CEFN ALBION did their talking out on the pitch as they lifted the Welsh Trophy.

The Welsh National League club were caught up in a racism storm in the build-up to Saturday’s prestigious final against south Walians Pontardawe Town in Aberystwyth.

The Cefn Mawr-based side faced allegations that some of their fans had racially abused STM Sports players in last month’s semi-final at Newtown. There were even calls to have Saturday’s final cancelled.

But the game went ahead and Cefn, backed by 200 travelling supporters, cruised to victory with manager Stephen Davies praising everyone involved with the club for making a day to remember.

“We all know what went on last week but it wasn’t mentioned on Saturday - especially in the dressing room,” said Davies after the 4-0 victory.

“The lads were brilliant from start to finish. Our form hasn’t been good since the semi-final and I had a feeling they’d got their eye on this one.

“They were fantastic - every single player although I have to say that Dion Gibbons was outstanding. He’s only 18 but he ran the show in the middle.”

Albion started the game in tremendous fashion with two early goals to settle the nerves.

Nathan Williams netted from close range before Conner Kendrick put them 2-0 up.

Kien Morris added a third before substitute Jamie Foulkes scored a goal from his own half in injury time, lobbing the keeper to cap a memorable win.

That was the icing on the cake for Davies, who won the trophy back in 2002 as a player with Cefn United.

“I’d put him on and told him to stay back and defend,”added Davies. “But he must have had five chances in their box before he scored that goal. And what a goal it was. How could I have a go at him after that!”

That kicked off joyous celebrations, starting in the clubhouse at Aber’s Park Avenue ground before finishing off back home in Cefn Mawr.

“I can’t remember what time I got in,” said Davies. “It was a good night, a great day and I have to say that we conducted ourselves in the right manner.

“All eyes were on us after what’s been said in the week but the players, the staff and the fans just enjoyed the occasion.

“Everything perfectly went to plan for us and it was a proud day for this football club.”

Goalscorer Morris was just one of the players to take to Twitter after the game, saying: “Cup final win, and a cheeky goal to go with it, what a day with a great bunch of lads #UPTHEALBION.”

And Albion could be lifting another piece of silverware when they face Mold Alex in the Welsh National League Cup final on May 18 - a game that will be played on their home ground at The Rock.