West Wales Cup quarter final: Carew 3-2 Mumbles Rangers

Shaun Whitfield grabbed a dramatic late winner for Carew who have reached the last four of the West Wales Cup for the second season in a row.

Mumbles Rangers, currently sitting ninth in the Swansea League Division One took a two-goal lead with barely 20 minutes on the clock.

A handling error by Rooks keeper Tom Davies led to a penalty that Joe Inman scored.

The visitors continued to put the Rooks under pressure, Sam Allchurch added a second with a simple tap-in and Rangers also hit the bar as Carew struggled to cope with wave after wave of attacks.

But then on the 30 minute mark they pulled a goal back. Jordan Richards’ fierce shot was parried and Sam Christopher drilled in from eight yards.

That goal inspired Carew and they didn’t have to wait long before they levelled matters. A customary Whitfield long throw in the box was met with a far post header by Jack Christopher to make it 2-2 half time.

The Rooks had a strong tail wind at their backs for the second period as they dominated possession and territory. Richards smashed a direct free kick against the crossbar.

But right at the death Whitfield was Carew’s hero, the defender unleashing an unstoppable shot from 12 yards which flew in the top corner.

Carew: Tom Davies, Shaun Whitfield, Zac Rowell, Jack Christopher, Max Brindley, Iwan Izzard, Spencer Williams, Alex Bayley, Lloyd Hughes, Scott Ferney, Jordan Richards. Subs: Ian Darbyshire, Tom Grover, James Hinchliffe, Scott Richards.

Mumbles Rangers: Russel Cleverley, Aaron Houhman, Alex Smith, Lee Watson, Liam Brown, Harrison Davies, Joe Inman, Sam Thomas, Sam Allchurch, Tom Harris, Ethan Young. Subs: Nathan Ebenezer, Theo Francis, Dan Hall, Andy Jones.