BANGOR 1876 reached the NWCFA Junior Cup semi-final with a 5-0 win at Llysfaen.

The all-conquering Gwynedd League leaders avoided a banana skin against lower league opposition to extend their exceptional debut season, and they will come up against Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division side Llansannan for a place in the final.

A cagey start to proceedings saw the visitors find it difficult to break through the tireless home rear-guard, but their persistence paid off on 39 minutes when Dafydd Thomas latched on to a Shaun Lock long throw to give his side the lead.

After the break saw 1876 double their advantage on 58 minutes, and it was Thomas who was the difference-maker once again when he headed into the net after reacting first to another Lock long throw.

Lock’s throw-ins cause havoc throughout the tie and it was prominent for the away side’s third on 71 minutes, which resulted in an unfortunate own goal from defender Alec Jones.

Joshua Williams came close to reducing the arrears on 82 minutes when his header sailed narrowly over, and 1876 were presented with the perfect chance to wrap up the tie soon after through a penalty following a foul on Dylan Williams.

Prolific striker Jamie Petrie made no mistake with the spot kick on 86 minutes, and Lock rounded off an influential individual display with an unstoppable 25-yard strike to complete the scoring with two remaining.

Menai Bridge Tigers also secured a final four berth thanks to a 2-1 triumph at Talysarn Celts.

Goals from Dafydd Healy and Dave Baston were enough to see the Gwynedd League champions progress to the next round, where they will take on Abergele following their 4-3 success over Llangoed and District.