Talgarth Town saw their hopes of securing their first piece of silverware of the season end in disappointment, on a wet evening under the Plough Road floodlights, when they were defeated 4-2 by Cwmffrwdoer Sports Reserves in the Candour Talent Gwent Central League Benevolent Cup Final. 

After a bright start by the Pontypool-based club, Talgarth Town gradually found their way into the proceedings during the first-half, and nearly opened the scoring when defender Rob Evans saw his header from a 39th minute corner cleared off the line.

The Royals were made to pay for that missed opportunity five minutes later when a Jordan Ross cross from out on the right flank was not cleared and the loose ball was despatched past goalkeeper Tom Bevan by Drew Christensen.

Sports doubled their lead in the 64th minute when Chris Jennings was afforded the space to drill a low 30-yard shot into the bottom corner before Christensen latched on to a well-timed through ball from Adam Chambers five minutes later to extend the advantage and put his team in a commanding position.

The Royals suffered a blow between these goals when veteran forward Brian Keddle-Jones was shown a second yellow card in the 65th minute for a late challenge on goalkeeper James Pettit.

Talgarth Town reduced the deficit in the 92nd minute when Evans headed down a free-kick played into the penalty area and Grzes Chodnicki smashed home a half volley past Pettit from the edge of the penalty area.

But Cwmffrwdoer Sports regained their three-goal advantage within 60 seconds of the restart courtesy of Jarvis Jones.

There was further drama before the final whistle when Sports captain Jennings was shown a second yellow card in the 95th minute.

Talgarth Town added a consolation goal three minutes later after Chodnicki successfully converted a late. penalty.