RHYL AND DISTRICT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
FC Mally 11 (Gallina 2, B Lundstram 5, M Lundstram, Robb, C Davies, Spirydowicz)
Bar Bow 4 (Roche, Hill, Kemp, D Davies)
Five goals from star striker Benn Lundstram helped ensure FC Mally are the 2021-22 Rhyl and District Sunday League champions.
Andy Colville’s side followed up their NWCFA Sunday Challenge Cup triumph seven days ago by clinching the league crown with a big win over Bar Bow.
Conwy Comrades’ 3-0 loss at Y Clwb meant the Mally cannot be caught at the summit.
The Junction outfit have now completed two legs of a possible fourth quadruple in the team’s short history, with the Lee Jones Trophy and Premier Cup finals still to come.
After the match Mally manager Colville said this was the team’s greatest league success of them all, given they had started the season in an unusually poor fashion.
An emotional Colville said: “This has to be the best league title I’ve ever won in charge of this unbelievable club.
“Start of the season we found ourselves bottom for first time in Sunday league history but the whole squad, including loads missing today, pulled together over the remainder of the season and were incredible week after week in achieving this amazing result – league champions once more.”
With league and Coast Cup secured, Andy was quick to point out the job was only half complete.
“There are two more cup finals to come for what we hope will be yet another historic quad-winning season,” he said.
“Once more a great crowd turned out today to see the lads win and it’s party time this evening to enjoy their achievements so far before we take on the last two cup finals in the coming weeks.”
Mally entertained Bar Bow this morning knowing a win was needed and if results went their way they could be crowned league champions with a game to spare.
The contest started at a rapid pace and Francesco Gallina was sent through on goal before unleashing a rocket that almost broke the net for 1-0.
Soon after Bow were level when a Barry Roche free kick was deflected in off Mally’s Mike Lundstram.
Benn Lundstram got his first of the afternoon to restore the home advantage.
Yet again Rhyl side Bow found their way back into the contest when this time Richard Hill’s effort went in via home skipper Shaheen Ahmed.
Gallina doubled his tally for 3-2 within minutes of the restart,
Mike Lundstram joined son Benn on the scoresheet for his first goal of the season with a header, then Kyle Robb continued his excellent campaign with an unbelievable goal.
When the ball was fizzed into him, he back-flicked over a defender’s head, displayed instant control and slotted home for 5-2.
Conor Davies made it six before half time when he tapped-in a rebound after excellent play from Johnny Colville saw his shot saved.
Half-time: FC Mally 6 Bar Bow 2
With the game looking over and news coming in that Conwy Comrades were losing 2-0 it became party football in the second half for the Junction heroes.
Benn Lundstram bagged his second and that soon became a hat-trick.
Credit to Bow who didn’t stop trying and a spectacular strike from 40 yards by Cale Kemp made it 8-3.
Benn Lundstram added two more to make it 10 for the team and 26 goals this season for himself, putting him top of the league’s individual chart.
Kacper Spirydowicz made it 11-3 but there was time for one more brilliant goal for Bar Bow, a magnificent 30-yard lob from Dean Davies to end the show.
There were jubilant scenes at full time with news Conwy Comrades had lost, meaning FC Mally are league champions for a fifth time.
A brilliant all round performance with man of the match every single lad that put on the pink shirt.
Y Clwb 3 Conwy Comrades 0
Following today’s fine win Y Clwb can clinch runners-up spot if they beat champions FC Mally in their final league game.
The Glan Conwy side took the lead when Tom Williams delivered a free kick into the box and during a scramble Kyle Kelly was able to slot home.
A swift counter attack before the break ended with Kelly scoring his second – a stunning effort.
Comrades fought back strongly after the interval, but going down to 10 men just about put paid to their chances of a result.
The next goal was crucial and it came for Y Clwb, Max Williams making it 3-0.
SUNDAY LEAGUE STANDINGS (up to and including May 1, 2022)
Top four (played, points and goal difference)
FC Mally 13-27 (+28) – CHAMPIONS
Conwy Comrades 14-25 (GD +21)
Royal Oak: 14-25 (+21)
Y Clwb 13-23 (+6)
To play (all teams play 14 matches)
FC Mally: Home – Y Clwb
Y Clwb: Away – FC Mally
CUP FINALS TO COME
LEE JONES TROPHY FINAL
FC Mally v Conwy Comrades
PREMIER CUP FINAL
FC Mally v Y Clwb
MATTY PEREZ CUP FINAL
Royal Oak v Conwy Comrades
CUP FINALS PLAYED
NWCFA CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
FC Mally 4 Y Clwb 1