Flashback – 2013: Coleg Menai bounce back from two down to win Welsh Colleges Cup

Coleg Menai celebrate their magical success. Picture: CITIZENS CHOICE WEBSITE (MIKE SMITH)

Coleg Menai 3 (Whelan 65, McDaid 73, Littlemore 75)
Gower Colleges 2 (Thomas pen 55, Harris 58)
Welsh Colleges Cup Final – May 12, 2013

Eight years ago today Coleg Menai recovered from 2-0 down to win the Welsh Colleges Cup in a thriller at Park Hall, Oswestry.

Craig Whelan hit the bar from 25 yards for Menai in a goal-less first half.

After the interval all that changed as Gower Colleges took a two-goal lead.

First Ryan Thomas struck from the penalty spot 10 minutes after the interval and soon after the celebrations grew noisier as Colin Harris made it two-nil.

Coleg Menai were stunned but thankfully also stung into action.

A fightback was on the cards on 65 minutes when midfielder Whelan halved the deficit and after 73 a close range finish for striker Jamie McDaid levelled the scores to set up an exciting final quarter.

Keeper Dion Lewis

What proved to be the winning goal came with some fifteen minutes left when John Littlemore ran through to beat Gower keeper Luke Fleming with a calm finish.

There were a couple of scares in the closing stages but overall a well deserved win for Coleg Menai and manager Marc Lloyd Williams.

Coleg Menai line-up

1 Dion Lewis

2 Tomos Williams

3 Mathew Edwards

4 Corey Jones

5 Dewi Thomas

6 Craig Whelan

14 Nathan Moore

8 Myles Jones

9 John Littlemore

10 Jamie McDaid

11 Callum Davidson


7 Dale Murphy

12 Aron Jones

15 Danny Connolly

16 Callum Evison

Thanks to the Citizens Choice website for details

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