Reports on 23 FAW Amateur Trophy ties

Y Felinheli (red) and Porthmadog battle in the rain. Photo: PHIL STEAD

FAW AMATEUR TROPHY ROUND TWO MATCH REPORTS – AUGUST 7, 2021

CPD Y Felinheli 1 (Parry 45)
Porthmadog 2 (Thomas 53, Morgan 72)

Last winners of the FAW Amateur Trophy back in 1957, Porthmadog are on the right path to repeat the feat – although there remains a long way to go in this season’s competition.

It was a tough task for Port to reach the third round at Y Felinheli, who led at half time of Saturday’s clash at Cae Seilo.

The visitors made a bright start and as early as the third minute Gareth Jones-Evans fired narrowly wide of the upright from 25 yards.

Soon after a firm strike from Ifan Emlyn was very well saved by Felinheli keeper Guto Hughes, diving to his left.

On the half-hour, Rhys Alun controlled well in the box and sent a wonderful volley over the stranded Hughes, but the ball struck the inside of the post and bounced kindly into the keeper’s arms.

In the closing minutes of the half, Felin were gaining in confidence and producing some controlled moves in midfield.

Rhys Parry (on turf) is joining by celebrating team-mates after putting Y Felinheli ahead. Picture: PHIL STEAD

On the stroke of half time, a cross into the Port box was headed into the turf by Rhys Parry. His well-judged downward diving header took an abnormally high bounce and the ball flew into the roof of the net to the delight of all Felin fans.

Port started the second half with renewed vigour playing down the slope.

On 53 minutes the equalizer arrived and what a goal it was!

From a headed clearance, Dewi Thomas took on a difficult looking volley but his blistering shot simply flew past Hughes from fully 20 yards.

Port were now on top, although the hosts remained dangerous on the break.

However, it was no surprise when, on 72 minutes, Port finally took the lead. It all started with a magnificent save by Hughes, parrying a wicked deflection over his crossbar.

Then, from the resulting corner, James Morgan rose above the Felin defenders to power a header into the roof of the net.

Report: Mr Treflyn Jones

CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 2 (Smith 22, Thomas 61)
Nefyn United 0

The action between Penrhyndeudraeth (light blue) and Nefyn was highly competitive. Picture: Steven Jones

An epic contest between two unbeaten sides from the tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division ended in a Penrhyndeudraeth success.

Tomos Smith fired the hosts into a 22nd minute lead and Iwan Thomas made it 2-0 on 61.

Penrhyn manager Iwan Williams was ecstatic.

He said: “I thought we were immense. We trained all week working on a different game plan to what I believe in, and the players executed immaculately.

Joy for Penrhyn after scoring. Picture: Steven Jones

“We are a possession-based team but when we need to mix it, we’ll mix it and today we showed a different element to us. We worked on it in training on Friday night and we did everything right in terms of execution and attitude.

“We had 8 players missing with Iw Tom, Iddon (Price) and Deegan (John) playing through the pain barrier. Our strikers won us the game but our back four were ruthless in terms of defending. Our midfield squeezed any spaces and Morgs (keeper, Morgan Jones) was again assured.

“Credit to Nefyn, we were two honest teams going hammer and tongs not wanting to lose. Proud is an understatement.”

Llansannan 0
Denbigh Town 6 (Walker 47, Sam Jones 50, 63 & 83, Stuart Jones 55, Ashley 70)

Sam Jones (red) scored a hat-trick on debut for Denbigh. Picture: Roy Gunther

Debutant Sam Jones scored a hat-trick for a Denbigh side which were held to 0-0 up to half time by battling underdogs Llansannan.

Jones was a signing from Greenfield just over 12 months ago but has had to wait for his first start due to the Covid pandemic and a recent injury.

He came in for the suspended Mark Roberts and made an immediate impact with his three goals.

The home team started well with experienced ex-Denbigh striker Leon Gierke forcing Town keeper Joe Griffith into an early save.

Chances were few and far between in a first half which saw the visitors not being accustomed to the narrow pitch with a lot of their corners and cross-field balls going too long.

Of the opportunities that fell their way Stuart Jones and Kristian Pierce both struck the crossbar.

A change of tactics at half time saw Denbigh come out with a different game plan.

Within two minutes of the restart the Ardal North West side were one-up. A Pierce corner fell to the feet of Jake Walker whose shot from the edge of the penalty box flew into the back of the net with Stuart Jones adding a valuable deflection.

Three minutes later Sam Jones raced clear of the Llansannan defence to blast a low shot past Dafydd Williams.

On 55 minutes it was three, another Pierce corner headed in by Stuart Jones.

Substitute Leigh Craven’s influence in midfield was paying off and with 63 minutes played he laid off a superb ball for Sam Jones to run onto, out-muscle his defender and fire in his second from just outside the penalty box.

Sub Will Ashley scored the fifth via a forceful header before Sam Jones claimed his hat-trick in the 83rd minute with a fine strike.

Bangor 1876 9 (A Heald 9 & 53, Clarke 34, C Jones 40, Roberts 55, Davies 68, Williams 86, Steele 88, Petrie 89)
Amlwch Town 2 (D Jones 24, Rowlands 28)

Cracking aerial action by Matt Johnson from Bangor 1876 v Amlwch Town

The final scoreline looks emphatic enough but 1876 only led their plucky opponents 3-2 at half time.

The hosts took the lead on four minutes when Jamie Petrie set up full-back Aaron Heald to side-foot home his first goal since joining last year.

However, it was far from one-way traffic in the opening period.

Dan Jones fired in a powerful low free-kick from 35 yards in the 24th minute to equalise and soon after Ryan Rowlands broke into the right of the penalty area and finished well with the outside of his right foot to put the islanders 2-1 up.

It was all-square again in the 34th minute when centre back Tom Clarke strode forward into the Amlwch half on a run that took him past several opponents before firing home a powerful left-foot shot from 20 yards.

Five minutes before the interval, Clarke turned provider as his cross from the left allowed Chris Jones to control and then finish calmly to put 1876 back in front.

Petrie smacked a shot against the post before the break.

After the break Petrie had a goal ruled out for offside before Clarke’s effort was well saved by Luke Bansal and his follow-up shot was cleared off the line.

Eight minutes in, a goal did arrive as Heald scored his second. The defender’s powerful shot struck the crossbar and the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Sam Roberts and Les Davies boosted the score to 6-2 with smart finishes.

In heavy downpour, it was now raining goals. In the closing minutes, substitute midfielder Dylan Williams side-footed in, Luke Steele made it eight and Petrie finally got a deserved goal.

Report: Dr Jonathan Ervine

Glan Conwy 0
Meliden 1 (Newell 90)

Late-goal specialists Meliden did it again as Joe Newell struck in the 90th minute to send Gareth Jones’ men into round three.

James Cairns was put through very early on for the visitors, but keeper Joe Pitts did well to save.

After a goal-less first half, the action was quiet in the second before in the final 20 play became end-to-end.

Meliden manager Jones was sent from the dugout for two yellow cards, but the tie ended on a happy note for the travellers when in the 90th minute Cairns found himself in space on the right flank and rolled the ball across the box to find an unmarked Newell on hand to score.

Llanfairfechan Town 0
Gwalchmai 1 (Roberts 70)

Gwalchmai hero Konner Druce in past action for Trearddur Bay Bulls. Picture: Wynne Evans

Debutant keeper Konner Druce had a magnificent game for a Gwalchmai side which was overjoyed to advance to the next round.

It has been tough in the league so far for Liam Ewing’s side, but reaching the third round of the FAW Trophy will prove a real tonic to the Anglesey club.

Llanfairfechan, in great form coming into the match, had the better of the chances, but found Druce in cracking form.

The only goal came on 70 minutes. A free kick was played short, Declan Jones fed the ball into the danger area and Darren Roberts was there to find the back of the net.

Bodedern Athletic 2 CPD Cefni 0

Asa Thomas scored both goals for a Bodedern side who had to fight hard in difficult conditions to overcome a stubborn Cefni.

Brymbo 1 Rhostyllen 7

Grassroots North Wales predicted this one might go all the way to penalties!

Before the game, looking at the form of both teams, it wasn’t a bad shout, but Rhostyllen ran riot to score a magnificent seven at The Crick.

Will Nevitt notched a hat-trick, Lee Mcburney, Tom Douglas, Scott Swords and Aaron Edwards one each, Yusuf Mohsin for outgunned Brymbo.

Chirk Town 0 Cefn Albion 2

Alex Williams and Calum Mannion bagged the first half goals which ensured the 2018-19 Trophy winners progressed.

Coedpoeth United 0 Llay Welfare 6

A resounding away win for Llay with Jonny Taylor 2, Liam Hughes 2, Jared Taylor and Mikey Wright sharing the goals.

Connah’s Quay Town 1 Halkyn and Flint Mountain 1 (Mountain won 3-2 pens)

Sam Jones gave Mountain a first half lead before Town forced a penalty shoot out when John Coady scored from the spot on 87 minutes.

The visitors prevailed on penalty kicks.

Corwen 0 Chirk AAA 1

Dale Davies scored the only goal against his old club as Chirk made it quick back-to-back wins at Corwen.

The Colliers had won 5-0 at their opponents ground in an Ardal North East tussle on Wednesday, but it was much tighter in the Trophy.

CPD Aberffraw 2 CPD Llanerchymedd 0

Richard Roberts and Gary Bolton struck in the first half to ensure Aberffraw’s brilliant record in knockout competitions of recent seasons continues.

CPD Llannefydd 6 CPD Caer Clwyd 1

Ciran Jones, Llion Morris, Nico Clwyd, Luke Appleby (2) and Tudur Jones combined to send Llannefydd comfortably through.

David Wilkins converted a penalty for Caer Clwyd.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 1 Llanrwst United 2

Sam Jones (penalty) and Tom Jones put Llanrwst 2-0 up at Belle Vue before Chris Bennett replied for the hosts.

For 1879, Miles Todd was dismissed for two yellow card offences, while defender Reece Fairhurst was shown a straight red.

Llangollen Town 3 Cefn Mawr Rangers 3 (Llangollen won 4-1 on pens)

It was 3-1 to Llangollen until the final 10 minutes when Rangers struck twice to force penalties.

Unfortunately, the away side’s efforts were in vain, as Town won 4-2 on spot-kicks.

In the match itself, Joe Morris, Dewi Edwards and Ben Realey put the Tower Field hosts in command, Ben Duffy, Kurt Issac and a 90th minute Hari Gould leveller bringing Cefn Mawr back into the contest.

New Brighton Villa 6 Castell Alun Colts 1

Scott Davies (3), James Beck (2) and Lewis Jones combined to deliver an emphatic win for NBV, Edward Brown replying.

Mold Alexandra 6 Greenfield 0

Conner Kendrick

Ardal North West hosts Mold proved too strong for their visitors, recent new dad Conner Kendrick celebrating in style with a hat-trick.

Steve Watkin, Joey Ormrod and Henry Carver added one apiece for Michael Cunningham’s side.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix 2 Menai Bridge Tigers 4

Second half goals from Mitchell Jones and Callum Jones guided a Menai side which trailed twice in the first half to victory.

Daniel Williams notched two for the Phoenix, Sion Hogan and Kelvin Frazer making it 2-2 at the break.

Jones put Tigers ahead with a 71st minute thunderbolt before Thomas sealed it on the counter.

Prestatyn Sports 1 Llandudno Albion 1 (Albion won 4-2 on pens)

Adam Clayton of U2 (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Tier 3 Albion needed penalties to finally see off stubborn old rivals Sports.

Adam Hold put the visitors one-up on 34 minutes, but spot-kicks were needed after Adam Clayton delivered an equaliser after 87, leaving the visitors in a place called Vertigo.

However, Albion, finalists in the Trophy last season, maintained their good record from shoot-outs by prevailing 4-2, making it a Beautiful Day for the Maesdu marvels.

A close one, but Albion just had The Edge 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Rhydymwyn 0 FC Queen’s Park 1

Those renowned cup fighters Queen’s Park upset the odds with a single-goal triumph at tier 3 side Rhydymwyn.

The tier 4 visitors sealed it midway through the second half with a goal from “The Man” Barry Torrence.

Talysarn Celts 3 Mynydd Llandegai 3 (Llandegai won 3-1 on pens)

Luke Baum notched a hat-trick for Celts, goals on nine, 33 and 74 minutes, but Mynydd forced a penalties contest after Alwyn Roberts (2) and Aaron Davies-Thomas put them back on terms.

Mynydd triumphed 3-1 on penalties.

Their manager Huw Davies said: “With 13 players out through injury or work commitments, manager playing at centre-half, and considering we were playing a team full of confidence, great result. Thank you to all who came to watch and support.”

Friday night

Bontnewydd 3 Nantlle Vale 0

Cai Jones, Cai Edwards and Joshua Roberts got the vital goals which sent Bontnewydd through on Friday.

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