Late, late show clinches cup progress for bat­tling Llan­rug

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

TWO goals deep into added time earned Llan­rug United a re­mark­able 4-3 home vic­tory over Llangefni Town in the Welsh Al­liance League Cook­son Cup.

‘Rug started brightly and took a de­served lead in this first round tie on 14 min­utes. Mid­fielder David Noel Wil­liams de­liv­ered a per­fect cross­field ball to Jonathan Sadler on the left.

Sadler’s pow­er­ful low drive into the dan­ger area was di­verted off the legs of the vis­it­ing goal­keeper into the path of on­rush­ing mid­fielder Llion Jones to ham­mer in from 10 yards.

Within three min­utes United dou­bled their to­tal after Sadler latched onto a goal-kick from Dy­lan Roberts and coolly beat the ad­vanc­ing the keeper.

Llan­rug led 2-0 at the break but it was all Cefni in the sec­ond half, play­ing some bril­liant at­tack­ing football with goals from Craig Roberts and Dan Thomas pulling them level just past the hour. Gari Owen looked as if he had won the tie in the 78th minute, the young de­fender mak­ing a surg­ing run and un­leash­ing a 20-yard strike into the top cor­ner.

How­ever, two min­utes into added time a Marvin Pritchard cross led to a shot by Aaron Hughes be­ing de­flected past keeper Stephen Sin­clair for 3-3. Ex­tra time loomed be­fore Alan Mark Owen pow­er­fully headed in a 95th minute de­cider via a Gethin Phillips long throw.

Llan­rug are in Cook­son Cup sec­ond round ac­tion this Satur­day when they visit Llandyrnog United for what could be a tricky as­sign­ment.

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