Looking ahead to today’s NWCFA Junior Cup ties

Can Henllan carry the North Wales Coast East banner into the semi-finals?



Bodorgan v Cemaes Bay

Although Cemaes, who lie third in North Wales Coast West Division One, will start favourites, ninth-place Bodorgan should not be under-estimated.

Bodorgan held Cemaes 2-2 at home back in August, but in the return at School Lane two months later, Bay triumphed 7-1.

Cemaes bring a lot of goals to the table, Matty Reynolds their top-scorer on 30 an obvious danger man, while Steven Jones could be one to watch for the hosts.

Bodorgan have had two great away wins in the Junior Cup so far – 4-2 at Penrhyn Bay Dragons and 3-1 at Bontnewydd.

CPD Henllan v Llanystumdwy

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Llanystumdwy goal machine Sion Parry

North Wales Coast West Division One totally dominate these quarter-finals, filling seven of the eight slots.

The sole flag-bearer for Division One East is Henllan, who impressively won at Rhyl Dragons on penalties in the last round.

Midfield schemer Sam Davies is capable of standing out for the home side, while defender Chris Bower is effective in both boxes.

Llanystumdwy’s star man is so often player-manager Sion Parry, scorer of 33 goals this term.

Llanfairpwll v Bethesda Athletic

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Llanfairpwll celebrate their victory in the last round. Can they beat Bethesda for a third time this season? Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Cracker on the cards at Maes Eilian between two teams who have operated at much higher levels in their respective prestigious histories.

Both currently at tier 5, Llanfair are eighth in Division One West, while Pesda are top and on a run of eight straight wins, as well as being unbeaten in 10 games.

However, the psychological advantage could lie with ‘Pwll, who have done the double over Bethesda in the league this season.

On July 15, the score was Llanfairpwll 3 Bethesda 2 and on July 31 it ended Bethesda 1 Llanfairpwll 2.

Did those results happen too long ago to make a difference on Saturday? There is no doubt Mark Hughes’ Athletic will be out for revenge, but with home advantage, Gwyndaf Hughes’ men will be determined to make it three strikes and out!

Talysarn Celts P CPD Llannerchymedd P

Match postponed at around 11.45 am due to waterlogged pitch.


Round One – September 18

Rhos United 6-1 Bethesda Rovers
CPD Llannerchymedd 4-3 Llangoed and District
CPD Cerrigydrudion 2-4 Llandudno Amateurs
CPD Y Glannau 2-3 CPD Mountain Rangers
Penrhyn Bay Dragons 2-4 Bodorgan
Cemaes Bay 4-1 Abergele
Talysarn Celts 9-2 Caergybi
Llanystumdwy 7-5 Waunfawr
Rhyl Dragons 1-0 CPD Cefni
Rhyl All Stars 6-1 Holyhead Town
CPD Henllan 8-2 Betws-Y-Coed
CPD Y Fali 1-6 Llanelwy Athletic
Llysfaen 0-5 Bethesda Athletic
Byes: Bontnewydd, CPD Caer Clwyd, Llanfairpwll.

Round Two – November 20

Bethesda Athletic 5-1 Llandudno Amateurs
Talysarn Celts 5-1 Llanelwy Athletic
Rhyl All Stars 1-2 Llanystumdwy
Llanfairpwll 4-4 CPD Caer Clwyd (Llanfair won 4-2 on pens)
CPD Mountain Rangers 1-1 CPD Llannerchymedd (Llannerchymedd won 5-3 on pens)
Cemaes Bay 3-2 Rhos United (11 December 2021)
Rhyl Dragons 3-3 CPD Henllan (Henllan won 3-1 on pens)
Bontnewydd 1-3 Bodorgan

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