Blaenavon Blues 0 Dafen Welfare 2

BLAENAVON Blues crashed out of the FAW Trophy at the fourth round stage at the weekend, beaten by visiting Dafen Welfare of the Carmarthenshire League Premier Division.

The Blues started the game well and enjoyed more than their fair share of possession in the opening 15 minutes. After the early exchanges the visitors got stronger and passed the ball around with confidence.

After creating numerous chances during the opening 35 minutes, with Blues ’keeper Lee Jones producing several outstanding saves, the visitors finally broke the deadlock in a goalmouth scramble when midfielder Dean Jenkins fired home.

After some stern words at half time the Blues came out with more vigour and, enjoying more possession, they pushed forward but found the visitors’ defence to difficult to break down.

Dafen doubled their lead with ten minutes remaining through Andrew Gardner.

Dafen fully deserved their victory which puts the Blues out of all cup competitions, leaving them to concentrate on securing Gwent County Division One football.

That quest starts this weekend when the Blues travel a short distance to face Clydach Wasps, kick-off 2pm at Clydach Rec.