Barry Town to face Prestatyn in semi-final showdown; Carmarthen crash out

BARRY TOWN are the sole South Wales representatives in the Welsh Cup after Ryan Evans and Ryan Jenkins fired the Dragons into a semi-final showdown against Prestatyn Town, who had earlier dumped out Carmarthen Town.

With a second-tier side guaranteed to make the last four, Gavin Chesterfield’s side ran out deserved 2-0 winners at Huws Gray Alliance side Flint Town United, to ensure Barry made the headlines for all the right reasons, after a season of off-field uncertainty.

Evans flighted in a free-kick midway through the opening half to give Barry the lead. And Jenkins was on hand to secure the win in the second-half, pouncing on a stray back-pass to double Barry’s advantage.

Carmarthen’s dreams of a cup double were ended after David Hayes struck deep into extra-time to book Prestatyn a place into the last four – and a semi-final tie against Barry.

The game sprung into life in the second half after Geoff Kellaway fired Carmarthen ahead and the Old Gold instantly replied when Craig Hughes restored the Old Gold’s advantage after Mike Parker had levelled. Andy Parkinson forced the game into extra-time with an 82nd minute Prestatyn equaliser.

Welsh Cup Semi-Final draw:
Bangor City v The New Saints
Barry Town v Prestatyn Town

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