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When Curt Williams played a major part in Trearddur Bay United’s finest achievement

Trearddur Bay United players celebrate after winning the 2015-16 Welsh Alliance League title at the very first attempt

Back in 2015-16 Llangefni Town’s new signing Curt Williams helped Trearddur Bay United achieve one of the greatest feats ever produced by an Anglesey football team.

At the very first attempt, Bay lifted the Welsh Alliance League Division One crown in a thrilling climax to the season.

It proved to be the highpoint of United’s brief but trophy-packed existence before they disbanded in 2018. The club has since amalgamated with Bryngwran Bulls to become Trearddur Bay Bulls.

In 2015-16, a magnificent 34 points from 12 games played over a hectic 39 days from the start of April clinched Trearddur Bay United the Welsh Alliance Division One championship.

Two goals from talisman striker Asa Thomas in a 2-0 victory at Llandudno against Abergele Town secured the biggest trophy yet in Bay’s short but glorious history.

At the beginning of April, Llangefni Town looked to be heading to the title and promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance, although Llandudno Junction, Glantraeth and Bay were still in the race.

A plethora of postponements over the winter meant a demanding April and May fixtures backlog for all four contenders and only the strongest would emerge as top dogs.

That team was Trearddur Bay, 11 wins in 12 matches carrying them to the major prize.

Not all victories were comfortable, but like true champions they always found a way to win.

The 34 league goals of the prolific Thomas, who famously netted 112 times for Bay in a remarkable 2010/11, no doubt had a huge say in this title success.

However, the likes of Curt Williams – 11 league goals and 15 in all competitions – Jordie Murphy, Craig Moore and defender Richard Williams also contributed so many vital net-finders.

Things looked promising in the cups for a while too. Bay progressed through three rounds of both the Welsh Cup and FAW Trophy before injuries and suspensions cost them.

Nonetheless, the chief target was the league and Trearddur’s tremendous staying power got them there. They only lost once in 30 matches.

Trearddur’s long-serving secretary, Gwil Owen, said: “It should be an inspiration to small community clubs that operate like ourselves on modest budgets – it’s the size of the heart that matters!

“We thank all our management, staff, sponsors and supporters and most importantly our players – brilliant achievement.”

HOW THE LEAGUE WAS WON

Aug 8: Llandudno Junction (a) 2-2 (Asa Thomas, Curt Williams pen)

Aug 11: Llanfairpwll (h) 6-0 (A Thomas 2, C Williams 2, Myles Jones, Shaun Jenkins)

Aug 15: Llanberis (a) 3-0 (Craig Moore, A Thomas, Kris Dunne)

Aug 18: Glantraeth (a) 2-2 (C Williams, A Thomas)

Aug 29: St Asaph (h) 4-3 (Jordie Murphy, A Thomas 2, C Williams)

Sep 5: Llandyrnog United (a) 3-2 (J Murphy, M Jones, C Williams)

Sep 26: Llanrug United (a) 1-1 (A Thomas)

Oct 10: Penrhyndeudraeth (h) 1-1 (A Thomas pen)

Oct 24: Abergele (h) 3-2 (Dan McGinness, A Thomas, Ian Williams)

Nov 14: Llangefni Town (a) 2-3 (Moore 2)

Jan 2: Gwalchmai (h) 3-0 (Jenkins, J Murphy, Moore)

Jan 16: Glantraeth (h) 4-4 (J Murphy 2, Moore 2)

Feb 6: St Asaph (a) 3-2 (M Jones, J Murphy, C Williams)

Feb 13: Llanrwst United (h) 5-1 (Moore, A Thomas 2, Richard Williams, J Murphy)

Feb 27: Pwllheli (h) 5-1 (A Thomas 3, Bryn Jones, Dale Murphy)

Mar 19: Barmouth (h) 4-0 (J Murphy, A Thomas 2, D Murphy)

Mar 26: Penrhyndeudraeth (a) 2-1 (Moore, Jenkins)

Mar 28: Llanrug (h) 1-1 (R Williams)

Apr 2: Glan Conwy (a) 1-0 (R Williams)

Apr 5: Gwalchmai (a) 3-0 (A Thomas 2, D Murphy)

Apr 9: Llandyrnog United (h) 5-0 (A Thomas 3, C Williams, Moore)

Apr 12: Llanfairpwll (a) 4-0 (A Thomas 3, C Williams)

Apr 16: Llandudno Junction (h) 2-2 (A Thomas pen, R Williams)

Apr 23: Pwllheli (a) 1-0 (D Murphy)

Apr 28: Llanberis (h) 4-2 (A Thomas 3, Matt Doutch)

Apr 30: Barmouth (a) 1-0 (J Murphy)

May 2: Llanrwst (a) 1-0 (J Murphy)

May 4: Llangefni (h) 4-0 (Moore, A Thomas, Jenkins, C Williams)

May 7: Glan Conwy (h) 3-1 (A Thomas 2, C Williams)

May 10: Abergele Town (a) 2-0 (A Thomas 2)

RECORD: Played 30 Won 22 Drawn 7 Lost 1 Goals For 85 Goals Against 31 Points 73.

GOALSCORERS:

34 – Asa Thomas; 11 – Curt Williams; 10 – Jordie Murphy, Craig Moore; 4 – Shaun Jenkins, Dale Murphy, Richard Williams; 3 – Myles Jones; 1 – Kris Dunne, Dan McGinness, Ian Williams, Bryn Jones, Matt Doutch.

CUPS

Aug 22: Glan Conwy (h-Welsh Cup Q1 aet) 5-2 (A Thomas 3, S Jenkins, C Williams)

Sep 12: Amlwch Town (h-Welsh Cup Q2) 8-1 (C Williams 2, A Thomas 2, D McGinness, Jenkins, Moore, M Jones)

Sep 19: Llandyrnog United (a-FAW Trophy) 3-0 (A Thomas, D Murphy, I Williams)

Oct 3: Waterloo Rovers (a-Welsh Cup R1) 7-1 (A Thomas 3, C Williams, J Murphy, Moore, Luke John Roberts)

Oct 17: Llanrug United (a-FAW Trophy) 3-3 (aet-won 4-3 pens) (A Thomas 2, Moore)

Oct 31: Penrhyncoch (a-Welsh Cup R2) 0-4

Nov 7: St Asaph City (h-Cookson Cup) 2-4 (Luke M Roberts, Tom Hadley)

Nov 21: Gwalchmai (a-FAW Trophy) 3-2 (Jenkins, M Jones 2)

Jan 23: Carno (h-FAW Trophy) 2-5 (M Jones 2)

Mar 12: Glantraeth (a-Mawddach Cup) 3-5 (A Thomas, J Murphy, R Williams)

RECORD: Played 10 Won 6 Lost 4 Goals For 36 Goals Against 27

GOALSCORERS:

12 – Asa Thomas; 5 – Myles Jones; 4 – Curt Williams; 3 – Shaun Jenkins, Craig Moore; 2 – Jordie Murphy; 1 – Dan McGinness, Dale Murphy, Ian Williams, Luke John Roberts, Luke M Roberts, Tom Hadley, Richard Williams.

COMPLETE MATCH RECORD: Played 40 Won 28 Drawn 7 Lost 5 Goals For 121 Goals Against 58.

GOALS IN ALL COMPETITIONS:

46 – Asa Thomas; 15 – Curt Williams; 13 – Craig Moore; 12 – Jordie Murphy; 8 – Myles Jones; 7 – Shaun Jenkins; 5 – Dale Murphy, Richard Williams; 2 – Ian Williams, Dan McGinness; 1 – Kris Dunne, Bryn Jones, Matt Doutch, Luke John Roberts, Luke M Roberts, Tom Hadley.

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