Football friendlies round-up from across North Wales

Thrilling goalmouth action from Kinmel Bay Reserves (light blue) and Rhyl Dragons. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

Kinmel Bay Reserves 3 Rhyl Dragons 4

Both teams will have taken much from this seven-goal thriller on Saturday.

North Wales Coast Reserve League outfit Kinmel Bay entertained opponents from North Wales Coast East Division One.

Dragons struck first when a great free kick was originally cleared off the line by Dean Davies but only as far as Kelvin Berks, who lashed the ball into the bottom corner.

Five minutes later, Kinmel were level via a superb 25-yard free kick from Barry Roach.

Chances fell at both ends before Berks made it 2-1 following a corner.

Bay kept trying to play the ball on the ground and it paid off when a lovely pass released Ste Flanagan to tuck away for two apiece.

The hosts hit the bar twice, but Dragons took the lead for a third time with a magnificent Rich Hill free kick.

More goalmouth action. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

Kinmel went straight up the other end and Flanagan pounced again with a cracking finish for 3-3.

Ten minutes left and both teams pushed for the winner. The woodwork again denied Bay before in the final minutes the home keeper was adjudged to have committed a foul and Connor Beattie converted the resulting penalty to win the game.

Kinmel Bay Reserves: Jonny Mee, Dean Davies, Ian Jenks, Aaron Querci, Dillan Roberts, Ste Flanagan, Barry Roach, Paul Jaycock (c), Jordan Guest, Ry Hulse, Jordan Worthington. Subs: Ryan Portman, Shane Bradley, Josh Tams, Martin King, Sam Roberts.

Report: Alex Craig. Pictures: Barry Griffiths

Greenfield 3 Meliden 1

Meliden (orange/black) and Greenfield do battle. Picture: DAMON MEAD

Report by Ron Squire

Meliden were unlucky to lose to a strong Greenfield on Saturday.

The visitors played better football in the opening stages, with the Miners eventually taking an early lead on 10 minutes, Liam Smith heading home a James Cairns corner at the near post.

In the final third of the first half, Greenfield started to take more control and equalised through a Dean Hyland rebound.

On the stroke of half time, the hosts were awarded a soft penalty which Hyland converted.

After the break, there were chances for both sides early on. During a Greenfield spell of pressure, Meliden’s defence switched off which allowed Lewis Williams in and he rounded keeper Christian Wright to make it 3-1.

Meliden continued to apply some pressure, but could not convert any of their chances. Both teams would eventually finish the game with 10 men each.

Greenfield were thanked by their opponents for accommodating a late change in venue.

CPD Cefni 2 CPD Y Fali 1

Action from CPD Cefni v Valley. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Cefni edged a well-contested friendly between two Anglesey sides.

Lee Lewis and Craig Evans struck for the home team, Alex Mayall responding.

Caergybi 4 Gaerwen 2

Louis Chapman and Jerome Sillence scored two goals apiece as Caergybi saw off the challenge of a capable Gaerwen outfit.

Lewis Owen netted both for the visitors, who due to injuries were down to the bare 11.

It was a really good performance from Caergybi, who produced some great football at times.

While generally second best, Gaerwen were dangerous on the counter attack.

The Holyhead side took the lead when they capitalised on a poor pass at the back from the visitors and Chapman found the net.

Shortly after a fine finish from Chapman made it 2-0.

A mistake at the back from a corner gifted them Gaerwen’s Owen a goal.

In the second half, Caergybi had the luxury of being able to make seven changes and started very well.

Substitute Sillence did not take long to get himself on the score sheet. Sillence then earned a penalty which he converted before Owen pulled another one back for Justin Gallagher’s side.

North East Wales round up

An Olie Allman header and Tom Douglas finish earned Rhostyllen an impressive 2-1 win over Llanrhaeadr YM.

Mynydd Isa Spartans took the honours 2-0 at Rhostyllen Reserves, Luke Woolley and Aide Davies on target.

It finished 4-3 to Mynydd Isa Spartans Reserves against Borras Park Albion, Ry Griffiths (2), Pat Davey and Nathan Jones for the winners.

Callum Parry struck twice for FC United of Wrexham in a 3-2 loss at Llangollen Town.

Dai Webster, Kev Jones, Russ Vaughan, Arron Knights and Garry Knuppel grabbed a goal apiece for Denbigh Wanderers in a 5-2 success at Caer Clwyd, Owain Jones and Joel Rowlands responding.


Saturday, May 22

North Wales Coast FA friendlies
CPD Cefni 2 Y Fali 1
Caergybi 4 Gaerwen 2
Mynydd Llandegai 1 Arriva Bangor 5

North East Wales FA friendlies
Caer Clwyd 2 Denbigh Vets 5
FC Queen’s Park 1 Chirk AAA 3
Mynydd Isa Spartans Reserves 4 Borras Park Albion 3
Llangollen Town 3 FC United of Wrexham 2
Rhostyllen 2 Llanrhaeadr YM 1
Rhostyllen Reserves 0 Mynydd Isa Spartans 2

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