Prestatyn Sports storm to summit with a perfect record – North Wales Coast East Premier

He’s our Ray of sunshine. One of many classic action shots captured by RAY HIBBS at last weekend’s game between Mochdre Sports (hoops) and Meliden


Llandudno Junction 0
Prestatyn Sports 4 (Fawcett 30 & 79; Cassidy 63, Brady 90)

Sports managers John Hargreaves (left) and Sion Williams

Top of the table with seven wins in seven matches – it has been a perfect start to the league campaign for Prestatyn Sports.

The latest success for John Hargreaves and Sion Williams’ side came last Saturday with a 4-0 victory at the Flyover Ground.

Junction started much the better, forcing visiting keeper Ryan Jones to produce two brilliant close range stops within the first 10 minutes.

Sports grew from there and brought the best out of home glovesman Stephen O’Neill on a number of occasions before the deadlock was broken on 30 minutes.

From great play down the right, Simon Fawcett saw himself 20 yards out, beat four men in a brilliant solo run and slotted home.

After an even start to the second half, Sports crucially doubled their lead on 65 minutes. Ste Ashe delivered a cross from right wing back and Darren Cassidy was there to score with a great header.

Following a couple of substitutions the visitors kept the pressure up and Fawcett beat three defenders before finishing low to the keeper’s right.

In the 80th minute, James Witherspoon held up the ball then played it across the midfield to Kris Owen, whose neat pass released Ryan Brady to finish well to the bottom corner.

Sports’ Magnificent Seven – North Wales Coast East Premier Division

Sep 25: Llandudno Junction (a) 4-0 (Simon Fawcett 2, Darren Cassidy, Ryan Brady)
Sep 4: Llanfairfechan Town (a) 6-2 (Shane Middleman, Ian Griffiths 3, Simon Fawcett, Ryan Jones)
Aug 28: Penmaenmawr Phoenix (h) 2-0 (Antonio Jacovelli, Mike Jones)
Aug 21: Llansannan (a) 1-0 (Antonio Jacovelli)
Aug 14: Mochdre Sports (h) 5-1 (James Harper, Antonio Jacovelli 2, Ryan Brady, James Witherspoon)
Aug 4: Kinmel Bay (h) 3-1 (Mike Jones 2, Ryan Brady)
July 14: Llandyrnog United (h) 1-0 (Mike Jones)
Played 7 Won 7 Goals For 22 Goals conceded 4

Mochdre Sports 3 (Owen 13, Lloyd 14, Davies 90 pen)
Meliden 2 (Newell 27, Roberts 38)

Report: Ron Squire

Meliden’s Sion Brisbane lofts a free kick into the box. Picture: TONY HARRISON

Kai Davies converted a late penalty to secure three points for Mochdre at Swan Road.

Sports were quickest out of the traps and only the heroics of Meliden keeper Chris Wright prevented an early goal.

The visitors had an opportunity when Joe Newell flicked his header on to the advancing Ashley Lally, but his shot was blocked by keeper Nic Bould.

Mochdre were buzzing, though, and Niall Owen found the back of the net in the 13th minute before Chris Lloyd added a second moments later.

Meliden finally awoke, but it took until the 27th minute for them to pull one back when Newell found space for himself to shoot past Bould.

In the 38th minute, Newell found Joe Roberts, who calmly placed the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-2 at half time.

Chances fell at both ends in a more niggly second half but there were no further goals until with a minute to play, Mochdre’s Scott Brown went to ground and much to the dismay of the visitors a penalty was awarded. Davies stepped up to make it 3-2 and win the match.

Kinmel Bay 2 (Worthington 29, Ellis 32)
Glan Conwy 5 (Sinkinson 45+7, Landers 55, Knight 65, Phillips pen 74, Gustafson 76)

Kinmel Bay (blue) on the attack against Gkan Conwy. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

Quite a game at Y Morfa which saw Glan Conwy recover from 2-0 down to win 5-2.

Kinmel Bay took the lead with a stunning header from Jordan Worthington on 29 minutes, followed shortly after by a Kieran Ellis goal.

Deep into first half injury time, David Sinkinson raised away hopes by making it 2-1.

Despite some great saves by Bay keeper Luke Wilmot after the break, Glan were unstoppable, goals from Darren Landers, Mezz Knight, Jordan Phillips (penalty) and Anthony Gustafson guiding them to victory.

Llandyrnog United 1 Rhuddlan Town 1

Craig Jones’ 88th minute equaliser from a free kick rescued a point for Llandyrnog after Matty Rees had handed Rhuddlan the lead on 73.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix 5 Bro Cernyw 2

Fourth-place Penmaenmawr were in the goals again, Harry Roberts, Tom Paddock, Cory Young, Alfie Caldecott and James Cory all on target, Tom Sheridan and John Owain Hughes replying for the visitors, who were level at 1-1 after 45 minutes.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 4 CPD Llansannan 1

Rhyl remain one of only two unbeaten sides in the division, although they have played just four league games so far – considerably less than most.

Carl Lamb (2, 1 pen), Dan Lloyd and Macauley Taylor were the home marksmen, Gruffudd Roberts replying for Llansannan, who had former Rhyl striker Leon Gierke sent off for two yellow cards.

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