Flying starts: Chirk AAA FC

Chirk AAA celebrate a goal against Dolgellau. Picture: CHAS ROWLAND

Grassroots North Wales recently featured teams which are (or were) unbeaten in all competitions this season in our article The Trailblazers.

However, there are other sides in North Wales who have lost a game or two but are still in red-hot form.

One such team is Chirk AAA.

In the new Ardal North East League, the Colliers have rocketed out of the traps, winning all six matches so far to top the table with 25 goals scored and just three conceded.

Chirk’s only losses have come against Rhos Aelwyd – on penalties in the Welsh Cup – and the mighty Cefn Albion, by 2-1 in the FAW Amateur Trophy. Nothing at all to be ashamed of there.

Chirk’s Matty Williams (red) clearly wins this header. Picture taken by CHAS ROWLAND

And the Holyhead Road side are already into the quarter-finals of the NEWFA Challenge Cup.

They did also win two Trophy ties and one Welsh Cup game before exiting those competitions.

Chirk’s overall record is: Played 13 Won 11 Lost 2 with 38 goals scored and just 8 let in.

Goals have been spread throughout the team, Matty Thomas leading the way with 9, Lewis Clamp and Louie Middlehurst 6 apiece and Dale Davies on 5.
It has been a tremendous start for the team managed by Andy Pryde and James Williams.

And things are going pretty well as a club too. Chirk AAA Reserves currently have a 100 percent record in the FAW Reserve League North East.

Mark Holmes and Jack Ellis, Chirk men through and through, are doing a magnificent job.

A great club with a fantastic history, the present and future are also looking bright for Chirk AAA.

Jack Edwards (red) in control for Chirk. Picture taken by CHAS ROWLAND


July 10: New Brighton Villa (a – Welsh Cup QR1) 3-1 (Matty Williams, Dale Davies, Louie Middlehurst)
July 17: Brickfield Rangers (a – FAW Trophy R1) 2-0 (Lewis Clamp, Dale Davies)
July 23: Rhos Aelwyd (h – Welsh Cup QR2) 2-2 (Ryan Williams, Louie Middlehurst – lost 3-2 on pens)
July 28: Llay Welfare (a – NEWFA Challenge Cup R2) 2-0 (Dale Davies 2)
Aug 1: Dolgellau AA (h – Ardal North East League) 4-0 (Matty Thomas 2, 1 pen, Jake Simms, Tom Faithfull)
Aug 4: Corwen (a – Ardal North East) 5-0 (Matty Thomas 3, Jack Edwards, Lewis Clamp)
Aug 7: Corwen (a – FAW Trophy R2) 1-0 (Dale Davies)
Aug 14: Penycae (a – Ardal North East) 6-1 (Matty Thomas 2, 1 pen, Jack Edwards, Alistair Gibson, Lewis Clamp, Louie Middlehurst)
Aug 17: Rhos Aelwyd (h – Ardal North East) 4-1 (Matty Thomas, Louie Middlehurst, Ryan Williams, Lewis Clamp)
Aug 21: Cefn Albion (a – FAW Amateur Trophy) 1-2 (Louie Middlehurst)
Aug 25: Four Crosses (a – Ardal North East) 2-1 (Lewis Clamp, Alistair Gibson pen)
Aug 29: Welshpool Town (h – Ardal North East) 4-0 (Matty Thomas, Ryan Davies, Jake Simms, Tom Faithfull)
Aug 31: New Brighton Villa (h – NEWFA Challenge Cup) 2-0 (Lewis Clamp, Louie Middlehurst)

Ardal North East League: Played 6 Won 6 Goals For 25 Conceded 3
FAW Welsh Cup: Played 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Goals For 5 Conceded 3
FAW Amateur Trophy: Played 3 Won 2 Lost 1 Goals For 4 Conceded 2
NEWFA Challenge Cup: Played 2 Won 2 Goals For 4 Conceded 0

Total record (all competitions)
Played 13 Won 11 Lost 2 Goals For 38 Conceded 8

Goalscorers (38)
9 – Matty Thomas
6 – Lewis Clamp, Louie Middlehurst
5 – Dale Davies
2 – Jake Simms, Tom Faithfull, Ryan Williams, Jack Edwards, Alistair Gibson
1 – Matty Williams, Ryan Davies

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