North Wales Coast West League – Bodedern make it perfect 10, Les Davies reaches 20 goals for season

1876 striker Les Davies shoots for goal against Glantraeth. Picture: DAFYDD HUGHES



Bangor 1876 2 (Clarke 56, Davies 70)
CPD Glantraeth 0

Report: Dr Jonathan Ervine
Pictures: Mr Dafydd Hughes

Les Davies notched his 20th goal of the season for an unbeaten Bangor 1876 which leads the North Wales Coast West Premier Division table by a four-point margin.

Two goals after the break clinched another victory for the fan-owned club in a Friday night league fixture at home to a resilient Glantraeth.

Initially, it looked like 1876 had taken an early lead when Jamie Petrie glanced in a cross from Shaun Lock but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Although 1876 had most possession and chances in the opening period, the visitors managed to create some openings of their own.

Shortly after the quarter hour, Harrison Wright cut into the right hand side of the penalty area but his left-footed shot failed to trouble Ben Heald.

Around the midway point, Petrie’s header from an Aaron Heald cross went over the bar.

Dylan Williams on the ball for 1876. Picture: DAFYDD HUGHES

As half-time approached, Glantraeth’s Iwan Williams had a shot from the edge of the box that went narrowly wide.

Before the break arrived, Les Davies sent in a powerful shot which cleared the crossbar.

Half-time: 0-0

1876 made a determined start to the second half and almost scored when Joe Culshaw fired in a volley from 20 yards out but visiting goalkeeper Connor Hughes pulled off an excellent save.

Culshaw was again involved as the opening goal arrived in the 56th minute. His corner kick from the left was met at the back post by Tom Clarke, who scored with a downward header to make it six goals for the season.

MIdway through the second half a quick attack resulted in Davies crossing from the left, but Petrie’s attempt drifted narrowly wide of the far post.

Good aerial action in the Glantraeth box. Picture: DAFYDD HUGHES

However, it was not long before Davies was involved in the action again. Following a corner on the right in the 70th minute, the ball broke to him on the left of the penalty area and he drilled into the net with a powerful shot. Goal 20 this term for Les.

The 36-year-old Davies was playing against one of the clubs he represented early in his career with whom he won a famous Welsh Cup tie at Farrar Road.

Inside the final 10 minutes, it looked like 1876 had added a third when Chris Jones headed in a cross from Dylan Williams, but for the second time of the evening an offside flag ruled otherwise.

Bodedern Athletic 9 Gaerwen 0

Five goals from Marc Evans was the highlight of Bodedern’s 10th consecutive victory in the Premier Division.

Evans’ tally for the campaign moved up to a stunning 34 as Boded went level on 30 points with Nefyn United and Pwllheli.

Asa Thomas scored twice for Ricky Williams’ side to reach 28 goals for the campaign, while Ryan Lees and Shaun Jenkins added one apiece.

The game was over by half time with Athletic 7-0 to the good. Most games in this league on Saturday were about taking advantage of the wind in the half it favoured you. Boded certainly did, as well as a few other big winners.

CPD Aberffraw 2 CPD Llanberis 4

Four first half goals put Llanberis in command of this mid-table contest.

Cal MacDonald, Ifan Mansoor, an Andrew Jones own goal and Nidian Huws strike ensured the Darans were in charge, Nathan Moore responding for the hosts.

An own goal from ‘Beris’ Gwyn Jones was the only scoresheet entry in the second half.

Amlwch Town 2 Gwalchmai 4

Three points on the road for Gwalchmai in this Anglesey derby, Dion Owen (2), Connor Owen and Jenson Rowlands sharing the goals.

Rob Tiesteel and Jac Thomas replied for Amlwch in the second half.

Llanrug United 1 CPD Pwllheli 2

Jamie Banks and Gethin Trenholme provided the second-half goals which scooped another victory for Pwllheli.

Alan Mark Owen bagged a late reply for the home side.

CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 5 CPD Mynydd Llandegai 0

Aaron Griffiths’ two first-half strikes put Penrhyndeudraeth on their way to an emphatic victory over Llandegai.

Marcus Orlik, Iwan Thomas and Steven Jones all struck for Iwan Williams’ side after the break.

CPD Pentraeth 0 Menai Bridge Tigers 8

Dean Redmond scored twice for Menai Bridge. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

These teams may be closely located geographically but they certainly did not produce a close match at Bryniau Field.

Menai Bridge were resounding winners on the day, top-scorer Dean Redmond netting twice.

It was 6-0 by half time, Callum Davidson, Paul Rowlands, Owain Roberts, Kevin Roberts and Redmond (2) doing the damage.

Mitchell Jones and Jack Hartley found the net in the second period.


Bontnewydd 0 Llanystumdwy 5

Ever-improving Llanystumdwy’s rise up the table continued as they made it eight wins in nine matches with a five-goal tanning of Bontnewydd at Cae Stanley.

In that nine-game run, Llan have amassed 44 goals and let in just nine. They are now sixth in the standings.

Mark Godfrey (2), Tomos Williams, Iolo Jones and substitute Tomos Meehan notched the goals on Saturday.

Llangoed & District 2 Bethesda Rovers 3

Losing can become a habit – and so can winning!

Ask Bethesda Rovers, who after being beaten in all of their first 10 matches have now been victorious in two on the bounce.

Iestyn Marlow (2) and Reece Williams (penalty) put the visitors in command at half time.

A Connor Tilbury Jones own goal and Mathew Owen strike got Llangoed back in it, but it was not enough to save them.

Talysarn Celts 6 CPD Cefni 0

Jac Jones was a hat-trick hero as Talysarn edged up to second place, just a point behind leaders Llannerchymedd, but having played a game more.

Garem Jones, Aron Pygall and Glyn Thomas-Hughes added singles for the dominant Celts.

Waunfawr 6 Caergybi 4

Trailing 4-2 at one stage, Waunfawr recovered to finish 6-4 winners with four goals in the last 14 minutes.

Net-finders from Louis Chapman (2), Gary-Jo Owen and Mike Edwards had the Holyhead visitors in seeming control up to the hour mark.

Adam Jones (penalty) and Iwan Bohana scored the Beganifs’ first two in the opening half, making it 2-1 to Waun at the break.

Then in the second half Caergybi scored three without reply to lead 4-2 before Josh Williams (76 minutes), Cai Ditchburn (82), Adam Jones (84) and Dylan Hughes (90) all netted to turn the tables.

CPD Y Fali 0 CPD Mountain Rangers 1

Stuart Cooke’s finish from a Dewi Cooke corner just before half time proved enough to clinch the points for Rangers.

With the wind behind them in the second half, Y Fali could not take full advantage, their closest call being a long-range strike which hit the bar.

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