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‘Sensational, Superb, Stunning’ – ‘Poeth After Cup Win

Coedpoeth United are the talk of Welsh football.

The Welsh National League Division One team earned an outstanding result in the JD Sports Welsh Cup, beating Penrhyndeudraeth 4-2 thanks to Curt Griffiths (2) and Nathan Jones (2).

Wrexham club Coedpoeth failed to win in 28 fixtures last season but they are through to the first round.

Tweets from within and around the club hailed Coedpoeth’s victory, saying: “Sensational. Superb. Stunning. Not any single superlative can sum up the ‘Poeth performance!

“After 4 years of getting our backsides handed to us, this win was for the lads who stuck by the club throughout. Coedpoeth United, you were outstanding! @CoedpoethUtdFC

“After the best day in while for the ‘Poeth all our youth teams came out on top in their North East Wales FA cup ties.”

The club’s successful weekend was completed when their under-19 team defeated Rhydymwyn 3-0 in a Queensferry Sports  Junior League fixture at the Mornflakes Mighty Oats Ground.

A full house for ‘Poeth over two days.

The reward for their first team is a Welsh Cup first round clash with Ruthin, who will travel to the Penygelli Playing Fields on Saturday, October 20.

Coedpoeth’s young squad have earned one win in the Alliance this season after being relegated from Premier football in 2017-18, while their cup victory has lifted everybody at the club.

They came from behind to beat Penrhyndeudraeth, leading 2-1 at half-time thanks to a Griffiths double.

Jones completed their second with a double of his own to complete the scoring and manager Karl Fenlon said: “Chuffed is an understatement.”

Coedpoeth now face Ruthin, who play two tiers above them, at home in what will be a massive test and another big day for the club.

Coedpoeth United (v Penrhyndeudraeth): Thurnham, Lewis, Coates, Edwards, Roberts (capt), Taylor, Lewis, Hughes, Griffiths, Pawley, Jones. Subs: Woollett, Davies, Breeze, Turner, McCormick.

Caldicot Town won 2-0 against Merthyr Saints. Ben Smith converted a penalty after eight minutes following a foul on Harry Shelley and Sam Swann added the second. Simon Truman played a ball over the top of the Saints defence and Swann finished clinically.

 

Cwmbran Town scored two goals in two minutes to earn their 2-0 win against Newport Civil Service.

Owen Llewellyn and Jordan Hill scored second half goals for the Crows, who have earned seven wins and a draw from their last eight Welsh League and cup fixtures.

Dan Jenkins and Kofi Levi-Rowe combined to set Llewellyn for a simple finish, while Hill added the second after Llewellyn’s initial shot was parried.

Leo Ross (2), Elliott Ford and substitute James Greaney netted for Monmouth Town in their 4-2 win against Wattsville FC.

The Kingfishers ent ahead when Ford scored, while Wattsville hit back to equalise. Ross converted a penalty to put Monmouth 2-1 ahead and that was the half-time score.

Wattsville recovered again soon after half-time and at 2-2 the tie was again in the balance.

Ross went one-on-one with the goalkeeper to add Monmouth’s third and Greaney fired home from close range to complete the scoring.

Sully Sports won a thriller against a Cardiff Draconians team managed by former Cardiff City midfield player Layton Maxwell.

Goals from Conner McInery, Alex Bevan, Jordan Hill and Zach Cleary snatched the win for Sports after extra time.

Draconians pressed hard in the closing stages, but Sully held on the claim their place in the second round.

Llandudno Amateurs, who play in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier Division, earned a shock win against Flintshire club Greenfield in the second qualifying round.

Welsh Alliance Division One team Greenfield were expected to progress, but Amateurs produced an outstanding performance and won 5-2 thanks to goals from Martin Hughes (2), Aidan Bell, Steve Kirk and Joe Jones.

Dion Gibbins, Alex Williams and Conner Kendrick led Cefn Albion’s fightback against in theior all-Welsh National League Premier Division.

Albion fell two goals behind when Corey Smart and Richie Jones scored, but hit back to emerge 3-2 winners.

Rhydymwyn, who play in Welsh National League Division One, went through after a penalty shootout.

The score was 2-2 when the match was decided by spot-kicks and Rhydymwyn won the shootout against Llandyrnog United 3-2.

Goalkeeper Sam Thomas saved three penalties in the shoot-out and that proved the difference.

Earlier, Jamie Wynne (2) scored for Rhydymwyn with Sam Lewis and Les Brophy (penalty) replying.

Holyhead Town were reduced to 10-men, but still emerged 4-3 winners. Jordie Lees, Ry Lees, Gary Jo Owen and Luke Roberts scored for Holyhead, while Ifan Mansoor, Cal McDonald and David Jones replied.

Pwllheli won 4-3 after extra time at Prestatyn Sports with Mark Jones (2) Jake Jones and Gareth Jones-Evans scoring. Ben Cawley, Darren Cassidy and an own goal provided Prestatyn’s goals.

Paul Rambaldi scored a last minute extra time equaliser for New Brighton Villa to make the score 3-3 and force a penalty shootout against Penmaenmawr.

Villa then won 4-2 after spot-kicks. Benn Lundstram (2) and Dan Hughes netted for home team Penmaenmawr during the 120 minutes, while Steven Orsler, Jack Leonard-Gill and Rambaldi replied.

Four-goal Sam Henry led Corwen to a 4-0 win against Lex, while Brickfield Rangers powered to a 5-0 victory at Llanrwst United with Alan Bull (2), Liam Sklenar, Joe Garner and Lee McBurney the marksmen.

Luke Fountain, Dan Evans and Dave Maddock led Llandudno Albion to a 3-1 win against Llanrug United, while Matthew Jones (2), Alan Mark Owen and Kevin Lloyd scored for Llangefni Town in a 4-0 success against Saltney Town 4-0.

Rhyl have landed a tricky away tie at Conwy Borough in the JD Welsh Cup first round.

The Lillywhites have a rich tradition in this competition, having won the trophy four times and finished runner-up four times.

Rhyl played a role in two Cardiff City double-winning seasons.

In 1926-27 the Bluebirds won the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, and secured a unique double by adding the Welsh Cup. Cardiff defeated Rhyl 2-0 at the Racecourse, Wrexham with Len Davies and Sam Irving on target.

Manager Eddie May and his City team won the Division Three title on 1992-93 and added the Welsh Cup, beating Rhyl 5-0 at the National Stadium in Cardiff.

Former Cardiff City manager Eddie May. His Bluebirds team won the Welsh Cup, beating Rhyl in the 1993 final.

Phil Stant fired a hat-trick and Cohen Griffith two in front of 16,443 spectators.

Cardiff City team v Rhyl: Ward, James, Searle (Brazil), Perry (Millar), Ramsay, Richardson, Stant, Blake, Griffith. Subs not used: Pike, Dale.  

Rhyl lifted the trophy in 1952 (beating Merthyr Tydfil 4-3 in the final at Ninian Park), 1953 (winning 2-1 against Chester City at Farrar Road, Bangor), 2004 (defeated TNS 1-0 after extra time) and 2006 (2-0 v Bangor City in Wrexham).

Rhyl’s next Welsh Cup test in this season’s competition is a first round tie against Huws Gray Alliance Conwy Borough, who won the Welsh Alliance title plus the FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup last season.

Welsh League Division One leaders Penybont are away against Panteg, while Cambrian & Clydach BGC entertain Port Talbot Town.

The draw for the First Round of this season’s JD Welsh Cup was made at the FAW headquarters in Cardiff.

A number of intriguing ties were thrown up, as the 32 clubs playing at tier two level enter the competition.

Four of those sides from the north were drawn together, with Conwy Borough hosting Rhyl and Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant, winners against JD Welsh Premier League side Cefn Druids last season in the third round, will host Flint Town United.

Fifth tier Llandudno Amateurs, who play in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier Division, were rewarded for beating third tier side Greenfield with a home tie against another Welsh Alliance side, Nantlle Vale.

There will be at least one fifth tier team in the second round draw after South Wales Alliance League Premier sides Sully Sports and Brecon Corries were paired together. 

Meanwhile, two sides from the league below, Blaenrhondda and Cornelly United, were drawn away at Garden Village and Treharris Athletic Western respectively.

STM Sports have a home tie against Haverfordwest County, and former Welsh Premier League champions Cwmbran Town are at home against Afan Lido.

JD Welsh Cup round one, full draw

South

Briton Ferry Llansawel v Caerau Ely

Cambrian & Clydach BGC v Port Talbot Town

Cwmamman United v Dinas Powys

Cwmbran Celtic v Ammanford

Cwmbran Town v Afan Lido

Garden Village v Blaenrhondda

Llandrindod Wells v Aberbargoed Buds

Llanidloes Town v Pontypridd Town

Panteg v Penybont

Penlan Club v Goytre United

Pontyclun v Llantwit Major

Radnor Valley v Goytre FC

STM Sports v Haverfordwest County

Sully Sports v Brecon Corries

Ton Pentre v Pencoed Athletic

Trefelin BGC v Swansea University

Treharris Athletic Western v Cornelly United

Undy Athletic v Monmouth Town

West End v Caldicot Town

Ynysddu Welfare v Taffs Well

North

Bangor City v Mold Alexandra

Berriew v Penrhyncoch

Buckley Town v Brymbo FC

Caersws v Holywell Town

Cefn Albion v Dolgellau Athletic

Coedpoeth United v Ruthin Town

Conwy Borough v Rhyl FC

CPD Pwllheli v CPD Porthmadog

Denbigh Town v Holyhead Town

Gresford Athletic v Brickfield Rangers

Guilsfield v Rhostyllen

Hawarden Rangers v Llanfair United

Holyhead Hotspur v Corwen

Llandudno Albion v St Asaph City

Llandudno Amateurs v Dyffryn Nantlle Vale

Llangefni Town v Borth United

Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant v Flint Town United

Llay Welfare v Rhydymwyn

Penycae v Airbus UK Broughton

Prestatyn Town v New Brighton Villa

Ties to be played on Saturday 20 October 2018.

The home ground of Penrhyndeudraeth in the shadow of the Snowdonia mountain range where Coedpoeth emerged winners.

JD Sports Welsh Cup second qualifying round results

CEFN ALBION  3 – 2  FC QUEENS PARK

CAERAU ELY FC  2 – 1  TRETHOMAS BLUEBIRDS FC

BERRIEW FC  5 – 2  BUILTH WELLS (AET)

LLANUWCHLLYN FC  1 – 4  HAWARDEN RANGERS FC

ABER VALLEY FC  1 – 2  TREFELIN BGC

PRESTATYN SPORTS  3 – 4  PWLLHELI (AET)

PENMAENMAWR PHOENIX  3 – 3  NEW BRIGHTON VILLA (2-4 PENS)

ABERBARGOED BUDS FC  1 – 1  BRIDGEND STREET (5-3 PENS)

LLANGEFNI TOWN FC  4 – 0  SALTNEY TOWN

LEX XI FC  0 – 4  CORWEN

CALDICOT TOWN FC  2 – 0  MERTHYR SAINTS FC

ST ASAPH CITY FC  3 – 1  BARMOUTH & DYFFRYN UNITED FC

MONMOUTH TOWN FC  4 – 2  WATTSVILLE

WEST END FC  5 – 2  ABERDARE TOWN

MOLD ALEXANDRA  2 – 0  CHIRK AAA (AET)

DINAS POWYS  2 – 2  PILL YMCA (4-3 PENS)

PONTARDAWE TOWN  2 – 2  PENLAN FC (3-4 PENS)

DYFFRYN NANTLLE VALE  2 – 2  MYNYDD LLANDEGAI (5-4 PENS)

LLANDYRNOG UNITED  2 – 2  RHYDYMWYN FC (2-3 PENS)

PENYDARREN BOYS & GIRLS FC  0 – 3  GARDEN VILLAGE

CARDIFF DRACONIANS FC  3 – 4  SULLY SPORTS FC (AET)

RHOS AELWYD FC  3 – 4  BRYMBO FC

NEWPORT CITY  0 – 3  PENCOED ATHLETIC AMATEUR FC

RISCA UNITED FC  2 – 3  TREHARRIS WESTERN ATHLETIC FC

LLANDUDNO ALBION  3 – 1  LLANRUG UNITED FC

BRECON CORRIES  2 – 0  ABERMULE

CEFN CRIBWR  2 – 4  PONTYCLUN FC (AET)

ABERFFRAW  0 – 0  RHOSTYLLEN FC (3-4 PENS)

LLANDRINDOD WELLS  4 – 2  FOUR CROSSES FC

PANTEG FC  3 – 2  PENRHIWCEIBER CONSTITUTIONAL ATHLETIC FC

PENRHYNDEUDRAETH  1 – 4  COEDPOETH UNITED

CAERSWS FC  8 – 0  TYWYN BRYNCRUG FC

STM SPORTS  12 – 0  GLYNNEATH TOWN

CWMBRAN TOWN  2 – 0  NEWPORT CIVIL SERVICE FC

LLANRWST UNITED FC  0 – 5  BRICKFIELD RANGERS FC

MACHYNLLETH FC  1 – 2  DOLGELLAU ATHLETIC AMATEUR FC

AFC LLWYDCOED  1 – 2  BLAENRHONDDA FC

LLAY WELFARE FC  3 – 0  FC NOMADS OF CONNAH’S QUAY

RADNOR VALLEY  4 – 0  CARNO FC

CORNELLY UNITED FC  4 – 3  CHEPSTOW TOWN FC (AET)

MELIDEN FC  1 – 2  PENYCAE FC

LLANFAIR UNITED  5 – 2  ABERAERON FC

HOLYHEAD TOWN FC   4 – 3  LLANBERIS FC

CROESYCEILIOG FC  2 – 3  YNYSDDU WELFARE (AET)

BOW STREET FC  1 – 2  BORTH UNITED

GREENFIELD  2 – 5  LLANDUDNO AMATEURS

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY FC  5 – 0  ABERGAVENNY TOWN

WELSHPOOL TOWN  3 – 3  LLANIDLOES TOWN (4-5 PENS)

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