HUWS GRAY CUP SEMI FINAL
FLINT TOWN UNITED 1-1 PRESTATYN TOWN
(after extra time, Flint Town United won 5-4 on penalties)
They are now undisputed league champions – but even when thrust back into business four days after winning the Huws Gray Alliance title, Prestatyn Town faced a familiar conclusion to a familiar storyline this season that has probably been their one key weakness – going out of cup competitions on spot kicks.
Up until a couple of weeks ago, their defeat by Bangor City in the Nathaniel MG Cup marked their only competitive loss of the season. Heartache was to follow for Jack Lewis when he missed his penalty against Gap Connah’s Quay, thus ending their Welsh Cup adventure at the quarter final stage.
At Cae-y-Castell on Tuesday night, Prestatyn were coming face to face with a Silkmen side still depleted after being reduced to eight men against Porthmadog last night – yet United were ahead through Kyle Smith after just six minutes. Jack Kenny produced the equaliser, springing the offside trap after a free kick had been cleared on 13 minutes.
Little else but chance and half chance followed up to the end of extra time – including what looked to be a goalbound header from Jack Lewis which was narrowly kept out and a fanciful 35 yard shot from Alec Williams, tipped away by the home keeper.
At the spot kicks, Lewis redeemed himself for his Welsh Cup error, but goal scorer Kenny saw his saved – and Prestatyn’s hopes of making it a double were dashed.