THERE was very little to choose between two very competitive teams at Underhill Park, Mumbles, in this West Wales Premier League Cup game for a place in the semi-final against Penlan.
The first half saw Dafen take the lead in the 32nd minute when Rangers goalkeeper Geraint Davies was adjudged to have pushed a Dafen player over and a penalty was awarded. Up stepped Dafen’s Lennon Evans who scored from the penalty kick.
It took Rangers just seven minutes to get an equaliser as Rangers midfielder Colin Harris set up his Captain Chrissy Allen to score.
The second half saw Dafen, also known as The Bluebirds, re-take the lead in the 53rd minute when Ranger’s keeper Geraint Davies could only parry a shot at goal which fell into the path of Dafen’s Elliott Jones to apply the finish.
Ironically it was seven minutes on when Rangers Captain Chrissy Allen got his second goal of the game after some good work from team mate Jordan Lloyd-Evans.
The two teams could not be separated as the final whistle blew for full time. Even after two period of extra time neither side could find a winner.
A nervous penalty shootout took place and it was honours to Mumbles Rangers keeper Geraint Davies who made two good stops to enable Rangers to come out on top by 7-6.
An excellent cup tie at Underhill Park and Mumbles will now look forward to their semi-final tie with Penlan with that game taking place this Saturday, April 16.
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