North Wales Coast League East – Prestatyn Sports win derby, Amateurs triumph over Llanelwy

Goalmouth action from Prestatyn Sports (red) against Meliden. Picture: DAMON MEAD

North Wales Coast East League reports – February 5

PREMIER DIVISION

Prestatyn Sports 2 (Witherspoon 21, Jacovelli 57)
Meliden 0

Sports made it six league wins in a row to move three points clear at the North Wales Coast East Premier Division summit.

Saturday’s Denbighshire coast derby at The Meadows was a real blood and thunder affair between two ultra-committed sets of local lads.

Meliden started the brightest and James Cairns was unlucky to see a goal chalked off for offside.

It was out of the blue when James Witherspoon latched onto a throw-in into the box and fired Sports into a 21st minute lead.

James Witherspoon (No 11) celebrates a goal for Sports. Picture: DAMON MEAD

With the wind at their backs, the home side pressed and two big chances fell to Ryan Brady.

His first effort forced a good save from Chris Wright, before Brady chipped the keeper but the ball took a bounce, hit the bar and went over.

Half-time: 1-0.

Amended table up to and including February 5, 2022. Credit: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

The second half started well for Sports, who were playing some good football from the back through midfield and creating chances.

And in the 57th minute a cross from the right was headed home by Antonio Jacovelli.

Ryan Jones produced the save of the game to keep it at 2-0 and before the end Mike Jones and Jacovelli both hit the woodwork.

TEAMS

Prestatyn Sports
Ryan Jones, Shane Middleman, Sam Brewerton, Michael Jones, Ryan Brady, James Harper, Ian Griffiths, Antonio Jacovelli, James Witherspoon, Dan Grindlay, Tom Kemp.
SUBS: Dan Wickerson, Adam Clayton, Stephen Gilmour, Sam Herd, Ciaran Brady.
Meliden
Chris Wright, Joe Roberts, Luke Astley, Ashley New, Reece Chamberlain, Gyorgy Szabo, Aled Evans, Joe Newell, Dan Beattie, James Cairns, Niall Butler
SUBS: Rhys Dowinton (ON), Iwan Brisbane (ON), Tom Fletcher (ON), Lucas Edwards (ON), Luke Elden.

Llanfairfechan Town 3
Kinmel Bay 1

Two second-half goals from Jamie Haggas helped secure Llanfairfechan an important win.

A young and largely inexperienced Kinmel Bay side suffered a blow on the half-hour when midfielder Barry Roche was sent off for his reaction to a challenge from Cai Jones, who was shown a yellow.

Only a tremendous save from Ryan Fox stopped Llanfair taking the lead before half time.

In the second half, Llanfairfechan had the wind with them and they started to make the extra man count, especially on the left side.

After 50 minutes captain Haggas whipped the ball to the back post and with the help of the wind it curled into the net.

Play swung from end-to-end before Bay had a great chance to equalise in the 70th minute after Mason Richards was brought down in the box.

Up stepped 17-year-old Callum Forster to convert the penalty.

Two minutes later, Llanfair were back in front when Ryan Dodd ran through to score, although it appeared he may have committed a foul in the build-up.

The visitors had another penalty shout turned down before Haggas sealed the points with an 88th minute free kick.

Bro Cernyw 1 Mochdre Sports 5

A convincing performance from Mochdre on a difficult surface saw them come away with all three points.

Scott Roberts opened the scoring after half an hour, with the hosts being reduced to 10 men on 33 minutes for two yellow cards in quick succession against Carwyn McFadden.

Mochdre then extended their lead right on the half time whistle with a back post header from Fin Jones.

The second half started as the first ended, with Sports controlling most the play. The third and fourth goals came just before the hour mark with Scott Roberts and Chris Lloyd both on target.

The hosts pulled one back with five minutes to go through Harry Kirkham, but Mochdre responded quickly with Brad Wignall scoring his first goal for the club in the 90th minute.

DIVISION ONE

Abergele 1 Rhos United 1

A great result for Rhos at third-place Abergele.

Liam Roberts put the hosts ahead on 47 minutes, but Scott Court levelled on the hour.

Llandudno Amateurs 4 Llanelwy Athletic 3

Leaders Amateurs did the double over title rivals Llanelwy by edging a seven-goal cracker.

Kyle Johnson (2), Joe Jones and Chris Smyth put the hosts 4-1 up before Athletic caused a few flutters in the home camp with two late replies.

East Division One as at February 5, 2022. Credit: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

Ryan Evans and Steve Kirk (2) were the away net-finders.

Llysfaen 6 Rhyl All Stars 4

Connor Morris scored four and exciting new signing Joel Massam added a double as Llysfaen finished on top in a 10-goal bonanza.

Joe Smith (3, 1 pen) and Jack Heath hit back for the All Stars, who were level at 3-3 come half time.

Rhys Machin was red carded in added time for the visitors.

Rhyl Dragons 4 NFA 3

David O’Neill struck twice, while Dean Hughes and Kelvin Berks were also on the mark as the Dragons eked out a one-goal win in this all-Rhyl derby.

Liam Bowers, Oliver Hansen and Aaron Elliott found the net for NFA to keep them in the contest at Rhydwen Drive. The visitors led 2-1 at half time.

CPD Caer Clwyd P CPD Henllan P

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