FAW Welsh Cup Round 7
Sun 8 May 2011 / Parc Y Scarlets
Alan Bull 51'
|15' Rhys Griffiths
20' Craig Moses
60' Rhys Griffiths
64' Chris Venables
|Llanelli lift the cup for the first time
LLANELLI lifted the Welsh Cup for the first-time in their history by ending Bangor City's 22-game unbeaten run in the competition.
City had not lost a tie since Nev Powell's appointment as manager four years ago, but the Reds rarely looked back after forging a two-goal lead inside five first-half minutes.
Jason Bowen and Antonio Corbisiero had already made hay down the right hand flank in the early stages before Bowen's cross was headed-in from 12 yards by prolific marksman Rhys Griffiths after 15 minutes.
Man-of-the-match Corbisiero then supplied the delivery for Craig Moses to net with a header at the far post.
City must have breathed a sigh of relief to be still in the game at half-time, with Ashley Evans going close with a 20-yarder and keeper Paul Smith saving a Wyn Thomas header before tipping-over a power drive from Moses, who missed a great chance for a third soon after the break.
His miskick in front of a gaping goal saw Bangor reduce the arrears within a minute, Alan Bull heading-in from Peter Hoy's deep cross.
Briefly a comeback looked on the cards as Chris Jones twice fired over the angle but, when the holders failed to clear a Chris Venables corner, Smith could not stop a Griffiths volley from restoring the two-goal cushion.
Four minutes later it was all over when Venables hit a superb 15-yarder into the far corner and only a fine one-on-one stop from Smith prevented Moses from adding a fifth in the final minute.
Mark Smyth > Clive Williams 62'
Eddie Jebb > Alan Bull 75'
Sion Edwards > Chris Jones 75'
|74' Jordan Follows > Jason Bowen
Chris Roberts 66'
Peter Hoy 70'
Dave Morley 71'
Mark Smyth 77'
Mark Petch (Deganwy)