North Wales Coast East League – Abergele and Llanelwy advance to REM Jones Cup final

Ryan Jones of Abergele (red, white and blue) on the attack against Llysfaen. Photo: ABERGELE FCwith thanks

NORTH WALES COAST EAST LEAGUE – REPORTS FEBRUARY 19, 2022

REM Jones Cup semi-finals

Llysfaen 0 Abergele 5

As well as coasting into the REM Jones Cup final Abergele stretched their unbeaten run to 13 matches in all competitions.

In a match switched to Dinorben Field in Abergele, the red, white and blues saw off a Llysfaen side which had been in great form.

The breakthrough came in the 35th minute, when Lewis Moroney ran from deep and crossed for Ant Zoezee to react first and apply the finish.

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The lead was doubled before half time, James Lloyd heading in from a Greg Hilditch corner.

Dominic Holland took centre stage in the second half with a hat-trick.

The in-form front man struck in the 50th, 60th and 72nd minutes to move up to 22 goals this season in all competitions.

Llanelwy Athletic 4 Cerrigydrudion 2

Matthew Lewis netted three times for a Llanelwy outfit which continues to impress in its pursuit of trophies.

Sandy Malone’s side took the lead in the 35th minute when Jacob Hildebrandt set up Lewis to score.

Just before half time, Tirion Griffiths put Cerrig back on terms.

Six minutes into the second half Athletic edged back ahead,through Lewis, Danny Porter this time with the assist.

And it was Porter who made it 3-1 two minutes later.

Lewis made it a personal treble and ensured Llanelwy would be progressing to the final when he notched a home fourth five minutes from the end.

Griffiths nabbed a second for Cerrig, but it was only a consolation.

Premier Division

Llandyrnog United 0 Meliden 0

Llandyrnog (sky blue) and Meliden clash in front of a beautiful Vale of Clwyd backdrop. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Match report by Ron Squire

In far from ideal conditions, Meliden and Llandyrnog shared the honours on a damp Cae Nant pitch.
The home side went close with a header before a long range free kick was kept out smartly by stand-in keeper Joe Newell.

Meliden’s main first-half efforts included a beautiful curling shot from Alfie Edwards which was tipped over the bar by Dylan Jones. Joe Roberts also had a strike well saved.

Llandyrnog take a free kick. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Changes for Meliden in the second half helped their cause, but they were unable to find the net and tended to be slightly open at the back as well, but no matter how often Llandyrnog broke through, the reflexes of Newell kept them at bay.

A few chances came for Meliden towards the end of the game, most notably a Matty Griffiths free kick which hit the crossbar.

Llandyrnog United
Dylan Jones, Mathew Griffiths, Nathan Rose, Robert Hurst, Sam Crompton, Jamie Jones, Andrew Mearns, Richard Harvey-Davies, Paul Williams, David Lawson-Cooke, Ross Gilbert. SUBS: Tom Hughes, Ian Williams, Jak Newell, Tom Kelly, Luke Humphreys.

Meliden
Joe Newell, Tom Fletcher, Luke Astley, Ashley New, Reece Chamberlain, Joe Roberts, Gyorgy Szabo, Matty Griffiths, Alfie Edwards, James Cairns, Niall Butler. SUBS: Luke Elden, Iwan Brisbane, Lucas Edwards, Dan Beattie.

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