Date: Sat 11 Jan 2014

Old Gold retain theWord Cup

theWordCup 2014 Winners Carmarthen Town

theWordCup 2014 Winners Carmarthen Town

Carmarthen Town retained theWord Cup Trophy against Bala Town 3-1 on penalties with Craig Hanford scoring the winning penalty. Steven Caan stole the show pulling off a hat-trick of penalty saves to secure the cup for the second successive season..


It was a momentous occasion at Park Avenue and the first time Bala had ever reached a final of the Word Cup in the club’s history. But it was a frustrating first half with no real chances from either team - watched by National Team Manager - Chris Coleman. The second half, however, came to life with relentless pressure from Bala and chances from Christian Doidge. Neither team took advantage of extra time and it was Craig Hanford that won the day for Mark Aizlewood's men with the final penalty following Cann's three crucial saves.


Ar ol trechu’r Seintiau Newydd y llynedd, roedd Caerfyrddin yn benferfynol o ddal eu gafael ar y tlws eleni. Gwnaeth Craig Hanford hynny drwy sgorio’r gôl fuddugol o'i gic o’r smotyn. Roedd yn dipyn o achlysur ar Goedlan y Parc ac ymysg y dorf a dystiodd brif ffeinal gyntaf Y Bala oedd Chris Coleman.Er bod yr ornest yn gystadleuol a chorfforol, doedd dim llawer o gyfleoedd ar gael. Wedi troi daeth y pwysau gan Y Bala er i Christian Doidge ddod yn agos i'r Hen Aur. Ond ni chafwyd gol tan y ciciau o'r smotyn. Tri arbediad Cann ac anel gywir Hanford aeth a hi yn y pendraw.

Gallery photos courtesy of Aneurin Venables (Aberystwyth Town).

Picture Gallery

theWordCup 2014 Winners Carmarthen Town
theWord Cup Trophy
Carmarthen Town line up before kick off
Bala Town before kick off
Corey Thomas of Carmarthen Town clears
theWordCup 2014 Winners Carmarthen Town