Chirk AAA and The New Saints under-19s are both one win away from picking up the FA Wales (FAW) Youth Cup, after they both booked their place in the final.

A win for the young Chirk side against Newtown saw them win their semi-final tie, while Saints overcame unbeaten Barry Town United to join Chirk in the final.

Both sides won 2-0, with the young Colliers winning their match thanks to two strikes from Toby Nash.

It was a great battle between two of Wales’ oldest clubs, but Chirk were the better side throughout the match and managed to secure the victory.

The result holds huge significance for AAAs, as it sends them to their first FAW Youth Cup since they won the cup in 1953.

There was a man of the match display from Sam Jones in the middle of the park, who battled well all afternoon.

Meanwhile, Saints faced Barry at Aberystwyth town’s Park Avenue, and scored either side of half-time to get the win.

Barry had the first big chance of the game however, when Saints keeper Lewis Dutton was deemed to have picked up a pass-back, giving their opponents a great chance with a free-kick on the edge of the six-yard box.

The TNS players packed the penalty area and did enough to deny the close-range effort.

In injury-time of the first half, Lewis Rees worked well on the wing to deliver a cross to Malachai Balogun, who stayed calm to ensure his effort from inside the penalty area found the net.

TNS carried their one-goal lead into the second half, and managed to double it when Lewis Bloor scored with a wonderful effort.

The action was not over there though, with Saints keeper Dutton being called into action on several occasions to hold onto his team’s clean sheet.

Saints will be looking to take home the trophy, after falling at the last hurdle in 2019 when they lost to Swansea City in the final.

The local sides meet in the final which is set to be played on Sunday, April 26, with the venue to be announced.