Time for a catch up with how September has stacked up so far.

The first team opened the month by disappointingly bowing out of the FAW Trophy at the hands of Lucas Cwmbran as they failed to hold a 3-1 lead and went out 4-3. There was a decent performance then at Spencer Youth, though the side were undone by a last minute winner to go down 1-0. More disappointment the following Saturday as another lead was squandered, this time a Jamie Laurent strike was not enough as Pentwynmawr Athletic took advantage of a lethargic second half to claim a point in a 1-1 draw. Last Saturday saw the chance to strike back at Lucas Cwmbran in the league, and finally there were three points to celebrate. Despite losing Tom Morgan to a red card after only 18 minutes and being 2-1 behind the side fought back to take a deserved 3-2 win with goals from Jordan Jones and two from Jace Williams. They'll hope to follow this up this week as the visit New Inn.

The second team have had a tough start to their season as they try to gel the new players into a cohesive unit. After a 2-1 defeat at Blaenavon Blues they had the misfortune to run into a strengthened PILCS side, and in a game neither side will remember fondly went down 7-6. They followed that up with a 5-1 defeat at Pontypool Town in a wretched performance, Jordan Jones with the consolation. This previous Saturday perversely saw a much better performance but a worse score. Travelling to league leaders and promotion favourites Wainfelin Bluebirds they held their own at 2-1 for the best part of an hour, Anthony Poulsom halving the deficit until the home side drew away in the closing stages. This week finally sees the first home game of the season and a game against a Forgside team containing some familiar faces.

This month also saw the first of the cup draws made. The first team will travel to Rassau in the first round of the Amateur Cup with the prize a second round trip to either Race or Underwood Athletic. The second team will make the short journey to Govilon in round one of the Gwent Central Open Cup.