NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE REPORTS – FEBRUARY 12
Bangor 1876 2 (Thomas 59, 64)
Penrhyndeudraeth 1 (Jones pen 33)
Two goals in five second-half minutes from substitute Gethin Thomas secured Bangor 1876 a narrow win over Penrhyndeudraeth at Treborth.
In just his second game back after a long-term injury, Thomas turned the tide in a match where his team trailed 1-0 at the break.
Despite wet and windy conditions, these North West Coast West Premier Division high flyers served up an exciting game.
In the first half, there were few chances as both sides took time to come to terms with the elements.
Midway through the opening period, Jamie Petrie’s curling right foot shot struck the crossbar and rebounded to safety.
After 33 minutes, it was the visitors who took the lead. After Aaron Griffiths was adjudged to have been fouled in the box, Steven Jones stepped up to score from the resulting penalty.
Following the interval, the game veered in 1876’s favour on the back of a double substitution that saw Shaun Lock and Thomas replace Luke Steele and Cameron Barry in the 56th minute.
Just before the hour, the hosts were back on level terms. Neat footwork from Thomas just outside the penalty area created room for a shot and his well-placed effort made it 1-1.
Five minutes later, Thomas found the net with a similar strike from just inside the penalty area.
Soon after the visitors were reduced to 10 men when midfielder Huw Quaeck was shown a red card after disputing the award of a throw-in.
In the closing minutes, new signing Alwyn Roberts came on for his debut to replace hard-working Dylan Williams as 1876 sought to see the game out.
This they did successfully to make it 14 victories in 17 starts at the expense of opponents who became the first team ever to stop 1876 taking maximum league points in a 0-0 draw at Maes-y-Parc earlier in the campaign.
Ben Heald, Aaron Heald, Joe Culshaw, Ben Owen (Harry Galeotti 90+3), Corey Jones, Tom Clarke, Jamie Petrie, Luke Steele (Shaun Lock 56), Les Davies, Dylan Williams (Alwyn Roberts 84), Cameron Barry (Gethin Thomas 56).
Bodedern Athletic 6 (Gregg, Evans 4, 1 pen, Gregson)
Marc Evans became the first player in North Wales senior football to reach 50 goals this season as Bodedern made it a remarkable 18 league wins on the bounce.
Evans struck four times for an Athletic outfit which hit top position in the UK-wide Non-League Matters Global Stats Table thanks to a spotless 100 percent record.
Ten points clear at the North Wales Coast West Premier summit, Boded were two-up at half time courtesy of a Casey Gregg net-finder and Evans penalty.
In the second period, Evans made it 3-0 on 58 minutes before Sam Gregson added a fourth after 66.
Evans added another double, in the 79th and 82nd minutes, to set the seal on another huge win for Ricky Williams’ stars.
CPD Gaerwen 3 (Nuttall 52 & 58, Williams 54)
CPD Pwllheli 2 (Tipton OG 22, Jones 86)
At the 20th attempt next-to-bottom Gaerwen claimed a first league win of the season, beating a team which hammered them 11-0 earlier in the campaign.
The Anglesey hosts fell a goal behind in the 22nd minute when Ifan Jones hit a curling shot which keeper Callum Tipton got a hand to, pushed onto the post only to see it rebound off the upright onto his back and trickle into the net.
Pwll led 1-0 at the break and the second half started with Gaerwen under the cosh.
However, in the 52nd minute the ball broke to Andy Nuttall two yards outside the box and he equalised with a deft lob.
Two minutes later Dylan Williams made it 2-1 to Gaerwen.
On 58 minutes it was 3-1. Meurig Evans released Nuttall to score and make it three goals in six minutes for the islanders.
Gaerwen held it at that until 86 minutes when Ifan Jones pulled one back for the visitors.
However, the Auctioneers held on for a famous win which was reported in more depth on Grassroots North Wales at the weekend.
CPD Mynydd Llandegai 2 (Baker OG 9, O Jones 57)
CPD Aberffraw 1 (Moore 55)
A close battle at Penrhiw was settled by Osian Jones’ 57th minute decider.
Llandegai took a ninth-minute lead through an unfortunate own goal from Aberffraw keeper Darren Baker.
Nathan Moore equalised 10 minutes into the second half, but it was not long before Huw Davies’ side notched what turned out to be the winner.
Caergybi 7 CPD Cefni 0
Fifth-place Caergybi ended up in seven heaven at Millbank.
George Hibbert opened the floodgates on four minutes, Tom Hadley adding two quick goals before Glenn North made it four before the break.
In the second half, Myles Jones, Owain Griffiths and Tom Scott completed the scoring.
Waunfawr 1 CPD Mountain Rangers 2
Report: Alex Philp
Due to waterlogged conditions at Cae Gors, this local derby was rearranged as an away fixture for Mountain Rangers at Coed Helen.
The match started at a frantic pace with Rangers the superior side in the early stages.
Jamie Griffiths put Rangers in the lead on 26 minutes with a clinical finish following a great pass from Ben Aaron Davies.
Ten minutes later the home side levelled through Ioan Gwynedd.
In truth, Rangers should have been out of sight as they had much the better of the first half but could not capitalise on some great chances.
Waunfawr created several opportunities in the second half but excellent Rangers defending ensured the score remained level.
The game looked as if it would end even, but Ben Aaron Davies was the hero of the hour with a 77th minute winner straight from a corner that looped over the Waun goalie’s head and secured a memorable 2-1 victory.
Goalkeeper Jason Hughes was man of the match for Rangers, with special mentions to Tom Philp on his return to the side and 16 year old Jamie Griffiths up front.