Star Cup, Group Four
Bwlch Rangers 4 Tumble United 1 (att 40)
First time I've seen a game in the Star Cup, a pre-season tournament sponsored (and I think also organised) by Llanelli's weekly newspaper.
On this showing it's certainly competitive football, and I'd be quite happy to watch more games in it as a good alternative to pre-season friendlies.
Bwlch Rangers and Tumble United are rivals in the Premier Division of the Carmarthenshire League. Bwlch finished last season a few places higher, and were comfortable winners even if the scoreline flattered them.
Highlights were two perfectly-executed direct free kicks, one in each half, by Bwlch's impressive number eight. They were two-thirds of his hat-trick, and Bwlch were 4-0 ahead before a defensive lapse allowed Tumble a consolation goal from a penalty.
Tumble played some decent football at times, but didn't have anyone on the field who looked confident in front of goal. Overall the game was a little scrappy, to be expected in July, but was entertaining enough.
Bwlch Rangers play at Glanmorfa Park, to the south of Llanelli. There's a car park and community centre, in which the players change, from where the single pitch runs lengthways. The pitch is fully railed, but the railings on the sides are set so far back from the pitch that spectators stand pitchside to get a decent view.