NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE REPORTS – FEB 25 AND 26
Bangor 1876 6 Llanrug United 1
Report: Dr Jonathan Ervine
Corrig McGonigle scored twice on his debut as 1876 cut the gap on leaders Bodedern Athletic to seven points with the same number of games played following Friday’s demolition of Llanrug at Treborth.
McGonigle, who joined from Conwy Borough in the week, tried his luck with an early shot from 25 yards that was saved by visiting goalkeeper Gerallt Bracegirdle.
Shortly before the 10-minute mark the deadlock was broken when Corey Jones headed in following an inswinging corner from Joe Culshaw.
Llanrug created several opportunities themselves in the opening period, including a 25-yarder from midfielder Morgan Williams that Ben Heald parried for a corner.
On 18 minutes, however, 1876 doubled their advantage after the Llanrug defence and goalkeeper failed to cut out a through ball which allowed McGonigle to calmly find the empty net from the edge of the box.
United almost got a goal back when Alan Mark Owen fired narrowly over.
With two minutes of the opening period left, Corey Jones nodded the ball down into the path of McGonigle, who finished well on his left foot.
Gethin Thomas then capped off a flowing move to add a fourth goal.
There were no further goals until the final quarter hour when Les Davies headed in Luke Steele’s corner – the striker’s 26th goal of the season.
With four minutes left, Tom Clarke scored the goal of the evening when he strode forward and curled a right-footed shot into the top right hand corner from the left edge of the penalty area.
Inside injury time, Llanrug finally and deservedly got on the scoresheet through substitute Carl Griffiths.
This coming Saturday, March 5, 1876 have a league test at Pwllheli.
Glantraeth 1 CPD Nefyn United 1
Steve Jones gave Nefyn a ninth-minute lead before Arwel Williams equalised just past the half-hour.
Gwalchmai 0 CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 4
Cai Henshaw made it three hat-tricks in four matches as Penrhyn moved up to third with a four-goal romp at Maes Meurig.
Aaron Griffiths set the ball rolling with the visitors with a 37th minute opener.
CPD Llanberis 3 CPD Gaerwen 0
Dylan Sion Parry grabbed a double for Llanberis in a win which also benefited from an own goal by Gaerwen’s Lewis Owen.
The Anglesey visitors had Daniel Williams sent off in the 85th minute for a second yellow card.
CPD Mynydd Llandegai 4 Amlwch Town 0
Aaron Davies-Thomas struck twice for Llandegai in a comfortable home success.
Dirk De Waart and Osian Jones also registered for the hosts in a game where all the goals arrived in the second half.
CPD Pentraeth 0 CPD Aberffraw 5
John Richard Jones, Gary Bolton, Nathan Moore (2, 1 pen) and Iolo Jones shared the goals in an emphatic triumph for Aberffraw.
CPD Pwllheli 3 Menai Bridge Tigers 3
Tigers boosted their unbeaten league run to 10 matches with a useful point at the Rec.
Mark Jones and Jamie Banks both scored for Pwllheli inside the opening 10 minutes before Callum Davidson halved the deficit on 23.
Callum Thomas missed a penalty for the visitors, but Davidson made it 2-2 before Thomas made up for his earlier error by bagging a third for Menai before the break.
The second half was somewhat less exciting, Jac Williams levelling things up in the 49th minute – and that was the end of the scoring.
Bodorgan 5 CPD Y Fali 0
Steven Jones and Connor Rees scored two apiece and Luke Winter added a single in a convincing home display from Bodorgan.
Bontnewydd 2 CPD Cefni 1
Alex Kalafusz converted the 96th minute penalty which sealed Bontnewydd a dramatic late win over their Anglesey visitors at Cae Stanley.
The substitute then blotted his copybook by being yellow-carded for an over-exuberant celebration after putting away the twice-taken kick.
Bont had led through a 40th minute Cai Edwards goal before Nikolaos Kontodios equalised after 49.
Holyhead Town 1 CPD Mountain Rangers 0
Ever-improving Holyhead made it four league wins in a row, Mike Williams notching the 21st minute winner.
Llanystumdwy 0 Waunfawr 6
Adam Jones had quite a day at Dwyfor Park as he scored four times in his team’s unexpected 6-0 breeze.
Jones boosted his total to 19 goals for the season, striking on 8, 53, 72 and 90+2 minutes, Jason Owen and Iwan Bohana also on the mark for the Beganifs.
Such a gap in the final score, yet before the game Llanystumdwy were a place above their opponents in Division One.