A CALLUM Parry hat-trick was enough to give Llanrwst United a 3-2 win at Gaerwen in the JD Welsh Cup first qualifying round.

The Rwsters’ were made to work hard by the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two high-fliers, but they managed to withstand the pressure and notch a crucial late goal in order to advance.

A tense first half saw United take a narrow advantage into the break when Parry notched the opener on 43 minutes, and the same player was on hand to extend their cushion shortly following the interval when he fired his second of the afternoon from the penalty spot with 47 gone.

The hosts fought back with two goals of their own midway through the half, one coming from Shaun Monument, but Parry had the final say three minutes from time to enable his side to progress.

Glan Conwy also booked their place in the hat with an emphatic 8-2 home rout over Pentraeth.

Goals from Jamie Jones and Ben Jarvis gave the home side a comfortable cushion within the opening ten minutes, and the latter added a third on 25 minutes with a superb strike from long range.

This same pattern of play continued throughout the remainder of the contest, with Keating Hoe-Pike’s clinical display seeing him fire in a treble as a result of his efforts.

Darren Landers and Matty Sykes also found the target for Glan to complete the rout.

Efforts either side of half time from Ben Wynne and Josh Griffiths gave Mochdre Sports a 2-0 triumph at Penmaenmawr Phoenix, but there was no such luck for Llandudno Junction and Llandudno Amateurs, who were ousted from the competition at the first hurdle by Aberffraw and Nefyn United respectively.