Friendly match reports from North Wales football – June 26/27

Goalmouth action from Caergybi (white/black) against Y Fali. Picture: TREVOR OWEN

Caergybi 6 (Owen 2, Chapman 2, Edwards, North)
CPD Y Fali 1

Gary-Jo Owen and substitute Louis Chapman both struck twice as Caergybi continued their preparations for the 2021-22 season with a six-goal salvo against Y Fali.

The game got off to a slow start with both teams trying hard to get control.

After 20 minutes Caergybi gained a foothold and started creating chances, but the visitors initially held firm.

The Millbank hosts had a free kick about 20 yards out with Jerome Sillence hitting the crossbar.

Then came the breakthrough. A Fali attack was broken down by a great tackle from Sion Thomas who played a good ball to Owen.

His pass released Mike Edwards, who scored with a right-footed strike to make it 1-0 Caergybi at half time.

Second half saw some player and formation changes for the hosts, who came out a lot quicker, passing the ball around and getting the early goal with some good build up play, eventually finished off with a fine strike from Owen into the bottom corner.

Owen then produced some fine skill to turn his defender and fire from the edge of the box into the net.

Chapman, on at half time, made the score sheet next after some great determination to chase the ball down and place into the bottom corner.

A cracking cross from the right then found Chapman, who took the ball down and finished well for number five.

Right back Glenn North made it six with a great strike from outside the box before Y Fali grabbed a deserved consolation.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 0
CPD Bangor 1876 1 (Petrie)

Report: Matt Johnson

Match-winner Jamie Petrie

A sun-drenched Belle Vue hosted the first-ever match between Rhyl 1879 and Bangor 1876 on Saturday.

There may have been few goals but the crowd will surely have enjoyed a closely-fought and entertaining friendly.

The match began perfectly for 1876 as Jamie Petrie scored in the third minute with a tidy right-footed finish after a series of passes.

Bangor almost doubled their lead several times in the first 25 minutes, new signing Corey Jones going closest with a shot that hit the post.

The remaining portion of the half saw more of a balanced contest as Rhyl created several decent chances from free kicks that either narrowly missed the goal or were cleared.

Mark Hawkins had to produce some great goalkeeping to deny the hosts an equaliser.

Within five minutes of the second half, Shaun Lock almost scored the blues’ second goal but his powerful effort flew narrowly wide of the upright.

Chris Jones carved out a decent opportunity for himself but Rhyl’s keeper saved his shot.

The home side continued to threaten from set-pieces, but 1876 held firm.

In the closing minutes, Hawkins concocted some more good stops and 1876’s much-changed defensive unit displayed some dogged determinations under Rhyl’s pressure, Tom Clarke in particular showed an assured touch.

Holyhead Hotspur 2 (Parry, Morris pen)
Llandudno Albion 1 (Robb)

Winning manager Darren Garmey

Despite Albion taking the lead early in the second half, Hotspur battled back to win the game thanks to a late penalty.

Holyhead manager Darren Garmey said after the game: “It was another tough match against an established side who have always given us problems.

“On another day we would have scored a few more goals based on the chances created and that is something we will look to improve on going forward.”

Kyle Robb edged tier 3 Albion in front on 48 minutes.

Callum Parry levelled with a classy chip from the edge of the box and Liam Morris scored the winner from the spot for the Cymru North hosts.

Ruthin Town Vets 1 (Evans)
Connah’s Quay Vets 2 (Salusbury pen, Bowen)

A cracking game between two well-matched sides.

Nomads finished on top 2-1 with goals from Mike Salusbury (pen) and the prolific Leon Bowen.

Ian Evans scored the equaliser for Ruthin early in the second half. It was a very fair result as Quay were the better team for large parts of the game.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix Reserves 2 (Spirydowicz, Hughes)
Rhos United 1 (Court)

Darren Hughes’ 30-yard free kick in the closing stages secured Aaron Keating’s Phoenix side a pleasing win over Rhos.

Scott Court put Rhos in front, but Kacper Spirydowicz levelled matters for the hosts before the 90th minute decider from Hughes.

Chirk Town 4 (Lloyd 3, Davies)
Penycae 0

A great workout for Chirk Town in their final game before league action starts with Tristan Lloyd the hero with a hat-trick.

The Taverners have gone unbeaten throughout pre-season.

With no less than 12 players missing, Town managed to field a patched-up 11 and put on a really good show,
Lloyd’s treble continuing his fine goal-scoring run.

Aaron Davies, who was deployed as a lone striker, netted with a bullet header to complete the scoring.

Seventeen-year-old Kian Davies impressed on debut for the hosts.

Chirk Town will go into the 2021-22 season in the new tier 4 North East Wales League Premier Division full of confidence with players to return from injury.

RECAP ON SATURDAY’S RESULTS ACROSS NORTH WALES

Holywell Town (red and white) pressurise the Druids goal. Picture: LEE PAUL DOUGLAS

Caergybi 6 (Gary-Jo Owen 2, Louis Chapman 2, Mike Edwards, Glenn North) CPD Y Fali 1

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 0 CPD Bangor 1876 1 (Jamie Petrie)

Cemaes Bay 1 Mochdre Sports 0

Holyhead Hotspur 2 (Callum Parry, Liam Morris pen) Llandudno Albion 1 (Kyle Robb)

Llannefydd 1 (Luke Appleby) Greenfield 3 (Sion McHugh, Danny Calvert, Dean Hyland)

Meliden 9 (Chris Wright (pen), Lucas Edwards (2), Ashley Lally (2), Dan Beattie (2), Finley Ellam, Sam Haddon) Llandudno Amateurs 3

Penmaenmawr Phoenix Reserves 2 (Kacper Spirydowicz, Darren Hughes) Rhos United 1 (Scott Court)

Chirk Town 4 (Tristan Lloyd 3, Aaron Davies) Penycae 0

CPD Caerwys 2 Airbus U19 4

Connah’s Quay Town 3 (Rob Shaw, Alex Peters, Alex Catton) Airbus U23 1

CPD Caer Clwyd 7 (Joel Rowlands 4, Owain Jones, Jason Hession pen, Morgan Jones) Ruthin Town Development 1

Holywell Town 1 (Luke Edwards) Cefn Druids 1

Llangoed 2 (Ieuan Grenier, Sam Gregson) Mynydd Llandegai 2

St Asaph City 1 Holywell Town Reserves 3 (Nathan Williams 2)

SUNDAY

Ruthin Town Vets 1 (Ian Evans) Connah’s Quay Vets 2 (Mike Salusbury pen, Leon Bowen)

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