North Wales Coast East League Division One – scores, scorers and reports
Betws y Coed 1 (Shaun Davies) Abergele 11 (Ryan Jones 2, Dom Holland 2, Danny Campbell, James Hay, Connor Atkinson, James Lloyd, Sam Ashton, Liam Roberts, Zack Lawrence)
Caer Clwyd 3 (Fran Roberts, Joel Rowlands, Neil Davies) Llandudno Amateurs 3 (Tod Rhys Davies, Kyle Johnson 2, 1 pen)
Henllan 2 (Ashley Andrews, Chris Evans) Rhyl All Stars 5 (Rhys Machin 2, Harrison Bellis 2, Simon Roberts)
NFA 6 (Liam Bowers, Shaun Edwards 2, Matty Robinson, Josh Evans, Morgan Davies) Penrhyn Bay Dragons 3 (Morgan Groom 3)
Rhos United 1 (Chris King) Llysfaen 2 (Brandon Luffman, Sean Sheridan)
Rhyl Dragons 1 (Adam Cassidy) Cerrigydrudion 4 (Tomos Tryfan Jones 3, Tirion Griffiths)
CPD Y Glannau 1 (Mike Colley) Llanelwy Athletic 3 (Gary Fazackerley, Dafydd Jones OG, Matthew Pendleton)
Rhos United 1 Llysfaen 2
Two goals within a minute in the second half were enough for Llysfaen to bag all three points in their opening game of the season at Brookfield Drive.
The first half was fairly low key, both teams seemingly cancelling each other out.
After 27 minutes Llysfaen thought they had scored.
Tom Collier had a shot from the right hand side of Rhos’ box, the ball found its way to Brandon Luffman steaming in from the left and he slotted home, only to have been judged to be in an offside position.
Rhos were also probing, but they were indebted to their keeper Gavin Lewis for two fine saves before the break.
The deadlock was finally broken on the hour.
Connor Morris gave himself space to tee off just outside the box and his effort rebounded to Collier, who in turn tried to prod the ball home.
However, Luffman got the final touch as the ball found its way in.
Soon after Sean Sheridan added number two after being found by Collier.
The prolific striker, still with work to do out on the left, found a way to beat his man, tuck inside and beautifully bend his shot around the keeper into the bottom corner.
Rhos hit back on 71 minutes. Chris King found himself free after losing his man and nodded home after a long free kick from the right hand side of United’s half.
Llysfaen keeper James Roberts was called upon to make an outstanding save down to his left late on to deny Rhos an equaliser.
Henllan 2 Rhyl All Stars 5
Rhys Machin and Harrison Bellis both struck twice in a fine away win for the All Stars.
Robert Cunnah’s side made a great start, an early corner being cleared to Machin, who from 25 yards bent the ball left-footed into the top right corner.
It was end to end before in the 13th minute Bellis headed in a Tawse Cox corner for 2-0.
Henllan rallied well and Ashley Andrews made it 2-1.
The hosts were now on top, but in the 34th minute the All Stars struck again when a great delivery from Simon Roberts released Bellis, who took on three players and slotted the ball home.
There was no let up from Henllan, though, Chris Evans netting from a corner to make it 3-2 at half time.
After an interval talk from the manager, All Stars regained their composure in the second period.
In the 56th minute an All Stars corner was cleared to the back right hand side of the 18 yard box. The ball bounced and was rifled on the half volley into the top corner by Machin, making that the defender’s second of the game.
Between the 65th and 75th minute the greens made four changes to personnel, providing some fresher legs to help see out the game.
In the 90th minute one of those subs Shane Roberts played a lovely chipped pass over the top of the Henllan back-line.
Simon Roberts timed his run to perfection and slotted the ball calmly past the goalkeeper.
Caer Clwyd 3 Llandudno Amateurs 3
New team Caer Clwyd’s first-ever competitive game ended in a draw thanks to a 90th minute equaliser from captain Neil Davies.
Amateurs started well on the front foot and raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Tod Rhys Davis and Kyle Johnson.
Clwyd responded and clattered the bar before finally Joel Rowlands, with some good work in the corner, found Fran Roberts in the box and he hit the back of the net.
The hosts came flying out for the second half and the equaliser arrived when a great chipped ball from Owain Jones found Joel Rowlands in the area. Rowlands’ strike took a deflection off a defender to wrong foot the keeper and trickle over the line for 2-2.
It was now a great battle but Clwyd did themselves no favours when a last man challenge on Tod Rhys Davies just outside the area saw Lloyd Hubbard shown a red card with 10 minutes to go.
Nathan Williams then struck the bar from the free kick with a quality effort.
Amateurs pressed on to eventually win a penalty for a foul on Johnson, who sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot for 3-2.
Clwyd refused to lie down and in the 90th minute earned a corner. Fran Roberts’ very good delivery to the back post was headed in by Davies to ensure it ended all-square.