MELIDEN reached the Normac Precision Engineering JT (Charlie) Jones Presidents Cup with a 3-1 win over Rhyl All Stars after extra time.

The Miners’ continued their excellent recent run of form to book their place in the third round on home soil, but they were made to work hard by the spirited visitors who pushed them all the way during the tie.

The home side drew first blood early on when Luke Astley converted a chance on nine minutes, but they were pegged back late on when Adam Cassidy’s finish with ten remaining sent the game into an additional 30.

Momentum swung in the hosts favour once again on 110 minutes thanks to a goal from Finley Eliden, and they wrapped up matters three minutes from the end when Scott Stuart doubled their advantage.

The North Football Association also secured a third-round berth after a dramatic penalty shootout victory at Cerrigydrudion.

Jordan Taylor was the star of the show for the away side with yet another clinical performance, firing in a treble to play a leading role in his side’s overall success.

Tirion Griffiths also despatched three opportunities for the home side to send the game into spot kicks, with NFA emerging victorious by a 3-0 score-line.

Bro Cernyw will take on Llansannan in the Premier Cup semi-final thanks to a 2-1 home win over Llandudno Athletic.

A Lloyd Hubbard brace was enough to overcome Rhys Lane’s side in an entertaining clash, with Lee Stokes netting for Athletic.