CONNAH'S QUAY NOMADS produced the biggest victory of their short existence - and arguably one of the best in club history - by beating Port Talbot 2-1 in the Women's Welsh Cup quarter-finals.

Despite playing two leagues below Welsh Premier outfit Port Talbot, Sara Hilton's side came from a goal down to secure a memorable success.

Lauren Amor's penalty gave visiting Talbot the lead, but Candice Nellist cancelled the opener out to send Nomads in level at the interval.

And Rebecca Bannister scored what proved to be the winner for the North Wales League Division Two side early in the second period.

Nomads boss Hilton, leading her team in just their 11th competitive match since forming, was delighted with a historic win.

"Brilliant," declared Hilton. "We knew what we were up against, we were playing a team that is two tiers above us, who have a wealth of experience in the Welsh top-tier.

"I couldn't have asked any more from the players, they were fantastic and the desire and determination to the last second could not be faulted at all.

"Going into the fixture, we were aware that we were the underdogs and people expected Port Talbot to run away with it at times.

"But it's important (to remember) that because we are a brand new team, we've had to play in the third-tier and it was about making sure that doesn't define us as a club.

"We didn't really change much to how we play, we tried to get the ball down and play through the units, which we do week in, week out.

"It's a great result."

Nomads' director of football Jay Catton was in attendance as the ladies reached the last four, tweeting: Huge well done to @SaraHilton, Cassie and all the ladies involved today and over the season to date. Even more incredible achievement with it being first ever season for the side together. History makers! #oneclub."

Port Talbot boss Hayley Williams saluted her side's commitment to the cause.

Williams tweeted: "From a @PTTownLadiesFC point of view, I can’t fault my players commitment travelling a 10hr round trip through red alert weather warnings to play today. Especially after making the trip last week and the game getting cancelled. They are all troopers."

Nomads join Swansea City in the last four of the competition after they beat Bethel 4-0, while Cardiff City's clash with Cardiff Met and Llandudno's home tie against Abergavenny were postponed.