North Wales Coast West – Bodedern Athletic and Llannerchymedd on verge of title wins

Marc Evans struck twice to seal Bodedern a priceless win at Penrhyndeudraeth. Picture: WYNNE EVANS

NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE REPORTS – APRIL 23

PREMIER DIVISION

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Penrhyndeudraeth 1 (R Jones 54)
Bodedern Athletic 2 (Evans 32, 74)

Bodedern are one win away from being crowned Tier 4 North Wales Coast West Premier Division champions.

Ricky Williams’ side will lift the title if they beat Gwalchmai at home next Saturday – and it might not even come to that.

Second-place Bangor 1876 must win at Glantraeth on Friday evening to keep the battle for the championship alive.

After Saturday’s results, the top two standings are:

Bodedern Athletic: Played 26 Points 76 (goal difference + 104)
Bangor 1876: Played 25 Points 68 (GD + 112)
Each team plays 28 matches

Bangor entertain Bodedern on May 7, but the result will only matter if 1876 are within three points of the leaders and can snatch the title on goal difference.

Boded did their chances of finishing top the world of good on Saturday with a massive 2-1 success at third-place Penrhyndeudraeth.

Athletic manager Williams said: “We expected a tough game and that’s what we got. I thought we deserved the 3 points on the balance of play, but Penrhyn pushed us all the way.”

Bodedern took a 32nd minute lead at Maes-y-Parc when Joe Caven pulled the ball back for top-scorer Marc Evans to find the net.

Penrhyn were level on 54 minutes when Richard Jones headed in from a corner.

The Anglesey visitors were far from discouraged and pushed hard for a second goal which arrived when Asa Thomas’ brilliant header was well saved by Robert Watson, but Evans was on hand to convert the rebound and notch his 59th goal of the season.

REMAINING FIXTURES

Bodedern Athletic
April 30: Gwalchmai (h)
May 7: Bangor 1876 (a)

Bangor 1876
Apr 29: Glantraeth (a)
May 2: Pentraeth (a)
May 7: Bodedern Athletic (h)

Bangor 1876 8 (McGonigle 4, Barry, Petrie, Thomas 2)
Nefyn United 2 (I Jones, Dunn)

Gethin Thomas (red) on the attack for 1876 against Nefyn. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

With 24 goals in nine games since joining 1876, it is safe to say Corrig McGonigle has proved a successful signing so far.

The goal machine completed his third-hat-trick in as many matches in 1876’s eventual demolition of Nefyn on Saturday.

To maximise their hopes of winning the title all 1876 can do is keep winning – and they did that in some style at Treborth.

However, Michael Johnston’s side certainly didn’t have everything their own way in the first half against visitors Nefyn.

The Penwaig opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Ifan Jones broke into the left side of the area and lobbed the ball over Ben Heald.

However, the lead only lasted five minutes. McGonigle was fouled by goalkeeper Gruffudd Roberts – penalty!

McGonigle’s chipped effort from the spot rebounded off the underside of the crossbar, but Cameron Barry got to the loose ball first to poke it goalwards, and his attempt just eluded the keeper and levelled the score.

Shortly before the half hour, McGonigle atoned for his penalty miss by setting up Jamie Petrie to put 1876 ahead.

Within five minutes of going behind, Nefyn also found themselves a man down. Guto Roberts – one of four visiting players booked in a seven-minute period early on – received his marching orders when he was shown a second yellow card for clipping Petrie’s ankle as 1876 sought to break.

A minute before half-time, McGonigle rolled the ball into an empty net for 3-1, but Nefyn got themselves back into the contest in injury time when Mark Dunn scored with a sharp finish.

HALF-TIME: Bangor 1876 3-2 Nefyn United

Thirty seconds after the interval Bangor 1876 restored their two-goal advantage after McGonigle headed in a cross from Aaron Heald.

Ten minutes in, Gethin Thomas cut in from the left and unleashed a powerful shot from just over 20 yards that went in off the crossbar.

Midway through the second half, McGonigle added a sixth goal for 1876 with a carbon copy of his first.

Gethin Thomas looked set to score his second from a downward header but McGonigle tapped the ball home just before it crossed the line.

However, Thomas did add his second goal and 1876’s eighth in the final minute after a neat pass from Barry.

Amlwch Town 2 CPD Aberffraw 0

Great result for Amlwch who made it three wins in five since their recent change of management.

Ryan Rowlands broke the deadlock on 49 minutes and veteran striker James Burgess doubled the lead after 52.

Gwalchmai 0 Llanrug United 1

Despite a much improved performance from Gwalchmai they went down by a single goal, pocketed by Jonathan Sadler in the fourth minute.

CPD Pwllheli 1 CPD Llanberis 1

Kurt Hellfeld’s equaliser two minutes into added time rescued a point for 10-man Llanberis.

Meical Williams had put Pwllheli in front after just five minutes and the hosts looked more likely to win when Nidian Huws was sent off for the Darans on 79 minutes, but there was a late twist in the tale.

Division One

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CPD Y Fali 4 Waunfawr 2

Cai Miller in centre of some pretty wild Fali goal celebrations. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

An heroic display from Y Fali, who recovered from two goals down to claim victory after six matches without a win.

It looked grim for the island hosts when a Iwan Bohana double, one a penalty, had the Beganifs leading 2-0 after 35 minutes.

Cai Miller celebrates. Picture: JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

However, the second period brought a complete turnaround which ensured Y Fali climbed out of the bottom two.

Matthew Rowlands halved the deficit on 59 minutes, then the in-form Cai Miller came up with a match-winning hat-trick, netting on 67, 84 and 90 to seal a memorable triumph – just a fourth for the Anglesey side in 28 matches this term.

Bethesda Rovers 0 Bethesda Athletic 7

Joe Todd grabbed a hat-trick and made it 29 goals in all competitions for an Athletic side which won Saturday’s Pesda derby with some comfort.

Kieron Bullock, Dean Redmond, Scott Hughes and Sion Bullock added one apiece for Mark Hughes’ title hopefuls.

Caergybi 7 Llangoed & District 2

Louis Chapman’s treble for Caergybi boosted his total for the season to a magnificent 44 goals.

Owain Griffiths, Steve Driedyk, Marcus Bell and Dan McGinness all scored one for the winners, David Thomas and Rob Boyes replying for the visitors.

CPD Llannerchymedd 3 Bontnewydd 1

Although Gari Owen gave Bont a surprise second-minute lead at Tan Parc, title favourites Llannerchymedd hit back to secure the points.

Ben Hughes, Lewis Connor and Daniel Evans all scored in the second half for the Medd, who need just a point from their remaining two games to be crowned the champions.

Llanfairpwll 1 Cemaes Bay 0

A real boost for Llanfairpwll, who completed a league double over Cemaes and ended their remote title hopes.

Cai Roberts bagged the only goal at Maes Eilian after 19 minutes.

Talysarn Celts 4 CPD Mountain Rangers 1

Luke Baum, Glyn Hughes-Thomas, Jac Jones (penalty) and Gerwyn Williams shared the goals for victorious Talysarn, who had Daniel Tindall red-carded on 65 minutes.

Aled Rice delivered Rangers’ response to make it 1-1 in the 14th minute.

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