Senior Cup quarter final: Monkton Swifts 6-1 St Clears

Monkton Swifts had far too much fire power for brave St Clears to cope with as they struck six goals to reach the last four of the Senior Cup.

It was Joe Lewis’ Swifts outfit who took the lead in the 15th minute, Chris Richards making no mistake with a left foot finish after good work from Dlan Davies.

However, the Saints hit back within five minutes, Ceri Phillips unleashing a low strike that beat home keeper Michael Murray.

Five minutes before half time and the Swifts restored the lead though as Richards and Ryan Griffiths combined to set up Ben Steele, who drilled a shot past Iestyn Scourfield from 16 yards out.

After the interval and the Swifts raised the tempo and put the Saints under the cosh. Dylan Davies added the third ten minutes after the break with a composed finish. Five minutes later and Davies grabbed his second, latching onto Ryan Griffiths’ cross for goal number four.

In the 70th minute the Swifts added the fifth as Steele srounded Scourfield to score and then Blake James ran from halfway to complete the rout - and secure the Swifts a place in the last four.

Monkton Swifts: Michael Murray, Ben Nicholas, Jake Seaton, Shaun Jones, Rhodri Davies, Blake James, Thomas Powell, Chris Richards, Ryan Griffiths, Daniel Scourfield, Ben Steele. Subs: Dylan Davies, Jason Finnegan, Lewis Davies.

St Clears: Iestyn Scourfield, Ceri Phillips, Nick Squire, Martin Thomas, Danny Peters, Jon Seeley, Nathan Evans, Kyran Lewis, Aidan Rainbow, Jonny Thomas, Steve Thomas. Subs: Josh Jones, Jason Baxter, Jamie Thomas.

Referee: David Badger.