Retaining their unbeaten record with a 4-1 win over visitors Lampeter Town reigning Costcutter League champions St Dogmaels soared six points clear of their rivals at the head of affairs and will go into the big Boxing Day clash with arch-rivals Cardigan Town at School Field on the summit.

Saints have their annual postponement next weekend, seven days later Mid Wales League South leaders Brecon Corries, who have won all 11 league games and scored 107 goals, are the visitors in round four of the J Emrys Morgan Cup before a blank weekend in the run-up to Christmas and then Town come calling.

In line with others this term Lampeter were given a bit of a run-around by the Teifi Estuary villagers who produced numerous flowing moves and but for squandered chances would have won by the proverbial mile.

It was again a high quality showing from Jason Williams and Co with midfielder Rhys Jones a shining star as he gave his ample skills a thorough airing.

Gethin Hunter fired Lampeter ahead early on but free-scoring home front-runner Louis Harding added to his season’s goal tally in netting a brace and the other marksmen were Rhys Jones and Adam Williams.

Third in the table Newcastle Emlyn are seven points adrift of the north Pembrokeshire villagers but it could be too early to write off Owain Thomas’s charges.

A crop of players, including skipper Nick Squire, Huw Jones, Sam Skinner, Sam Hall and Daniel Davies were unavailable for the game against second from bottom Aberporth at Parcllyn.

Overcoming the absences the Teifisiders roared to a 5-2 win in a contest that they never looked like losing.

Strikes by Dion Davies and Dorian Davies to a penalty by home striker Mathew Smith gave Emlyn a 2-1 lead after the opening 45 minutes.

During the second period the Airmen were indebted to goalkeeper John Banks who pulled off a number of quality saves, but could do nothing to prevent further goals from Jake Kelly (2) and central defender Steve Hicks.

Mid table Crannog banked maximum points for the third time in nine outings when sweeping aside lowly Dewi Stars 7-0 at Llanddewi Brefi.

Striker Ifan Shon stole the limelight for the coastal villagers with four goals and the other marksmen were Robbie Evans, Brynley Morris, who blasted a 25-yarder into the top corner of the net and defender Steff Jones.

Felinfach and visitors Llanboidy shared four goals in the Aeron Valley as Huw Davies and Kieran Boyes netted for the Milkmen with Chris Williams and Rhys Jenkins netting for the west Carmarthenshire side.

Llandysul of Division One had too much firepower for Cardigan-based Maesglas of the Second Division as the Swallows romped to a 5-0 J Emrys Morgan Cup round three win to set up a fourth round home tie against Felinfach this weekend.

The visitors showed up well for lengthy periods but could not match their opponents over 90 minutes as Andrew Gilbert fired the homesters ahead before half time and second half goals by Dion Jones who hit a hat-trick and Lewis Jones settled matters.

Division One basement boys Ffostrasol reached round three of Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies with a 2-1 win over Second Division leaders New Quay at Parc Arthur.

Wanderers could and should have wrapped up the tie in 90 minutes but it took a strike from Cian Edwards seven minutes from the end of extra time to win it for the visitors.

In normal time Ffostrasol central defender Gethin Davies rose above those around him to power home a header and the Seasiders squared matters in the final quarter.

The tie involving Bont of the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League and visitors Cardigan Town was postponed due to a family bereavement within the Pontrhydfendigaid club.