o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP 23/24

By Alun Huish

Penydarren claim League & Cup double!!

12th May – Cup Final
Penydarren BGC 5, Briton Ferry Llansawel 2
A well-contested match of the highest high-quality saw Penydarren, deservedly, lift the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP. Stephen Davies gave Briton Ferry an early lead, but Ben Bannon, Gavin Williams and Nathan Williams were on target to give the Merthyr side a 3-1 advantage going into the interval. Paul Keddle extended their lead after the break and although Carl Clement got one back on the hour for Briton Ferry, Penydarren secured victory when Nathan Williams scored his second. Congratulations to Steve Lane and his charges for a fine win. They also secured the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com
League (West) title when their main challengers Llanelli Town failed to score the required number of goals in their final game

2nd May
Penydarren 7, Swansea Rockspur 1
The hosts advanced to the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP final with a convincing display against Swansea Rockspurs at The Bont. A Gavin Williams hat-trick, plus a brace a-piece from Keddle and Daniels took Penydarren through and they will now face Briton Ferry Llansawel in the final on 2nd May! Johnson got a consolation goal for the Spurs.

28th April
Llanelli Town 2, Briton Ferry Llansawel 3
A well-contested, high-quality ‘local derby’ played in sunny Penrhos School saw the visitors edge past the hosts into the cup final on May 12th after a scintillating climax!
Wayne Williams put last year’s o40s ‘Play-off’ winners ahead but, by the interval, the visitors were 2-1 up following goals by Stephen Davies and Patel. The Reds habitual goal-scorer, Kev Bartley, typically, drew the sides level but Stephen Davies’ scored his second in the 90th minute to seal victory and a final against the winners of Penydarren and Swansea Rockspurs on 2nd May!

Briton Ferry o40s 2023

Briton Ferry o40s 2023

14th April
Briton Ferry Llansawel 4, Ferndale & District 1
A great battle down at Cefn Saeson School with the hosts coming out on top with goals from Clement (2), Phillips and Stephen Davies. Mason was on target for the visitors. Briton Ferry now travel to face rivals, Llanelli Town in the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP 23/24 semi-final on 28th April.

Cwmcarn 1, Penydarren 5
A comfortable win for the visitors at Pontllanfraith Leisure centre sees host Swansea Rockspur in the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP 23/24 Semi-final on 28th April. Their goal-scorers were Keddle (2), Pike, Bannon and Gavin Williams with Maher replying for Cwmcarn.

Llanelli Town 2, Barry Town 2 (Llanelli win 15 - 14 on pens!)
A crazy game down at Penrhos School with the hosts taking the tie 13, 12 on penalties...writes a pitch-side reporter... a competitive game of the highest quality between two excellent veteran football teams saw Barry take a 2 goal lead into half time through Vick and Cotterill. The hosts made a couple of tactical changes after the break and although they dominated possession, the visitors were still carrying a threat on the break! Barry defended superbly until they received a Red card and suffered several injuries to key players and with under 10 minutes left of the game, Llanelli’s pressure finally told with the ball being bundled home by Wayne Williams and with 5 minutes left a Barry own goal made the score all-square. The hosts had a golden opportunity to win the game at the death Barry Town, but a superb, last ditch block by Lee Stone took the game to penalties. The drama continued with Llanelli finally edging the tie 15-14 and they advance to the semi-final in 2 weeks against local rivals Britton Ferry.

12th April
Swansea Rockspur 5, Abercarn 0
The hosts eased into the o40s Workwear Supermarket.com CUP semi-final with an emphatic win against Abercarn at Penyrheol Leisure Centre with Bonomi, Jehnson, Edwards, Raeburn and Medwin on the scoresheet. They now travel to Merthyr to face Penydarren on 28th April.

7th April
Briton Ferry Llansawel 3, Ponthir
A great game at Cefn Saeson was all-square with moments remaining after goals from Stephen Davies and Connochie for the hosts and Dunn and Truman for the visitors but just as the teams were readying for a penalty shoot-out, Davies grabbed a late winner to earn his side a home quarter final tie against Ferndale.

Cardiff Corinthians 2, Ferndale & District 2 (Ferndale win on pens)
A good competitive game between two evenly matched sides at Darran Park saw Michael Evans gave Ferndale a 2 nil half time lead but Crock and Govier took the tie to penalties. The Rhondda side advanced and face another tough game at Briton Ferry Llansawel in the quarter final.

Llantwit Fardre 0, Llanelli Town 1
A very close game and competitive at Garth Olwg was settled by an own goal by Butler. The visitors now host Barry Town next Sunday...in what should be a cracker of a game!

Pentwynmawr Athletic 2, Abercarn United 2 (Abercarn win on pens)
An entertaining match at Islwyn School saw the visitors edge into the quarter final after a successful penalty shoot-out. Bird scored a brace for and hosts and Thomas did likewise for the visitors but it’s Abercarn who travel to Swansea Rockspur next Sunday!

Penydarren 7, Canton Liberal Club 2
A convincing win for the current o40s Workwear Supermarket.com League leaders (West) at the Bont today. They scored through Keddle, Nathan Williams, Gavin Williams, Daniels, Bannon and Penydarren ‘supremo’, Lane. Camelieri and Gareth Davies were on target for the visitors. The winners travel to Cwmcarn next weekend for the quarter final tie.

Pontyclun 0, Barry Town 9
An emphatic win for the current o40s Workwear Supermarket.com League leaders (East) at Y Pant School. Cotterill (3), Beddard (2), Penikett (2) and Ant Ferguson (2) were on target for the visitors who travel to Llanelli for a tough quarter final tie next weekend.

Where next?

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