Glamorgan Gazette - - Football -

THE next big JD Welsh Cup ad­ven­ture for Pen­coed Ath­letic is a home tie in round two with Pon­typridd Town on Novem­ber 4, writes Tony Poole.

The Felin­dre Road boys will be hop­ing to ig­nite some post-Bon­fire Night fire­works against the Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division Two side.

This forms a de­cent re­ward for Mark Pow­ell’s side after last Satur­day down­ing Welsh League Division Three side Pontyclun, 8-7, dur­ing an Ivor Park penalty shootout.

Wins over New­cas­tle Em­lyn, Llantwit Fardre and Pontyclun have set up a money-spin­ning tie for the Al­liance Premier Division side.

While Pen­coed would have loved to face Peny­bont, the feel­ing around Felin­dre Road is that Ponty will do nicely.

And if it should rain heav­ily in the ap­proach to the tie – in or­der to slow down the Ponty run­ners – then no crocodile tears will be shed around Pen­coed.

Peny­bont, 1-0 home win­ners over Undy Ath­letic last Satur­day on the back of a 120thminute penalty, face an­other Division One club at home in Mon­mouth Town.

And on sim­i­lar lines to Undy, the King­fish­ers have also flown to the Kymco Sta­dium this sea­son in the league – and lost.

On day one back in Au­gust, Peny­bont won the day 2-1 with goals from player-man­ager Rhys Grif­fiths and Josef Hop­kins.

And the third lo­cal side through to round two, Llantwit Ma­jor, have been paired away to Am­man­ford.

Iron­i­cally, the Wind­millers host the Rice Road­ers in the league on Satur­day – and this will act as a cup dress re­hearsal.

Last Satur­day, for­mer Peny­bont star Rob Jones got two late goals for Llantwit Ma­jor in a thrilling 3-2 suc­cess over Division One club Taffs Well.

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