Cw­mam­man are spot-on

Llanelli Star - - FOOTBALL -

UNDY.................................2

CW­MAM­MAN UTD..........2

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.

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