North Wales Coast East and West round-ups plus Reserve division latest

Get a-head with Rhyl 1879. Gareth Thomas’ side are on the verge of title glory. On Saturday they beat Llandyrnog United 5-1 at Belle Vue. Picture: MATT JOHNSON


Premier Division

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 5 Llandyrnog United 1

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 (white and black) get to grips with Llandyrnog. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

One point from league title glory – and still unbeaten.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879’s fantastic debut season continued to flourish on Saturday as they saw off Llandyrnog United 5-1 at Belle Vue.

Gareth Thomas’ side now need just a draw from Wednesday night’s home clash with Meliden (6.30 pm kick off) to lift the Tier 4 North Wales Coast East Premier Division championship trophy.

Saturday’s success over Dyrny made it 20 wins and 2 draws in 22 matches for the white and blacks.

Rhyl 1879 were ahead as early as the fifth minute with Macauley Taylor finishing a great move after an assist from Carl Lamb.

Lamb struck next on 17 minutes, sending a lovely header over keeper Dylan Jones and into the net.

Half-time: 2-0.

Two minutes into the second half Leon Atkins made it 3-0 and on 49 another well-placed Lamb header increased the lead.

Lamb would complete his hat-trick on 64 minutes with a composed finish following fine work from Atkins.

It was Lamb’s 25th league goal of the season and 36th in all competitions.

The visitors nabbed a consolation goal on 66 minutes through substitute Tom Hughes.

CPD Bro Cernyw 2 Meliden 6

Luke Astley, James Cairns, Jordan Miller (2), Joe Roberts and Iwan Brisbane made up the six for the visitors.

William Hughes and Rhidian Williams replied for Cernyw, who were 1-0 up at one point, then level at 2-2, while Harry Kirkham also missed a penalty.

CPD Llannefydd 5 Llanfairfechan Town 1

Goals from Simon Roberts, Robin Hughes, Rhys Llwyd, Morgan Jones and Elgan Roberts clinched the win which moved Llannefydd up to second – where they are very likely to finish.

Jamie Haggas replied for bottom side Llanfairfechan.

Prestatyn Sports 0 Llandudno Junction 2

Prestatyn Sports (red) take on Llandudno Junction. Picture: MATT JOHNSON

Sports have had a great season but they will be disappointed by the way they ended it, David Algieri (penalty) and Jack Williams getting the goals which clinched maximum spoils for the Junction.


Premier Division

Amlwch Town 1 CPD Nefyn United 4

Ifan Jones was a hat-trick hero for Nefyn at Lon Bach.

Tomi Evans netted first for the Penwaig on 11 minutes before Jones struck on 45+3, 59 and 90.

Amlwch, who had Jordan Edney dismissed for two yellows in the 27th minute, and also missed a penalty through Dan Jones, did get one goal back via James Burgess after 46.

Bodedern Athletic 3 Gwalchmai 0

With the title already won on Friday night after Bangor 1876’s surprise 1-0 loss at Glantraeth, Boded could afford to relax as they took the field as champions against long-time rivals Gwalchmai.

Perhaps ‘relax’ is the wrong word, as these derbies are always high octane affairs, and it was Bodedern who delivered the power, Casey Boylan, Asa Thomas and Marc Evans on target to ensure Athletic made it 27 league encounters undefeated. Bodedern’s achievement was reported on in depth on Grassroots North Wales over the weekend.

CPD Gaerwen 0 Llanrug United 5

Llanrug went nap at Lon Groes, Kevin Lloyd with a double, Matthew Roberts, Owain Jones and veteran David Noel Williams providing the goals.

CPD Pentraeth 1 CPD Penrhyndeudraeth 1

Only an 86th minute equaliser from Liam Watson saved third-place Penrhyn from a shock defeat at next-to-bottom Pentraeth.

Cai Evans Hughes had given the hosts a 33rd minute lead.

Division One

Bethesda Rovers 1 Bodorgan 2

Idwal Temple-Morris (any relation to famous DJ Eddy?) gave Rovers a seventh-minute lead, but goals from Cai Gruffydd and Connor Rees before half time made sure Bodorgan won the match.

Caergybi 6 Llanystumdwy 4

Louis Chapman boosted his season’s goals total to 47 with yet another hat-trick in this net-finding feast at Millbank.

Tom Scott (2) and Mike Edwards made up the rest for winners Caergybi, Llan replying through Owen Pritchard, Mark Godfrey and Sion Parry (2), the latter reaching 38 goals for 2021-22.

Waunfawr 2 Bethesda Athletic 3

Pesda kept their title hopes alive with a hard-earned win at Waunfawr, Noa Hughes, Kyle Hartleb and Tomos Hughes delivering their crucial second half goals.

Guto Llywelyn handed the Beganifs a half-time lead and Meurig Parry made in 2-2 on 72 minutes before Tomos Hughes grabbed the winner.

CPD Y Fali 0 Llangoed and District 2

David Parry and Aaron Evans were on the mark as Llangoed took a welcome three points at Parc Mwd.

The result meant the visitors leapfrogged over Y Fali up to third from the basement.


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Kinmel Bay Reserves 2 CPD Llanberis Reserves 1

Great goalmouth action from Kinmel Bay Reserves (light blue) versus Llanberis Reserves. Picture: BARRY GRIFFITHS

Declan Bellamy struck twice to ensure the much-improved Kinmel Bay Reserves made it three wins in their last four.

Bellamy netted on 15 and 66 minutes, Cian Pleming equalising for the Darans after 45+1.

Each team had a player sent off – Llanberis lost Jac Davies for a second yellow on 26 minutes, while Kai Paolucci received a straight red for the hosts after 78.

Winning player-manager William Hughes said: “We took the shape we rehearsed in training and played a good first half. The second half became difficult, but we recovered it well.”

Leon Field, a member of the first-team management/coaching staff who attended as an observer, added: “The team played well and managed some unsettling decisions with the training and shaping taking effect. We can see our performance improve and looking forward to continuing improvement.”

Llanrug United Reserves 2 Bontnewydd Reserves 1

Elis Edwards and Dafydd Bryn Jones grabbed the all-important goals for Llanrug on 70 and 72 minutes respectively.

Elis Thomas had put Bontnewydd ahead after 46 minutes.

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