JOHNSTON, Milford United, Kilgetty and Herbrandston all reached the semi-finals of the Division 2 Cup following wins on Saturday (Apr 2).
Johnston 3-1 Merlins Bridge seconds
JOHNSTON went ahead late in the first half, Tom Jago scoring shortly before the break.
On the stroke of half time the Tigers were awarded a penalty and Craig Bendall scored from the spot to put the home side in a strong position.
Kieran Walker scored three minutes from the end to all but seal Johnston’s passage into the last four.
The Wizards pulled a goal back later on but it was just a consolation for the visitors.
Kilgetty 2-0 Hakin United seconds
Kilgetty started on the front foot knowing Hakin would make it difficult which they tried to do but the home side’s attitude and commitment to press the ball early on caused Hakin a lot of problems.
The first goal came from a long ball over the top which the Hakin defenders didn’t deal with and Lloyd Hughes rounded a couple defenders to coolly stroke home.
By this time Kilgetty were well on top keeping hakin to a couple of shots from distance. Not long after the first goal a cross field ball evaded everyone bar 16 year old Oscar Miles at the back post to take a touch to slot home.
Kilgetty then saw a few chances go begging, first Ollie Griffiths couldn’t sought his feet out after a great run by Henry Lawrence, then not long after there was a goal mouth scramble which fell to Ollie Griffiths again but unfortunately the ball hit the cross bar and went over.
Just before half time another great opportunity arrived this time from a corner which was swung in by Lloyd Hughes and the impressive Josh Bevan rose above everyone to powerfully guide his header straight into the back of a Hakin defender.
Hakin were still trying to make it difficult for Kilgetty in the second half with a few tackles flying in by both teams but the home side were in control, keeping Hakin at bay with a few corners and free kicks.
Kilgetty manager Robbie Beynon added: “All in all I was delighted with the way we played, the way we pressed the ball etc and obviously delighted to go into the next round of the competition.”
Herbrandston 5-2 St Clears
St Clears took the lead in this game as Jon Seeley scored after five minutes but goals from Craig Beach and two from Scott Reid put Herbie 3-1 up.
At the start of the second half the Saints were awarded a penalty but Seeley could not convert from the spot.
Reid then made them pay as he completed his hat trick and then converted a penalty to make it 5-1.
Nick Squire pulled a goal back late on but it was just a consolation for the Saints.
Solva 0-3 Milford United
Owen Wilson put Milford United ahead midway through the first half and two second half goals from Liam Parr proved enough to send Milford into the semi-finals.
The route to the final has already been drawn and Saturday’s results mean we now know the semi-final line-up.
Kilgetty will host Herbrandston and Milford United are at home against Johnston.
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