Nathaniel MG Cup: Cambrian cause another cupset, Met and TNS comfortably through as Nomads leave it late
Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC knocked out a Welsh Premier League team for the third time in this season’s Nathaniel MG Cup. Corey Shephard’s second half goal proved decisive as Cam beat Newtown by one goal to nil. Elsewhere, there were wins for Cardiff Metropolitan, The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC 1-0 Newtown
Newtown were the latest JD Welsh Premier League side to suffer at the hands of Cam in this year’s tournament.
After a first half where the visitors failed to take their opportunities, Corey Shephard would make them pay after the break and see the Rhondda side through to the last four.
Previous to tonight’s win, Dane Williams’ men knocked out high-flyers Barry Town United, before seeing off Aberystwyth Town to reach the quarter-finals.
They’re guaranteed to face another top tier side in the last four, where a fourth successive giant killing would see them reach the league cup final for the first time in their history.
Llandudno 0-5 The New Saints
A clinical performance from the holders meant that their search for a fifth consecutive league cup win is still very much on.
Midfielder Danny Redmond netted twice, his first coming in the 26th minute, before he scored again 13 minutes later to double his side’s lead.
Ben Clark found the net just before the break to put Scott Ruscoe’s side into a comfortable 3-0 lead, before goals from Christian Seargeant and Josh Hmami in the second half put the game beyond doubt.
Cardiff Metropolitan 6-0 Haverfordwest County
Braces from Adam Roscrow and Tim Parker, along with contributions from Eliot Evans and Sam Snaith saw the Archers safely through to the last four for the second successive season.
After a back-and-forth start to the game, Roscrow’s opener in the 36th minute sent the Students on their way. The number nine would find the net again only three minutes later to dent the Bluebirds’ confidence.
11 minutes after the interval, Snaith’s powerful effort from close range all but confirmed the result. The visitors looked threatening in attack, but were let down by their defending.
Christian Edwards’ side had their fourth just before the hour mark. Snaith laid the ball off to Evans, and the playmaker unleashed a curled effort into the right corner.
Parker got the fifth goal in the 79th minute, reacting quickly to a cross and just getting his head to the ball before the despairing Steven Hall in the Bluebirds goal.
The striker netted his second and Met’s sixth five minutes before the end. A mistake in midfield saw the ball fall to Roscrow, who calmly played in Parker, and he fired home to cap off an impressive showing off the bench.
Bala Town 0-1 Connah’s Quay Nomads
A late Andy Owens header gave Connah’s Quay Nomads a dramatic win over Bala Town at Maes Tegid.
As the game appeared to be heading towards extra time, the 29-year-old popped up to settle the tie, as the Nomads’ quest for a second League Cup title continues.
The win means that Andy Morrison’s side are still in all three cup competitions: The JD Welsh Cup, Nathaniel MG Cup and The Irn Bru Cup.
Where can I watch the semi-final draw?
The draw for the semi-finals will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, and can be viewed on the JD Welsh Premier League’s Facebook page.
(Featured image: Will Cheshire)