Rhydymwyn FC progressed to the second round of the FAW Amateur Trophy with a 4-2 at Llandyrnog United on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Iwan Rogers, Adam Woosie and Nathan Mendoza saw Anthony Weaver and Jord Parry’s side come back from 2-0 down to win their second cup game in as many weeks.

Played amidst the UK heatwave on a challenging surface, the hosts struck first in the first half with goals from Adam Harvey and Craig Jones, but Iwan Rogers and Adam Woosey cancelled their lead out to make it 2-2 at half time.

The second half saw Rhydymwyn start well and go on to take the lead with Woosey’s second, before a fourth from Nath Mendoza sealed Rhydymwyn’s place in the second round.

Following the game, managers Weaver and Parry said:

“Today was a different test for lads, against resilient opponents who used the pitch to their advantage in the first half, playing a direct game.

We had a lot of possession as they sat deep, and we reacted well to going behind, moving the ball well and increasing the tempo of play to get back level at the break.

We were delighted to see us dominate the 2nd half, scoring two more well worked goals. The heat made it a challenging afternoon, and all credit to the lads who didn’t stop working all game and reaped the rewards with our quality shining through in the end.

Rhydymwyn will continue cup action next week, facing Meliden FC in the second qualifying round of the JD Welsh Cup.