The highs and lows of cup action
GILWERN and District were just pipped to the post by the narrowest of margins when they met Trevethin in the Langdon cup final.
Going into the interval 0-2 down, Gilwern made a spirited comeback in the second-half to score through Adam Carrington. However, Trevethin soon bagged their third, and although Mark Prosser scored in the 75th minute, it just wasn't to be Gilwern's day as they crashed out of the cup 3-2.
Clydach Wasps on the other hand managed to lift the Benevolent Cup when they beat Tranch 4-0. Daniel Hartland was in excellent form for the Wasps and scored a hat-trick, whilst Scott Amber scored Clydach's fourth.
The Wasps were not so lucky a day later, when they came out on the losing end after meeting Llanarth in the final of the P&P Open Cup.
Llanarth went into an early 0-2 lead with goals by Luke Williams and Colin Morgan. Scott Ambler pulled a goal back for the Wasps late in the first-half and Ryan Watkins put Clydach level at 2-2 with a goal from a 35 yard free kick in the second-half.
With the last kick of normal time, Llanarth's Michael Morgan tested the Wasps keeper Kurt Jones with a 35 yard screamer across the goal, which Jones impressively plucked out of the air to take it to extra time.
No-one stepped up to the plate in the extra period and come the penalty shootout, it was Llanarth who prevailed to take the cup 3-4, thanks to their keeper and hero of the hour Carwen Tranter who saved two penalties.
Penalty goal scorers for Clydach Wasps were Scott Ambler, Ryan Watkins, and Karl Wedgebury.
Llanarth's winning penalties came from Tommy Jones, Colin Morgan, Steve Morgan and Luke Williams.