Cymru North – top three Airbus, Guilsfield and Llandudno march on, Holywell earn first home win

Dave Hayes (arm raised) wheels away after scoring for Holywell. Picture: LEE PAUL DOUGLAS

JD CYMRU NORTH – REPORTS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 23, 2021

Airbus UK Broughton 7 Prestatyn Town 2

Adam Davies made it 24 goals in 16 games across all competitions for Airbus after notching his fourth hat-trick of the season for the Cymru North leaders.

The Wingmakers, who made it nine straight wins, stormed out of the traps, Steve Tomassen opening the scoring from close range in the second minute after Davies headed on a corner.

In the 11th minute Simon Spender broke down the right and whipped in a great ball which found Davies free in the box. The league top scorer slotted home to make it 19 for the campaign in the Cymru North.

It was soon 3-0, Spender unleashing another perfect cross which Beau Cornish finished off with a smart header.

George Peers made it four in the 27th minute with an exquisite turn and finish.

The deficit became 4-1 before half time, Ryan Kehoe converting a penalty awarded for a foul by Spender on Mason Blackwell-Jones.

Ten minutes into the second period, Peers let fly, James Coates made a great save, but Davies found the net from the rebound.

Coates saved brilliantly again from Peers, Oli Lanceley hit the bar and then fired wide.

Lanceley did succeed in the 65th minute, though, making it 6-1 when he rounded Coates and fired into the empty net from an angle.

It was not all good news for Airbus as for the first time this season, a Wingmaker saw red. Callum Humphries made a tackle on Blackwell-Jones whilst he was in the air and received his marching orders.

The Seasiders got a second through Jamie Reed, but Davies had the last word by completing another personal treble five minutes from time, his side-footer going in off the upright.

Guilsfield 1 Colwyn Bay 0

Unbeaten Guilsfield maintained their impressive run of results by pipping Colwyn Bay at Clos Mytton.

For the Seagulls, it was a third straight league defeat which saw them drop out of the top six.

Sam Downey fired over the bar for Bay while Tom McCready had a free-kick saved by keeper Michael Jones during a tight first half which finished goalless.

The only goal of the game came six minutes into the second period with Iwan Lewis on target for second-placed Guilsfield, who stay four points behind leaders Airbus with a game in hand.

Bay had a James Kirby goal disallowed for offside.

Holywell Town 5 Llangefni Town 1

All smiles as Holywell players walk off the field after recording a first home league win of the campaign. Picture: LEE PAUL DOUGLAS

The Wellmen put further distance between themselves and the bottom two with an emphatic first home win of the season at the expense of basement boys Llangefni.

Holywell took the lead on the 18th minute, Zebb Edwards heading home from a corner.

It was not long before Dave Hayes nodded in number two from another flag kick.

Llangefni pulled one back in the 34th minute. Jack Smith picked up the ball on the edge of the box and his curling shot flew into the top corner.

Half-time arrived with a 2-1 home advantage.

The second half got underway and the hosts looked for an early goal.

It came in the 55th minute when Dylan Allshorn outran his marker and fired home at the keeper’s near post to regain the two goal cushion.

Cefni rallied and James Phillips whipped in a good cross, but Keighan Jones was on hand to save.

Another home goal arrived from a corner when the away keeper pushed the ball out and James Graham drilled into the net.

Ollie Buckley and Hayes went close before Llangefni were reduced to 10 men on 72 minutes as Josh Owen received his marching orders.

With a few minutes to go, Holywell were forced to cope one player short as Danny Andrews went off injured and all subs had been used.
However, it became 5-1 when a Shaun Tuck effort hit the post and Ilan ap Gareth was there to tap home.

Llandudno 3 Buckley Town 0

An eighth straight league win for Llandudno put them six points clear in third spot.

Marc Williams nudged the Seasiders ahead from a corner before Shaun Cavanagh doubled the lead on 22 minutes.

Former Wrexham striker Williams bagged his second in the 75th minute to secure another three points for Sean Eardley’s men.

Llandudno – Cymru North results 2021-22
July 24: Guilsfield (a) 0-3
July 27: Prestatyn Town (a) 1-1
July 31: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (a) 3-1
Aug 10: Bangor City (a) 3-3
Aug 21: Holywell Town (a) 2-1
Aug 24: Ruthin Town (h) 1-0
Aug 28: Conwy Borough (h) 2-0
Sep 7: Gresford Athletic (h) 1-0
Sep 11: Penrhyncoch (a) 3-2
Sep 18: Llanidloes Town (h) 3-0
Oct 2: Colwyn Bay (a) 2-1
Oct 23: Buckley Town (h) 3-0

Llanidloes Town 1 Holyhead Hotspur 1

Hotspur managers Darren Garmey (LEFT) and Mike Kelly. Picture: CHRIS WILLZ

It is now five unbeaten for Hotspur who sit eighth in the table.

The Holy Islanders started well with the lively Dylan Summers-Jones forcing the home keeper into two good saves.

Then following a corner Summers-Jones was brought down in the box. Liam Morris stepped up and buried the spot kick sending the keeper the wrong way.

Going a goal down sparked Llanidloes into life. A good spell of pressure resulted in the equaliser from captain Tom Goodwin via a 20-yard strike.

The second half was very cagey with the home side forcing Paul Pritchard into a couple of great saves and also crashing a shot against the crossbar.

Hotspur then had a chance to win the game, but Leon Doran could not get enough on his shot after a great move by the away side.

Visiting manager Darren Garmey said: “It was a tough game for us and we are more than happy coming away with a point after seeing how the game played out.

“We were missing a few players so had to make some changes but the lads that came in did really well.”

Penrhyncoch 0 Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 0

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 RESULTS

Conwy Borough 4 (Meilir Williams 32, Nathan Williams 41, Iolo Hughes 47, Corrig McGonigle 53) Bangor City 2 (Dante Isla 75, David Carty 89)

Ruthin Town 1 (Joe Sullivan 5) Gresford Athletic 0

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