Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Cup over the weekend.
Alex Ramsay (Caernarfon)
Once again, Caernarfon caused a Welsh Cup upset by knocking out another top flight side. After claiming WPL scalps against Carmarthen and Rhyl last season, Barry Town were added to the list on Sunday as the Cofis came out 2-0 winners in the third round. Alex Ramsay made several great saves to keep a clean sheet, sending the Canaries’ into the hat for the 4th round.
Declan Walker (Aberystwyth)
Declan Walker is enjoying a great season for Aberystwyth, and on Saturday he grabbed his 5th goal of the season as the Seasiders knocked out the cup holders with an emphatic 4-0 win. There was certainly an element of luck to his deflected goal, but his all-round performance and contribution earned the right-back his place in the team of the week.
Nathan Craig (Caernarfon)
You’ll do well to see a better free kick than Nathan Craig’s this season. The Caernarfon captain lashed in a left-foot strike from 40 yards that curled beautifully into the top corner to double his side’s lead against Barry Town. It was definitely a memorable moment that will be talked about for years to come at the Oval.
Joe Chaplin (Porthmadog)
Joe Chaplin netted four times as Porthmadog saw off Panteg of the 4th tier to book their place in the next round. The game ended 7-2, which brings Port’s tally of cup goals to 20 in three games this season, an impressive average of 6.7 goals a game!
Christopher Owens (Penydarren)
Penydarren BGC of the fifth tier knocked out Llandudno Junction of the Huws Gray Alliance in some style as they claimed a 0-4 away win on Saturday. Christopher Owens was the star man as he scored a first half hat-trick to put the club from the Merthyr area into the 4th round.
On this day in 1985 Phil Dwyer played his last game for Cardiff City in a 4-1 defeat against Notts County.