ALL roads lead to Llansantffraid on Friday night when Treflan hosts the inaugural Bernie Jones Memorial Trophy final.

Trefonen bid to take the silverware over the border with JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League rivals Trewern United standing in their way.

Pitmen manager Matt Digwood was relishing his first final since taking over the helm of the club at the start of the year following the departure of John Reid to Ardal North East League side Four Crosses.

Digwood joined the club with experience in the junior game with coaching roles at Dragons ADC and Bala Town as well as a spell as a player at Llanfyllin Town.

However the young manager knows victory on Friday night would assure him his first senior silverware and the first for the club since lifting the Mid Wales Trophies Consolation Cup final in 2018.

Trefonen booked their place in the final after overcoming Meifod 2-1 in the semi-final thanks to two goals from Liam Jones.

Digwood said: "It was a really tough game against a very talented and organised Meifod side. We started really poorly but showed character to come back into it and our quality up front was the difference in the end.

"All the lads defended brilliantly for the last half hour of the game and can be proud of their performances."

Digwood backed his squad to rise to the challenge of the final.

The Pitmen have been among the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League's top scorers this season with Will France, Jordan Dean and Andy Garmston among the leading marksmen in the league while Dean has also led the way with a host of assists.

However Warren Roberts leads the Trewern line with six goals to his name this season while Stuart Buckley-Robins has led the ways with assists.

Digwood said: "We know Trewern are an excellent footballing side with some good players, but we’re going into the final with high hopes of success and a chance at our first trophy this season.”

The match will honour the late and great Bernie Jones, the Montgomeryshire League's long-serving secretary, who passed away earlier in the year following a lifetime of service to sport.

Bernie's widow, Sue, said: "Congratulations to Trefonen and Trewern on making the final and thanks to Llansantffraid Football Club for hosting the game.

"We are all looking forward to the game and it would be wonderful if the match got a large attendance."