Spar Mid Wales League – Division 1
A large crowd gathered at sunny Uppingham Playing Fields to witness the first local derby of the season. Bow Street were looking to build on their opening day victory over Berriew while Borth were hoping to put their opening day loss behind them as they went in search of their first Spar Mid Wales League one victory.
Borth were clearly up for this game and made the brighter start in the opening twenty minutes with new signing Ryan Edwards creating the chances and forcing a save out of Ben Willis in the Street goal. The pressure increased on the Street goal with corner after corner coming in. It was in fact ex-magpie, Ryan Edwards, that broke the deadlock a few minutes later with a 35 yard strike that looped over Willis in goal. The half-time whistle blew shortly after with Borth leading 1-0.
The Magpies were expected to come out fighting second half but it never seemed to really happen until it was all too late. Another former Magpie, Lee Jones, with a 25 yard strike this time made it 2-0 to Borth, and spark wild celebrations from the home fans. It was Borth that increased their lead even further after yet another Magpie, Jac Williams, was bought down in the area. The captain James Davies converted the spot-kick to surely seal the three points for the Crows. The third goal seemed spark Street into gear and they threw everything at Borth in the final 15 minutes. The pressure paid off when the Magpies earned themselves a way back into the match when they were awarded a spot-kick. Tom Williams slotted it home to get his second goal in two games. Bow Street had a couple of late chances but sadly they couldn’t convert them and it was Borth that ran out 3-1 winners to collect their first victory in Spar Mid Wales League one.
The Magpies need to dust themselves off and recuperate as they face Radnor Valley at home in their first home game of the season at the weekend.