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CEN WALES SEN CUP
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Apr 30th 2002 at 19:30 Treflan
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CHALLENGE CUP / Semi-Final, 2nd leg
CUP EXIT FOR SAINTS
HOLDERS Caersws advanced to the final of the League of Wales Cup with a 2-0 passage at Treflan.
Level 1-1 from the semi-final's first leg, the Bluebirds earned a fully merited 3-1 aggregate success to set up a showdown with Cwmbran Town at Aberystwyth on Bank Holiday Monday.
The visitors made a purposeful start in their quest to retain the trophy with Graham Evans and Antony Griffiths both having early strikes well saved by keeper Gerard Doherty.
And they took the lead on 15 minutes when a spell of pressure saw Graham Evans released on the left byline and the striker's cross was neatly headed home by Sean Jehu from eight yards.
Caersws continued to provide the better movement going forward, with Evans and Andy Marfell failing to make the most of other promising openings, the latter firing wide from the edge of the box with the goal beckoning following some defensive hesitation.
TNS struggled to make any real impression, with Nicky Ward providing their best moments in the first half when volleying wide from Jodie Jenkins' right wing cross on the half hour, while the front runner also curled a free kick over the bar moments later.
Despite having their fair share of possession after the break, TNS rarely suggested they could find a way through against their determined opponents in what was the eighth time the clubs have met this term.
Chances were in short supply in a second half stalemate, but three minutes from time the hosts failed to clear a David Williams corner from the left and Mark Howells crashed the ball into the roof of the net to seal victory.
K J Parry
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