As vital Costcutter League clashes come thick and fast five clubs remain in contention for the championship but the number could be reduced this week after reigning champions Cardigan Town host contenders Newcastle Emlyn, Bargod Rangers take on the champs at Parc Puw, and leaders Lampeter Town tackle Emlyn at North Road.

Lampeter manager Terry Jones has galvanized his charges to a sustained challenge with former Wales rugby junior Gethin Hunter in outstanding form. The 22-year-old, who possesses blistering pace, is scoring for fun and could continue playing a major role as Town go for glory.

Supremo Jones said “We appreciate the situation knowing we have to play Crannog, Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul and Cardigan Town and the league is far from being settled.

“I can assure you that we are not taking anything for granted but the boys have told me they will give it everything in a bid for the title.”

Lampeter were forced to pull out all the stops in a 2-1 win over St Dogmaels at School Field but strikes by Jason jones and Luke Lovell ensured the visitors banked maximum points.

Victories over Bargod Rangers and Newcastle Emlyn brought Llandysul into the picture but the Swallows came unstuck against Cardigan at King George V Playing Field on Thursday when going down 2-0 a result that badly dented their aspirations.

The title outsiders bounced back two days later when goals by Ben Thomas and lewis Jones gave them the points against strugglers Aberporth at Tyr Dref in a drab affair.

Bargod Rangers stayed firmly on course with a stunning 5-0 win over Newcastle Emlyn at Parc Puw.

The result meant that Emlyn lost ground and defeat at King George V Field in Cardigan tonight could all but write off the Reds’ chances.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes the league’s leading marksman Robbie Jenkins and Dafydd Owen netted twice apiece and player/manager Owain Thomas also got on the scoresheet as Rangers ruled the roost.

Reigning champions Cardigan Town got out of jail at Felinfach where the home side took the lead twice before Tomos Toft and Liam Doherty saved the day for the visitors.