Match of the Day – Bodedern make it 12 straight victories thanks to Casey Gregg’s wonder winner

Bodedern celebrate as a 12th straight league win beckons. Picture: RICHARD GREGSON

NORTH WALES COAST WEST PREMIER DIVISION

Bodedern Athletic 2 (Wood 55, Gregg 78)
Penrhyndeudraeth 1 (S Jones 67)

Substitute Casey Gregg scored a stunning 78th minute winner to clinch Bodedern Athletic a 12th successive victory in the Premier Division.

Despite being without a number of key players, including 31-goal second top scorer Asa Thomas, Casey Boylan and Sean Pritchard, Ricky Williams’ side overcame another major test of their title credentials.

Winning manager Williams said after the game: “Massive win for us today. We had four regulars missing, we had to call on the squad and they delivered.

“We were the better team throughout, we played the right way and deserved the three points.”

Boded had previously whipped Penrhyn 7-0 in the FAW Trophy in September, but Iwan Williams’ men were unbeaten since and became the first team ever to take a league point off Bangor 1876 in a 0-0 draw last month.

The rematch at Cae Ty Cristion was expected to be much closer than the Trophy tie and so it proved.

The first half was goalless, but Boded suffered a big blow on 40 minutes when Jordan Taylor suffered what turned out to be a broken shin.

He was replaced by Gregg, but at the interval it remained 0-0.

Ten minutes into the second half, the deadlock was broken.

Leading scorer Marc Evans pounced on a weak back-pass and squared for Tom Wood to make it 1-0 to Athletic.

Penrhyn made a triple substitution on 64 minutes and they levelled soon after when Carl Jones saved a penalty, but Steven Jones netted from the rebound.

The winning goal was special.

Boded played it across the back and worked the ball to Jordie Murphy on the right. He squared to Gregg and the 19-year-old beat a man before blasting in off the bar from 20 yards.

Bodedern Athletic

Carl Jones, Jordan Taylor (Casey Gregg 40), Joe Caven, James Mcminimee, Eric Leach, Ryan Taylor, Sam Gregson, Jordan Murphy, Marc Evans, Tom Wood, Jamie Jones.
Unused subs: Dan Owen, Shaun Jenkins, Darren Lewthwaite, Ryan Lees, Richard Williams, Cian Owen.

Penrhyndeudraeth

Morgan Jones, Adam Griffiths (Kevin Lloyd 64), Aaron Griffiths (James Hughes 81), Liam Watson, Richard Jones, Iwan Lane (Marvin Pritchard 64), Steven Jones, Huw Quaeck (Cai Hensgaw 64), Tomos Smith, Iwan Thomas, Deegan John.

BODEDERN’S DYNAMIC DOZEN

Nov 6: Penrhyndeudraeth (home – North Wales Coast West Premier Division) 2-1 (Tom Wood, Casey Gregg)
Oct 30: Pentraeth (home – NWCWPD) 12-0 (Tom Wood, Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Sam Gregson, Alston OG, Casey Boylan, Dan Owen 2, Ryan Lees) CPD Pentraeth 0
Oct 23: Gaerwen (home – NWCWPD) 9-0 (Marc Evans 5, Asa Thomas 2, Ryan Lees, Shaun Jenkins)
Oct 16: Nefyn United (away – NWCWPD) 3-1 (Asa Thomas, Jordan Taylor, Marc Evans)
Oct 9: Mynydd Llandegai (home – NWCWPD) 5-1 (Marc Evans 4, 2 pens, Casey Gregg)
Sep 27: Menai Bridge Tigers (away – NWCWPD) 2-0 (Asa Thomas, Sam Gregson)
Sep 17: Gwalchmai (away – NWCWPD) 4-2 (Jordie Murphy, Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)
Aug 27: Glantraeth (away – NWCWPD) 7-1 (Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Darren Lewthwaite 2)
Aug 11: Aberffraw (away – NWCWPD) 4-0 (Asa Thomas, Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Shaun Jenkins)
Aug 2: Amlwch Town (home – NWCWPD) 4-1 (Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Asa Thomas, Darren Lewthwaite)
July 21: Pwllheli (home – NWCWPD) 2-0 (Marc Evans 2)
July 7: Pentraeth (away – NWCWPD) 3-2 (Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)

Played 12 Won 12 Goals For 57 Goals Against 9 Points 36

Goalscorers (league only – 57 goals)
18 – Marc Evans; 16 – Asa Thomas; 4 – Sam Gregson; 3 – Casey Boylan; 3 – Darren Lewthwaite; 2 – Tom Wood; 2 – Casey Gregg; 2 – Shaun Jenkins; 2 – Dan Owen; 2 – Ryan Lees; 1 – Jordan Taylor; 1 – Jordie Murphy; 1 – Own Goal

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