Blue heaven as Caersws prevail in league cup


Gavin Grosvenor

Robins Montgomeryshire League Cup Final

Caersws Reserves 3

Llanfair United Reserves 1

JIMMY Jones lifted the Robins Montgomeryshire League Cup after playing a starring role in Caersws Reserves final victory over Llanfair United Reserves at Latham Park on Saturday.

United made the early running with Ashley Davies firing narrowly wide from a tight angle before Aled Haynes was denied by Bluebirds goalkeeper Jamie Re.

However Caersws were soon probing for an opener at the other end with the industrious Gareth Jones firing onto the bar from the edge of the area on 20 minutes.

Eight minutes later Jones would be frustrated again after turning home Phil Jones’ left wing cross only to be ruled offside.

Phil Jones was also denied by the offside flag before Caersws finally celebrated the breakthrough their possession warranted with Charlie Jellett lobbing an advancing Mark Richards on the stroke of half-time.

The second-half was barely five minutes old when Jimmy Jones lost his marker to glance home a deep free-kick into the area from man of the match Phil Jones.

Gareth Jones also fired wide from the edge of the area before United snatched a reply and a foothold in the game after Ashley Davies raced onto Toby Evans’ throughball.

However Caersws restored their two goal advantage from kick-off with Gareth Jones latching onto a long ball which caught out the napping United defence to loft over an advancing Richards from the edge of the area.

Llanfair were galvanised but found Re in the Bluebirds goal in formidable form, denying Josh Astley from the edge of the area before twice denying Toby Evans.

Caersws could have added a fourth late on with Luke Evans and Jimmy Jones combining to release Jellett who scuffed wide but the Bluebirds had already done enough to lift the cup.

CAERSWS RES: Re, B Jones, Wainwright, Lewis, Sherwood, J Jones, N Evans, L Evans, G Jones, P Jones, Jellett. Subs: Richards, Stephens, Tranter, Morris, N Jones

LLANFAIR RES: Richards, Foulkes, Gregory, Humphreys, I Jones, O Jones, T Evans, Lewis, Astley, Haynes, Davies. Subs: B Evans, Cornish, Lloyd

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