North Wales Coast East League – hat-tricks galore across two divisions

Cracking goalmouth action from Rhyl All Stars (green) versus Caer Clwyd. Picture: MATT JOHNSON



Mochdre Sports 2
Prestatyn Sports 4

In this battle of the Sports, Prestatyn had to work hard to secure the three points which keep them top of the Premier Division.
After falling 2-0 behind, Mochdre fought back to level and looked a good bet to go on and win, but the visitors raised their game and two goals in as many minutes turned things their way.
Prestatyn took a 15th minute lead with a 25-yard thunder hit from Antonio Jacovelli.
In the 24th minute, great build up play resulted in a Prestatyn free kick 20 yards out on the left. James Witherspoon stepped up and lashed into the bottom corner for 2-0.
The travellers looked so comfortable but in first half added time they gave away a cheap free kick which was lofted into the box.
A few bad clearances resulted in a scramble where the referee decided the ball had struck a Prestatyn arm. Scott Roberts converted the penalty.
Half-time: 1-2
Mochdre came out all guns blazing for the second half and a brilliant attack led to a Scott Brown shot which keeper Mat Wilkinson got a hand to, but the ball rolled over the line.
Prestatyn were under the cosh, but after weathering a storm they became a threat going forward again.
In the 68th minute, Jacovelli beat three men in a run down the right, crossed for Ian Griffiths who dummied and Witherspoon netted at the second attempt after the keeper failed to hold his first effort.
Two minutes later, Jacovelli played a through ball to Griffiths, who turned a defender, foiled the keeper and found the empty net to seal the win.

Bro Cernyw 1
CPD Y Rhyl 1879 3

Kieran Ellis struck twice on his full debut for a Rhyl side which at times found it hard going in tough conditions.
Bro Cernyw did a sterling job in ensuring the game went ahead at the village primary school ground.
The visitors were dealt a huge blow before kick off as talented midfielder Dan Sim pulled up during the warm-up. Top-scorer Carl Lamb also withdrew due to illness that came on overnight.
On a surface in desperate need of a cut, the away team adapted quickly, dominated possession and took just 15 minutes to break the deadlock after recent signing from Kinmel Bay Ellis bullied the home defence following a Reece Fairhurst through ball. Ellis made no mistake finding the back of the net on his first start for the club.
Seven minutes later, Ellis battled his way past two defenders on the right and poked the ball home past goalkeeper Joe Edwards.
Half-time: 0-2.
The deficit was halved on 61 minutes when Bro Cernyw’s Will Hughes looped a long-range effort over the head of visiting goalkeeper Ryan Roberts.
However, 1879 went up a gear and in the 68th minute captain Reece Fairhurst volleyed home a left footed drive.
Winning manager Gareth Thomas said: “We’re delighted with the result in incredibly challenging conditions, Kieran Ellis was absolutely outstanding on his full debut.”

Glan Conwy 6
Llandudno Junction 1

Adam Coburn grabbed a hat-trick as Glan Conwy rattled up a big derby victory over neighbours Junction.
Coburn put the hosts two-up before Dion Jones replied for the Railwaymen on 27 minutes to make it 2-1 at half time.
The second half was all Glan. Coburn completed his treble just a minute in before Jordan Phillips (2) and Charlie Jones put the home team out of sight.

Llanfairfechan Town 3
Rhuddlan Town 3

Substitute Ellis Jones grabbed an 88th minute equaliser to earn a welcome point for bottom side Llanfairfechan.
Rhuddlan led 2-1 at the break, Ian Davenport and Matty Rees on the mark, Elliot Croston hitting back for the hosts.
Thomas Croston made it 2-2 on 75 minutes, but when Josh Brown converted a penalty for the visitors after 78, an away win looked on the cards.
However, that late Jones strike ensured it was honours even.

Llansannan 1
Llandyrnog United 1

Both goals came in the opening 15 minutes and the scorers found the target against their former clubs.
Craig Jones netted first for Llandyrnog before Adam Gage levelled for the hosts.
Andrew Thomas missed a late penalty for Llansannan.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix 0
Meliden 0

Goal-less draws are rare in North Wales football these days, but Meliden have now recorded two in a row.
They have also gone four games without a win, but claimed a decent point at fellow top six side Phoenix.


Llandudno Amateurs 8
Penrhyn Bay Dragons 3

Mike Chapman and Chris Smyth both grabbed hat-tricks in an emphatic win for the Amateurs which keeps them second in the table.
Chapman is now on 20 league goals for the season from 17 appearances and 23 in all competitions.
Joe Jones and man of the match Luke Nichols added single goals for the home side, while Solomon Dickens, Billy Machin and Jamie Ricketts (pen) replied.
Penrhyn’s Jamie Seager was shown a red card.

Abergele 4
Rhyl Dragons 0

In tough conditions, Abergele were convincing winners in their first match for six weeks.
Anthony Zoezee, Sam Ashton, Dominic Holland and James Lloyd shared the goals for the home team.

Betws y Coed 0
Llanelwy Athletic 3

With Betws bottom of the table with no points in 17 matches and Llanelwy third with just a single loss in 12, this match needed a ‘leveller’ to make it competitive.
And the fact Llanelwy travelled with just 10 players and no regular keeper made the likelihood of a close encounter more likely.
It finished 3-0 to the visitors, Lloyd Hogg, Matthew Pendleton and John James New with the goals.

Rhyl All Stars 3
Caer Clwyd 5

Two late goals from the All Stars gave the final scoreline more respectability from their point of view.
Daniel Williams, Morus Owen, Craig Lavery (2) and Keiran Kendrick shared the goals which secured a deserved three points for the visitors.
Liam Brown, Jonathan Mee and a Lloyd Hubbard own goal provided the replies.

Y Glannau 5

Harrison Bellis notched a hat-trick and also missed a penalty on an eventful afternoon for the new Y Glannau striker.
Chris McQuillen and substitute Chad Doherty added further goals for the hosts.

Llysfaen P
Cerrigydrudion P

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