West Wales Intermediate Cup – Round 4: Rhos 5-4 Neyland (after extra time)

Neyland blew a great chance to reach the last eight of the competition at Rhos who finished the game with nine men.

The Nomads led 4-2 but conceded two late goals to force tie into extra time. The Neath Premier outfit went on to nick the tie when they were down to nine men.

On the twenty-minute mark the visitors took the lead when prolific striker Jason Griffiths side-footed home.

But the hosts got themselves right back in the tie when Tom Harrison equalised from outside the box and a quick counterattack led to Josh Williams scoring to give the home outfit a slender 2-1 half time cushion.

After the break the visitors dominated proceedings. On fire Griffiths grabbed two goals, the striker equalised when he rounded the keeper, and then he was on target to complete his hat-trick.

Rhos were then reduced to ten-men, and the Nomads took advantage and added a fourth as Bellerby got on the end of Nick Koomen’s pinpoint cross.

At this point the visitors looked home and dry, but the ten-men hosts rallied and scored to quick goals through a Sean Hannon own goal and Will Launchbury to force the tie into extra time.

Rhos went down to nine men and in the 116th minute up popped Louis Lloyd to score the winner.

Neyland: Jake Payne, Nick Koomen, Andrew Kemp, Sean Hannon, Will Hughes, Max Bowman-Davies, Mike Chandler, Wayne Parry, Nico Morrison, Patrick Bellerby, Jason Griffiths. Subs: Olly Hughes, Joel Williams, Will Clews, Joe Campodonic, Dylan Rowland.