TYNEWYDD FC made club history Saturday by reaching the final of the prestigious and long running competition the South Wales Intermediate Cup; the competition has been run since 1891 with only four winners coming out of Barry in its historic past

Tynewydd met The New Inn, from Ton Pentre, at neutral venue, travelling to Rhydyfelin AFC’s “Dog Track” ground

With both teams knowing what was at stake it was Tynewydd who started the brightest, quickly getting into their rhythm and creating some half chances. Midway through the half Tynewydd's dominance finally paid off when a lofted curled through ball from Lewis Union found Craig Rattenbury running in behind the New Inn backline, he calmly nodded the ball down to himself before squaring up the keeper and side footing home to make it 1-0.

Tynewydd controlled the rest of the half but failed to take anymore chances to extend their lead and seemed to be going into the break leading only for a mistimed lunge in the box in injury time giving the New Inn a penalty and a chance to level the tie. The “Inn” midfielder slotted home to level the match at half-time at 1-1.

Knowing they were lucky to be level at the break The New Inn started the second half much the better although Tynny's strong backline kept their chances to distance and a minimum.

With the game drifting to what seemed like extra time and most of the game being played in the middle of the park Tynewydd quickened the pace and on the 75th a neat 1-2 exchange between Rattenbury and Elliot Hicks allowed Rattenbury to smash the ball home from close range and make it 2-1.

With a strong bench on offer to manager Tynewydd manager Gareth Union changes were made to solidify the team and see the game out.

One of those subs Tom “Dybala” Parsons sealed the victory after another pinpoint pass from Lewis Union found Parsons streaking through on goal who rifled his shot into the top corner to make it 3-1 and end the tie, sending the sideline and travelling fans into raptures.

Man of the match went to Lloyd Union for an outstanding display at fullback nullifying all threats that came his way and offering a great outlet when attacking.

Tynewydd will travel to Pen-Y-Bont for the final on May 4th (5.30pm KO) where they will face fellow Barry side Holton Road at the Kymco Stadium.

Tynewydd will be huge underdogs to Holton Road, who comfortably won their league, although Tynewydd will know on their day they can beat them having won the last of their 3 league games, but know it will take a big effort from the whole squad if they are to take the cup home.

Whatever happens it’s a great achievement for Tynewydd to have reached the cup final with the core of the side having been together for over 10 years.