All hail the 2021-22 North Wales Coast West League Premier Division champions – CPD Bodedern Athletic

Joyous celebrations as Bodedern Athletic receive the 2021-22 North Wales Coast West Premier Division trophy. PICTURE: JOE OWEN – JWO PHOTOGRAPHY


BODEDERN ATHLETIC 3 (Boylan 27, Thomas 38, Evans 72)

Before a ball was kicked at Cae Ty Cristion today, Bodedern Athletic knew they were the inaugural North Wales Coast West League Premier Division champions.

Bangor 1876’s surprise 1-0 loss at Glantraeth last night merely brought forward the inevitable – that Ricky Williams’ unstoppables were going to win the Tier 4 title.

Many neutrals may have wanted next weekend’s 1876 v Bodedern match at Treborth to be a title decider, but Athletic have proved far too good to avoid such a scenario.

All hail the champions – Bodedern Athletic. PICTURE: JOE OWEN – JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

27 matches, 26 wins, one draw, 0 defeats with 124 goals scored and just 17 conceded – phenomenal stats from a very special team.

Boded’s first match as champions was against long-time rivals Gwalchmai and although the title destination was already known, nothing took the gloss of an amazing day for the Ynys Môn village based about seven miles from Holyhead.

Captain fantastic Casey Boylan struck the opening goal for the Green Army after 27 minutes.

Then on 38 minutes, Asa Thomas banged in his 40th league goal of the campaign and 57th in all competitions to make it 2-0.

Thomas’ strike today made it a stunning 18 league goals in his last eight appearances.

No day would have been complete without a goal from Thomas’ partner-in-goals Marc Evans and ‘Logs’ added a third for the hosts on 72 minutes – his 60th in all matches and 37th in the league.

Jordan Taylor with the trophy. PICTURE: JOE OWEN – JWO PHOTOGRAPHY

Then it was time for the presentation of the championship trophy to Boded skipper Casey Boylan.

Among those dignitaries present was Anglesey man and former FAW president Trefor Lloyd Hughes, who as a 15-year-old used to sell tickets for 10p door-to-door to raise money for his local club – Bodedern FC.

And the success story for Bodedern Athletic might not stop at the league title as they are still in the NWCFA Intermediate Cup and Premier Cup competitions, so a treble remains possible.

They have secured the one they truly wanted though, and hopefully can now get accepted for the promotion to Tier 3 they richly deserve.

Take a bow Bodedern Athletic – you have been amazing.


To play – May 7: Bangor 1876 (away)

Apr 30: Gwalchmai (home) 3-0 (Casey Boylan, Marc Evans, Asa Thomas)
Apr 23: Penrhyndeudraeth (away) 2-1 (Marc Evans 2)
Apr 20: Gaerwen (away) 8-0 (Asa Thomas 5, Marc Evans 2, Tom Wood)
Apr 16: Llanrug United (away) 5-2 (Asa Thomas 2, Casey Gregg, Tom Wood, Ryan Lees)
Apr 9: Menai Bridge Tigers (home) 4-1 (Asa Thomas 3, 1 pen, Ryan Lees)
Apr 5: Llanberis (away) 5-0 (Marc Evans 2, Asa Thomas, Sam Gregson, James McMinimee)
Apr 2: Nefyn United (home) 5-0 (Marc Evans 2, Asa Thomas 2, Declan Jones)
Mar 26: Amlwch Town (away) 9-1 (Asa Thomas 4, 1 pen, Casey Boylan 2, Marc Evans, Eric Leach, Jordan Taylor)
Mar 19: Mynydd Llandegai (away) 1-1 (Casey Boylan)
Feb 12: Glantraeth (home) 6-0 (Marc Evans 4, 1 pen, Casey Gregg, Sam Gregson)
Jan 29: Llanberis (home) 1-0 (Marc Evans)
Jan 22: Aberffraw (home) 4-0 (Sam Gregson 2, Jordie Murphy, Declan Jones)
Jan 15: Llanrug United (home) 8-0 (Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Sam Gregson 2, Jordie Murphy)
Nov 27: Pwllheli (away) 3-0 (Asa Thomas 2, Sam Gregson)
Nov 20: Bangor 1876 (home) 3-2 (Asa Thomas, Marc Evans 2 pens)
Nov 6: Penrhyndeudraeth (home) 2-1 (Tom Wood, Casey Gregg)
Oct 30: Pentraeth (home) 12-0 (Tom Wood, Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Sam Gregson, Alston OG, Casey Boylan, Dan Owen 2, Ryan Lees) CPD Pentraeth 0
Oct 23: Gaerwen (home) 9-0 (Marc Evans 5, Asa Thomas 2, Ryan Lees, Shaun Jenkins)
Oct 16: Nefyn United (away) 3-1 (Asa Thomas, Jordan Taylor, Marc Evans)
Oct 9: Mynydd Llandegai (home) 5-1 (Marc Evans 4, 2 pens, Casey Gregg)
Sep 27: Menai Bridge Tigers (away) 2-0 (Asa Thomas, Sam Gregson)
Sep 17: Gwalchmai (away) 4-2 (Jordie Murphy, Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)
Aug 27: Glantraeth (away) 7-1 (Asa Thomas 3, Marc Evans 2, Darren Lewthwaite 2)
Aug 11: Aberffraw (away) 4-0 (Asa Thomas, Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Shaun Jenkins)
Aug 2: Amlwch Town (home) 4-1 (Casey Boylan pen, Sam Gregson, Asa Thomas, Darren Lewthwaite)
July 21: Pwllheli (home) 2-0 (Marc Evans 2)
July 7: Pentraeth (away) 3-2 (Marc Evans, Asa Thomas 2)


Goalscorers (league games only – 124 goals)

40 – Asa Thomas
37 – Marc Evans
11 – Sam Gregson
7 – Casey Boylan
4 – Casey Gregg
4 – Tom Wood
4 – Ryan Lees
3 – Jordie Murphy
3 – Darren Lewthwaite
2 – Shaun Jenkins
2 – Dan Owen
2 – Declan Jones
2 – Jordan Taylor
1 – James McMinimee
1 – Eric Leach
1 – Own Goal

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