North Wales Coast East reports – Kinmel Bay, Prestatyn Sports, Rhos United and Rhyl All Stars all victorious

Kinmel Bay’s Anthony Jones (No 2) rises high to reach this ball against Llanfairfechan. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

NORTH WALES COAST EAST LEAGUES – AUGUST 21

PREMIER DIVISION

CPD Llansannan 0
Prestatyn Sports 1 (Jacovelli 40)

Antonio Jacovelli scored the only goal of the game for Sports but hosts Llansannan could consider themselves unfortunate to end up with nothing.

The visitors dominated the first half and could have been at least four-up by the interval, but it was not to be.

Llansannan were dangerous on the break, but came up against a strong defence.

In the 40th minute the ball went loose in the box and after a few blocked shots it dropped to Jacovelli, who finished low to the keeper’s right.

The second half was backs-to-the-wall stuff for Sports as Llannsannan piled on the pressure.

The away side gave away too many cheap free kicks in and around the box, but the defence stood firm, with goalkeeper Matthew Wilkinson top class.

Even when Chris Lowe saw red for a second yellow with 12 minutes to go, the Sports back-line remained solid, despite the best efforts of Llansannan to equalise.

Rest of the Premier

Kinmel Bay recovered from a goal down to whip Llanfairfechan Town 5-1 at Y Morfa.

Cameron Hales handed the visitors an early lead, but Matty Griffiths and Kieran Ellis made it 2-1 by half time.

In the second half, goals by Griffiths, Dan Wickerson and Matty Marsh-Evans put the hosts out of sight.

Garmon Hafal notched the only goal a minute into the second half as Llandyrnog United pipped Penmaenmawr Phoenix 1-0.

Llandudno Junction and Bro Cernyw shared a 2-2 draw.

Marc Jones struck very early for the Railwaymen, but John Gardner levelled to make it one-each at half time.

Ianto Roberts edged Cernyw in front a minute into the second period, but Ole Desay salvaged a home point with an injury time equaliser.

NORTH WALES COAST EAST DIVISION ONE

Rhyl All Stars 5 (Bellis 3, Cox, Dodwell)
Y Glannau 1 (Hughes)

Harrison Bellis bagged a hat-trick for an All Stars outfit which made it back-to-back 5-1 league wins.

After a strong start Robert Cunnah’s men broke the deadlock on 16 minutes.

Shane Roberts sent a smart cross from the left and the ball fell to Aaron Dodwell, who on the edge of the 18-yard box struck cleanly into the top-left corner on the half volley.

The hosts created numerous chances before on the stroke of half time, they won a free kick on the edge of the area.

Bellis fired through a gap in the defensive wall to make it 2-0 the greens.

There was no let-up from All Stars after the break. Two minutes in, keeper Ryan Bennett sent a massive goal kick over the Glannau defence which Bellis latched onto and slotted in for his second.

Three minutes later, Tom Dodd found Tawse Cox who scored a dream goal, curling the ball into the top right corner.

Zac Hughes hit back for Y Glannau on the counter attack, but All Stars soon regained control and in dying minutes won a penalty for an infringement on Ashley Parry.

Bellis stepped up to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

Man of the match: Matt Pleavin.

Rhos United 2 (Noble 35, Sealey 65)
Llandudno Amateurs 1 (Kelly 18)

Rhos United and Llandudno Amateurs battle for the ball. Picture: RT PHOTOGRAPHY

With six draws in their previous eight league games, Rhos had not been doing much wrong, but they needed a win and delivered it against one of the best sides in the division.

Llandudno Amateurs were on top for the first 20 minutes and took the lead from a Mark Kelly free kick that home goalkeeper Arran Hands could do nothing about.

The hosts rallied and found some space down the right with full back Tom Brady.

He fed a good ball in to the far post and Adam Noble was there to finish in the 35th minute.

The message at half time from home manager Bret Durkan was to stay organised and allow the Amateurs to have the ball at the back because once Rhos shut off the passing lanes their only outlet was the long ball which the hosts’ defence and midfield handled with confidence.

Scott Court and Lewis Sealey were causing problems for the Amateurs defence with their pace in behind and Rhos felt it was only a matter of time before something came off for one of them.

That time came in the 65th minute, a defence-splitting pass from Noble putting Sealey through on goal to finish well.

The remainder of the game saw Rhos continue their counter attacking style of play, working hard from front to back to reduce Amateurs’ chances to scraps.

Winning manager Durkan said: “After six draws with one win sandwiched between them it was brilliant to get a win today against a top side. I can’t fault anyone in a Rhos shirt today, they responded brilliantly to the tactical changes and put in a hell of a shift to get over the line near the end.”

Rest of Division One

Abergele remain just two points behind leaders Cerrigydrudion with a game in hand after a Greg Hilditch penalty on 67 minutes proved enough to beat Llysfaen 1-0.

Kelvin Berks was a hat-trick hero as Rhyl Dragons outscored Caer Clwyd 3-2, Morgan Jones and Keiran Kendrick replying for the visitors.

Sam Davies, Eben Pierce, Ashley Andrews and Steffan Jones shared the goals as Henllan saw off Betws-y-Coed 4-0.

Leaders Cerrigydrudion made it 11 unbeaten with a 4-2 success over visitors Penrhyn Bay Dragons.

Gruffudd Edwards, Tomos Tryfan Jones, substitute Alun Kimberley and Tirion Griffiths were the scorers for the home side, who had Sam Griffiths sent off on the hour.

Dragons led twice through Ethan Hill and Luke Jones.

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