LOCK STOCK ARDAL NORTH EAST – REPORTS, OCTOBER 23
Four Crosses 1 Corwen 3
While Four Crosses have arguably the best-named ground in Welsh football, their team’s results this season are sadly not as impressive.
Bottom of Ardal North East, the crew from Foxen Manor are still without a win in 11 attempts.
However, on Saturday they pushed Corwen hard, taking the lead before the visitors went 2-1 up and needed a goal six minutes into added time to seal victory.
After three defeats on the bounce the Maes Tegid temporary tenants got the chance to experience a nice playing surface in Montgomeryshire, which allowed both teams to play some good football at times.
Corwen looked set to take the lead in the second minute; however goalkeeper George Lawrence was able to pounce on the ball on the goal-line.
The deadlock was broken in the 18th minute when Will Howard fired home for Four Crosses from an attack which followed a throw-in.
From the kick off Corwen went for the jugular and the ball was crossed to Kevin Day, whose shot was diverted on to the post by the fingertips of Lawrence. However, Day was on hand to head the ball into the back of the net from the rebound to level the scores.
The away side took the lead in the 32nd minute as Sion Roberts started a move by playing the ball out from the back.
The ball found its way to Tom Williams, who went past two defenders before crossing to Day, who shot home.
After the break the home side looked for an equaliser as they launched a quick attack, which ended when goalkeeper Josh Williams produced a good save.
At the other end Owen Cordiner went past Thomas Ellis and crossed the ball towards Day, who tried to complete his hat-trick with a cheeky back heel, but his effort went narrowly wide.
On the hour, Crosses’ Curtis Weetman hit a snapshot from the edge of the box, but Josh Williams saved.
Howard shot wide, then it looked as if the home side were going to level when Byron Edwards got beyond the Corwen defence, forcing Josh Williams to come sprinting off his line to challenge his opponent. Williams must have done enough, as Edwards missed the target.
Both sides threatened before as the game entered stoppage time, Lawrence raced out of his area, forcing him to head the ball in an attempt to clear it.
He could only find Tom Williams, who tried to lob the custodian with his left foot. However, Lawrence recovered well to get back and gather the ball.
In the sixth minute of stoppage time Day played the ball to Cordiner, who delivered a low cross across the face of goal.
James Davies won the race to the ball and scored from close range to seal victory for his side.
Chirk AAA 4 Carno 0
Well done to the Colliers – they have achieved the perfect 10.
Chirk continued their 100% winning start to the season with a 4-0 success over Mid Wales side Carno.
After a goalless first half, Chirk strode to their 10th consecutive win with second half goals from Dale Davies, Jake Jones, Jake Simms and Louie Middlehurst.
Not a vintage performance but points in the bag.
Man of the match was Matty Williams.
Penycae 1 Cefn Albion 4
Four first half goals were enough to defeat Penycae and lift Albion into second place in Ardal North East.
It was not the greatest of displays from the visitors, but they still did enough to earn a clear victory.
Goals from Alex Williams, Jordan Jones, Torne Samuels and the best of the bunch from Ryan Kershaw clinched the points.
Austin Owen converted a penalty for Penycae’s only goal.
Rhos Aelwyd 3 Penparcau 0
Two goals in the last few minutes were needed to seal the spoils for Rhos.
The hosts produced a dominant performance against a dogged Penparcau side.
Plenty of chances were created but those late goals from Dan Roberts and Daniel Harrison settled it.
Roberts also netted in the first half.
An injury to keeper Steff Parry resulted in Ian Hughes going in goal for the last 30 minutes and the stand-in made a few saves to keep it at 1-0.
Bow Street 2 Llanfair United 1
Visitors Llanfair were knocked off second spot after a defeat at Bow Street.
John James struck twice for the hosts, including an injury time decider, Karl Seliaerts putting away a spot-kick for Llanfair.
Kerry 1 Caersws 2
Neil Mitchell and Will Thomas both scored in the first 11 minutes to establish a winning lead for the Bluebirds.
Tai Jones hit back for Kerry in the 90th minute.
RESULTS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
Machynlleth 3 (Dan Green 34, Richard Evans 59, Dillon Browne 76) Berriew 1 (Joe Haycock 12)
Welshpool Town 2 (Ryan Knott 22, Richard Litchfield pen 27) Dolgellau 0