Boded and Berf­fro to bat­tle in Welsh Cup

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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

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