North Wales Coast West League Division One – first win in 23 games for Y Fali, six for leaders Bethesda Athletic, Llannerchymedd hold on

Morgan Rowlands looks lively for Y Fali. Picture: WYNNE EVANS


CPD Y Fali 3 Bethesda Rovers 1

Y Fali celebrated their first win in 23 matches at the expense of bottom side Bethesda Rovers.

The Anglesey villagers started the season well, winning their first two league games, but not since defeating Llangoed and District last July 8 had they put an entry in the victories column.

In eight months, they had managed just three draws and suffered 19 defeats across all competitions, but that all changed on Saturday.

One big boost for Y Fali was the return of previously long-serving Marc Wilson to the club. The 34-year-old had left last December for a three-month spell at Gaerwen.

Y Fali two-goal hero Luke Miles (furthest right – maroon and black) rises for a header. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Bethesda Rovers, newcomers to football this season, were desperate for points too and it was they who took a 15th minute lead through Reece Williams.

Y Fali got their heads up and began creating some good attacking play. This led to Cai Miller setting up Luke Miles for a 25th minute equaliser.

A head injury to Morgan Jones just past the half-hour saw him replaced by Matthew Rowlands.

Not long after, in the 38th minute, Matthew Rowlands provided the assist for Miles’ second.

The momentum from the first half rolled over into the second for Y Fali, Matthew Rowlands doing again what he is capable of – strong attacking play.

Rowlands’ run into the box led to a penalty which Jac Jones converted in the 78th minute for 3-1.

Tensions spilled over near the end, Llifon Davies being red-carded for Rovers and Morgan Rowlands also receiving his marching orders.

Aerial action from Y Fali v Bethesda Rovers. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

Y Fali’s management said after the game: “The lads deserved the 3 points today. You only have to look at the results in previous games to see they dug deep and that will hopefully pick them up now to go into every game and try to get something. We’re sure it will give us confidence going in to our next game.

“We welcomed lads back today from injury’s and new signings that all played a big part so the aim is to keep moving forward now.

“The lads worked hard with only a win in their heads prior to kick off. The hard work in training ahead of today’s game paid off. Credit to the lads they went out and gave us what we asked of them and got the 3 points.

“It was the first time we’ve picked up points in four months and at this stage of the season when wins are important, so it was a great result and we hope the lads enjoy it.”

Bethesda Athletic 6 Holyhead Town 0

Joe Todd of Bethesda Athletic (left) and Chris Hughes of Holyhead Town (11) tussle for the ball. Picture: ANDRE PEPPER ap_photoserv

Six-goal Bethesda maintained a six-point lead at the Division One peak.

An eighth straight league win for Mark Hughes’ side was secured with goals from Osian Hughes, Cameron Robertson, Mike Lundstram, Joe Todd, Scott Hughes and Tomos Hughes.

Bontnewydd 2 CPD Llannerchymedd 3

Mark Jones (11) of Llannerchymedd leaps high to win this ball. Picture: JOHN ELFRYN OWEN

Three crucial points for second-place Llannerchymedd, but they had to survive a late fightback from Bontnewydd to take the honours.

Medd’s Gwion Thomas was first on the scoreboard in just the third minute, rising above the Bont defence to head in a Llion Vaughn Jones cross.

The lads from Tan Parc went two-up on 20 minutes. Gethin Davies‘ in-swinging corner was cleared by Bont’s Owain Bebb.

It would have been a brilliant clearance from the youngster apart from his positioning – Bebb was inside his own goal.

With the referee in perfect position to see he pointed to the centre-spot, 2-0 Llannerchymedd.

Six minutes into the second half, Dan Evans played a lovely pass into the path of Thomas, who took on the defence before slotting home his second and Medd’s third.

Bont’s late surge saw them pull two goals back through Rhys Lovell and Alex Kalafusz, but it ended 3-2.

Waunfawr 2 Bodorgan 1

Aled Evans (21 minutes) and Adam Jones (60) put the Beganifs two goals up.

Sam Hallas missed a penalty for a Bodorgan on 68 minutes, but the visitors were awarded a second spot-kick after 84 which Steven Jones put away.

Caergybi P Llangoed and District P

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