PENARTH TOWN'S 2nd XI took on AFC Rhoose last weekend in the semi-final of the Dockers Cup, played on a neutral ground at Bryn-Y-Don.

Both teams had had a run of success recently and were hoping to book a place in the final to be played at Jenner Park.

The game started quite cagey with no-one wanting to give away an early goal.

It did not however take long though for Penarth to start to get on top, with Tom Hopwood going close after cutting in from the right wing.

A couple of long range efforts from Lewis Slack brought the Rhoose keeper into action. Soon after a ball in from Hopwood out wide on the right was not dealt with by the Rhoose defence and fell to Tobi Winton who finished down low to give Penarth the lead.

The game ebbed and flowed then until the break with Penarth maintaining their one goal advantage.

In the second period Town really started to dominate the midfield with Owen Miller being outstanding aided by an ever running Will Thomas.

Penarth's back four of Luke Horwood, Rhys Hocking, Gareth Griffiths and Wes Howells never looked really troubled and every attack from Rhoose ended with Penarth re-gaining possession and pushing forward. Mikey Winton provided some lovely balls into the oppositions penalty area with one going just wide from Hopwood's head.

Another one was cleared out only as far as Tobi Winton who shot from long range, the Rhoose keeper got hands to it but it span past him into the corner of the net. 2-0 to Penarth.

Rhoose had no answer and now started to tire badly.

A cross this time from Hopwood finding Thomas in space in front of goal who finished with power.

One last effort from Rhoose but it was easily dealt with by Ellis Davey in the Penarth goal who had looked solid all match. Penarth introduced fresh legs in the form of James Williams and Alex Dodds to ensure the victory was secured.

As the game drew to a close a tired miss timed tackle on Tobi Winton drew a penalty.

He stepped up himself and slotted neatly past the despairing Rhoose keeper for Penarth's fourth and his own hat-trick.

So a comprehensive victory for Idris Angove's team who now head off to the final at Jenner Park on March 31st.

The man of the match award unsurprisingly went to Tobi Winton.

Penarth's runs in the cup have been exceptional this season with their under 13s also through to the final of their cup and the 1st XI also playing on two semi finals in the next couple of weeks.

The club is doing very well this season with help from some local businesses but would still be happy to accept any further offers of sponsorship heading into the new season.