Caernarfon through to the Welsh Cup semi-finals

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Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017, 21:03

The Canaries join gap Connah’s Quay, Bala Town and The New Saints in the Welsh Cup semi-final.

An exciting afternoon of Welsh Cup football saw teams from the Huws Gray Alliance fight for their place in the last four of the Welsh Cup competition.

Caernarfon succeeded in beating fellow Huws-Gray side Llanfair United 0-7 to seal their place in the next round, but Guilsfield and Prestatyn fell short against Welsh Premier League sides.

Prestatyn fought bravely against a strong gap Connah’s Quay side in front of the Sgorio cameras, but for the Seasiders to loose 3-4 on penalties. Neil Gibson’s side took the lead after 6 minutes with Alec Williams scoring a superb goal from the edge of the penalty area. Ben Maher doubled Prestatyn’s advantage before the break but for The Nomads to equalise through Wes Baynes and Kai Edwards – force the game in to extra time and eventually penalties.

Bala Town were too strong to Guilsfield with Colin Caton’s side 0-3 winners, The Lakesiders will now face Caernarfon Town in the next round.

The cup holders, The New Saints also managed to claw their way in to the next round after falling behind to Bangor City. After taking the game in to extra time Henry Jones scored the first goal of the game only for Craig Harrison’s side to book their place in the next round with two late goals.

Welsh Cup semi-final games
Caernarfon v Bala

Gap Connah’s Quay v The New Saints

Results of the quarter-finals
Llanfair United 0-7 Caernarfon Town
Guilsfield 0-3 Bala Town
The New Saints 2-1 Bangor (after extra time)
Prestatyn 2-2 gap Connah’s Quay (gap Connah’s Quay win 3-4 on penalties)