Blast from the Past: Gwalchmai away – 2010/2011 Welsh Cup campaign

Gwalchmai 1 – 4 Port Talbot
November 6th 2010

The Blues’ 2009/2010 Welsh Cup campaign under Mark Jones still holds fresh in the memories of many Blues fans, who went up in bus loads for the Cup final against Bangor City.

The next season saw the Blues attempt to go one further, their campaign began with a victory over Cwmbran Celtic in the second round before the third round draw saw them drawn against Angelsey based minnows Gwalchmai.

The hosts had dubbed the fixture as the biggest match in their history and the build-up had evidently worked by kick off, with a large crowd welcoming both teams to the pitch.

The Blues opened the scoring early on when a Lloyd Grist cross found the run of Martin Rose, who headed the ball into the net.

Galchmai equalised with a strong shot from Paul Tilbury.

A diving punch from a home defender gifted the Blues a penalty kick, with Rose converting from the spot to make it 2-1.

Luke Bowen scored just before the break to make it 3-1 for the visitors.

Port Talbot’s place in the fourth round of the competition was sealed after half-time following a goal from Liam McCreesh.

Images courtesy of Andrew Gilman

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