FLINT Town United boss Niall McGuinness was left frustrated as the lights went out on his side’s televised JD Welsh Cup clash with Bala Town on Saturday night.

A floodlight failure at Cae-y-Castell forced the third round clash to be abandoned after just four minutes of play.

The lights in one corner of the ground had initially failed shortly before the start of the tie, delaying kick-off by 10 minutes while the lights were reset.

Bala then made a blistering start to the encounter, taking a second minute lead through Kieran Smith’s volley from the edge of the area.

But, after the same floodlights failed for a second time soon afterwards, match referee Rob Jenkins had no choice but to abandon the tie.

McGuinness said: “It couldn’t have gone any worse for us, to be honest.

“To go behind to a sloppy goal like that inside the first minute and then for the lights to go down, when it’s never happened before, leaves me really disappointed for the football club.

“It’s a freak occurrence really and I feel sorry for the committee and for the chairman, who’ve put a lot of time into this game.

“I know how much it meant to them to have a televised game here.”