First round reports from the North Wales Coast Junior Challenge Cup – West 7 wins, East 6

Goalmouth drama from Llannerchymedd (green) v Llangoed. Picture: RICHARD GREGSON


Cemaes Bay 4 Abergele 1

Cemaes recovered from a goal down to produce a fantastic victory over one of the teams fancied to do very well in the Junior Cup.
The visitors took a 27th minute lead with a clinical finish from Ant Zoezee before a left-foot deflected strike from the skipper Keenan Downey, as he cut in from the right, drew the Bay level.
A fantastic through ball from Taylor Jones as he fended off a defender on the stroke of half time saw him play through Matt Reynolds to slot home.
Keeper Dan Jones was the Cemaes hero early in the second half when he produced remarkable fingertip save on to the post.
Reynolds struck the bar before with 10 minutes left Matty Roberts made it 3-1 after combining well with Downey.
Luke McKittrick added a fourth from a rebound after Gele keeper Tomos Brogden saved a Reynolds effort.

CPD Cerrigydrudion 2 Llandudno Amateurs 4

The Amateurs prevailed after extra time following an intense tie all North Wales Coast East Division One battle at Cerrig.
Tomos Tryfan Jones and Robert Parry had Cerrig 2-1 up until the latter stages, but the visitors equalised and then won it in the added half-hour.
Mike Chapman, man of the match Gaz Sharp, Chris Smyth and Harry Montgomery were the away marksmen.

CPD Henllan 8 Betws-Y-Coed 2

A morale-boosting win for Henllan put them into round two.
Alex Ballard, Alex Thomas and Sam Davies (1 pen) bagged a brace apiece for the hosts, Steffan Jones and Alex Lewis one each.
Shawn Snape and Luke Snape replied.

CPD Llannerchymedd 4 Llangoed and District 3

Llannerchymedd were pushed all the way before overcoming a much-improved Llangoed.
Wayne Thomas slotted in the away side’s first following a smart low ball from the left, but Mark Jones levelled it and Gwion Thomas made it 2-1 to Medd at half time.
The hosts had Hari Jones red-carded 12 minutes into the second half and things got even more interesting when Anthony Williams put away a penalty for make it two-apiece.
Ten-man Medd rallied positively with goals from James Burgess and Mark Jones before Llangoed hit back late on with a cracking Aled Jones finish on his debut.

Llanystumdwy 3 Waunfawr 3
(Llanystumdwy won 4-2 pens)

Keeper Iwan Davies was the hero for Llanystumdwy after saving two shoot-out penalties to guide his team into the next stage.
It was 3-3 in the game itself, Rob Griffiths, Iolo Jones and Sion Guto Jones on target for the hosts, Adam Jones (2) and Josh Williams responding for the Beganifs.

Llysfaen 0 Bethesda Athletic 5

Veteran striker Mike Lundstram notched a hat-trick for Bethesda in an impressive victory at the 2019-20 quarter-finalists.
Cameron Robertson and Tomos Hughes were also on the mark for Mark Hughes’ on-form dazzlers.

Penrhyn Bay Dragons 2 Bodorgan 4

Good day for Anglesey visitors Bodorgan as Connor Rees, Steven Jones, Geraint Jones (pen) and Keenan Latham secured them victory at a more than decent Penrhyn Bay outfit.
Stan Farrell replied with both, one a penalty, for the Dragons, who pulled back from two-down to be level.

Rhos United 6 Bethesda Rovers 1

Great action from Rhos v Rovers by RT Photography

Ben Wheeler and Phemmy Allison were on target twice as Bret Durkan’s North Wales Coast East Division One hopefuls stormed past new team Rovers.
Lewis Sealey and Adam Noble both added singles for the home team, who are starting to find their shooting boots more regularly as the season progresses.
Owain Roberts netted a 68th minute reply for the visitors.

Rhyl Dragons 1 CPD Cefni 0

Kelvin Berks’ 30th minute sharp finish from an Adam Cassidy cross was enough to put the Dragons through.
Cefni keeper Lee Williams saved a Richard Hill penalty in a first half the hosts dominated.
The Anglesey visitors had the better of the second half in spells and Macauley Lewis had a great chance but Jonny Mee saved from point blank range.
Dragons almost sealed it late on when Josh Jones rattled the post seconds before the bar was also struck.
Good tie between two equally-matched teams and a fine crowd at Belle Vue.
This game is reported on in full elsewhere on Grassroots North Wales.

Rhyl All Stars 6 Holyhead Town 1

Harrison Bellis was one of the major stars of Junior Cup weekend as he scored five in his team’s 6-1 thrashing of visitors Holyhead Town.
The Harbourmen have an illustrious past, but are finding the going tough this season and the ruthless All Stars did not make life any easier for them.
Holyhead struck first in the 20th minute when James Ryan scored twice from the penalty spot. His first effort went in, but was ruled out for encroachment.
Ryan converted the retake as well.
The Town striker scored 72 goals for Caergybi in the 2018-19 season, making him the all-time record marksman to win the Bob Brodie Trophy, awarded annually to Anglesey’s leading net-finder.
In the 38th minute, Bellis was brought down in the area and equalised from the spot.
Before the break, a lovely cross-field pass from Bellis picked out Joe Smith, who delicately chipped the ball over keeper Steven Owens, making it 2-1 to the greens at half time.
All Stars put themselves out of sight early in the second half.
Aaron Dodwell put a lovely cross in to Bellis, who touched the ball down and struck it beautifully into the back of the net.
Thirty seconds later, dazzler Dodwell set up Bellis for his hat-trick.
After some quick football through the middle, Smith played a lovely ball in behind to Bellis, who fired home for his fourth.
Holyhead had a pair of good chances on the counter, met by two outstanding saves from Ryan Bennett.
In the 76th minute, Tawse Cox saw the run of Bellis and played an excellent 30-yard ball in behind the defence. Bellis took the ball down well and slotted it home for his fifth goal, 6-1 the greens.

Talysarn Celts 9 Caergybi 2

Few would have seen this scoreline coming.
Both sides are flying high in North Wales Coast West Division One, but Talysarn hammered their opponents out of sight.
Jac Jones (3), man of the match Rhys Jones, Rhodri Jones (2), Garem Jones (2) and Jack Usher shared the Celts goals, Louis Chapman and Gary-Jo Owen with consolations for Caergybi.

CPD Y Fali 1 Llanelwy Athletic 6

Llanelwy (green) battle for the ball at Cae Mwd. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

A Llanelwy side with a 100 percent record in North Wales Coast East Division One proved too strong for the home hopefuls.
Joel Rowlands pocketed a hat-trick for Sandy Malone’s visitors, also missing a penalty, while Dan Porter, Steven Kirk and Shane Thomas were also on the mark.
Morgan Rowlands scored for Y Fali, with both teams having a player dismissed – Wesley Jones for the hosts and Thomas Montgomery for the visitors.

CPD Y Glannau 2 CPD Mountain Rangers 3

Gavin Owen’s clincher in the final minute of extra time saw Mountain Rangers advance to round two of the Junior Cup.
Jake Reddaway had netted twice to keep Y Glannau in the contest, Stuart Cooke and Aled Rice having put the Cae Gors visitors in command.

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