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Football: Rhydymwyn go through in cup after tough match against lowly Caernarfon Wanderers

RHYDYMWYN made it through in the North Wales Coast FA Cup but the out-of-form Huws Gray Alliance side made hard work of knocking out minnows Caernarfon Wanderers.

Twice the Wanderers led through Jason Sadler and Gareth Griffiths.

Rhyd responded through Adam Renshaw and Pasquale Palestino to draw level by the final whistle and take the tie into extra-time.

Rob Chesters put Rhyd in front for the first time in the match in the first period of extra-time but Richard Evans grabbed a last-gasp leveller to set up a penalty shootout.

And it was Rhyd who held their nerve as Australian Palestino settled the tie with his side’s fifth spot-kick.

No Flintshire sides were able to play their ties in the North East Wales FA Cup as the weather continued to play havoc with the fixture list.

Matches involving Buckley Town, Airbus UK Broughton and Penyffordd were all postponed due to waterlogging.

The ties will now be rearranged for available dates before February 12.

Holywell Town’s Barritt Cup tie against Bethesda was also off.

The North Wales Coast FA has arranged its annual referees’ fitness tests to be held at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay for those interested in attaining promotion.

Tests will take place on February 13 at 10.30am, February 23 at 6pm and February 27 at 10.30am.