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CONNAH'S Quay lifted the Welsh Cup for the first time in their history with a 4-1 victory over Aberystwyth Town at Newtown's Latham Park, a result which ensures automatic European qualification for Bala Town.

Dominant Nomads sealed the success with three first-half goals, opening their account when Michael Bakare latched on to a long ball before steering it past keeper Chris Mullock.

Michael Wilde added another three minutes later and, after being denied from a header by an assistant's flag, added his second with a well-taken finish.

Ryan Wade got the Seasiders back into the game on the stroke of half time and the Black & Greens came close to another when Malcolm Melvin's powerful drive hit the underside of the crossbar and appeared to cross the line before being gratefully clutched by John Danby.

But the win was sealed in the closing moments when Andy Owens added a fourth to end the hopes of former Nomads' boss Nev Powell, now in charge of Aberystwyth.