West Wales Intermediate Cup Round Three:

Trostre Sports 2-4 Merlins Bridge

There was a great cup win on the road for Merlins Bridge yesterday as they overcame heavy pitch conditions to beat Trostre Sports.

The Wizards were level at 2-2 at the break, but then produced a dominant second half display to score twice more without reply.

It was Adam Hawkins who gave Bridge the perfect start after just two minutes, scoring with a crisp back post volley.

But then Nathan Thomas' men lost their way somewhat, and after Chris Waters levelled for Trostre with a free kick, Ashley Lewis headed in to put the home side ahead.

It stayed that way until until two minutes before half time, when Simon Thomas pulled Bridge back level with a sublime 25 yard free kick.

And the second half way then one way traffic, with Will Haworth giving the visitors a deserved lead after by in a Hawkins cross.

The latter continued to threaten down the right hand side while Peter Thomas stood out in midfield as The Wizards continued to create chances, with striker Nathan Greene twice being denied by the woodwork.

It was Thomas' midfield partner Luke Hayward who then made the game safe as he drove home a fourth - leaving Thomas content with his side now into round four.

"We dominated the second half and probably should of won by a few more goals," he told Telegraph Sport.

"The pitch was in poor condition but we came through it." 

Merlins Bridge: Gary Thomas, Matthew D'Ivry, Andrew John, Richard Hughes, Simon Thomas, Peter Thomas, Ashloey Beck, Luke Hayward, Will Haworth, Nathan Greene, Adam Hawkins.

Subs: Chris Ormond, Dai Davies, Joey George.