THERE was double delight for Cwmbran Celtic courtesy of a late charge in their Cymru South finale against Goytre United.

Celtic were locked at 1-1 in the closing stages after Lewis Iles’ eighth-minute opener was cancelled out by Goytre with 10 minutes to go through Eduardo Bregua.

However, Cwmbran gave leaving manager James Kinsella a winning send-off thanks to an Alex Bonthron strike with 87 minutes on the clock.

That put the striker level with Briton Ferry Llansawel’s Luke Bowen at the top of the Cymru South goal chart, but he wasn’t finish.

Bonthron, whose past exploits with Celtic earned a move to Merthyr Town, scored in the eighth minute of added time to win the golden boot outright, sparking wild celebrations.

The striker scored 30 of Cwmbran’s 69 goals in the league campaign and he wasn’t the only one to top the charts – Tom Meechan, who had a brief spell with Newport County in 2016, was the leader for assists.

He set up 19 goals and finished ahead of Briton Ferry’s Thomas Walters, while Bonthron also hit double figures for assists with 10.

The late drama also lifted Cwmbran Celtic into ninth place in the final standings, edging ahead of Baglan Dragons.

The relegated Gwent pair of Abergavenny Town and Abertillery Bluebirds both left the division with home defeats, 3-1 to Caerau Ely and 5-2 to Afan Lido.

Pontardawe Town also suffered the drop despite a win at Baglan Dragons with Taffs Well saved on goal difference.

Parade final

The JD Welsh Cup final takes place at Rodney Parade on Sunday when Connah’s Quay Nomads take on The New Saints (kick-off 5.25pm).

Champions TNS became only the second ever club to complete an unbeaten season in the Cymru Premier when they beat the Nomads 2-0 last weekend.

Colwyn Bay had a number of opportunities to find the breakthrough but a moment of brilliance from Adrian Cieslewicz gave the Saints the lead in the 89th minute.

A second goal arrived in stoppage time when Danny Redmond’s cross was turned into his own net by Nomads defender Kai Edwards. 

The final of the Bute Energy Welsh Cup will also be held at Rodney Parade on Sunday, May 5 (kick-off 5.25pm) between Cardiff City and Wrexham.