Llanrhaeadr YM 2-1 Builth Wells

Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant are through to the semi-final of the Central Wales Cup after strikes from Dan Kelly and Khyam Wyton gave them the edge against Builth Wells.

But the Bulls will ponder what might have been after a spirited performance which saw them push the Huws Gray Alliance side right up until the final whistle at a wintry Treflan.

The teams emerged to an unseasonable hailstorm over North Powys, and the brisk conditions seemed to spark the home side into life early on as Iwan Matthews and Joe Vaughan combined on the edge of the penalty area to give the Vaughan an early chance to open the scoring, but his fierce effort whistled wide of the post.

But the early pressure paid off when Marc Griffiths’ deflected header fell kindly for Kelly on the edge of the area, the Llan centre-back smashing home on the volley to give the home side the advantage.

The hosts doubled their advantage from the penalty spot midway through the second half when Matthews was inexplicably dragged back in the penalty area while heading well away from goal, before Wyton kept his cool from 12 yards to give Llanrhaeadr a commanding lead.

The Bulls should have had one back moments later when neat play from Josh Pryce lead to a narrow escape for the hosts, and Builth reduced the arrears with 5 minutes remaining.

But despite a spirited late salvo Llan held on and will now face Llanidloes Town for a place in the final against Berriew.