RHYL AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE REPORTS – NOVEMBER 21
Conwy Comrades 1 FC Mally 7
Mally hit a magnificent seven to storm into the last four of the Premier Cup.
The first highly anticipated derby of the season arrived and it was a big one with a place in the semis at stake.
Both sides started slowly but Mally burst into life when Benn Lundstram found himself through to slot home for 1-0.
A Ricky Jones rocket from the edge of the area put the visitors two-up.
With the game on tenterhooks going towards half time, Mally made it 3-0 when Kyle Robb found Lundstram, who put away his second.
Mally came out for the second half knowing an early goal could kill Conwy and that is exactly what happened when Lee Ellis scored and enjoyed his celebration in front of the home fans.
Robb with a superb overhead kick then made it 5-0.
Super Jamie Moorhouse continued his fine run in front of goal to make it three games in a row the defender had scored in.
Comrades did at least get themselves on the scoresheet, but the icing on the cake for Mally was applied when John Evans emerged off the bench to round off the scoring.
Millbank 0 Six Bells 0 (Millbank won 8-7 on pens)
No-one really deserved to lose this tie, but like all penalty shoot-outs are concerned, there had to be a winner and it was Millbank who advanced.
A great cup clash saw both teams give it their all.
Millbank had a good chance after 30 minutes but Jordan Cemaloglu hit his shot straight at Rob Lloyd, who stepped in as keeper for Bells and did a great job.
Six Bells had a lot of joy down the left, one move leading to league top-scorer Macca Lewis being put through.
Lewis saw his first effort cleared off the line brilliantly by Wade Kennerley, then he hit the post from the rebound.
Few chances fell in the second half, but Millbank could have capitalised on a rare Bells mistake at the back when Simon Roberts raced clear, fed a great ball to Matt Toole, but keeper Lloyd blocked bravely.
Bells had the ball in the net, but the goal was contentiously ruled out for offside.
In extra time first period, Paul Ham dragged a shot wide for the hosts, while Lewis did likewise for Bells.
Into the second period and a quality ball from Ellis Blench put Lewis away, but Nathan Jones fouled the striker and was sent off as he was the last defender.
Bells appealed for a penalty but it was rightly given as a free kick which Lewis struck wide.
Aaron Dodwell, who recently rejoined Six Bells, blasted one over late on.
So it was down to spot-kicks and Millbank progressed 8-7.
Lee Jones Cup
Rhyl Wanderers 1 Royal Oak 4
Oak took a two-goal lead but Luke Bradshaw halved the deficit before the break when he received a 40-yard ball from captain Jacob Jones and drilled first-time into the bottom corner.
Both teams had chances in the second half, but Oak’s better finishing won them the day.
Matty Rees (2), Josh Brown and Ryan Potts shared the goals for the Oak.
Y Clwb 2 Bar Bow 3
Bar Bow were on cloud nine after a cracking cup win at Glan Conwy sealed by Colin Sargerson’s late decider.
The game had plenty of chances and was very much end-to-end in the opening 30 minutes.
Bow could easily have been two up before Y Clwb struck first with a whip of a shot or cross from Cai Moore that the keeper could do nothing about.
Five minutes later visiting striker Harrison Bellis got up high for a great header and made it 1-1.
Two minutes before half time, Bar Bow made it 2-1 with a great volley from Nyal Hughes.
Y Clwb began the second half much the better team and equalised in the opening 60 seconds through Cai Moore again.
Bar Bow recovered and went on to carve out several chances but were unable to convert them into goals.
It looked as if extra time and possibly penalties would be needed to determine the winner until with only two minutes remaining a long ball forward fell to Sargerson, who found himself one-on-one with the keeper, but a defender chasing him down quickly.
Sargerson calmly flicked the ball over the keeper and into the net just as the tackle came in to clinch a tremendous away victory.