ARDAL NORTH WEST REPORTS – APRIL 2
Blaenau Amateurs 1 Mold Alexandra 6
A sixth straight league win for Mold keeps them second in the table, level on points with leaders Porthmadog.
While Port have the better goal difference at present, the Alex have two games in hand on the Traeth men.
Michael Cunningham’s treble-chasers proved too strong for bottom team Blaenau at Cae Clyd on Saturday.
They took a second-minute lead when Henry Carver fed in Jimmy Ellina, who slotted past keeper Cian Williams.
Mold earned a penalty on 31 minutes for a dangerous challenge in the box, but Danny Warren was guilty of a rare miss from the spot.
Three minutes before the break, the visitors did go two-up when Jacob Wise headed in a Warren cross.
With Blaenau showing signs in the first half they could make an impact on this game, the next goal was crucial and it came for the Alex on 52 minutes, Dafydd Griffith nodding in.
Blaenau refused to give in and hit back on 66 minutes when substitute Gethin Roberts opened their account.
Prolific marksman Warren was proving more of an assist specialist on this day and two of his deliveries were headed in by Steve Watkins on 79 and 85 minutes to make it 5-1.
Could the unstoppable Warren put the icing on the cake with a customary goal? The answer was yes. The striker found the net at last in the 90th minute to make it 38 in all competitions for the 2021-22 season.
Porthmadog 3 Rhydymwyn 0
On the day before his 27th birthday, Julian Williams celebrated early with a two-goal salvo to keep Port top of the table.
Williams boosted his total for the season to 18 goals in all competitions with yet another invaluable contribution to his team’s success.
After the disappointment of losing at Llay Welfare seven days earlier, Porthmadog returned to winning ways at Rhydymwyn’s expense.
Port missed numerous chances before finally opening the scoring on 43 minutes.
Dewi Thomas produced a dangerous overhead effort which keeper Nathan Swann-Jones could only parry on to the post and Julian Williams was on hand to slide in the opening goal from close range.
On the stroke of half time, Julian Williams’ powerful strike was fumbled by the keeper and Dewi Thomas tapped in to make it 2-0 at the halfway mark.
In the second half, Port continued to create innumerable scoring chances but only managed to convert one of them.
A super left-footed strike on the turn by John Littlemore smashed against the underside of the bar before the ball was cleared to safety.
Julian Williams then missed a great chance when sent clean through but he blazed his left-footed shot just wide.
In the 76th minute, Port made the game safe when Littlemore provided a pin-point low pass into the box from which Julian Williams netted with ease.
Five minutes before the end it took a very smart low save to his left by Paul Pritchard to prevent a certain goal for Rhyd’s Nathan Mendoza.
Y Felinheli 2 Llanuwchllyn 1
A special win for Y Felinheli against opponents who have been high up the table all season.
Both home goals arrived in the opening eight minutes, Iwan Owen striking on three before Caio Hughes doubled the tally.
Ryan Cain set up Owen for the close-range opener, while the second saw Hughes hit a free kick from out wide which skidded across the area and inside the right-hand post.
Iolo Jones replied for the visitors in the 84th minute, but it was not enough to affect the result.
Felinheli are now unbeaten in six league matches, taking 12 points out of a possible 18,
Llanrwst United 3 Brickfield Rangers 0
Fourth-place Llanrwst were good value for a three-goal victory at home to tricky Bricky.
Callum Parry broke the deadlock on 32 minutes with his 25th league goal of the campaign, player-manager Leighton Griffiths with the assist.
Sam Jones doubled the advantage before half time after being set up by Cynan Edwards.
And it was Edwards who added the third on 61 minutes, Parry this time teeing up his team-mate.
Rhostyllen 4 St Asaph City 0
Rhostyllen signed off their home fixtures for 2021-22 with a comfortable win.
The Wrexham club’s remaining four league matches will all be away.
There was only 10 minutes on the clock on Saturday before Lee McBurney sent a long throw-in from the left hand side that was flicked into the back of net by player-manager Warren Aykroyd-Duckett.
In the 38th minute right back Adam Williams went on a run, taking on three St Asaph players before having a crack on goal which keeper Elijah Beattie could not hold and Steve Jones’ striker’s instinct ensured he was there to put in the rebound.
After the restart it did not take long for Jones to complete his brace on 53 minutes following a good cross from young winger Cameron Thomas, which Beattie spilled.
Tom Douglas added number four in the 82nd minute – his 18th goal this term in all competitions.
Saltney Town 0 Nantlle Vale 2
Ashley Owen and Jamie Jones scored on five and 55 minutes respectively to earn Nantlle maximum points at Sandy Lane.
Saltney cause was far from helped when they had Ben Barratt red carded after just 13 minutes.
Llandudno Albion P Brymbo P
FRIDAY , APRIL 1
Denbigh Town 7 (Mike Sharples 10, Jacob Barratt 21, Sam Jones 32, Jake Walker 50, 53, 84 & 89)
Llay Welfare 1 (Jared Taylor 82)
In-depth report has already appeared on Grassroots North Wales.