Boded and Berffro to battle in Welsh Cup
BODEDERN Athletic and Aberffraw will clash in an Anglesey derby in the second qualifying round of the Welsh Cup on September 9.
The island rivals, both promoted to Welsh Alliance Division Two this season, were paired in Monday’s draw.
Gaerwen landed a home tie against Pwllheli, Glantraeth will entertain Prestatyn Sports, Amlwch Town visit Conwy Borough and Mynydd Llandegai will host Mochdre Sports.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s first qualifying round action saw Steve Jones grab a last-gasp winner to send Gaerwen through with a thrilling 4-3 victory at Holyhead Town.
The Welsh Alliance Division Two visitors had the wind in the first half and took the lead with a tremendous long range effort from Liam Morris.
And it was 2-0 to Gaerwen midway through the half when Gethin Davies used the wind skilfully from the right to send a free kick into the top corner.
Davies almost added a third with a similar effort which Hotspur keeper Mike Bentley did well to tip onto the crossbar. Young Bentley produced another couple of fantastic saves.
Town missed a couple of great opportunities before Asa Thomas halved the deficit with a magnificent free kick from 25 yards.
But a penalty before the break converted by Dylan Williams restored Gaerwen’s two-goal advantage at the interval.
With the wind at their backs in the second half, the Gwynedd League hosts were now more of a threat and when Tom Roberts headed in from a corner it was 3-2.
Unfortunately for the Harbourmen, Roberts received a red card on 58 minutes.
Undeterred, Holyhead pushed for an equaliser and on 76 minutes Thomas netted from the spot.
It was now anyone’s game but in the final minute Jones applied the finish to seal it for Gaerwen.
Bodedern upset the odds with a 3-2 triumph at Division One Penrhyndeudraeth, Casey Boylan, Myles Jones and Steven Whittaker on the mark for the visitors.
Llannefydd breezed to a 5-0 outcome at Cemaes Bay, while a Shane Jones net-finder secured Barmouth a 1-0 win over Llanfairpwll.
Llanrug United claimed a 4-2 extra time success against Pentraeth, Dion Williams and Ben Roberts replying for the Anglesey side, for whom Tony Farrar stood out at the back.
Pwllheli beat Llangefni Town 3-1 in extra time, Matthew Jones keeping the islanders in the contest.
Aberffraw are at it again in the giantkilling stakes.
When Berffro were in the Gwynedd League, they were the scourge of many a Welsh Alliance team in the FAW Trophy and Welsh Cup.
Last Saturday, the now WAL Division Two side eliminated Division One Trearddur Bay 3-1 at Lon Isallt.
Richard Roberts (2) and Nathan Moore clinched the visitors’ safe passage, Gwyn Jones responding.
Cemaes Bay (red) take on Llannefydd in the Welsh Cup. Picture: EDRYD H JONES