Montgomery Town FC win the J Emrys Morgan Cup in an eight goal

By Alun Foulkes

thriller against Waterloo Rovers at Latham Park, Newtown.

Montgomery Town FC lifted the prestigious Emrys Morgan Cup for the first time in their history following a 5-3 victory over Waterloo Rovers Football Club in this afternoon's final played at Latham Park.
The Canaries broke the deadlock in the sixth minute when Tom Evans shifted the ball on to his right foot and fired a 25 yard rocket into the top corner of the net. Waterloo Rovers levelled the score in the 33rd minute when Owain Richards' deflected cross from out of the right flank deceived Montgomery Town goalkeeper Jake Baker and found its way into the far corner of the net. The Welshpool club went ahead four minutes later when Henry Watkins clinically found the corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area after a free-kick was only partially cleated by the Canaries' defence. Rovers were then reduced to ten men shortly before the break when young goalkeeper Jack Williams was shown a red card by referee Steve Bradford for handling the ball outside his penalty area. The Clostanymur outfit then went and equalised in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Thomas Halliday latched on to a Ryan Davies through ball before lifting the ball over replacement goalkeeper Ian Macleod.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, Waterloo Rovers were reduced to nine men when Owain Richards was shown his second yellow card within the space of three minutes. Montgomery Town took full advantage of the extra men and regained the lead four minutes later when Evans netted his second of the afternoon after finding the top corner of the net from just outside the penalty area. The Canaries made it 4-2 in the 82nd minute when Jack Williams lobbed Macleod from the edge of the penalty area. Waterloo were not finished and reduced the arrears immediately after the restart courtesy of Matthew Brasenell. Any hope of levelling the match were dashed when Montgomery Town sealed victory and the cup in the second minute of stoppage when Williams netted his second goal of this entertaining final before captain Aled Davies received the trophy from FAW Council member Wyn Lewis following the final whistle.

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