Ruane ends Cwm dreams

Llanelli Star - - Soccer -

CW­MAM­MAN United bowed out of the Welsh Cup af­ter they were de­nied in a seven-goal third-round thriller by Aberys­t­wyth Town.

Aberys­t­wyth, who lie fifth in the Welsh Premier League, were favourites to win and they were on the front foot from the off.

As early as the 12th minute Aber striker Ash­ley Ruane rounded Blues keeper Chris Cur­tis but side-footed his ef­fort wide.

A few min­utes later Aber cap­tain De­clan Walker forced a good save from Cur­tis.

Af­ter 20 min­utes Aber got the goal their at­tack­ing play de­served when a pin­point cross by Matthew Jones found the un­marked Po­rya Ah­madi and the striker con­trolled his shot well to give his team the lead.

With 37 min­utes gone Aber striker Ruane rounded Cur­tis again but saw his ef­fort cleared off the line.

But two min­utes later Cw­mam­man were on level terms when Aber failed to clear a cor­ner and James Bryan poked the ball into the back of the net.

The sec­ond half was only two min­utes old when a cross found the head of Ruane, who pow­ered his header into the roof of the Cw­mam­man net.

And just min­utes later Ruane added the vis­i­tors’ third goal.

Sev­eral min­utes later the same player grabbed his hat­trick as Cwm failed to clear a thun­der­ous shot that had rat­tled the cross­bar.

But Cwm didn’t give up and within three min­utes they had won a free-kick 30 yards from the Aber goal. A well-re­hearsed move ended with a cross into the box which was headed into the net by striker Chris Allen.

Cwm were now dom­i­nat­ing and it took a fine save from Aber keeper Terry McCormick to deny Cwm a third goal.

But Cwm con­tin­ued to push for­ward and Bryan, who had been pushed for­ward from de­fence, found him­self one on one with the keeper and he kept his nerve to send the shot into the net via the in­side of the post.

Cwm bat­tled for an equaliser, but Aberys­t­wyth saw out the clos­ing min­utes to clinch a spot in the fourth round.

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