The good times are returning hints three-goal McLaggon after Welsh Cup Quarter-Final win
Barry Town United forward Kayne McLaggon says their aim of European football is reaching ever closer after netting a hat-trick against Cambrian & Clydach Vale yesterday.
McLaggon netted on three occasions as he put brought his side level and put Barry in front twice, to send them to their first Welsh Cup semi-final in six years.
The Vale of Glamorgan side has three routes of European football, having reached the semi-final stage.
They can either qualify by winning their first Welsh Cup in 17 years, qualifying via the Europa League play-offs or by Connah’s Quay Nomads or The New Saints winning the Welsh Cup, which would guarantee them automatic qualification.
“It’s huge for the club we are one step closer to where we want to be,” said McLaggon. One game away from the final which will be a great day for the fans and the town.”
“We want to get European Days back to the club and days like this obviously are great days for the fans and these are the days we want to give the fans more often.”
“We’ve just got to win two games obviously and try and stay in that third and second position in the league.”
McLaggon had only arrived back in Wales in the early hours of Saturday morning after a flight from New York.
Gavin Chesterfield almost didn’t feature the former Southampton striker, but his decision proved to pay off as McLaggon took his goals tally in all competitions to 14.
“I was just running on adrenaline, to be honest. I’ve been tired all day as you can imagine.”
“It was a good decision by Gav, well done to Gavin for that one.”
The 28-year-old netted his first hat-trick for his boyhood club, since moving to the Welsh Premier League outfit from Merthyr Town last season.
Barry captain Jordan Cotterill provided Kayne McLaggon with all three goals, as the creative midfielder showcased his ability.
“It’s my first hat trick for the club so it’s a great day for me, I think they were all pretty much poacher goals.
“I’m just pleased we got through to the next round. I don’t really score good goals, to be honest.
“Jordan (Cotterill) assisted all three. It was just kind of reading things in the box and getting on the end of things.
“He’s obviously a very creative player and as soon as he lifts his head up I’m on the move because I know he can find me.
“We know that once he gets on the ball we can make our runs and try to get in the box and get on the end of things.”
(Featured Image: Rhys Skinner)