THERE was to be no joy for Bala Town in the final of this season's Welsh Cup.

Instead, it was league champions The New Saints who claimed the double as a trio of efforts in the final five minutes saw them through to a 6-0 triumph.

Bangor's Nantporth Stadium hosted the showpiece occasion and the Lakesiders were unable to add to the Welsh League Cup trophy that they picked up earlier in the year.

This is the second consecutive season that The New Saints have achieved the league and cup double and they have lifted the Welsh Cup for the ninth time in their history.

The opening opportunity of the final arrived in the 11th minute and Josh Daniels met Ryan Brobbel's centre, with his header going narrowly wide.

As the Saints continued to press, Alex Ramsay saved from Declan McManus, before Craig Harrison's side claimed the lead after 19 minutes.

McManus, the Cymru Premier League's top scorer over the course of the season, grabbed that goal after he was set up by Danny Redmond.

The Saints went close to a second goal when Josh Daniels was denied by Ramsay, while Bala had strong shouts for a penalty turned down after the ball looked to have struck the arm of Ryan Astles.

Bala ended the half well and David Edwards' free kick was saved by Connor Roberts four minutes before the interval.

However, the Saints managed to stretch their lead just six minutes into the second period.

Danny Redmond went around Ramsay to make it 2-0 to his side and Bala now had a mountain to climb.

The final was effectively settled five minutes later when the Saints grabbed their third goal of the afternoon.

Ryan Brobbel found the bottom corner of the net.

McManus and Ben Clark had further opportunities for Harrison's side, before the final few minutes saw the Saints add three more goals to their tally.

On 87 minutes, Jordan Williams made the most of a short backpass for the fourth goal and this was followed a minute later by Adrian Cieslewicz's strike.

Ryan Brobbel made it 6-0 to the Saints in stoppage time.