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CWMAMMAN win 5-4 on pens
CWMAMMAN United stunned Undy in the first round of the Nathaniel MG Cup with a lastminute equaliser before coming out on top 5-4 in a tense penalty shootout.
Undy started brightly but the Blues then enjoyed an excellent 20-minute spell with Luke Williams, Ryan Hurlow and Sam Harrison all having half chances.
With Ross Morgan and Sean Howells probing well it looked promising, but Undy stepped up a gear and a poor clearance saw a tricky shot across goal get prodded in to give the hosts the lead.
The second half started with Undy having the better of the exchanges and Rob Jones and Nathan Davies at the centre of Cwm’s defence were working overtime, while the tricky wingers were causing Calem Rees and Olly Diamond problems.
A second Undy goal seemed inevitable, and another weak clearance saw a ball put to the centreforward’s feet and he turned and rifled home.
A great save by James Kirkwood on a one-on-one prevented a third goal, and to their credit Cwm picked up their game and made a number of substitutions.
The hard-working Chrissy Allen, Ryan Hurlow and Sean Howells were replaced by Ashley Curtis, Stevie Evans and Rob Morgans, and in the 70th minute a driving run by Harrison saw his inside pass to Curtis deflected into the net.
Cwm continued to press but it seemed it was not going to happen until an unmarked Nathan Davies headed home a corner.
This year drawn cup games go straight to penalties, and in a nerve-jangling finale Williams, Evans, Morgans and Diamond slotted home.
A superb save from Kirkwood meant Harrison needed to score for victory, and he calmly put it away to provide joyous scenes.
The prize is a trip on Saturday to Richmond Park to play Premier League Carmarthen Town.