the Spar League Cup 17/18  ko 2-30. 

Final score: Borth United 1  Knighton Town 7  

Robin Davies


Borth United v Llandrindod Wells 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 30th September 2017.

With the morning rain taking its toll on the Uppingham Fields playing surface the match was hastily switched to Park Avenue in Aberystwyth and even though the rain fell heavily throughout the match both teams did their best to adapt to the wet conditions and generally neither goalkeeper was unduly troubled as the ball zipped off the greasy surface, but the visitors took the lead on forty minutes as Kieran McCarley sprang the offside trap and slid the ball passed Jamie Evans, and they doubled with five minutes of the half remaining with Kejan Foryszewski scoring via a slight deflection passed Evans to leave the Crows with a 0-2 deficit at the interval.

To their credit Borth attacked in numbers as the second half progressed and the introduction of Ryan Davies and Daniel Hopton to bolster the forward line did give hope of reducing Llandrindod's lead but generally the visitors defence coped well to deny any of Borth's half chances and in the final minutes the visitors made it 0-3 as Michael Watkins scored with a cool finish at the near post.
 
Borth will next entertain Knighton Town in the league next Saturday 7th October ko 2-30.

Final score: Borth United 0  Llandrindod Wells 3   

Robin Davies


Kerry v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Last season's Spar League Div 2 champions Kerry welcomed Borth United to Dolforgan Park this afternoon with the hosts hoping to keep their unbeaten start to their league season on track, with Borth in their starting line up giving Alex Pennock his league debut in goal plus the welcome return of Josh Ferreira to bolster the defence, but the free scoring Luke Mumford opened the scoring for Kerry midway through the half only for Ryan Edwards to equalize with a close in finish in the last moments of the first half.

As the visitors grew in confidence as the second half progressed Lee Jones's free kick rebounded off Kerry's defensive wall and Mike South's lob beat the keeper from twenty five yards and minutes later Ryan Edwards's shot was palmed into Lee Jones's path to give Borth a 3-1 lead, and were thankful to keeper Pennock who made a superb double save to to deny the host a way back into the match, but Borth held on to their lead up to the full time whistle. 

Borth after their second league win of the season will hope to keep the momentum going when they welcome Llandrindod Wells to Uppingham Fields next Saturday 30th Sept. ko 2-30.

Final score: Kerry 1   Borth United 3   

Robin Davies


Llanrhaeadr v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 16th September 2017.

On a bright sunny afternoon at the Recreation Field in Llanrhaeadr and yet the sun certainly did not shine down on Borth United as they faced an on form home team with attack in mind from the start, and Marc Griffiths got the first goal with a cool finish passed Jamie Evans after five minutes play, and Khyam Wytton doubled their lead on the half hour with a rasping shot into the top corner,but five minutes later Borth keeper Jamie Evans brought down a home player that was harshly deemed to be inside the penalty area resulting in a red card for the keeper and Daniel Graham duly scored from the spot passed Jac Wyn Williams who took over in goal, and as the homesters pressed forward Khyam Wytton netted his second goal, but as half time approached Borth scored an own goal to give Llanrhaeadr a 5-0 interval lead.

With a mountain to climb as the second half got underway Borth to their credit made a great effort to reduce the deficit but on the whole never really tested the home keeper and just to make matters worse Borth for a short time were reduced to nine men after Daniel Hopton suffered a bad nose injury and had to be replaced, and the home team completed the scoring midway through the half with Marc Griffiths scoring his second goal with a class finish, yet Llanrhaeadr were guilty of squandering some decent half chances as the match reached it’s conclusion.

Borth have a rearranged league game against last season's Spar League Div 2 Champions Kerry away next Saturday 23rd Sept. ko 2-30.

Final Score: Llanrhaeadr 6  Borth United 0 

Robin Davies


Scott Wilson


Abermule v Borth United 
FAW Welsh Cup Qualifying Rnd 2 
Saturday 9th September 2017

This afternoon's Welsh Cup 2nd Qualifying Round began in torrential rain with both clubs vying for a place in the next round and the visitors created some good chances before taking the lead as Clive Morgan's through ball ran perfectly into the path of Daniel Hopton to slide the ball passed the advancing keeper, and within three minutes Borth doubled their lead with Hopton's pass to the unmarked Lee Jones and his left foot lob evaded the despairing Abermule keeper, and as Borth kept up the pressure Jay Walker's low shot missed the far post only by inches, but Tommy Jones reduced the arrears as his fierce shot from the left wing evaded everybody and nestled in the bottom corner of the net and with no more goals in what was left of the half Borth held on to their 2-1 lead up to the interval.

The Borth defence had done well to contain the twin strike of Barry Bellis and the prolific Dave Anthony in the opening half but their obvious threat was always in the visitors minds and following a mix up in the Borth defence it allowed the alert Bellis to score with a low shot passed Jamie Evans for the equalizer, and as the match reached its final ten minutes Bellis was in the right position to score again to give Abermule the lead in what proved to be the winning goal in this afternoon's tie.

Borth can consider themselves unlucky to lose a highly entertaining cup tie but good luck to Abermule as they progress to the next round. Borth United return to league action away at Llanrhaeadr next Saturday 16 Sept. ko 2-30.

Final score: Abermule 3  Borth United 2

Robin Davies


Tywyn / Bryncrug v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Wednesday 30th August 2017.

Tywyn/Bryncrug hosted Borth United on a sunny evening at Bryncrug's Cae Chwarae, and for the second match in succession Borth conceded a goal in the first few minutes as Ben Richards intercepted a clearance in the visitors defence and coolly slid the ball passed Jamie Evans for the opener, but rather than dwell on the early setback Borth created some good chances as the half progressed with Sam Middleton low shot only inches passed the post, but generally the hosts held the upper hand in most areas and only some superb saves by Jamie Evans denied the host's forwards to such an extent they only led by a slender goal lead at half time.

Borth opened the second half in determined mood to try and break the solid visitors defence and Jamie Evans relinquished his goalkeeping duties to bolster the Borth attack, with Justin Davies taking over in goal, and to be honest whatever chances Borth got did not duly worry the host goalkeeper, but in an all-out team effort to equalize in the final quarter the obvious threat of a counter attack increased and the hosts duly capitalized in the final minutes with Aled Jones scoring with a low shot into the bottom corner to seal the points.

Even in defeat it was encouraging that Borth made a real go of it in the second half and on another day would perhaps have shared the spoils, so with no game this weekend due to Wales's World Cup commitments, the team will next play Abermule away in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FAW Welsh Cup on Saturday 9th September ko 2-30. 

Final score: Tywyn/Bryncrug 2   Borth United 0 

Robin Davies


Scott Wilson


Llanidloes Town v Borth United 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 26th August 2017.

Llanidloes Town entertained Borth United at a sunny Victoria Park this afternoon with the hosts eager to remain amongst the early season leaders of Spar League 1 and they made a dream start after only one minute's play as a cross from the left wing evaded the Borth defence allowing Rhys Evans to score at the far post, but fair play to Borth they responded well and captain Sam Middleton intercepted a pass in midfield and his rising shot skimmed the bar, soon followed by Ryan Edwards's deft pass to Jamie Evans who saw his shot blocked by the Llani defence, and though chances came and went for both teams Llani held on to their 1-0 lead up to half time.

Llanidloes created some good chances as the second half progressed but were let down by some poor finishing, yet the threat was always there and Richie Evans gave notice of his intent with a low shot just passed the post but the well-travelled striker made no mistake later with a superb curling shot passed Justin Davies with ten minutes to go, and just on full time Joe Evans cut in from the left wing and scored with a low shot passed Davies to complete the afternoon's scoring.

Borth can take heart that a battling display providing some comfort to a good travelling support and for once I have to applaud the defensive qualities of Tom O'Connor in quelling some of the Llanidloes wing attacks.
Borth play Tywyn/Bryncrug in a league game away next Wednesday evening ko 6-30 (TBC)

Final score: Llanidloes Town 3  Borth United 0

Robin Davies


Scott Wilson


Borth United v Machynlleth 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Borth United welcomed near neighbours Machynlleth to a sunny evening at Uppingham Fields and with the visitors having an indifferent start to their season and Borth hoping to build on their brilliant last league outing against Bow Street so the prospects looked good for an entertaining match, yet Machynlleth on balance of play should have taken the lead on numerous occasion during the opening half but generally their finishing was disappointing and sadly my blank notepad showed a rather drab first half with chances being spurned by both teams so unsurprising the score stood 0-0 at half time.

On the whole the second half improved only slightly but at least Borth created two good chances with Lee Jones's free kick into the penalty area met by Lee Crumpler and his header only missed the post by inches, and later in the half Crumpler's lob was palmed on to the crossbar by Mach keeper Sean Gates and to safety, and yet somehow in the back of my mind as the match reached its conclusion that with the chances that the visitors had spurned they would have one last opportunity to snatch the points and they did so at the death with a mix up in the Borth defence allowing Callum Page to score with a low shot passed Jamie Evans for the winning goal.

Borth need to lift themselves for another tough league match away at Llanidloes Town this coming Saturday ko 2-30.

Final Score: Borth United 0  Machynlleth 1 

Robin Davies


Borth United v Trewern United FC 
FAW Welsh Cup Qualifying Rnd 1
Saturday 19th August 2017

Borth United entertained Trewern United at Aberystwyth's Park Avenue ground this afternoon due to Borth's pitch being waterlogged after last night's heavy rain, and the match was only five minutes old before a mix up in the Trewern defence allowed Ryan Edwards to nip in and toe poke the ball passed the keeper, and the second goal soon followed as Clive Morgan's deft through ball fell to Ryan Edwards whose low shot was saved by the keeper but the loose ball was netted by Jamie Walker at the far post, but to their credit Trewern responded well and a glancing header from Shaun Roberts reduced the deficit and minutes later Roberts scored his second goal with a neat lob over Justin Davies to tie the scores, and only the upright came to Borth's rescue soon afterwards as a scorching drive from Jake Mann rebounded to safety and keep the scores level at 2-2 up to the half time interval.

The match continued at a fast pace as the second half progressed with some good chances being created by both teams and Borth again took the lead with Lee Crumpler scoring with a thumping header from Jay Walker's free kick, and Borth took firm control of the tie with Ryan Edwards's cross come shot from the left wing beat the keeper at his near post, and Borth's fifth goal owed much to Ryan Edwards and Lee Jones close passing allowing Josh Evans to slide the ball passed the keeper, but in the final minutes Trewern's Shaun Roberts scored with a cool finish to complete his well-deserved hattrick. 

Borth United return to league action against Machynlleth at Uppingham Fields this Wednesday 23rd August ko 6-45.

Final score: Borth United 5   Trewern United 3

Robin Davies



Scott Wilson


Borth United v Bow Street 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Tuesday 15th August 2017.
                                            
Borth United entertained local rivals Bow Street in front of a large crowd at Uppingham Fields this evening, with the visitors arriving on a high after a fine win at Berriew on the opening weekend of the season, yet on the whole the opening exchanges were optimistic with some good half chances created by both teams, and Ryan Edwards nearly gave the host the lead with a volley on the turn only for it to be palmed for a corner by keeper Willis, but the young striker wasn't going to be denied on the half hour as his shot from fully 35 yards flew past Ben Willis in the Street goal, and despite both teams playing an open game throughout the half Borth more than deserved their 1-0 interval lead.

Bow Street upped their game as the second half got underway but the Borth defence held firm as the visitors threatened to equalize, but the hosts doubled their lead on the hour with a superb left foot shot from Lee Jones from out on the left wing which nestled into the top corner, and within minutes led 3-0 as Jac Wyn Williams was brought down in the penalty area and captain James Davies scored from the spot, and though Street to their credit attacked in numbers in the last quarter of an hour of the match they were rewarded for their efforts by a penalty kick scored by Tom Williams, but Borth on balance of play deserved their win on the night.

A tremendous all round team effort from Borth which will benefit them in their FAW Welsh Cup 1st Qualifying Round against Trewern United at Uppingham Fields this coming Saturday 19th August ko 2-30.

Final Score: Borth United 3   Bow Street 1 

Robin Davies


Borth United v Welshpool Town FC 
Spar Mid-Wales League Div 1
Saturday 12th August 2017

A good crowd attended Borth United's first ever game in the Spar Mid Wales League Div 1 against Welshpool Town at Uppingham Fields this afternoon in anticipation of a good result to make a flying start to the league campaign, but the visitors took the lead on fifteen minutes with Ian Probert scoring from the penalty spot, yet almost immediately youngster Ryan Edwards making his début for Borth was unlucky to see his snap shot turned for a corner by a superb save by the 'Pool keeper, but gradually Welshpool  took firm control of the match with Josh Morgan with a deft chip over goalkeeper Justin Davies, and five minutes before the interval Chris Roberts scored from a free kick to give the visitors a handy 0-3 lead at half time.

To their credit Borth made a solid start to the second half but Ricky Litchfield made the points safe for the visitors with a cool finish, but with the introduction of Clive 'Jemba ' Morgan to help the hardworking Ryan Edwards in Borth's front line gave hope that the deficit could be reduced and Morgan's shot just grazed the bar within minutes of coming on, and as the match reached its conclusion Lee Jones's volley from out on left wing was only inches past the far post. 

Borth can take heart for an improved second half display, so only a short time to regroup for a mouth-watering local derby home against Bow Street in the league next Tuesday evening (15th August) ko 6-45.

Final score: Borth United 0  Welshpool Town 4

Robin Davies