FAW AMATEUR TROPHY ROUND FOUR – RESULTS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Berriew 2 Mynydd Llandegai 2 (Berriew won 4-3 on pens)
Bodedern Athletic 7 Penrhyndeudraeth 0
Cefn Albion 2 Porthmadog 0
Llandudno Albion 1 Llanrwst United 0
Llangollen Town 1 Mold Alexandra 2
Llannefydd 3 Bangor 1876 1
Menai Bridge Tigers 0 Caersws 3
Bodedern Athletic 7 (Evans 39, 41, 68 & 90; Pritchard 45; Lewthwaite 81 & 89)
Marc Evans was a four-goal star for a Bodedern side which produced perhaps their most awesome performance of the season to thrash a highly-rated Penrhyndeudraeth out of sight.
Having won their first 11 matches of the campaign, Boded’s great run came to an unlucky end the previous weekend when they lost 5-4 to Cymru North side Ruthin Town in the Welsh Cup.
Although Ruthin led 5-0, tier 4 Boded produced a storming comeback and cut the deficit to a single goal before running out of time.
How hard was it then, straight after facing a team two levels above you, to take on a strong Penrhyndeudraeth outfit with a notable reputation as giant-killers this term?
Well one thing was for sure – Ricky Williams’ side were in no way dwelling on the Ruthin loss. They went out on Saturday and controlled the tie from start to finish in ruthless fashion.
The breakthrough actually did not come until the 39th minute when Evans struck his first.
Two minutes later, Evans was on target again and before half time Sean Pritchard had added a third.
There was no let-up from the Anglesey hosts after the break.
Evans completed yet another hat-trick on 68 minutes – his 20th goal of the season – then it was enter “super-sub” Darren Lewthwaite.
The former Menai Bridge, Gaerwen and Aberffraw front man made the most of his opportunity again, scoring in the 81st and 89th minutes.
And Evans had the last word, finding the net for the fourth time on the 90.
“No messing – into the last 16,” said manager Williams after the whistle.
Berriew 2 (Cook 56, Davies 65)
Mynydd Llandegai 2 (Roberts 36, Smith 44)
(Berriew won 4-3 on penalties)
Heartbreak for Mynydd Llandegai as they lost a two-goal lead and then ended up crashing out on penalties at the Recreation Ground.
It was going well at half time for Huw Davies’ side as they led through goals from Alwyn Roberts on 36 minutes and Damien Smith after 44.
The Rhiewsiders rallied after the break, Drew Cook and Richard Davies netting on 56 and 65 minutes respectively, to square the tie.
No further goals, so it went to spot-kicks and the Ardal North East hosts came out on top 4-3.
Llandudno Albion 1 (Carey 61)
Llanrwst United 0
Joe Carey’s goal just past the hour was enough to settle a dramatic tie which featured three sending offs in the final 10 minutes – two for Llanrwst and one for Albion.
These Ardal North West rivals produced a close encounter as expected, but the hosts, who reached the final (which was never played due to Covid) of the last completed Trophy competition in 2019-20, stayed on course for a repeat achievement.
Llanrwst performed well in the first half and were only denied a goal by a fabulous free kick save from Louis Williams.
Into the second half and Albion grabbed the lead when Luke Smith played a ball into the box, keeper Gwydion Owen got a hand to it, but Carey was there to finish.
In the 80th minute, Tom Jones was shown a second yellow for Llanrwst, then soon after the same fate befell Dan Evans of the home team.
Sean Sullivan of the Roosters became the third player to receive his marching orders in the 85th minute.
Albion held on for a hard-fought win, Williams producing a magnificent late save. They will face few tougher sides in this competition.
Llangollen Town 1 (Meuryn Hughes 35)
Mold Alexandra 2 (Nash 65, Kendrick 80)
A much-improved second half performance from Mold sent them through to the last 16.
However, the tier 3 Ardal North West favourites were looking shaky at half time, trailing 1-0 to their tier 4 hosts from the North East Wales Premier Division, who led 1-0 and had also missed a penalty.
Dewi Edwards was unsuccessful from the spot on 24 minutes, but after 35 Meuryn Hughes put Town into a deserved lead.
The Alex woke their ideas up in the second period, pulling level on 65 minutes through Rhys Nash.
And it was the man with the golden touch, Conner Kendrick, who provided the 80th minute winner for the visitors.
Menai Bridge Tigers 0
Caersws 3 (R Davies pen 17, W Evans 48, Mitchell 90+3)
After knocking out tier 3 opposition in the last round, there was to be no repeat for the Tigers as they exited 3-0 at home to Ardal North East outfit Caersws.
Rhydian Davies broke the deadlock with a 17th minute penalty and 1-0 was how it stayed up to the break.
Early in the second half, Will Evans notched an important second for the Bluebirds and time was all but up when experienced campaigner Neil Mitchell made it 3-0.
REPORTS ON THESE ROUND FOUR TIES HAVE ALREADY APPEARED ON GRASSROOTS NORTH WALES…..
Cefn Albion 2 (Alex Williams 50 & 65)
CPD Porthmadog 0
Llannefydd 3 (Llion Morris 3 & 44; Luke Appleby 21)
Bangor 1876 1 (Corey Jones 80)