NWCFA Intermediate Challenge Cup second round reports – February 5
Bangor 1876 5
CPD Aberffraw 0
Dylan Williams’ final game as 1876 manager was a winning experience.
Williams has announced he is stepping down after being involved with the club’s management team since its inception since 2019.
The fan-owned outfit advanced to the NWCFA Intermediate Challenge Cup quarter finals at the expense of fellow tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division side Aberffraw.
Saturday’s tie saw the welcome return of Gethin Thomas to first team action following several months out with a serious ankle injury.
The first goal arrived after four minutes.
An astute pass by Corey Jones released Aaron Heald down the right-hand side and his cross was turned into his own net by Andrew Jones.
In the 11th minute Jamie Petrie delivered from the right and once again the unfortunate Jones diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper.
Petrie went close to a third after cutting in from the left, but his effort was saved by Gavin Roberts.
Aberffraw also managed to fashion some chances in the first half, Richard Roberts forcing a good stop from Cian Thomas.
Late in the first half, Dylan Williams swung in a free-kick from the right and Corey Jones netted from six yards out.
Substitute Harry Galeotti marked his return to action with a well-taken goal on 61 minutes to make it 4-0.
Petrie completed the scoring in the 78th minute.
Llanrug United 3
Bodedern Athletic 4
Marc Evans was a four-goal hero as Bodedern progressed in a thriller at Eithin Duon.
Llanrug led twice in the first half through Jonathan Sadler and Alan Mark Owen, but Evans responded with a pair to make it two-each at the break.
It remained 2-2 until the 84th minute when Evans completed his hat-trick.
Sadler levelled on 88 before Evans landed a dramatic winner deep into stoppage time – his 46th goal of the season.
Amlwch Town 1
Llandudno Junction 3
All the goals came in the second half at Lon Bach.
Harry Parkes-Smith put the Railwaymen ahead in the 50th minute but it was not long before Jac Thomas equalised.
Goals in the final 10 minutes from Mathew Jones and Jack Williams secured an away win.
Llandyrnog United 3
Rhuddlan Town 4
Ryan Potts made it back-to-back hat-tricks as Rhuddlan edged their way into the last eight at Cae Nant.
Llandyrnog looked to be in control after David Evans and David Lawson-Cooke put them two-up, but a Matty Rees penalty cut the arrears before half time.
Potts struck on 63 and 79 minutes, but Lawson-Cooke restored parity on 82.
It was anyone’s tie now, but Potts delivered the decider four minutes from time.
Llandyrnog coach Jack Crompton and Rhuddlan’s Ethan Taylor were shown red cards in the final stages.
Penmaenmawr Phoenix 3
First half goals from Ben Hughes, Daniel Williams and Harry Roberts gave Phoenix a decisive 3-0 lead.
Connor Gordon replied for Glantraeth on 83 minutes but the goal came too late to affect the result.
CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 4
CPD Llannefydd 2
Cai Henshaw made it successive hat-tricks and 15 goals for the season as Penrhyn celebrated a cracking cup win over Llannefydd.
Iwan Thomas also struck in the first half for the hosts, Bradley Jones and Luke Appleby responding for the visitors.