Cup exit for Lakesiders after extra time header.

There was no Semi Final spot for Town after Saturday afternoon’s Welsh Cup Quarter Final against Cardiff Met in wet and windy conditions at Maes Tegid.

In a game that saw chances few and far between throughout, Roscrow went close for Met with Tames combining with Henry Jones but unable to break down the Cardiff backline.

Will Evans fired wide from 10 yards prior to Burns picking out Kieran Smith who took the ball in his stride but stumbled and seeing the chance go begging.

Before the interval, Tames forced Evans to tip his edge of the box chance over the crossbar.

With both teams looking to play football across the floor, they were both cancelling each other out with more possession than chances on goal.

Smith’s cross in was pushed away by Evans, Tames pulled his shot wide from around 12 yards and a freekick soaring over the crossbar.

On the 78th minute Emlyn Lewis came incredibly close to opening the scoring when his outrageous wind-assisted strike from his own half landed on the roof of the net.

Town had a massive opportunity to take the lead when Stuart J Jones rattled the crossbar in the final minute.

With the game level at fulltime, extra time was to follow and Bala should’ve taken the lead only three minutes in as Tames went through on goal and with only the keeper to beat, squared the ball to Henry Jones but the pass was cleared by Emlyn Lewis.

The visitors took the lead on 98 minutes when Matt Neale’s ball into the area was powered in at the far post by Eliot Evans.

Bala tried to get back level as Burke’s 25 yard shot dipped over the crossbar followed by Hayes’ close range chance smothered by Evans but it was too little too late for the Lakesiders.

A disappointing afternoon for the Lakesiders who need to regroup ahead of next week’s game at Caernarfon.

Photos by Naomi Jones

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