Cardiff City Academy got their FAW Youth Cup campaign off to the best of starts as they secured an impressive 6-1 win over first round opponents Treowen Stars.
The match, held at Cardiff Athletic Stadium on Sunday, saw City’s under-18s get off to the best possible start as they went into the half-time break 4-0 to the good; a first-half hat-trick from Eli Phipps putting the young Bluebirds in firm command.
Ellis Bellamy followed Phipps’ hat-trick with a double strike with Gary Lavery also getting his name on the scoresheet in this impressive first-round win.
City’s progress saw them drawn to face local opponents Newport County away in the FAW Youth Cup second round Southern Section on Monday.
Fixture details for this second round tie will be announced on www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk