ABER STUDENTS HEAD IN RIGHT DIRECTION

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Cambrian News photographer - Aberystwyth University’s Tristan Harries on the ball.

ABERYSTWYTH University continue to head in the right direction in the Spar Mid Wales Division Two after picking up their first win of 2017 with a 2-0 home triumph over Penybont.

The Cambrian News reported “Goals in each half from Tristian Harris and substitute Shaun Roberts secured the spoils in heavy conditions, with the students now looking to keep up the winning momentum away to Abermule on Saturday.

The University came out of the blocks quickly against Penybont, and were ahead on 12 minutes as Ali Palmer weaved his way past three defenders, before finding Harris, whose 25-yarder flew into the bottom corner.

Palmer hit the bar and Henry Nicholson had an effort that clipped the post, before the first half petered out on the heavy surface.

After the break, the students held sway in a midfield stalemate, before doubling the lead to effectively seal their victory on 75 minutes, as sub Roberts headed home from a Powell cross.

Earlier in the week, the students had crashed out of the Central Wales Senior Cup with a 9-1 exit at Cymru Alliance side Caersws.

Sean Evans fired a hat-trick as the Bluebirds underlined their credentials, while Josh Hartrick, with a brace, Mike Collister, Will Thomas, Phil Jones and an own goal completed the tally. Ali Palmer bagged the consolation for the students.

Caersws now face a trip to Spar Division Two side Llansantffraid Village in the next round this Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Spar Mid Wales League Division Two, Kerry took advantage of Borth’s inactivity as they moved three points clear with a 3-2 win at Dolgellau.

A Daryl McWhatt brace and a first goal of the season for Huw McGrath, all in the opening 20 minutes, proved to be enough for the Lambs.

Dolgellau replied in the second half through David Edwards and Jon Sutton.

Joe Haycock scored twice as Churchstoke beat Builth Wells 2-0, whilst goals from David Anthony and Connor Stacey earned Abermule a 2-1 success at Presteigne, who replied through Matt Strangwood’s goal late on.

Goals from Alfie Stonefield, Aeron Powell and Lyndon Jones earned Newbridge a 3-1 win over Four Crosses, who found the net through a Josh Biggs effort” here.

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