Bor­ough see off tricky visi­tors Al­bion

North Wales Weekly News - - COMMUNITY EVENTS -

TWO goals from debu­tant striker Ricky Evans inspired Conwy Bor­ough to a 5-3 Welsh Cup first round win over Cefn Al­bion at Y Morfa.

The re­sult se­cured the Tan­ger­ines a trip to fel­low Huws Gray Al­liance side Den­bigh Town in the next stage.

Last Satur­day’s visi­tors from Cefn Mawr, who play two tiers be­low Conwy, put up a brave fight backed by a vo­cal sup­port to make it an en­ter­tain­ing cup tie but Boro’s ex­tra qual­ity told in the end.

“I have to give credit to Cefn who came and played their part in a great cup game.” said Conwy man­ager Aden Shan­non.

“They are de­cent out­fit with a great team spirit and I wish them all the best in the fu­ture. I thought we con­trolled the game and played some great football at times. It was nice to get some goals as we have worked hard lately but not had the rub of the green. The lads at­ti­tude was qual­ity and they all stuck to­gether when we needed it.”

New sign­ing Evans was in­flu­en­tial from the start, along with the re­turn of Jack Roberts who caused the visi­tors all sorts of prob­lems.

Af­ter a com­pet­i­tive open­ing spell the home side took the lead on 20 min­utes as Evans went past two de­fend­ers on the edge of the box to fire home.

Two min­utes later and Jack Roberts run was picked out su­perbly by Chris Rown­tree’s through ball and the young for­ward lobbed neatly over the away keeper.

How­ever, the two-goal cush­ion was short-lived as Al­bion pulled a goal back through Sean Jones.

The two-goal ad­van­tage was quickly re­stored through a div­ing header from de­fender Ian Wil­lis, mak­ing his first start for the club in over 12 months due to in­jury.

Just be­fore the in­ter­val and the visi­tors pegged back the score again with a tremen­dous 30-yard strike from young­ster Dion Gib­bins.

Early in the sec­ond half Al­bion could easily could have been level as they saw a penalty claim turned down, the ball cleared off the line and a shot hit the­wood­work all in the space of 30 sec­onds.

How­ever, a sec­ond for Evans and an own goal put Boro out of sight be­fore Alex Wil­liams replied for Cefn late on.

Pic: Nick Fran­cis

Jack Roberts in ac­tion for Conwy Bor­ough against Cefn Al­bion

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