Cambrian and Clydach’s Phil Williams calls win over TNS as the “biggest night in the club’s history.”

(Image: Will Cheshire)

Cambrian and Clydach Chairman Phil Williams says that Friday Nights result with TNS was the “biggest night in the club’s history.”

Goals from Mark Crutch and Andre Griffiths either side of a Greg Draper penalty helped seal a 2-1 victory over TNS who had won the trophy four years in a row before last night. 

Having been with the club for over thirty years along with his brother John, Phil was delighted to see his side reach their first Nathaniel MG Cup Final

“It’s a phenomenal night for the club, in the history of Cambrian, probably biggest night in the club’s history.” Said a proud Williams. 

“Absolutely chuffed for everybody involved with the club, amazing achievement and we all look forward to the final and who knows. 

“I think our fitness levels showed tonight I thought they were excellent and we didn’t stop working right up to the final whistle.” 

“When you are talking about competing for energy levels over a professional outfit who’s training day in day out for us, as a team probably training once a week it shows the boys had the real energy tonight.

Brothers John and Phil Williams, who have been with the club for over thirty years. (Image by Josh Thomas)

Having beaten Barry Town, Aberystwyth Town, Newton and now TNS, Williams has seen his team knock out four of the current top six in the Welsh Premier League at The M&P Group 3G Stadium and will find out later on today that Cambrian will either take on Cardiff Met or Connah’s Quay Nomads in January’s Final. 

“The boys have shown over four games that we’ve had that we are able to compete.”

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“I know cup games are one off but I thought we absolutely deserved the result tonight and thought we edged it as a team as well.”

“When that whistle goes it’s that feeling it is unbelievable, it’s years of work that goes into something.” He said. “It all comes into that moment and so chuffed for everybody and chuffed for the boys and all the committee.”

Manager Dane Williams has only been in charge for six months and chairman Phil was delighted with his progress. 

“Dane’s been fab he’s just carried the mantle on from Craig Guppy, close friends he was assistant to Craig last season, it was just a natural progression really and sustain that continuity within the team, players were very happy with that.”

20-year-old captain Dai Thomas also received praise. 

“For a young lad, the boys look to him he’s a level-headed kid and his performances are 100% week in week out and does lead by example.”

A strong 410 crowd witnessed a truly historic night of Welsh Football and Phil was thankful of the all the what the cup journey has done for the village of Clydach Vale. 

“Thanks to for all the supporters coming tonight, the coverage that we’ve had and the interest locally and nationally that we’ve had with the cup run we’ve been on has been great for the club. It’s really put the club on the map.”

(Featured Image: Will Cheshire)

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