North Wales Coast East – Rhyl 1879 go 15 games unbeaten, Tudno Amateurs invincible at home

Rhyl 1879 (white) and Prestatyn Sports in action on Saturday. Skipper Reece Fairhurst (left) puts in a tackle on Sam Herd of the visiting side. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

NORTH WALES COAST EAST LEAGUE REPORTS – FEBRUARY 27

PREMIER DIVISION

Up to and including Feb 26. Source: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

CPD Y Rhyl 4 Prestatyn Sports 0

Ruthless Rhyl made a big statement in the Premier Division title race on Saturday as they swept aside second-place Prestatyn Sports at Belle Vue.

Now unbeaten in 15 league matches, Gareth Thomas’ side are just two points behind top two Sports and Llannefydd, having played two games less than the former and three fewer than the latter.

Nearly 400 fans were in attendance for the visit of Sports, who were beaten 2-0 at the same ground in a Welsh Cup tie back in July.

Rhyl took the lead after 23 minutes.

Following a Kieran Ellis long throw, Leon Atkins saw his effort blocked only for the rebound to fall to Elliot Evans, who found the top right corner from outside the box.

The hosts went into half time with a slender 1-0 lead.

Carl Lamb scored again for 1879. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

1879 came out for the second half with a fresh impetus. In the first minute, Macauley Taylor delivered a teasing cross for veteran forward Carl Lamb to score with a looping header.

It was a Taylor-Lamb combination again that increased the lead on 50 minutes. Lamb’s back post header from a Taylor cross made it 3-0. Lamb now has 25 goals in all competitions this term.

In the 77th minute young Taylor was in the thick of the action again, this time with a mazy run on the right-hand side that led into the penalty area where the ball fell to Kieran Ellis, who added to his goals tally, making it 11 so far for Rhyl.

CPD Llannefydd 4 CPD Bro Cernyw 0

Great action and scenery from Llannefydd (red) versus Bro Cernyw

Ciran Jones, Luke Appleby, Jared Jones and Ed Jones shared the goals as Llannefydd held onto top spot with a convincing home win over next-to-bottom Bro Cernyw.

Glan Conwy 3 Rhuddlan Town 0

Conor Davies struck twice for Glan Conwy in Saturday’s home success over Rhuddlan.

Davies, who recently returned to Cae Ffwt from Conwy Borough, netted on 54 and 80 minutes after Keating Hoe-Pike delivered the hosts a first-half lead.

Llandudno Junction 2 Kinmel Bay 2

Junction and Kinmel Bay (dark blue) battle for the ball. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

Kinmel Bay picked up their first point under new management team Alex Craig, Leon Field and Andy Thomas.

Bay struck first at the Flyover with a 21st minute Callum Foster penalty and soon after Junction were reduced to 10 men when Dean Roberts was shown a red card.

Undeterred, the Railwaymen levelled before the break through Jack Williams.

Junction went 2-1 up on 50 minutes through Dion Jones, but Richard Hill made it all-square after 56 and two-apiece is how it stayed.

Kinmel Bay’s managers jointly commented: “Today’s group of lads got their first point since we came in and rebuilt. The lads have been amazing, and this is only half of them.

“We have a team of lads that are now willing to run through walls to get the points with only the last piece of the puzzle to solve which is having that winning mentality which will see us next season compete again.

“Massive thanks to the Junction for a competitive game, unfortunately they went down to 10 men early-on, but heir never-give-in attitude saw them come away with a draw, a point which was evenly balanced for both sides.”

Llanfairfechan Town 2 Llandyrnog United 3

Nathan Rose netted a late winning goal for Llandyrnog at the Rec.

Sam Evans handed the visitors a 12th minute lead, but Ryan Dodd equalised before half time.

It stayed 1-1 until the 77th minute, when Ross Gilbert edged the visitors back in front.

A Dodd penalty on 89 looked to have secured Llanfairfechan a draw only for Rose to clinch it in added time.

Meliden 4 Llansannan 1

Meliden claimed their first league win in eight attempts, although in fairness five of the last seven games had ended in draws.

In better conditions compared to previous fixtures, plus with the return of key players to the squad, the home team performed well,

They struck first when James Cairns was pulled too aggressively in the box and a penalty was awarded which Matty Griffiths coolly converted on 16 minutes.

The lead was doubled on 31 minutes when Griffiths’ free kick was saved, but Dan Beattie put away the rebound.

Captain Ashley New capitalised on a sleeping Llansannan defence to make it 3-0 on 40 minutes.

Meliden were more defensive in the second half and this came back to bite them in the 78th minute as Adam Gage headed past Chris Wright to cut the arrears.

However, Luke Elden sealed it for the hosts when he outwitted his man by turning the opposite way and burying the ball into the net for 4-1 on the 87th minute.

Mochdre Sports P Penmaenmawr Phoenix P

DIVISION ONE

Up to and including Feb 26. Source: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

Llandudno Amateurs 3 CPD Cerrigydrudion 2

Well done Llandudno Amateurs – unbeaten at home all season

Amateurs completed their league programme by moving five points clear at the summit with a narrow win over Cerrig, who lost for only the second time this season.

The Llandudno side emerged through the entire campaign unbeaten at home with 12 wins and a draw.

In a strange piece of fixture planning, the Amateurs did not host a game until late September – the season having started in July.

They then had a long streak of matches at Maesdu Park – 13 of their last 14 league fixtures were at home.
Joe Jones, Kyle Johnson and Lucas Hughes netted Saturday’s goals, Nidian Jones and Tirion Griffiths replying.

Abergele 12 Betws-y-Coed 0

A ruthless display from third-place Abergele with Liam Roberts and Jack Hoult both netting hat-tricks.

Tommy Lloyd added a double and there were singles from Dominic Holland, Anthony Zoezee, Morgan Davies and Kieran Holland.

CPD Caer Clwyd 0 Rhyl Dragons 3

Jake Hughes, Nathan Griffiths and Kelvin Berks provided the goals in a fine win for the Dragons, who had Daniel Williams sent off for two yellow cards in the first half.

Jason Hession was dismissed for the home side after 25 minutes.

CPD Henllan 3 CPD Y Glannau 5

Despite having top-scorer Harrison Bellis out suspended Y Glannau still scored five away in a fine win over Henllan.

Jake Reddaway, Josh MacGillvray. Chris Rogers (pen), Aaron Dodwell and Ged Burke all netted for the visitors, who led 3-2 at half time.

Josh Griffiths (2) and Sam Davies responded for Henllan, who also missed a penalty.

Llanelwy Athletic P Rhos United P
Llysfaen P NFA P

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