FORDEN United bid farewell to the Montgomeryshire League by overcoming Bishops Castle Town 4-3 to lift the Boys and Boden League Cup in Llansantffraid on Friday.

Charlie Edwards starred with two goals with Mike Henderson-Smith and an own goal clinching the silverware for the villagers while Castle remained in contention through a Martyn Ziemann double, an Omer Bozdag strike and an own goal.

Forden manager Jonny Roberts said: “The game was a perfect advertisement for the Montgomeryshire League. It was a high quality game between two sides who wouldn’t give up.

“Massive credit to my boys who did not know when to quit, dug in and scored two late goals to win the game and complete a perfect end of season for the club.”

Forden now prepare for the next challenge with the club expected to step up to the Mid Wales League next season.

Roberts added: “At the beginning of the season I set myself a goal to get promoted and pick up some silverware en route.

“By finishing second in the league and taking home the league cup we achieved that goal so I couldn’t be happier going into next season in the Mid Wales league.

“hen you’ve got such a quality group of lads at your disposal, who work hard for each other every week, and get on really well it makes my job easy.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to keep most of this squad together to have a crack at the higher standard next year.”

Meanwhile Roberts called upon the Central Wales Football Association (CWFA) to support Bishops Castle Town’s bid for Mid Wales League status in the near future.

The Shropshire club is currently barred by Football Association of Wales (FAW) cross border regulations but from the 2020-21 season the Mid Wales League will fall under the control of the CWFA.

Roberts said: “Bishops Castle are a quality side who made it into such an entertaining game.

“Hopefully the authorities will see sense soon and allow the team to progress higher up the pyramid where such a great club belongs.”