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Football: Halkyn United keep cup dream alive with late leveller

HALKYN United face a tough battle to go through in the Take Stock Van Hire Cup after being held at home 2-2 by Nantlle Vale.

The first-leg tie saw Jack Darcy hand United a 22nd minute lead which they held until the hour, when Vale equalised from the spot.

Three minutes later Vale had the lead and only an 80th minute strike ensured United were level going into the second leg.

CONNAH’S QUAY TOWN will have to recover from a deficit after losing 2-1 at Kinmel Bay Sports.

Goals either side of half-time put Quay 2-0 down but a penalty in the 83rd minute was slotted home by Carl Wilson to give Quay a lifeline going into the second leg.

In the first round of the Lock Stock Cookson Cup, HOLYWELL TOWN played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Glan Conwy that went into extra time.

The home side raced into a two-goal lead, scoring their first on 26 minutes and their second 60 seconds later.

But in the second half the Wellmen hit back, Wayne Edwards halving the deficit on 53 minutes and in the final minute of normal time Tony Roebuck levelled the score.

The Wellmen then took the lead in extra time but Conwy equalised to take the match to penalties. Holywell’s luck then ran out as they lost 5-4.

In Welsh Alliance Division Two, GREENFIELD lost 3-1 at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Lee Traynor with a consolation goal five minutes from time.