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Newcastle suffer 4-1 defeat at Penybont in Mid Wales League (South)
NEWCASTLE have lost top spot in the Mid Wales League (South) after a 4-1 defeat at Penybont.
Craig Morris was denied early-on and a firsthalf hat-trick from Ryan Sims sent Newcastle tumbling to their first defeat of the season.
Dave Jones pulled a goal back for Newcastle before Martin Rowan completed the scoring.
Newcastle host new leaders Sennybridge this Saturday.
Norbury stormed to a 4-0 win at Three Fishes in Division One of the Shrewsbury and District Sunday League.
Niall Thomas, Mark Griffiths, Jake Cintra and Phil Richards netted for Norbury, who deserved their success.
Craig Harris gave an outstanding display, while both Griffiths and Harris were denied by the woodwork.
Lisa Preece hit her second hat-trick in table-topping Ludlow Ladies’ 6-1 win over Leominster Town in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Women’s League.
Sara Bengtsson scored twice for Ludlow, while Donna Powell bagged her first of the season.
Lauren Smith played in defence and shone for Ludlow in an unfamiliar position.
The match kicked off late after a mix-up over the venue.