HOLTON Road progressed to the Supporters’ Cup on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon.

It was perfect conditions for an epic cup battle with the league champions facing second placed Tynewydd FC.

In typical cup style there were many twists and turns with Holton overcoming their spirited opponents 4-3 in a frantic end to end match.

At one point Holton were trailing 3-1.

Holton opened the scoring with Jack Cutajar calmly finishing a loose ball in the box, this brought Tynewydd into action who in turn scored three goals to potentially turn the tie on its head but when Linford Harris netted just before half time the comeback was on.

Shaun Jachontow levelled the tie shortly after the break and this gave Holton the momentum to go on and snatch the tie with a fine finish from Ryan Hales sealing the victory.

Coach Jeff Howells said: “This was another test of the lads' resilience and never give up attitude.

"Tynewydd always give us a good challenge and this was no exception, they deserve a lot of credit for implementing a game plan to try and unsettle us but fortunately for us we held out for the win.

"We once again showed we can not only play decent football but can also dig in when it matters. Well done lads and thanks to everyone who supported us from the side lines on a cold wintery afternoon.

Jeff Howells also added: “I am currently promoting a GoFundMe event for Holton Road AFC minis and juniors where I am sky diving 15,000 foot (maximum UK altitude) to raise funds for the club to give us financial stability to pay for training equipment, facilities, coaches courses, medical supplies, the list goes on.

"We have approximately 150 youngsters registered with the club and 18 coaches so the costs of successfully running this are increasing each year, it would be nice to be able to cover some of these costs and take some pressure off the financial section of the club.

"I realise money can be tight but every small donation will be greatly appreciated.

"I’m also highly aware that members of opposing clubs may think why should we help out another club but at the end of the day grassroots football is about nurturing the youngsters and giving them an activity to keep them fit and healthy but also to get them outdoors and increase their social skills.

"I can hand on heart say that if anybody from another club was carrying out a 15,000 foot jump I would willingly donate to their cause.

"We’re all one family when it comes to local league football and I personally have made some great friends in the 40 years I’ve been involved as a player and coach but I think the main factor is you can all watch me scream like a baby when I leap from the plane.

"To donate please visit my Facebook page or click on the link in my bio on Instagram.

"Alternatively go directly to the GoFundMe website and search Holton Road Skydive link https://www.gofundme.com/holton-road-skydive. Many thanks."