Wrexham County Schools under-12s' Welsh Dave Nickless Shield run came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by Rhondda Cynan Taff.

Having reached this stage of the competition for the first time ever, Wrexham were undone by a goal on the stroke of half time and in the final minute of the contest.

Lewis Roberts (Darland) and Jakub Slosarczyk (St Josephs) caught the eye as Wrexham made a strong start to the contest, but their final pass was lacking.

And as the end of the first period approached, Rhondda broke the deadlock with an effort that gave Bryn Owen (Clywedog) no chance.

Wrexham substitutes Alex Mawsdley and Tom Jones (both Darland) had a real impact on the game with their side going close to scoring from four free-kicks.

But the game was over in the final minute as Rhondda broke away to put the contest to bed.

Organiser Terry Walker said: “Despite losing, this was a close game and all credit should go to our players for all their efforts, skill and endeavour in playing good football.

"We are grateful to the coaches and particularly the parents for all their support throughout the season.”

Welsh Schools Under-18s are back in Centenary Shield action on Thursday as they entertain Scotland at Cefn Druids' The Rock, 7pm kick-off.

Wrexham's Bobby Beaumont and current Wrexham County Schools Under-16's captain Scott Butler, who has secured a contract with Swansea City for next season will be representing Wales.

Walker added: "I'm very proud of these lads as both started with our County Schools' squads from the ages of Under-10 and both have been committed, supportive and consistently represented our association ever since."

Wales have the chance of contesting top spot after a 1-1 draw with England in Slough last time out.