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.
Garden Village ⚽️
Blaenrhondda AFC ⚽️⚽️
The win sees us progress into Round 2 of the competition (4th round for us in the competition after already taking on Welsh League opposition in the 2 qualifying rounds).
Throughly deserved win for the group 💙🏆
— Blaenrhondda f.c new (@BlaenrhonddaF) October 20, 2018
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.
CUFC 2-3 @RuthinTownFC
Football really does break your heart!
Every single Coedy player has done themselves proud today. We built it up, but oh hell, did we perform!
What a bunch of lads, what a club. 💚💛🔰
Congratulations to Ruthin and good luck in the next round!
— CoedpoethUnitedFC (@coedpoethutdfc) October 20, 2018
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.
FT: @ptfcseasiders 5-1 NBV! Villa exit the #JDWelshCup to the 2013 winners. The Seasiders blitzed us with 4 goals in the opening 30. @samwainwright9 replied with a brilliant free kick just before the half. A much better 2nd 45 from the lads. We go again! #YellowRevolution #UTFY
— New Brighton Villa (@newbrightonvfc) October 20, 2018
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.
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.