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Flint secure a place in Welsh Youth Cup final

By Nigel Sheen
Flint’s U19 Development side cam through a tense penalty shoot out in yesterday’s Welsh Youth Cup semi final against Caerau Ely at Newtown to claim their place in the final. The young Silkmen emerged victorious on penalties winning the shootout 4-3 after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of normal time.
Caerau Ely had opened the scoring on 38 minutes through Daniel Bowen, before Flint hit back on the stroke of half time with a goal from Ben Hughes, who had featured on the bench for the first team in Friday night’s game against TNS.
The second half remained goalless, despite Flint having to play the last ten minutes or so with ten men following the dismissal of Morgan Roberts, who was shown a straight red following a challenge. And so we entered a penalty shoot out.
Both sides scored their first two penalties, with Hughes and Harvey Andrews on target for Flint. When Ely, who went first in the shootout, netted their third, and Joe Davis missed with his effort, it was advantage to the South Walians. But two consecutive misses from Ely, with Harley Brindley-Peagram scoring Flint’s fourth meant James Dunseath had the opportunity to win it for Flint when he stepped up to take his side’s fifth penalty. And he kept his cool to slot home and book a place in the final for his side.
Flint’s opponents in the final will be TNS, who beat Penybont 4-1 in the earlier match. The game will take place on Sunday April 3rd, at a venue to be announced.