CCL Gill Cup quarter final

Iscoed Tafarn 7 Undy Athletic 0

ISCOED Tafarn booked their place in the semis with a convincing victory, although manager Ashley Edinborough was far from happy, writes Bob Cypher.

Tafarn were first up on the 3G surface and two early goals for Callum Ford set the scene.

Despite adding five more goals, Tafarn boss Edinborough was not pleased with his team’s performance.

“I’m furious,” he said after the match.

“Undy had only 11 players and it was obvious early on that their goalkeeper isn’t in that position regularly.

“I was fuming because we should have scored more goals,” he insisted.

It’s true that his players performed at speed but Edinborough was constantly urging them to take their time, and with 10 minutes left he berated one player for being “too casual” after he broke free but fired into the side netting.

Leading 2-0 at the break, Edinborough brought on Josh Codd for the second half and, almost immediately, the striker set up Josh Edinborough for the third goal.

Minutes later, Codd again crossed for Edinborough junior to add his second for 4-0.

Codd then took centre stage, scoring twice before Corey Woodward rounded off the victory.

To be fair to Undy, they put up stubborn resistance, changing their keeper in an effort to shore up an overworked defence, but there was to be no consolation goal as Tafarn’s defence and midfield kept them at bay.

Craig Owen, Tom Turner and Sean Johnson were in fine form and keeper Chris Jackson was solid between the sticks.