The Reserves lost the local derby at 2nd placed Croesyceiliog 2-5, Michael Dobbs and Lee Cheshire scoring for Celtic. Lee Cheshire was again on the scoresheet in a 1-1 draw at Goytre where Andrew Meaney had to referee when the designated referee did not turn up. This is a sign of the times and clubs would do well to realise that part of the problem is the abuse handed out to officials at games. Celtic are 3rd in the table behind Cardiff Met and Croesyceiliog.
The 3rd team drew at home 2-2 to Villa Dino Christchurch, David Fullager scoring both goals. Last atruday they had another 2-2 draw at home to AC Pontmister, Tom and Mike Preece scoring. Going back to the 3-4 cup defeat versus Albion Rovers in the last programme, Celtic’s scorers were Fullager, Mike Preece and Dan Preece. Celtic are the only unbeaten side in the Division but with dropping 6 points from 3 draws, they are 2nd, one point behind Caerleon whom they beat 7-2 earlier in the season.
The Women drew a great game of football 4-4 at home to league leaders Briton Ferry, the goals coming from a superb hat-trick by skipper Fiona Anthony and Morgan Hurdley. Celtic had the game in the bag late on at 4-2 but two defensive slips let the Ferry away with a point. A trip to Aberystwyth Town on a horrendous weekend for weather ended in a 0-5 drubbing. Last Sunday the Women were away at Barry Town United in the 2nd round of the League Cup and went out 2-5, Fiona Anthony and Vicki Randall scoring. The team is 7th out of 8 in the league table still awaiting their first league win.
The Veterans romped to a 6-0 win at St Albans through 4 goals from Mark Walker and 2 from Mike Morrison. Last Sunday they lost a close game 2-3 at home to Nelson. Back to the 7-1 win versus Caerau (Ely) reported in the last programme, the scorers were Tony Preece 3, Morrison 2, Walker and Mark Carpanini. The Veterans are 6th in the league table, joint top scorers with 21 goals.
In the Torfaen League the Under 16’s have played just the one game beating Coed Eva C at home 1-0. The Under 14A’s have been in rampant form, with two fine away performances, winning 9-1 at Penygarn & Trevethin and 9-2 at New Inn. The Under 14B’s finally got their season off the ground but unfortunately were up against league leaders Coed Eva A, the visitors cantering to a 20-0 win. They fared better in their next match away to Celtic Under 14C’s, losing 4-8. The 14C’s had lost a fortnight earlier 1-3 at Griffithstown. In the league tables the Under 16’s are currently 5th. In the Under 14 Division the Under 14A’s are 3rd, the C’s are 10th, and the B’s, with several games to make up are 14th (bottom).