Football friendlies reports – Prestatyn Sports Development in seven heaven

Prestatyn Sports Development produced a great win. Pic: Club Facebook page

Prestatyn Sports Development 7 (Dylan Murray, Steve Gilmour, Dylan Ford 2, Archie Jones pen, Matty Bowyer, Tom Wilkinson)
Llanfairfechan Town Reserves 3

The ever-improving Prestatyn Sports Development team chalked up a seven-goal haul at The Meadows.

Sports started off really well, Dylan Murray scoring after five minutes and settling the team down.

Steve Gilmour netted with a special 35 yard free kick to make it two and put his team in control.

The visitors rallied 20 minutes in, taking advantage of a mistake to make it 2-1.

The hosts did not crumble and kept up the pressure, a great cross from the left and a class header from Tom Wilkinson restoring the two-goal advantage.

Llanfair scored again from a corner to make it 3-2 at half time.

Sports started the second half well again, playing some brilliant passing football in spells. Substitute Dylan Ford came off the bench and had an instant impact, scoring the next two goals.

The result was in no doubt after Archie Jones put a penalty low to the keeper’s right.

Winger Matty Bowyer then made it 7-2 with a great strike.

In the last 10 minutes the away side capitalised on another defensive mistake to notch a consolation third.

Big thanks to Gary Morris from Aspire Hot Tub Hire for kindly sponsoring the Development’s brand new home kit. And Jake Lodge from Jake Lodge Contractors Ltd for sponsoring their brand new away shirt.

Llysfaen 8 (Connor L Morris 3, Alec Jones 2, Jake Reynolds 3)
Rhos United XI 3 (Neil Brown, Lewis Sealey 2)

Connor Morris and Jake Reynolds both netted hat-tricks as Llysfaen rattled up a convincing win over a Rhos United XI.

Rhos struck first in just the third minute on a counter, but the hosts responded quickly when a Reynolds cross was handled and Morris netted from the spot.

In the ninth minute, some clever intricate play between skipper Alec Jones, Reynolds, Morris and Dan Ashton led to a second home goal.

Reynolds found himself half a yard from the left-hand side, cut in and whipped the ball in over the keeper into the right side of the top corner.

Captain Jones then found the net, assisted by the lively Ashton.

After 27 minutes Morris scored his second after a great run and delivery from Reynolds.

Rhos now began to find some success in possession and managed to concoct a second.

The visitors continued to press but Llysfaen held firm and scored a fifth in the 43rd minute. From a Reynolds corner, skipper Jones rose up and headed home.

Half-time: 5-2

The second half saw the intensity from both sides drop, the pitch not helping either combatant.

Reynolds made it a personal double after converting a twice-taken free kick just outside the opposition box.

Just after the hour, Tom Collier got in on the assists, dinking the ball to Morris, who fired past the helpless keeper to make it 7-2.

Rhos deservedly grabbed a third before Reynolds completed a treble, substitute Simon Leigh providing the assist.

Neil Brown and Lewis Sealey (2) replied for Rhos.

Llysfaen manager Emlyn Robert Jones said: “Good to get another 90 minutes in the bank before Christmas and a massive thank you to Bret and the management team at Rhos United for enabling us to have a game.

“We started off quite slack and as I said to my lads part of that was on me.

“The warm up was great but there was a mix up with the KO time with the ref and we ended up going into the game cold, but we responded well and the goal certainly woke us up.

“We tried to play the ball around despite the fact the pitch deteriorated very quickly, which is a positive for me.”

Rhyl All Stars 8 (Simon Roberts 3, Aaron Dodwell 2, Ross Williams, Sam Lloyd, Kieran Western)
Llanelwy Athletic 6

Aaron Dodwell scored twice for All Stars

Goals galore in this one but it was Robert Cunnah’s All Stars who edged the win.

Despite falling behind early, the Rhyl side levelled through a Simon Roberts penalty and then raced into a 4-1 lead.

By half time, All Stars were 7-3 ahead.

Llanelwy stormed back after the break to reduce the deficit to 7-6.

As the game became close both teams were counter-attacking trying to make the most of what chances came to them.

Llanelwy piled on the pressure, had a penalty saved, and then All Stars managed to grab a clinching eighth goal.

Roberts pocketed a hat-trick for the winners, Aaron Dodwell adding two and there was one apiece for Ross Williams, Sam Lloyd and Kieran Western.

Winning manager Cunnah said: “The pitch was tough for both teams and it was like Bambi on Ice at points through the game. We conceded an early goal and responded perfectly, scoring 4 goals in quick succession. We dominated the first half and the scoreline showed it for sure.

“The second half we let our foot off the gas and allowed Llanelwy too much of the ball and too many attacks and they took some of their chances.

“All credit to the lads for keeping their heads and seeing the game out, something we might have let slip last year. Overall very pleased with the result, scoring 8 goals in a game is achievement in itself, but we need to work on the goals conceded.”

FC Queen’s Park 2 (Nicky Williams, Curtis Neary)
Llay Welfare 1 (Matthew Worrall)

Nicky Williams

Another big step forward for this new Queen’s Park side as they narrowly beat a talented Llay outfit.

The Park started on the front foot early and Adam Roberts nearly scored after combining well with James Gregory.

After 30 minutes the impressive Nicky Williams burst into the box and shook off all challengers to score his first goal on the Tip.

In the second half, the Park won a dangerous looking free kick just outside the Llay area. Up stepped Tony Jones to send a delightful cross into the box for Curtis Neary to leap like a salmon and head home.

Llay hit back through Matthew Worrall, but the hosts held on for the win.

CPD Y Rhyl 2 (Chris Bennett, Tom Cain pen)
Abergele 0

Chris Bennett

Two goals in the last 20 minutes secured 1879 an excellent home win at the expense of Abergele.

Chris Bennett broke the deadlock with a superb 35-yard rocket.

Then on 89 minutes. Tyler Joyce was fouled in the box and up stepped Tom Cain to score from the penalty spot.

Trearddur Bay Bulls 6 (Nik Kontodios 2, Asa Thomas, Jerome Sillence, Marc Thomas, Iolo Jones)
Valley 0

Bulls on the attack against Valley (yellow). Picture: Wynne Evans

Derek Thomas’ Bulls side continued their good goal scoring form by hitting Valley for six at Lon Isallt.

Nik Kontodios struck twice and there was one apiece for the prolific Asa Thomas, Jerome Sillence, Marc Thomas and Iolo Jones.

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