ABER’S WAIT FOR WELSH CUP GLORY CONTINUES

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ABERYSTWYTH Town’s long wait for Welsh Cup glory continues after Connah’s Quay registered a comprehensive 4-1 win in front of a bumper crowd at Newtown’s Latham Park on Sunday.

The Cambrian News reported “The Deesiders shone in the glorious conditions as they emerged as deserved winners of the prestigious silverware for the first time in their club’s history.

In front of a crowd of 1,455, the dominant Nomads ultimately sealed the success with three first-half goals, as Aber failed to deal with mounting pressure.

Livewire Michael Bakare opened their account when he latched on to a long ball before steering it past keeper Chris Mullock midway through the half.

Michael Wilde added another three minutes later and, after being denied another from a header by an assistant’s flag, he added his second with a well-taken finish.

Ryan Wade, however, got the Seasiders back into the game on the stroke of half time when he netted with a superb header from a corner to snatch a lifeline.

The Seasiders came close to another when Malcolm Melvin’s powerful drive hit the underside of the bar, but the win was sealed in the closing moments when substitute Andy Owens added a fourth – and Aberystwyth’s 118 year wait to get their hands on the trophy goes on.

For the full match report and all the reaction from the match see this week’s Aberystwyth edition” here.

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