BRO Goronwy began their NWCFA Junior Cup defence with a 5-3 home win over Holyhead Hotspur Reserves.

The Gwynedd League side were made to work hard for their place in the second round after a spirited effort from the young Holy Islanders’ squad, who went ahead early on when Phil Jones broke clear and finished well.

The home side picked themselves up in impressive fashion and levelled proceedings soon after when Ryan Jones found the net, and they gained the upper hand for the first time thanks to a fine finish from Jac Thomas.

After the break saw Gethin Hughes make an instant impact for his new side with a debut goal to double the hosts advantage, but Spurs’ upped the tempo following their latest setback and two quick-fire strikes from Mitch Jones and Chris Corrie pulled them level midway through the half.

The crucial moments came in the final moments of the clash, which saw Jordan Edney and Thomas net in quick succession to avoid an upset and book their place in the hat.

Menai Bridge Tigers are also through after a 7-2 rout at Betws-y-Coed, with Bethesda Athletic and Llanystumdwy securing success against Holyhead Town Reserves and Ogwen Tigers respectively.

JD Welsh Cupginat-killers Nefyn United also advanced thanks to a 3-1 victory over Cemaes Bay, and Gwynedd League leaders Treardurr Bay Bulls made light work of their home tie against Machno United, emerging as comfortable winners by a 6-2 score line.

There was no such luck for Y Fali, Waunfawr, Pentraeth Reserves and Glantraeth, who all bowed out of the competition at the first-round stage.