Sunday friendlies in North Wales football (plus some Saturday catch-up)

Fabulous action from Llysfaen v Rhos. Picture: IAN ASHTON

Llysfaen 2 Rhos United 2

Two sides which will compete in tier 5 North Wales Coast East Division One this season but were both formerly in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League shared a 2-2 draw at the Bananabeu on Saturday.

It took just two minutes for Llysfaen to take the lead. A quick throw-in was taken in Rhos’ half, Sean Sheridan beat the full back before crossing to the incoming Jake Reynolds, who buried the ball into the back of the net.

Reynolds almost made it two in the 19th minute when he rattled the crossbar.

Rhos nearly equalised after a defensive mix-up saw home keeper James Roberts pull off a fine save.

United started the brighter in the second half.

They won a corner after some good running from Scott Court. Debutant Adam Noble delivered a perfect ball which Rich Beardmore headed in at the back post.

Soon after Noble fed a fine pass to Tom Edgley, whose low cross was finished off by Court to make it 2-1 Rhos before the hour.

Changes were made by Llysfaen with Brandon Luffman and Dan Ashton coming on for Callum Ellis and Matt Keeley and the team switched to a simple 4-4-2.

The hosts won a penalty in the 71st minute and it was Connor Morris who stepped up and fired home to bring the game level.

The 89th minute should have seen a winner. Luffman swung an inch-perfect ball into the box for Morris to find the net superbly, but he was adjudged offside.

Holyhead Town 3 Valley 1

Holyhead (light blue/white) on the attack against Valley. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

In their first friendly since the easing of the most recent lockdown, Town produced some great football at times in this most local of derbies.

On target for the Harbourmen in Sunday’s contest were Matty Roberts, who also assisted in a goal for Paul Williams, and Jordan Rowlands, who benefited from a Charlie Diamond set up.

Mike Williams replied for Valley.
Both these teams will compete in tier 5 North Wales Coast West Division One in 2021-22.

The Millbank 4 Royal Oak 1

This battle of Rhyl-based Sunday League giants was emphatically won by the Milly.

Half-time saw a 3-0 lead in favour of the Grange Road hostelry representatives, Joel Poh, Simon Roberts and an own goal establishing the scoreline.

After the break Roberts earned himself the champagne with a stunning 30-yard volley from the left which flew into the net.

Oak could only manage a late consolation.

Ruthin Town Vets 3 Connah’s Quay Nomads Vets 3

Two goals from Craig Worthington and another by manager Mike Salusbury secured Nomads a draw against an excellent Ruthin side.

MoM for the Quay was awarded to Joey Ouslem.

Castell Alun Reserves 5 FC United of Wrexham 2

Callum Parry and David Hughes notched consolation goals for FC United of Wrexham in an entertaining Sunday contest at Castell Alun.

Brymbo Reserves 7 FC United of Wrexham 1

A day earlier Kieran Capper netted for FCUW in a heavy defeat at Brymbo.

Tom Perrin and Alex Sheriff grabbed hat-tricks for Brymbo, James Halliwell adding a single.

Pentraeth 2 Amlwch Town 4

Pentraeth and Amlwch in action. Picture: GETHIN JONES, AMLWCH TOWN FC

Amlwch showed real desire and determination to fight back from 2-1 down to win at Pentraeth on Saturday.

Robin Morris and Cai Evans-Hughes put the hosts in front, but a Jac Thomas hat-trick, plus a Ryan Rowlands goal, turned the tables for Chris Byast’s men.

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