YNYNSTAWE progressed to the last sixteen of the West Wales Cup on Saturday (Dec 11) as they beat Merlins Bridge 4-0 in Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire side went into the game unbeaten in five games in all competitions while Ynystawe hadn’t played since November 27.

The Swansea side started the game well and Rory Smitham put them ahead with only two minutes gone.

It remained 1-0 until half time but the Wizards remained confident they could turn the game around in the second half.

Ynystawe had a goal disallowed early in the second half but they did not have to wait much longer for their second goal.

The ball was played through for Rees Harris and he fired the ball in past Bridge keeper James Dickson.

Just a minute later it was 3-0 as Chris Hole had enough time to curl the ball into the net.

That all but ended the home side’s hopes of getting into the next round but they still looked to get themselves back in the game.

Scott Ferney saw a shot tipped over by Ynystawe keeper Richard Mansell. The resulting corner came to nothing.

Any lingering hopes the Wizards had evaporated with nine minutes to go as Richard Hughes was sent off.

Substitute Ethan Parry put the seal on the win as he scored in injury time to make it 4-0.