FAW AMATEUR TROPHY ROUND THREE – OCTOBER 28, 2023
Kinmel Bay 1 (Walker 8)
Bow FC 3 (O’Carroll 19, Parry 57, Hall 90+1)
A feisty FAW Amateur Trophy tie at Y Morfa Leisure Centre saw Bow celebrate a 12th straight victory in all competitions with a win over Kinmel Bay.
Tier 5 beat Tier 4 as the Prestatyn-based visitors, top of North Wales Coast East Division One with a 100 percent record, eliminated opponents currently eighth in the NWCE Premier.
It was Kinmel Bay who made the better start, Tate Walker giving them an eighth-minute lead, Oliver Gray with the assist.
Bow stayed composed and were level in the 19th minute, 17-year-old Loui O’Carroll breaking through and applying a calm finish.
Plenty of derby fireworks on show a few days before November 5 and half time arrived with a 1-1 scoreline.
Eight minutes into the second half, Bay found themselves down to 10 men when Mason Richards was dismissed for a second yellow card.
It was not too long before Bow top-scorer Robbie Parry knocked in his 15th goal of the season, capitalising on defensive indecision from the hosts with James Harper providing the assist.
Numerous substitutions followed for both sides and a few yellow cards too before the tie was finally settled in the 91st minute.
O’Carroll found himself free down the right and fed in a cross for substitute Greg Hall to toe poke home.
Bow advance to the last 64 of this national competition and not many teams will fancy playing them.
Paddy Hamid (c)