Guilsfield 0 Porthmadog 2

GUILSFIELD were stung by two goals in as many minutes as Porthmadog claimed glory at Clos Mytton.

The North Wales side began on the front foot with the hosts indebted to goalkeeper Mike Jones to save at the feet of Dale Davies and Shaun Cavanagh.

Cavanagh was also denied by the bar with a well struck 25 yard shot as Porthmadog continued to ask all the questions early on.

However the Guils were presented with a golden chance to break the deadlock on 19 minutes after Adam Jenkins was impeded in the area only for the resulting spot kick from Steve Blenkinsop to be saved by goalkeeper Paul Pritchard.

Porthmadog continued to dominate with home goalkeeper Jones kept busy to tip away Jay Gibbs’ free-kick and a Josh Banks headed effort.

Dale Davies also headed wide for the visitors as the half ended goalless.

Guilsfield started the second-half on top with Jenkins’ deflected free-kick forcing Pritchard into action before the Guils striker was denied by another top save from the visiting stopper.

Ceri James also cleared his lines to deny a goalbound effort from Callum Bromley following a goalmouth scramble.

However the Guils suffered a double blow with Jack Richards and Chris Cathrall forced off through injury which saw Porthmadog regain the momentum.

On 72 minutes the deadlock was finally broken with Gibbs and Sion Edwards combining on the left wing to tee up Iwan Lewis to blast home from the edge of the area.

The Guils almost levelled seconds later only for Blenkinsop to steer a header wide.

Guilsfield were punished a minute later with Gibbs’ throughball releasing Cavanagh to slot past Jones.

Guilsfield went close to reducing the arrears with another Jenkins free-kick scrambled off their line but Porthmadog had already done enough to savour victory in Mid Wales.

GUILSFIELD: Jones, Bromley, Parry (Clifton), Rogers, Litchfield, James, Jenkins, Ford, Blenkinsop, Cathrall (Harris), Richards (Weetman).