Seven goals for Menai Bridge ace Redmond along with wins for Albion and 1876

Menai Bridge 13 (Redmond 7, Davidson 3, Hogan 2, Baston)
Llangoed 3

Menai Bridge scored 13 goals in their final pre-season match

Dean Redmond rounded off an impressive pre-season with a magnificent seven goals in Tigers’ mauling of Llangoed.

It’s been a long wait for spectators to be allowed back into grounds, and the 37 who made it down to Treborth on Wednesday evening were rewarded with 16 goals.

Redmond benefited from a Paul Rowlands assist for the opener before Sion Hogan finished off a Callum Thomas corner on 29 minutes.

Rowlands again set up Redmond for the third, then moments later Hogan rounded off Sam Faulkner’s good work for number four.

Callum Davidson then made the scoresheet before Redmond completed his hat-trick to make it 6-0 at half time.

After the break, Redmond added four more goals in 12 minutes, Hogan and Rowlands sharing the assists.

Dave Baston made it 11-0 before Llangoed pulled two back.

Davidson added two more to make it a hat-trick, while the visitors’ responded with a fantastic long range effort for the best goal of the game.

Meliden 1 (Lally)
Llandudno Albion 4 (Lloyd 2, 1 pen, Carey, Davies)

Post-Match report: Ron Squire
Photography: Damon Mead

Albion skipper Joel “Skip” Lloyd (red and white hoops) scored twice for his team at The Mine. Picture: DAMON MEAD

It was a frustrating evening for Meliden as The Miners were beaten by a better quality Llandudno Albion side.

The hosts did start off the brighter, with Ashley Lally heading the ball home after 16 minutes.

Albion increasingly made chances as the first half went on and a big breakthrough came when they were awarded a penalty which Joel Lloyd slotted home to make it 1-1.

From that point on the tier 3 side started to run the show and eventually led thanks to a beautiful goal from Joe Carey going into half time.

The second half saw Meliden attempt to get back into the game, but it was no use and Albion made them pay further with a goal from Lloyd and a close header from Allan Davies via a corner compounded Meliden’s miserable evening.

Meliden manager Gareth Jones said: “Our first half display was decent only to give away a penalty and the opposition showed their quality in the second half.”

Bangor 1876 1 (Davies)
Nefyn United 0

Report: Jonathan Ervine
Photo: Dafydd Hughes

Dafydd Hughes catches some goalmouth action from Bangor 1876 (red) versus Nefyn United

Barely 48 hours after winning 1-0 at Rhyl 1879, Bangor 1876 repeated the dose against Nefyn in their final pre-season friendly.

It was the visitors who threatened first via a header from an early corner.

Shortly after the midway point of the opening period, 1876 were forced into a change when goalkeeper Mark Hawkins had to go off injured.

Just after the half-hour, both sides went close to scoring.

First of all, a glancing header by Les Davies following a Joe Culshaw cross from the left drifted just wide of the far post.

At the other end, a powerful Penwaig shot from 25 yards almost found the net.

However, the opening goal did arrive after 36 minutes.

After finding space on the left, Culshaw played the ball inside to Les Davies. Davies controlled the ball with his back to goal before turning to crash home a powerful left foot shot from the edge of the penalty area.

After several half-time substitutions, the game took a while to warm up again in the second period.

However, both sides created chances shortly after the hour mark during a period of end-to-end action.

Gethin Thomas twice nearly doubled 1876’s lead, but only the alert reflexes of the home team’s substitute goalkeeper prevented a goal direct from a corner, before the following flag kick resulted in another Nefyn header narrowly missing.

And 1876 had to defend determinedly to stop the visitors equalising late on.

Other results

Brymbo 3 Penycae 2
Cefn Albion Reserves 1 Penycae Reserves 2
Llandudno Junction 1 Rhos United 0
Llangoed Reserves 3 Four Mile Bridge 2
The Millbank 3 (Joel Poh, Simon Roberts, Alex Hall pen) NFA 4

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