PICTURE by Wynne Evans
BRYNGWRAN Bulls have claimed their second piece of silverware of the season with a 2-1 win (AET) over Mynydd Tigers in the Dargie Cup final.
Having alreadybeaten The Tigers 3-0 in the Lucas Oil Cup final back in March, The Bulls piled more misery onto them last night.
Mynydd had looked for all the world like they were going to walk away as Dargie champions for most of the match at Nantporth.
PICTURE: Wynne Evans.
In a tight game between the two evenly matched sides, goalscoring opportunities were very rare throughout as both defences stood strong.
The initial break through came on 49mins when Wisdom Janes fired The Tigers in front. Most would have expected Mark Hughes’ side to be crowned champions from there on out, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Having stood strong for so long, Mynydd’s defence fell apart when they conceded an equaliser on 67mins as Bulls defender Hari Jones scored after a free kick was floated in.
Insult was added to Mynydd’s injury in Extra Time when a mistake at the back cost them the Trophy.
An error on the half way line allowed striker Nathan Lewis to break and he made no mistake to slot home and hand Bryngwran yet another Cup.
PICTURE: Nathan Lewis is mobbed after his winner in the 113′ minute. Taken by Wynne Evans.
Bulls manager Richard Owen was delighted to add another trophy success to his ever-growing cabinet.
“Our target at the start of this season was to hopefully get one trophy and we’ve already doubled that,” he said.
“We’re still in with a chance of another two as well, which is unreal.
“We are over the moon to have beaten Mynydd for the fifth time this season as well.
“To come back from a goal down the way we did shows how strong of a squad we have at our disposal with our subs making a huge impact.”
PICTURE: Bulls manager Owen with The Dargie Cup. Taken by Wynne Evans.
Mynydd, a squad predominantly made up of young players, will feel very hard done by by the outcome of this one.
They will now be looking to take ultimate revenge in the Kon-X Anglesey League title decider when the two sides meet again on May 26.
After the match, a disheartened Mynydd Tigers management team released the following statement:
“Well that was a hard one to take, a real sickner in all honesty.
“We’ve now got to dust ourselves down for our title decider (on May 26) and most certainly stop making the same mistakes over and over again.”
AFE would like to say a big congratulations to Richard Owen and Bryngwran Bulls on yet another success!
In today’s match, Valley bounced back from a recent bad run of results to beat Bodorgan 9-4 in a Kon-X Anglesey League thriller.
A Luke Allaway hat-trick and an Osian Williams goal was not enough for the home side as Valley found form.
Goals from Justin Williams (3), Konner Druce, Mark Hamblin, Luke Miles, Marc Wilson, Nik Kontodios and Jordie Lees gave Barry Rowlands’ side an emphatic victory.