North Wales Coast West League – reports from the Premier and Division One

Hat-trick hero Les Davies on the attack for Bangor 1876. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE REPORTS – AUG 28, 2021

PREMIER DIVISION

Gwalchmai 0
Bangor 1876 4 (Davies 3, Petrie)
Report: Dr Jonathan Ervine

Les Davies notched his second hat-trick of the season for an 1876 side which made it 10 straight wins in all competitions.

Top-scorer Davies moved up to 16 goals for the campaign, but the visitors were made to work hard for their points by a determined Gwalchmai.

Within the opening 10 minutes, 1876 had several chances.

Chris Jones had an effort saved by Konner Druce, then shortly afterwards, Sam Roberts lobbed the home keeper but a defender managed to clear.

At the other end, Connor Owen broke into the box and had only the goalkeeper to beat, but Mark Hawkins pulled of an excellent save with his feet. The follow-up shot just cleared the bar..

For much of the opening period, 1876 enjoyed plenty of possession but had few clear-cut opportunities as their opponents defended resolutely. On occasion, the hosts also threatened on the break.

MATT JOHNSON gets close to the action as Bangor 1876 (blue and white) meet Gwalchmai

However, a goal arrived 10 minutes before half-time when Davies finished well after neat interplay with Roberts. The striker has scored in every one of 1876’s 10 matches this term bar one.

Seven minutes into second period, 1876 doubled their advantage thanks to a clinical finish by Jamie Petrie from the edge of the box.

The visitors did not strike again until the closing minutes.

Harry Galeotti ran down the left before sending in a well-directed cross that allowed Davies to powerfully head in at the back post.

Les Davies celebrates his third goal. Pic: WYNNE EVANS

With four minutes left, Davies completed his hat-trick with the goal of the game. An early kick upfield by Hawkins found Davies in space on the right and he found the net with a deft lob.

Connor Owen went close to a consolation for Gwalch before the end.

Bangor 1876 – perfect 10 – 2021-22 season

July 3: Pentraeth (home – North Wales Coast West Premier Division) 9-0 (Les Davies 3, Gethin Thomas 2, Chris Jones 2, Jamie Petrie, Cameron Barry)
July 7: Pwllheli (home – NWCWPD) 3-2 (Gethin Thomas, Joe Culshaw, Tomos Clarke)
July 10: Menai Bridge Tigers (home – Welsh Cup R1) 8-2 (Chris Jones 4, Cameron Barry 2, Les Davies, Gethin Thomas)
July 17: Blaenau Amateurs (away – FAW Trophy) 4-0 (Les Davies, Gethin Thomas, Chris Jones 2)
July 21: Aberffraw (home – NWCWPD) 6-0 (Gethin Thomas, Tomos Clarke, Chris Jones, Les Davies 2, 1 pen, Sam Roberts)
Aug 7: Amlwch Town (home – FAW Trophy) 9-2 ( (Aaron Heald 2, Tomos Clarke, Chris Jones, Sam Roberts, Les Davies, Dylan Williams, Luke Steele, Jamie Petrie)
Aug 11: Amlwch Town (away – NWCWPD) 9-0 (Sam Ashworth, Les Davies 2, Jamie Petrie 2, 1 pen, Joe Culshaw, Gethin Thomas 2, Harry Galeotti)
Aug 18: Gaerwen (away – NWCWPD) 9-1 (Tom Clarke 2, Cameron Barry 3, Harry Galeotti, Joe Culshaw, Les Davies, Ben Owen)
Aug 21: Halkyn & Flint Mountain (home – FAW Amateur Trophy) 5-2 (Harry Galeotti 2, Chris Jones pen, Les Davies 2)
Aug 28: Gwalchmai (away – NWCWPD) 4-0 (Les Davies 3, Jamie Petrie)

Nefyn United 0
CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 1 (Thomas 52)

Richard Jones made his 300th appearance for Penrhyndeudraeth

Bodedern Athletic and Bangor 1876 are now the only teams in the Premier with a 100 percent record after Nefyn’s perfect run of seven straight victories was ended by Penrhyndeudraeth on Saturday.

Iwan Williams’ side came under a fair bit of pressure from the Penwaig, but clinched the points through Iwan Thomas’ 52nd minute clincher. Thomas volleyed in from close range following a scramble in the box.

Penrhyn lie fifth in the table with five wins in six outings, while Nefyn remain top.


Winning boss Williams said: “Many who watched that game today will class it as a smash and grab. I don’t. Not in a million years. Yes we were under the cosh in the first half, but name me a team that goes to Nefyn away and aren’t under pressure?

“We barely had a squad until Thursday, and to add to that our captain Carwyn went down in the warm up and Dylan Sweeney had to come in when he never should have played (following his injury lay-off). I can’t put that win into perspective.

“We started sluggish like we did at Menai Bridge, but those types of games have a story to it and I 110% knew we would nick it. Iw Tom was unreal in both boxes! I’ve not seen him play like that for many years, he was like a magnet. He dominated everything and calmed us down when needed.

“It was great to see Ben Jones and Marcus Orlik play in a game where it was always going to be difficult. We have been down to the bare bones this week, but to win two tough away games, with two clean sheets, is testament to the spirit and character we have.”

To add the icing on the cake, Penrhyn stalwart Richard Jones made his 300th appearance for the club.

Rest of the Premier

Mynydd Llandegai romped to an 8-1 home victory over Pentraeth.

Alwyn Roberts (3), Aaron Davies-Thomas (2), Sion Devereux (2) and Ben Parker provided the goals, while man of the match Osian Jones laid on five assists.

Leon Owen grabbed a late consolation for the visitors.

Owain Jones, Carl Griffiths and Sion Phillips netted one apiece for Llanrug United in a narrow 3-2 win over Aberffraw, Arwel Williams and Nathan Moore replying.

Kurt Hellfeld (2), Tomos Saynor (2) and Cal MacDonald shared the goals for Llanberis in a 5-0 beating of Amlwch Town.

DIVISION ONE

Hat-trick star Mark Godfrey looks set to score for Llanystumdwy at Holyhead Town. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Just two games played in Division One on Saturday but they produced 18 goals between them.

Llanystumdwy were in red-hot form as they triumphed 9-2 at Holyhead Town.

Sion Parry and Mark Godfrey pocketed hat-tricks apiece, Kyle Williams, Gryff Sion and Darren Parry one each.

Aidan Batsford and James Ryan were Holyhead’s marksmen.

Second-place Llannerchymedd were 7-0 victors at Bethesda Rovers.

Ben Hughes, Gwion Thomas (2), James Burgess, Mark Jones and Llion Jones (2) split the away team’s haul.

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