Bodedern manager Ricky Williams insists on a feet firmly on the ground approach at Cae Ty Cristion

Bodedern Athletic manager Ricky Williams (furthest left – red shirt underneath tracksuit jacket) looks ready to let go a whistle sound during the recent game against Penrhyndeudraeth. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Bodedern Athletic manager Ricky Williams won’t get carried away by his team’s stunning start to the season.

The tier 4 side made it six straight league wins with a 4-2 success at Gwalchmai tonight.

And Boded have won 13 out of 14 matches in all competitions, their only loss being a 5-4 reverse to tier 2 Cymru North team Ruthin Town in the Welsh Cup.

Athletic are into the last 16 of the FAW Trophy and this evening’s triumph at Maes Meurig keeps them firmly in the top four of the North Wales Coast West League Premier Division.

Bodedern in action (green and white) at Gwalchmai on September 17. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Ricky was happy with the result, but not so impressed with the overall showing from his team.

“It wasn’t our best performance by far,” he said. “We were very sloppy, especially in the first 45 minutes.”

Indeed, had Gwalchmai not failed to convert a penalty early in the second half, the game might have seen a different outcome. Carl Jones produced a cracking save,

Ricky added: “I think Carl’s fine penalty save at 2-2 turned the game as we started to play from then on.
“It’s great to have a 100% record in the league, but it’s only 6 games played and there is a very long way to go.”

Goals are not a problem so far for Boded – and no wonder.

In Asa Thomas and Marc Evans they possess two of the best strikers on Anglesey. Both have scored 22 goals apiece in all competitions after tonight and there is the likes of Darren Lewthwaite also looking razor sharp.

The manager said: “It’s hard to keep them all happy but it’s a team game and they all have a part to play over the coming season.”

BODEDERN ATHLETIC – ALL RESULTS 2021-22

Sep 17: Gwalchmai (away – NWCWPD) 4-2 (Jordie Murphy, Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)
Sep 11: Penrhyndeudraeth (home – FAW Welsh Amateur Trophy) 7-0 (Marc Evans 4, Sean Pritchard, Darren Lewthwaite 2)
Sep 4: Ruthin Town (home – Welsh Cup) 4-5 (Asa Thomas 2, 1 pen, Eric Leach, Jordan Taylor)
Aug 27: Glantraeth (away – NWCWPD) 7-1 (Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Darren Lewthwaite 2)
Aug 21: New Brighton Villa (away – FAW Welsh Amateur Trophy R3) 7-0 (Marc Evans 2, Asa Thomas 2, Ryan Lees 2, Jordan Taylor)
Aug 14: Llandyrnog United (home – Welsh Cup R1) 5-1 (Marc Evans, Casey Gregg, Jordan Taylor, Asa Thomas, Darren Lewthwaite)
Aug 11: Aberffraw (away – NWCWPD) 4-0 (Asa Thomas, Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Shaun Jenkins)
Aug 7: CPD Cefni (home – FAW Welsh Amateur Trophy) 2-0 (Asa Thomas 2)
Aug 2: Amlwch Town (home – NWCWPD) 4-1 (Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Asa Thomas, Darren Lewthwaite)
July 24: CPD Y Fali (away – Welsh Cup QR2) 6-1 (Marc Evans 2, Asa Thomas 2, Casey Gregg 2)
July 21: Pwllheli (home – NWCWPD) 2-0 (Marc Evans 2)
July 17: CPD Y Fali (home – Welsh Amateur Trophy R1) 9-0 (Marc Evans 4, Asa Thomas 2, Casey Gregg 2, Sean Pritchard)
July 10: Bodorgan (away – Welsh Cup QR1) 11-0 (Marc Evans 3, Sam Gregson 3, Asa Thomas 2, Ryan Taylor, Casey Boylan pen, Tom Wood)
July 7: Pentraeth (away – North Wales Coast West League Premier Division) 3-2 (Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)

LEAGUE
Played 6 Won 6 Goals scored 24 Conceded 6
WELSH CUP
Played 4 Won 3 Lost 1 Goals scored 26 Conceded 7
WELSH AMATEUR TROPHY
Played 4 Won 4 Goals scored 25 Conceded 0
OVERALL
Played 14 Won 13 Lost 1 Goals scored 75 Conceded 13

GOALSCORERS

22 – Asa Thomas
22 – Marc Evans
6 – Darren Lewthwaite
5 – Sam Gregson
5 – Casey Gregg
3 – Casey Boylan
3 – Jordan Taylor
2 – Sean Pritchard
2 – Ryan Lees
1 – Jordie Murphy, Tom Wood, Shaun Jenkins, Ryan Taylor, Eric Leach

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