Ardal North East – Chirk AAA move five points clear, Corwen level late to force a draw

Tom Williams on the ball for Corwen. Picture: GAVIN BILLINGTON


Corwen 4
Machynlleth 4

Report: Gavin Billington

Oliver Crimp’s injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Corwen from this eight-goal thriller at Maes Tegid.

The teams had previously met on the opening day of the season at Machynlleth, where Corwen ran out convincing 5-1 winners.

There was to be no repeat in the return, which saw Mach take a 19th minute lead when Mike Straw played a great ball across to Arron Jones, who fired home his first goal in senior football.

The leveller came four minutes later when Tom Williams saw his shot cut out and land at the feet of Crimp, who put the ball beyond the reach of keeper Thomas Jenkins.

Corwen went ahead in the 26th minute, as Kevin Day played the ball to Tom Williams, whose fierce shot hit the back of the net.

Just before the break Crimp played a great cross into the Machynlleth box, where James Davies leapt into the air, but saw his effort saved by Jenkins.

Half-time: Corwen 2-1 Machynlleth

It was all-square again in the 63rd minute when Day attempted to clear the ball, but saw it get caught up in the strong wind and find his own net.

With 17 minutes to play Corwen were awarded a free kick 23 yards out.

Scott Evans added to his already impressive free kick conversion rate as he brilliantly put the ball up and over the wall and into the roof of the net to restore the home lead.

The topsy-turvy nature of the game continued four minutes later when Mach’s Callum Page fired a shot which keeper Josh Williams got a hand to, but could not prevent going in.

Pressure from Page on keeper Williams then led to an own goal which put the visitors 4-3 up.

In the 90th minute Evans slotted home from the edge of the box, but his celebrations were cut short as he had strayed offside.

Soon after Day floated a corner into the Machynlleth area, where Crimp stooped to head in the equaliser.

Deep into stoppage time Day could have won it, but his attempt went narrowly wide.

Dolgellau Athletic 0
Chirk AAA 2

Unbeaten Chirk moved five points clear at the summit after a 32nd minute goal from Ryan Davies and an injury-time effort by Sam Jones secured a win at Dolgellau.

Rhos Aelwyd 0
Berriew 5

In blustery conditions, goals from Josh Evans (pen), Joe Haycock, Ed Baker (2) and Callum Brady made sure Berriew breezed to victory over Rhos.

Four Crosses 0
Carno 2

Still no joy for winless basement side Four Crosses at Foxen Manor as goals from Oli Lewis and Jack Orbell clinched the honours for next-to-bottom Carno.

Kerry 0
Bow Street 4

Sion Ewart (2), Iolo ap Dafydd and Llyr Davies guided the visitors to a comfortable success.

Penparcau 2
Llanfair United 2

Mattie Davies’ double seemed to have clinched victory for Penparcau, but 29-goal top scorer Josh Astley and a late, late equaliser from Max McLaughlin earned second-place Llanfair a point.

Welshpool Town 4
Penycae 2

Ryan Knott, James Clewlow, Ryan Edwards and Josh Lenc nabbed the all-important goals for victorious Welshpool.

An Adam Knott own goal and Ben Jones net-finder kept Penycae in the hunt.

Cefn Albion P
Caersws P

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