Blaenrhondda run riot in JD Welsh Cup as Coedpoeth suffer late heartache

Saturday’s JD Welsh Cup round one saw 40 teams book their place in the JD Welsh Cup second round, and not without some upsets along the way. 

The biggest upset of the round came in Swansea, where Welsh League Division Two Garden Village were dumped out by sixth tier Blaenrhondda by two goals to one.

The results means South Wales Alliance League Division  One Blaenrhondda will be lowest ranked side left in the secound round draw on Monday.

Elsewhere in South Wales, Ynysddu Welfare mirrored their newly launched youth team’s success, defeating Welsh Football League Division One Taffs Well, who fell on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against fifth tier Ynysddu.

Two historic Welsh Cup winners met in Cwmbran, as Cwmbran Town went head to head with second tier Afan Lido and triumphed by three goals to two.

In North Wales, Welsh National League Division One (fourth tier) side Coedpoeth United went within minutes of knocking Huws Gray Alliance club Ruthin Town out of the competition.

After going 1-0 down early on, they took a 2-1 lead in the second half and held it until the final five minutes, when Ruthin equalised and scored a sucker punch late winner to make it 2-3.

Minnows New Brighton Villa, also of WNL Division One, travelled to the 2012/13 winners Prestatyn Town and weren’t disgraced in a 5-1 defeat.

In Bangor, Steven Vaughan Jnr’s first game as interim manager got off to a winning start as they defeated the Welsh National League Premier Division’s Mold Alex 4-2.

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In Mid Wales, Caersws pulled off a big win over Holywell, taking their Huws Gray Allianc visitors into AET to win 3-2.

Also going into extra time was the Wrexham derby at Gresford, who also needed AET to defeat Brickfield Rangers – read the full report here on Y Clwb Pel Droed.

Check out the full list of results on the FAW website.

 

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