THE NEW SAINTS U19 1-0 NEWTOWN U19
FAW WELSH YOUTH CUP 3RD ROUND
PLAYED AT PARK HALL STADIUM, OSWESTRY
SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2018
MATCH REPORT BY DAVID FIGG
The New Saints’ Under 19 team are through to the Quarter Finals of the FAW Welsh Youth Cup after a 1-0 home win over fellow JD Welsh Premier Development League (North) side Newtown in a keenly competitive affair at Park Hall Stadium on Sunday.
What would ultimately prove to be the only goal came in the 31st minute when Finn Jeffries playued a one two with Ismail Ozdemir on the left before Jeffries fed Ozdemir, whose first time cross found Ethan Short who took a touch before sending a swerving right foot shot from 17 yards into Newtown keeper Archie Jones’ top left hand corner for a stunning strike.
The game ended on a sour note for Short when, having already been shown a yellow card by Welshpool referee Patrick Wilding for dissent in the 73rd minute, he was shown a second yellow in the 86th minute for a bad tackle on Newtown’s Keane Marks and sent off to leave Saints to battle on with 10 men for the last 4 minutes plus added time.
The final blast of referee Wilding’s whistle after an eventual 6 minutes 35 seconds of added time at the end confirmed Saints’ place in the Quarter Finals.
Saints: Lewis Dutton, Matt Cole, Alex Cadman, Aaron Lloyd, Ethan Short, Josh Bailey, Finn Jeffries, Louis Bradford, Alex Brownhill, James Rutter, Ismail Ozdemir. Subs: Liam Ihekwoaba (not used), Harry Woledge 69), Luis Edwards (for Rutter 90+5), Owen Jones (not used).
Newtown: Archie Jones, Jack Francis, Keane Marks, Cameron Mills, Dewi Hughes, Jake Mann, Jamie Evans, Sam Hoyle, Tommy Jones, Will Evans, Taylor Wozencraft. Subs: Xaver Matisse (for Mann 65), Jack Bright (for Wozencraft 82).
The draw for the Quarter Finals took place on Monday lunchtime and The New Saints have been drawn at home to fellow JD Welsh Premier Development League (North) side Cefn Druids.
Druids made it through to the Quarter Finals with a 3-1 away win over local rivals Brickfield Rangers.
Saints lost 0-2 at home to Druids in the league on 9th September but have since rattled off 7 consecutive wins
(5 league, 2 FAW Welsh Youth Cup) and at the time of writing are in 3rd place in the table, 3 points behind leaders Druids.
The other ties in the last eight see Cardiff City drawn at home to Llanelli Town, holders Swansea City at home to Merthyr Town and Cardiff Met University at home to Llandudno.
The ties are due to be played on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Lead image courtesy of Salop Sports Photography. More from the game HERE.