Double joy for Ynys Môn on opening day of inter-island games
Ynys Môn’s Dafydd Jones (red) battles for possession against Western Isles. Pic: Aled Jones

There was double cause for celebration for hosts Ynys Môn as their men’s and women’s teams were victorious on the opening day of the 2019 Inter-Island Games football tournament.

Both sides took on Scotland’s Western Isles, the ladies winning 3-1 thanks to a Lexi Crawley hat-trick, while the males came from behind to win 2-1 with goals from Mel McGinness and Liam Morris.

Six matches took place across Anglesey, producing a total of 30 goals and attracting a combined attendance of almost 3,000.

Individual star of the day was Kieran Lester, who netted four times for Jersey in their 5-0 thrashing of Orkney.

Huws Gray Ynys Môn Inter-Island Games football results day one – Sunday, June 16

Men’s

Jersey 5 (Kieran Lester 4, George Glithero) Orkney 0 – at Llangefni


St Helena 1 (Ronan Legg pen) Shetland Islands 6 (Calvin Leask 2, Richard Arthur 2, Robert Smith, Joel Bradley) – at Aberffraw


Ynys Môn 2 (Mel McGinness, Liam Morris) Western Isles 1 (Robert Shirkie) – at Holyhead Hotspur

Alderney 2 (Ross Benfield, Josh Concanen Hitra 4 (Sindre Sætherbø Kvakland, Eirik Jørgensen, Roar Strand Hansen, Sindre Heggen Johansen) – at Cemaes Bay

Women’s

Ynys Môn 3 (Lexi Crawley 3) Western Isles 1 (Beth Macleod) – at Holyhead Hotspur

Isle of Man 3 (Eleanor Gawne pen, Becky Abbott, Sarah Wignall) Jersey 2 (Jodie Botterill, Rosie Corbett) – at Gaerwen

Fixtures – Monday, June 17

Men’s

Ynys Môn vs Orkney | Gwalchmai FC, 18:30 KO
Jersey vs Western Isles | Glantraeth FC, 18:30 KO
Isle of Man vs Hitra | Llangefni FC, 18:30 KO

Guernsey v Shetland Isles – Bodedern FC, 3.30pm

Women’s

Ynys Môn vs Hitra | Amlwch Town FC, 18:30 KO
Isle of Man vs Gibraltar | Llanerchymedd FC, 18:00 KO

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