JD Cymru Premier – weekend 1 review

Celebration time for Caernarfon Town players

Goals number 207 and 208 of Mike Wilde’s Cymru Premier career helped his new club Flint Town United storm to a 5-1 opening day victory at Cardiff Met University.

Wilde, 37, who joined the Silkmen earlier this month from Connah’s Quay Nomads, needs just another two goals to go third in the all-time league marksmen list above Lee Hunt on 209.

His double on Saturday played a big part in Flint claiming the very early leadership of the table on goal difference.

Jack Kenny, Callum Bratley and Connor Harwood were also on target for Neil Gibson’s men.

Champions Connah’s Quay Nomads made the ideal start on Friday night with a 2-0 triumph at Cefn Druids – last season’s bottom club.

A Josef Faux own goal after just two minutes was followed by another on 55 from the phenomenal George Horan.

An emotion-packed Oval saw Caernarfon Town welcome back the fans in style with a 2-0 win over Haverfordwest.

Danny Gosset, who was given the all-clear from cancer just a year ago, marked his competitive debut for the Cofis with a 73rd minute goal from a 20-yard free kick.

And Cai Jones secured the points in added time by smartly chipping keeper Lee Idzi.

Jakub Ojrzynski made an impressive debut in goal for a new-look Caernarfon, whose first day line-up also featured ex-Wrexham and Wales legendary defender Steve Evans, plus midfield magicians Dion Donohue and Rob Hughes.

Bala Town had to be satisfied with a 2-2 home draw against Penybont, Will Evans and former Wales international Dave Edwards on target for the Lakesiders.


Friday, August 13

Cefn Druids 0 Connah’s Quay Nomads 2 (Josef Faux OG 2, George Horan 55)

Saturday, August 14

Aberystwyth Town 2 (Sam Phillips 43, Mathew Jones 90) Barry Town United 1 (Marcus Day 23)

Bala Town 2 (Will Evans 28, Dave Edwards 52) Penybont 2 (Sam Snaith 9, Kane Owen 56 pen)

Caernarfon Town 2 (Danny Gosset 73, Cai Jones 90+3) Haverfordwest County 0

Cardiff Met University 1 (Tom Price 90) Flint Town United 5 (Jack Kenny 7, Callum Bratley 60, Mike Wilde 69 & 78, Connor Harwood 88)

Sunday, August 15

Newtown 1 (Aaron Williams 40) The New Saints 4 (Ben Clarke 25, Declan McManus 49, Blaine Hudson 58, Jordan Williams 75)

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