Gruff John wonder goal puts Felinheli on the victory road in Welsh Cup clash

Aled Griffith scores for Y Felinheli (who are in all-red) Picture: PATRICK CAIN

JD WELSH CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Llanystumdwy 1 (R Jones 87)
CPD Y Felinheli 4 (G John 9 & 71 pen; R Parry 29, A Griffith 63)

Felinheli are through to the second qualifying round of the Welsh Cup after a comfortable win at Parc Dwyfor.

The visitors from tier 3 Ardal North West would have been favourites to overcome tier 5 opponents, but nothing is ever certain in cup competitions.

Felin took the lead in the ninth minute with a very early contender for goal of the season.

A view of Gruff John’s wonder goal. Picture: PATRICK CAIN

Gruff John arrowed a shot in via the left from what looked like an impossible angle with the ball ending up in the right hand top corner.

Just before the half-hour mark, Rhys Parry gave the early domination of Y Felinheli a more deserving look score-wise.

Rhys Parry scores this one for the visitors. Picture: PATRICK CAIN

Midway through the second period captain Aled Griffiths scrambled the ball home from close range to make it 3-0 to the all-reds.

And two minutes later, following the Llanystumdwy’s keeper’s clumsy trip on Gruff John in the box, Euron Davies’ side had a chance to go four-up.

Gruff John converts a penalty for Felinheli. Picture: PATRICK CAIN

Gruff John obliged from the penalty spot with his second goal of the tie.

With the game in the bag for Y Felinheli, Llanystumdwy substitute Rhodri Wyn Jones notched a consolation late on following a scramble in the box.

TEAMS

Llanystumdwy

N/A, Darren Parry, Kieran Fitzjohn, Sion Jones, Sion Pierce (Gethin Owen 70), Guto Roberts, Kyle Williams, Mason Lloyd, Tomos Williams (Aaron Jones 70), Owen Pritchard (Rhodri Jones 70), Huw Evens (Iolo Jones 82).

CPD Y Felinheli

Guto Hughes, Adam Hughes, Ifan Stead, Aled Griffith (Moi Hallam 86), Dylan Jones, Jack Cain (Steffan Williams 87), Llion Jones, Gruff John, Caio Hughes (Gavin Lloyd-Jones 70), Iwan Edwards, Rhys Parry.

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