Penycae v Offa Athletic (1)

SCORERS: Josh Millington 2
James Trigg
Ben Jones
Ryan Merril
Mike Parry
M.O.T.M: Nathan Evans
STARTING XI: 1. Matthew Griffiths 2. Jamie Monk 3. Alex Peters 4. Nathan Evans 5. Ryan Merrill 6. Adam Peters 7. Alex Rowlands 8. Josh Millington 9. James Trigg 10. Ben Jones 11. Mike Parry
SUBSTITUTES: 12. Josh Jones 14. Rhys Powell 15. Luke Peters 16. Josh Williams.
After last week's game was abandoned, today we had to replay our fixture against Offa Athletic in the Welsh Cup. 
We warned the players not to expect an easy game after being 3-0 last week before it was called off. One change was made with Ben Jones coming in for Shaun Pemberton,with Josh Jones coming back into the squad.
The game started with Offa coming at us straight away, they were big and physical and clearly unsettled outside. We struggled to put 3 passes together. On 23 mins we found ourselves 1-0 down after a cross from the right found an offa player on his own at the far post for a tap in. The visitors then hit the bar from a corner and Matt Griffiths made a good save to keep it at 1-0. On 32 mins we got ourselves back into the game when a quick counter attack found Mike Parry on the right, he cut inside and fired into the bottom corner for 1-1. This lifted our lads and we began to apply pressure to the visito's defence. On 42 mins we went 2-1 up when Ryan Merrill fired home from close range from an Alex Rowlands corner. Ht 2-1. A few words were exchanged at half time about complacency and expecting to win the game without kicking a ball. The 2nd half starred with us dominating offa and playing football in there half, some good work down the left by Ben Jones, saw him beat his man and cross into the box with James Trigg heading into the bottom corner for 3-1. 10 mins later and it was 4-1, this time Ben Jones heading home from a Alex Rowlands cross. We made a couple of changes with Josh Jones and Rhys Powell replacing Alex Rowlands and James Trigg. On 75 mins we went 5-1 up when captain Josh Millington fired home from 20 yards into the corner. We were creating chance after chance and Josh Millington got his 2nd after good play from Rhys Powell and Ben Jones found milly in the box and he slotted past the keeper for 6-1. On 86 mins offa pulled a goal back with a well struck free kick from 25 yards. Ft 6-2. A good performance from the players after a sloppy opening 25 mins, the way we created chances was good to watch, we must build on this win now and look forward to next week's welsh trophy game at home against Coedpoeth.