Under 13's - Report
More cup success for u13s
After a good win against Johnstown, Coedpoeth faced another tough game in the Joe Jones Memorial Cup against Chirk.
Indeed, Coedpoeth made a solid start with Meical Owen, Aled Edwards and Matthew Evans all having chances to score.
Chirk responded with a 20 yard strike on goal, but Ollie made a great save. From the corner Tom made a good clearance in a very even game. Chirk made the breakthrough though with a fine lob which gave Ollie no chance in goal.
The response from Coedpoeth could not have been better. Attacking straight from the restart Meical Owen curled a right foot shot into the corner of the net to level matters.
Chirk had more defending to do with Aled and Matthew again going close.
The Chirk keeper did well to keep the score level in the second half with a good save after Matthew got in a good position. Reece Pinkerton was also unlucky putting a chance wide from a corner and also going close with a free kick from long range.
Ollie still had to be alert and made another good save with Chirk pressing for a goal which increasingly looked like it would decide the game.
Despite Chirk having plenty of earlier territory and possession they could not create any clear cut chances with good Coedpoeth defending. Aled again went close, as did Josh Jones with a good effort from distance. The Chirk keeper again did well to deny Aled, and making an excellent tackle on Meical after he looked to round keeper. With extra time looking imminent Chirk had what looked an easy chance to win the game but put a free header wide.
So Coedpoeth faced extra time for the second time this season. Matthew, Aled and Meical all had further chances, Robert Jones also having a shot saved. However with Chirk hitting the bar from 25 yards after some slack marking in midfield, the prospect of a penalty shoot out loomed. The game ended with Chirk celebrating the draw with some relief after surviving a late goalmouth scramble, so it was down to the lottery of the penalty shoot out.
Chirk scored their first two attempts to put the pressure on Coedpoeth, but lots of credit must go to Ollie making two good saves. Tom Williams and Reece Pinkerton held their nerve to keep Coedpoeth in the frame, and so it came down to Alex Jenkins-Jones who stepped up to send Coedpoeth through to the next round when they will once again face Borras Park Albion.