Match reports from the FAW Amateur Trophy – Saturday, July 17

Rock on Tommy: Amlwch keeper Tommy Torr is congratulated for his penalty save heroics. Picture: GETHIN JONES

FAW AMATEUR TROPHY ROUND ONE REPORTS – JULY 17, 2021

Amlwch Town 2 (Jac Thomas, Liam Billington)
Glantraeth 2 (Tudur Williams, Paris Hargrave)
Amlwch won 4-1 on pens

Sixteen-year-old debutant goalkeeper Tommy Torr produced a vital penalty save as Amlwch progressed to the next round of the FAW Trophy on spot-kicks.

In a first half of few chances at Lon Bach, Town’s Dan Jones went closest when he clipped the bar from a free kick.

Five minutes into the second period Glantraeth took the lead when a smart passing move ended with Tudur Williams firing in from the edge of the box.

Within seconds Amlwch were level through a fantastic strike from Jac Thomas.

In the 57th minute the away advantage was restored when Paris Hargrave’s curling effort gave Torr no chance.

But it was all-square again on 69 minutes when a Liam Billington rasper made it 2-2.

Penalties were needed and Amlwch triumphed 4-1, with young Torr the chief hero.

Blaenau Amateurs 0 

CPD Bangor 1876 4 (Les Davies, Gethin Thomas, Chris Jones 2)

Cracking action from DAFYDD HUGHES as Bangor 1876 attack the Blaenau goal

Chris Jones struck twice at Cae Clyd in an impressive 4-0 win for tier 4 Bangor 1876 against tier 3 opposition.

The opening visiting goal arrived early as Les Davies found space on the left side of the penalty area and powered home a left-footed strike.

Shortly before midway, Gethin Thomas blasted over the bar.

The same player had another choice around the half hour when he managed to lob the goalkeeper but unfortunately also cleared the crossbar.

In the last 15 minutes of the first half, it was the hosts’ turn to fashion a few chances. A long range shot went narrowly wide before Gethin Roberts’ diving header was saved by Mark Hawkins.

Chris Jones broke through the middle and had a chance to double 1876’s lead. He looked set to round the goalkeeper but his shot was deflected narrowly wide.

However, Jones made no mistake just before the interval when he converted Cameron Barry’s cross from the right with a glancing header that doubled 1876’s lead.

In the second period, 1876 passed the ball round well as they sought to create openings against a well-organised Blaenau side.

Davies’ powerful effort was skillfully tipped over by home goalkeeper Cian Williams.

Blaenau missed a good chance to reduce the deficit before Barry’s shot was deflected behind for a corner.

However, the third goal did arrive in the 81st minute when Barry broke down the right and cut the ball back. Gethin Thomas finished well to cap a fine performance.

With two minutes left, Chris Jones scored his second with a calm finish after a neat through ball from Davies.

Meliden 2 (Ashley New 87, Sam Haddon 90)
Llandudno Junction 1 (Liam Barlow 10)

Close call as Meliden (red) go for goal. Photo: James Armstrong (Petroleum Systems Ltd) 

Two very late goals produced a dramatic turnaround at The Mine and put Meliden into the next round.

The hosts were made to work very hard for their win against a resilient and well organised Llandudno Junction side.

Junction took the lead in the early minutes after a loose ball from a corner fell in the box to Liam Barlow who struck it home.

Meliden rallied and kept attacking in search of an equaliser, but came up against rock-solid Junction defending, as well as fantastic saves from keeper Stephen O’Neill.

In the last 10 minutes, the hosts had the ball in the net through Lewis Thompson, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Then three minutes from time, James Cairns laid the ball off to captain Ashley New who drilled home the equaliser from 20 yards.

Just when it looked like penalties were imminent, Sam Haddon scored the winner with a looping long range effort.

Prestatyn Sports 4 (Mike Jones 2, Simon Fawcett, Ryan Brady)
Mochdre Sports 1 (Scott Roberts)

Prestatyn Sports maintained their fine start to the season at new ground The Meadows with a 4-1 cup success over Mochdre.

The hosts made a flying start, sharp finishes from Mike Jones and Simon Fawcett putting them two-up inside three minutes.

Against the flow of play a penalty was given against the home side for a high foot but saved by home keeper Matty Wilkinson on competitive debut.

Mochdre were not discouraged and hit back through Scott Roberts to make it 2-1 at the break.

Prestatyn Sports continued to produce good football in the second half, playing out from the back looking for openings.

Eventually, Mike Jones created himself some space and fired home number three.

Ryan Brady’s fantastic finish killed off the tie.

Brickfield Rangers 0
Chirk AAA 2 (Lewis Clamp, Dale Davies)

Two second half goals ensured Chirk took the honours at Clywedog Park.

Brickfield manager Gareth Wilson was forced into changes, with Aaron White, Elliot Lloyd, Lewis Parry and Matthew Cook all unavailable.

In the first half Chirk did most of the attacking but failed to really test Brickie keeper Keighan Jones, the visitors’ closest effort a Matty Williams free kick which just cleared the crossbar.

Chances started to flow just as the half was coming to an end, firstly a goalmouth scramble was cleared by Brickfield whilst Andy Vale was starting to cause Chirk some problems at the back.

The second half started at a frenetic tempo considering the heat out on the pitch, as firstly a Chirk shot was deflected wide by Ben Pritchard, before Brickfield had the best chance so far, as Jack Honey created space in midfield, playing in Isaac Dawson who crossed in for Vale, and but for the last ditch challenge by Ryan Williams the striker would surely have broken the deadlock for Rangers.

This seemed to wake Chirk AAA up, and minutes later they took the lead, Lewis Clamp heading home from a corner at the near post.

The Colliers tried to press home their advantage, and 12 minutes later did so, some good work down the right side channel before crossing in for Dale Davies to finish from close range.

Bodedern Athletic 9 (Marc Evans 4, Asa Thomas 2, Casey Gregg 2, Sean Pritchard)
CPD Y Fali 0

Bodedern with four-goal star Marc Evans (centre) celebrate scoring against CPD Y Fali. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Goal machine Marc Evans added four to his collection as Boded hit nine at home to closely-located Anglesey rivals CPD Y Fali.

Fellow net-finder supreme Asa Thomas added a double as did Casey Gregg, while Sean Pritchard was also on the mark for the islanders.

CPD Llannerchymedd 4 (Mark Jones 2, Tom Kelly, Chris Bennett)
CPD Pentraeth 1 (Nathan Jones)

Spectacular action from Llannerchymedd v Pentraeth. Photo: JOHN ELFRYN OWEN

A second half double from Mark Jones helped ensure Llannerchymedd advanced in the Trophy.

Tom Kelly’s goal was all that separated the sides at half time.

After the break Chris Bennett and Mark Jones (2) set the seal on a home win, Nathan Jones replying.

CPD Y Felinheli 4 (Ifan Stead, Gavin Lloyd-Jones, Tristan Dafydd, Caio Hughes)
Llanystumdwy 0

Ifan Stead gives Y Felinheli the lead. Picture: PHIL STEAD

Felinheli maintained their goal-packed start to the campaign by overcoming Llanystumdwy at Cae Seilo.

Four separate goalscorers delivered the victory – Ifan Stead, Gavin Lloyd-Jones, Tristan Dafydd and Caio Hughes all on target.

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