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NWCFA Junior Cup: Holders Bro Goronwy through, Gele progress on pens

George Hibbert in high-flying action for Trearddur Bay Bulls against Machno United. Picture: Wynne Evans

Holders Bro Goronwy beat Holyhead Hotspur Reserves 5-3 in a thriller to reach the second round of the NWCFA Junior Cup.

Phil Jones edged Anglesey League underdogs Hotspur in front before goals from Ryan Jones and Jac Thomas put Bro 2-1 up at half time.

Gethin Hughes added a debut goal to make it 3-1 for the Gwynedd League side, but the visitors rallied brilliantly to level the tie through Chris Corrie and Mitch Jones.

However, in the end Bro had just the better staying power to seal it via Jordan Edney and Jac Thomas.

Bodorgan pushed Abergele all the way before going out 3-1 on penalties.

Luke Allaway (3) and Rhys Heycock struck for the Anglesey League underdogs to ensure it stood 4-4 after extra time.

Connah Atkinson, Jack McDougall, Jack Lloyd-Williams and James Lloyd were all on target for Gele.

Shaun Morris (2), Andy Clarke, Jack Roscoe-Roberts and an own goal guided Bethesda Athletic to a 5-3 success at a battling Holyhead Town Reserves. Kaine Bentley, Chris Owens and Luke Miles netted for the Holy Islanders.

Menai Bridge Tigers romped to a 7-2 success at Betws-y-Coed, Mitchell Jones (2), Ricky Owen, Callum Davidson, Kelvin Frazer, Owain Roberts and captain Tom Parry – with a rocket – the away marksmen. Aled Ellis pocketed both for Betws.

Llansannan progressed 4-2 at Cefni, Rhys Hughes, Geraint Jones (2) and Joe Maguire doing the damage for the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League visitors. Kyle Williams and Mark Thomas scored for the Anglesey League hosts.

Darren Parry grabbed a late winner in Llanystumdwy’s 4-3 elimination of Ogwen Tigers in an epic all-Gwynedd League battle.

Dafydd Jones (2) and veteran Kyle Williams notched the other home goals, Keiron Bullock (2) and Marc Wilson replying.

Lee Stokes and Nathan Williams (2) saw Llandudno Athletic to a 3-0 triumph at Pentraeth Reserves.

Tudur Williams (2), Callum Wood, Jerome Sillence and Dion Evans shared CPD Y Fali’s goals in their 5-2 decision at Penrhyn Bay Dragons, Luke Brown also hitting the bar, Paul Jones and Jack Kearney responding.

Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division leaders Rhuddlan Town whipped Glantraeth 6-2, Jay Whitehouse 2, Jordan Frazer, Matthew Beach, Jordan Bellham and Matty Rees with the goals, Morgan Rowlands and Brad Bland getting the islanders on the scoreboard.

In the day’s glamour tie, Nefyn United defeated Cemaes Bay 3-1 at Cae’r Delyn, Dylan Sion Jones (2) and Tomos Jones for the Penwaig, Dafydd Jones responding for Cemaes.

Trearddur Bay Bulls thrashed Machno United 6-2, Justin Williams (2), Matty Roberts, Dave Webb, Gwion Owen and Dylan Williams combining to provide the winners’ goals, Dion Lloyd and Rob Lloyd appearing on the away scoresheet.

Report: Y Glannau 2 Llandudno Amateurs Reserves 3

Morgan Davies netted Llandudno Amateurs Reserves’ third goal against Y Glannau

A tremendous win for Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One underdogs Amateurs at Premier Division Y Glannau.

After a slow start the Amateurs, who travelled with the bare 11, took the lead on the half-hour.

Great work by Matty Roberts saw him find Gaz Sharp, who released Lee Fallas one-on-one with the keeper.

Fallas was brought down by the chasing defender in the area and up stepped Stan Farrell, who calmly beat the keeper from the spot.

Not long after Sharp flicked on a long throw into Fallas, who poked the ball home for 2-0.

Five minutes before half time Y Glannau got back into it with what appeared an unfortunate own goal by Matty Roberts from a corner, with the hosts recording Tom Jones as the scorer.

After the break, Y Glannau threw everything at Amateurs but the visitors defended in numbers. Some good one-on-one saves from Ben Rogerson and a fantastic goal-line clearance from Paul Vinall kept it at 2-1.

On 85 minutes Amateurs caught Y Glannau on the break. Awesome running and a great ball from Alan Ociepa found Morgan Davies, who beat the last defender and then the goalkeeper to slot home.

The hosts replied with a late Ryan Jones penalty, but an away win for the outsiders was the end result.

Report: Bro Cernyw 4 Waunfawr 2

Bro Cernyw advanced to the next round of the Junior Cup


Carwyn McFadden struck at the double for Bro, who proudly flew the flag for the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier Division with a hard-fought success over Gwynedd League outfit Waunfawr.

In an end-to-end tussle, Beganifs midfielder Rhys Davies struck first in the 30th minute.

Ten minutes later left-back Trystan Roberts delivered a great cross into the box towards the right post and McFadden volleyed home for 1-1.

Shaun Roberts stooped low from a corner to head into the net, beating Bro keeper Joe Edwards to give the visitors the lead again.

Bro soon equalised when the ball rebounded off the post and McFadden was first on the scene to fire past away keeper Jonathan Gould.

After the break, the Gwynedd League travellers found themselves struggling for possession following the dismissal of both their captain Shaun Roberts and striker Dylan Hughes for using foul and abusive language towards the official.

On the half-hour Bro player-manager Russell Pursell received the ball 30 yards out from a free kick and sent an absolute screamer into the net. A goal worthy of winning any cup clash.

Bro exerted more pressure and the Beganifs’ defence finally succumbed, allowing Osian Roberts to score number four and seal the tie.

NWCFA Junior Cup first round results

Abergele 4 Bodorgan Juniors 4 (Abergele won 3-1 on pens)
Betws y Coed 2 Menai Bridge Tigers 7
Bro Cernyw 4 Waunfawr 2
Bro Goronwy 5 Holyhead Hotspur Res 3
Cefni 2 Llansannan 4
Holyhead Town Res 3 Bethesda Athletic 5
Llanelwy Athletic P Bangor 1876 P
Llanystumdwy 4 Ogwen Tigers 3
Nefyn United 3 Cemaes Bay 1
Penrhyn Bay Dragons 2 Y Fali 5
Pentraeth Res 0 Llandudno Athletic 3
Rhuddlan Town 6 Glantraeth 2
Trearddur Bay Bulls 6 Machno United 2
Y Glannau 2 Llandudno Amateurs Res 3

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