NEWTOWN were made to rue missed chances as a ruthless Bangor University ran out 7-2 winners in the All Wales Men’s Trophy quarter-final in Colwyn Bay.

Town made the trip with confidence and aiming to book a home date with Swansea in the next round in March.

However it was the students who won the day in Colwyn Bay to leave the Mid Wales side wonder what might have been.

Goals from Richard Jones and Gareth Preece proved consolation for Newtown as Bangor stormed to victory.

Newtown captain Tom Hillidge remained upbeat despite the result and end to the club’s trophy run.

“It was a very competitive game of hockey although the score didn’t reflect this,” said Hillidge. “Arguably it was the best hockey we’ve played all season.”

The sides were level pegging at 1-1 for most of the half before a succession of penalties left Town 4-1 down and facing an uphill struggle.

Despite reducing the arrears after the break the North Wales side sealed victory with three goals from penalties to complete the scoring.

Hillidge said: “We created a lot of attacking opportunities and unlucky not to capitalise on more of them in the second-half.

“The game could have been different if we had of taken the chances but all in all it was a fantastic performance from the lads.”

Meanwhile Presteigne endured a day to forget with a 6-0 defeat at Gwent in division one of the South Wales Women’s Premier League.

Rachel Hillier revelled with a four goal haul while Alice Mundy and Rosie Davey completed the tally.

Elsewhere a second-half collapse saw Radnor slump to a 5-1 defeat at division one promotion rivals Llandysul.

Hayley Price netted for Radnor but two goals from Erin Morgan and strikes from Elen Louise, Michelle Davies and Sioned Lewis ensured Llandysul the spoils.

Elsewhere Llanfait Caereinion toasted a 3-1 win at home to Ruthin in division one of the North Wales League with Ffion Lewis, Louise Wilde and Lauren Bellison-Hodge on target.