HAY St Marys suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Champions, Penrhyncoch in the Spar Mid Wales League Cup Final at Llanidloes last Saturday.

The Saints made the worse possible start with Josh Shaw breaking through to fire Penrhyn into a second minute lead. But Hay responded just three minutes later with Rob Sneddon netting with a curling 25 yard free-kick following a foul on Ryan Davies.

A free-kick from Mark Gornal at the other end, which went in via a post, saw Penrhyncoch regain their lead and they added a third before half-timer with Shaw crossing for captain, Owain James to head in at the far post.

Five minutes into the second half and Hay were back in it with Sneddon this time scoring a wonder goal from 35 yards after Jake Atkinson, Jack Biggs and Brendan Hackett had combined.

Penrhyn however caught The Saints on the break with the impressive Shaw crossing for Jonathan Evans to restore their two goal advantage. Hay kept pressing but found it difficult to break down the opposing defence and Penrhyn held on to complete their Spar Mid Wales league and Cup double.

Disappointed in defeat, Hay had no complaints on the day as the better side won but Gareth Jenkins and his side can reflect on a fine season.

Fourth in Division One and League Cup finalists in their first season since promotion, Hay still have both the Aspidistra Radnorshire Cup and Presteigne Otway Cup Finals to look forward to.

The Radnorshire Cup Final between Hay St Marys v Rhayader Town, is being played at Presteigne on Friday night (May 27) with a 7.30 kick off.