Sgorio pick the Welsh Cup 5-a-side team of the week.
David Littleford (Guilsfield)
All six goals were scored in the first half as Guilsfield knocked out Welsh Premier League Top Six side Cardiff Met in the Welsh Cup fourth round on Saturday. The students failed to adapt to the conditions as Guilsfield from the Huws Gray Alliance swept away the visitors to reach the Quarter Final. David Littleford had to be on his toes between the sticks and led well from the back to help his side secure the victory.
Gareth Edwards (Caernarfon)
We witnessed one of the best games of the season at The Oval on Saturday as Caernarfon caused another cup upset by knocking out Rhyl FC in extra time. Substitute Carl Owen scored the late winner despite the fact that the Canaries went down to 10 men, and on a wet and heavy pitch we saw some heroic defending by centre-half and man of the match, Gareth Edwards. The solid defender won everything in the air and managed to keep Steve ‘The Beast’ Lewis quiet for long periods of the game.
James Stead (Prestatyn)
Many had predicted that there could be a shock at Park Avenue over the weekend, but no one expected that the Huws Gray Alliance were going to walk all over their Welsh Premier League opponents. James Stead scored a hat-trick from midfield as he made well-timed runs into the box causing problems for Aberystwyth all afternoon. With Prestatyn 13 points clear at the top of the HGA table it seems very likely that we will be seeing much more of James Stead and the rest of Neil Gibson’s squad back in the top flight in the near future.
James Davies (Llanfair Utd)
Llanfair Utd are through to the Quarter Final for the first time in their history following a 4-1 thrashing of WPL side Cefn Druids. The Druids were down to 10 men after just five minutes as Rakim Newton was sent off on his debut, and the lower league side capitalised on the extra man. James Davies scored a hat-trick for Llanfair who now go on to face Caernarfon in the next round which means that at least one Huws Gray side will definitely be in this year’s semi final.
Scott Quigley (The New Saints)
The highest and lowest ranked teams left in the competition went head to head at Park Hall as Welsh Cup holders welcomed Llanelli from Welsh League Division 2 to Oswestry Town. With ex-Swansea legend Lee Trundle in Llanelli’s line-ups, the WPL champions were never going to take this lightly, and striker Scott Quigley had put TNS 2-0 up in the first 15 minutes. After recent injuries and niggles, Quigley was back to his best and was ruthless and relentless in front of goal scoring four of the Saints’ seven goals to put them through to the quarter final to face Bangor City.
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.