Presteigne St Andrews booked their place in the draw for the second round of the MMP with Norman Lloyd Central Wales League Cup, but not without a late scare in the autumn sunshine.
The hosts defeated Barmouth and Dyffryn United 3-2 at Llanandras Park.
The East Radnor men made the perfect start when Luke Boundford headed home from Jack Weston’s second minute cross delivered from near the right touchline after the hosts broke quickly following an early throw-in.
The host’s summer signing from Llanidloes Town doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute when Boundford was hauled down by Osian Owen, after taking the ball around the advancing Fynlay Birt, and the visiting captain was subsequently shown a red card by referee Callum Richards.
It now appeared to be a question of how many goals the East Radnor men would score as their Merionethshire opponents were struggling to find a foothold in the match.
The hosts did indeed extend their lead further in the 56th minute when Rube Lloyd on hand to coolly convert a Jack Weston pull-back from on the byline after the visitors were unable to clear their penalty area.
Barmouth and Dyffryn United reduced the deficit from a penalty of their own in the 79th minute when Leo Green tucked away the spot-kick - but it appeared too late to spark any kind of comeback.
The Magpies did increase the nerves amongst home supporters deep into stoppage time, when Ryan Jones converted Sion Williams’ low cross from the left, but there was not enough time left to conjure up a third goal that would have forced a penalty shoot-out.