BALA Town have successfully made it through to the quarter-finals of the Welsh Cup.

The Lakesiders' progress into the last-eight of the competition was confirmed by a 2-1 victory at home to Pontypridd Town.

However, Bala boss Colin Caton wasn't happy with his side's showing in the tie.

Speaking to S4C's Sgorio after the match, Caton said: "We weren't good today.

"We lacked quality. We lacked approach.

"We lacked desire to go and want and win a game and not good enough by the standards of what we show on a regular basis.

"Pontypridd, I think they've done well and stuff and they have done well, but on the standards for Bala Town, not good enough today.

"There's lads who've come and not put a shift in.

"But, at the end of the day, we should be happy that we're in the next round.

"There's a lot of teams that's gone out of the cup today and a lot of teams prior to this round have gone out of the cup."

Bala had a slender 1-0 advantage before half-time.

After 21 minutes, Jarrad Wright was penalised for a foul in the box on George Newell and captain Chris Venables stepped forward to convert the penalty.

Things got tougher for Pontypridd 10 minutes into the second half when Wright was sent off following a second bookable offence.

Antony Kay had the ball in the net for Bala 20 minutes from time, only for this to be ruled out for offside, but Nathan Peate did make it 2-0 with seven minutes left.

Bala's Lassana Mendes and Pontypridd's David Vincent were sent off soon after, while Danny Williams pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

But Bala maintained their lead to reach the next round.