The Mid Wales region’s only survivors in the last 16 of the FAW Trophy, Carno, travelled south with confidence to face 2012 winners Sully Sports on the Bristol Channel coast.
Unbeaten in fifteen games, and three levels higher in the Welsh pyramid, the Montgomeryshire side were seeking to reach the last eight for the second consecutive season and enjoyed the perfect start, Ollie Lewis’s free kick creeping past everyone in the box and inside Sully’s far post.
Sully struggled to get into the game for the next quarter of an hour but equalised from one of their first promising attacks, Joe Briscombe with a composed finish after outpacing the Carno defence.
In the 35th minute, an attack down the left resulted in a free-kick to the home side and, echoing the opening goal, Alex Long curled in a shot that went through bodies and somehow went in at the far post.
Both sides chased the crucial next goal early in the second half, but it was Sully who scored it, Alex Long with a close range volley from a right wing cross in the 51st minute.
With the home side now well on top, any hopes Carno had of recovery were extinguished when Joe Briscombe netted a fourth from the spot ten minutes later. A chance for a Carno consolation went begging with a 70th minute penalty hit high and wide, and the South Wales Alliance side were able to see out the final 20 minutes for a fairly comfortable victory and a safe passage into the quarter finals of the FAW Trophy.