The regional finals for the inaugural season of the Welsh Blood Service League Cup have been confirmed.
In the Northern section, JD Cymru North leaders Colwyn Bay will face Porthmadog. In the Southern section, it is the current top two in the JD Cymru South who will meet – Barry Town United and Briton Ferry Llansawel.
Briton Ferry were the first to book their place in the regional final with a 5-2 victory over Trefelin on Friday night.
The Reds raced into a 3-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes as Kris Evans, Luke Bowen and Tyler Brock found the net but goals from Roan Piper and Matthew Beynon got Trefelin back in the game by half-time.
The hosts took back control after the break though as Cullen Kinsella made it 4-2 and Brock added his second and Briton Ferry’s fifth.
On Saturday afternoon, Colwyn Bay triumphed 4-1 against a Guilsfield side who had both manager Nathan Leonard and captain Jolyon Harries shown red cards.
Kristian Platt and Alex Downes scored in the first half, before Steven Blenkinsop pulled one back for Guilsfield shortly after the break.
Platt then missed a penalty but the Seagulls made it a comfortable victory late on as substitute Sam Downey scored in the 87th minute and Tom McCready converted from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
Porthmadog and Chirk AAA have both spent the majority of the season in the bottom half of the JD Cymru North after promotion from tier three last year, but they had the chance to reach a final at Y Traeth.
The hosts thought they had won it thanks to Tom Mahoney’s 74th-minute goal, but a stoppage time equaliser from Jake Ellison sent the tie to penalties. It was Porthmadog who prevailed on spot-kicks, scoring all five of their spot-kicks compared to Chirk’s three.
In the south, Barry were 4-0 winners on their first ever visit to Ynyshir Albions. All of the goals were scored in the first half as Josh Bull netted a hat-trick and JD Cymru South top scorer Kayne McLaggon added the other.
Venues, dates and kick-off times for the regional finals – and the overall Welsh Blood Service League Cup final – will be confirmed in due course.
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