Monmouth get a title boost without playing
3:27pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Sport
MONMOUTHTown’s bid for a first MacWhirter Welsh League Division One title was strengthened over the weekend – despite them not kicking a ball in anger.
In Division Two, leaders Goytre scored four goals as they continued their march towards a championship win while promotion-seeking outfit Risca United stretched their unbeaten lower-tier run to a sixth game.
On a day when unfit playing surfaces caused mass postponements throughout all three divisions, Haverfordwest County’s 2-1 home defeat by AFC Porth helped Monmouth, whose home game against Ton Pentre fell victim to the weather.
It all means third-placed Monmouth trail leaders Taffs Well by two points with two games in hand and are only one adrift of Haverfordwest, again having played fewer games.
Goytre have one hand on the Division Two trophy following a comfortable 4-1 home success over Garden Village.
Luke Prosser scored twice to take his season’s tally to 18, Kyle Basset is now on nine after netting once while James Young scored his third of the campaign.
The outcome stretched Goytre’s lead over secondplaced Ammanford to 14 points, with a match in hand, and to 17 over Aberbargoed Buds, who are third having played a game less.
Chepstow loss In Division Three, Chepstow Town lost 4-2 away to leaders Cardiff Metropolitan University, their goals coming from Jack Harvey and Rob Thorn (penalty).
The result means Chepstow are still seventh, 11 points adrift of Pontypridd but with five matches in hand.