Year 8 Welsh Cup
The Welsh Schools Cup…the big one that all schools want to win! Starting right from the very beginning of the academic year, with teams battling it out in the regional rounds to make it through to the National Rounds. The draw was made, and our Year 8’s faced Rhydywaun at Home in Round 1. A dominant performance saw our Boys take a 6-1 win after a hatrick from M.Evans, 2 goals from T. Weaver and another from T.Maggs. Round 1 navigated, into Round 2 we moved where an away tie v Y Pant faced us. Another dominant display from our boys saw an infatic win v Y Pant will some beautiful play around the park. Rogers, Evans, Vale and Gallagher all getting on the score sheet numerous times to take home the win and a place in the 3rd Round for after Half Term. A great start to the campaign, but we knew it was going to get harder the further we progressed.
Next up, Garth Olwg – an away trip down to them. The game started slow with a tough first half, but after an inspired half time team talk from Manager Mr Jones, the boys got going and the got into their best play. An 8-1 victory after goals for Morgans (x2), Hopkins (x2), Weaver, Rogers, Evans and Gallagher-Price saw us grab the win and a place in the Regional Finals was ours…the next opponent Afon Taf, home on Pentre Park. We dominated the ball for the opening few minutes, missing a couple of chances to grab that first goal but we remained calm and composed and went again and again. Finally, the deadlock was broken after an opening goal for Vale – after this there was no stopping us! Rogers scored 2, with goals for Evans, Maggs and Kingsbury to add to the total earning us a 6-0 win after a dominant display. Regional final won, a place in the National Rounds and Last 16 of Wales now awaits. “I am so proud of the boys; they have produced some wonderful performances up to this point. They’ve scored 34 goals and conceded just 2…now that’s some impressive stats! We know it’s going to get tougher from here as we enter the National Rounds, but we are ready to pit ourselves against the best in Wales and we fully believe that we belong in that category too. We will take it one game at a time and hopefully will bring the Cup home to Treorchy!” – Mr Jones (Manager)