THE dust has finally settled after Guilsfield's historic Nathaniel MG Cup victory over Prestatyn Town in midweek.

Guilsfield reached their first ever national semi-final after a tense win on penalties against JD Cymru North rivals Prestatyn in front of a large crowd at the Clos Mytton.

Guilsfield had beaten the visitors 3-1 earlier in the season but this was a different proposition with a new management team in place.

The home side had a shocking start by conceding at the first corner in the third minute with Kurtis Pearson given time at the edge of the box to rifle home.


Guilsfield steadied after this early setback and set about to find the equaliser.

Prestatyn stopper Mike Jones made a couple of great point blank saves to keep out the Guils who trailed at the break.

The second half was all Guilsfield and again Jones was the busiest keeper, foiling the home attacks time and again.

However, with the game nearing the final 15 minutes Guilsfield got their deserved equaliser after a corner evaded the away defence and Adam Knott bundled the ball in at the far post. 

The game went to penalties and home keeper Robbie Williams was the hero.

After Prestatyn has crashed their first spot kick against the bar, the ex-TNS youngster went on to thwart the remaining penalties and with Guilsfield netting each of their spot kicks to win 3-0 and join TNS, Swansea Under 21s and either Pontypridd or Cardiff Met in the semi final.