Reports on North Wales coast friendlies – June 5, 2021

Penrhyndeudraeth’s Huw Quaeck (light blue – nearest ball) and two-goal star Cai Henshaw up against Llannerchymedd’s Gavin Sharpe. Picture: Llannerchymedd FC

Penrhyndeudraeth 3 Llannerchymedd 2

New Penrhyndeudraeth manager Iwan Williams was delighted to start pre-season with a close-fought win over their Anglesey visitors.

Williams said: “It was a game of two halves. First half we were very good, second half we were disjointed, which was always going to happen.

“With 7 or 8 potential starters missing, it was great to see so many youngsters on the pitch who didn’t let us down.

“It’s always great to start the pre-season with a win and I’m proud of all the players.”

Penrhyn will compete in the tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division this season, with Llannerchymedd in tier 5 Division One.

Well-drilled Penrhyn were 3-0 up at half time thanks to two goals from Cai Henshaw and another by Tomos Smith.

Llan were under strength due to work and family commitments, but Meirion Grieves’ side played better in the second half.

James Burgess missed a penalty before Chris Bennett scored minutes later then a trialist netted another to make it 3-2.

Aberffraw 2 Holyhead Hotspur 3

Jay Gibbs (maroon) scored twice for Hotspur at Aberffraw. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Jay Gibbs (2) and Mel McGinness were on target for a Hotspur outfit which edged a hard-earned win at Cae Cynlas.

Both Gibbs’ goals came via efforts from outside the box, while McGinness showed quick thinking with a 40-yard chip from a free kick.

Nathan Moore (2, 1 pen) ensured Aber went close.

Porthmadog 2 Llanrhaeadr YM 0

Goals from Rhys Alun and Iddon Price secured a welcome pre-season triumph for Port against Cymru North opposition.

Bangor City 5 Nantlle Vale 0

While Bangor have signed numerous overseas players in recent months, much of their side today comprised young local talent.

Giacomo Mello, Agustin Zicarelli (2), a trialist and a brilliant effort from Gethin Williams made up the five.

CPD Y Fali 0 Llysfaen 2

Llysfaen had to work hard for their win on Anglesey.

Connor Morris hit the bar for the visitors before in the 15th minute Brandon Luffman showed great strength before firing in off the post.

Substitute Charlie Dykes made it 2-0 in the second half with a great strike from distance.

Morris was unfortunate to have a goal disallowed, while the Valley keeper also produced a couple of fine stops.

At the other end, James Roberts had to be sharp to deal with a couple of home team attempts.

Talysarn Celts 2 Menai Bridge Tigers 6

Dean Redmond and Callum Davidson both delivered doubles for the Tigers in an emphatic win at Talysarn.

Lewis Hughes chipped in the opener after the home keeper saved well from Kevin Roberts.
Talysarn levelled on 26 minutes, but in no time a Jordan Pritchard assist set up Redmond for 2-1.

And Redmond pounced again before the interval, Paul Rowlands with the assist on this occasion.

Talysarn replied early in the second half, but when the home glovesman spilled a Redmond free kick, Davidson was first on the scene to make it 4-2.

Rowlands teed up Davidson for his second, then Pritchard added a sixth after fine work from Andy Wannop.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix Reserves 2 Llandudno FC Reserves 2

Peter Williams and Alfie Caldecott were on the mark as Pen took a draw from their meeting with Llandudno.

Rhos United 1 Rhuddlan Town 3

Matty Rees (2) and Josh Brown found the net for a Rhuddlan outfit which took the honours at Rhos.

Nefyn United 3 Bodorgan 0

Nefyn’s Dylan Sion earned the match ball

Dylan Sion Jones notched all three goals for Nefyn in Saturday afternoon’s win over Bodorgan from Anglesey.

Caergybi 1 Mynydd Llandegai 1

Llandegai took a very early lead which they held onto through the first half and generally had the better of play and possession.

The second half saw Caergybi fight back, eventually a Gary-Jo Owen goal levelling the score.

Both sides squandered chances to win the game but Caergybi finished the stronger.

Llansannan 2 Bro Cernyw 1

This competitive local derby stood at 1-1, Harry Kirkham for Bro and Gwion Bibby for Llansannan, before the hosts produced a late winner.

Gruff Roberts ripped through Bro’s tired defence to grab the decider.

Bontnewydd 3 CPD Cefni 2

Plenty of positives for Cefni this defeat at a lovely young Bontnewydd side.

Gareth Roberts’ deflected effort gave the visitors an early lead before a lapse in performance allowed Bont to move 3-1 up.

However, Cefni were back in it when a deep free kick from Graham Jones was nodded in by Craig Evans before the break.

Try as they did in the second half, that elusive equaliser would not come for Cefni.

Bodedern Athletic 1 Cemaes Bay 1

Marc Evans found the net for Bodedern in a good, competitive Anglesey derby on Friday night.

Henllan 1 Rhyl All Stars 4

Simon Roberts (2), Ashley Parry and Harrison Bellis shared the goals in an emphatic All Stars win.

After a great start, Robert Cunnah’s side won the ball high up the pitch and Parry curled the ball into the top right corner from 25 yards.

Soon after Roberts made it two with a beautiful chip over the keeper.

Only some fine saves from the home glovesman denied All Stars further goals before the break.

Early in the second half, Bellis headed a great cross in off the bar.

Henllan replied, but an amazing volley into the top left corner from Roberts sealed the result.

Aaron Dodwell

Birthday boy Aaron Dodwell was man of the match for All Stars.

Manager Cunnah said: “Today we set out with a game plan of high pressing on the Henllan back line, Three of our four goals came from winning the ball inside 30 yards of the Henllan goal.

A great 90 minutes of football under our belt again.”

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