NORTH WALES FOOTBALL REPORTS – WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 4 AND 5
THURSDAY, MAY 5
NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Llangoed and District 3 Bontnewydd 2
Not only did Llangoed end their season on a positive note with a win, the three points ensured they will finish above the bottom two.
It has been a tough season at times for the Tyddyn Paun outfit, but they have also produced some good performances.
Matty Owen put them ahead in the 33rd minute and in first half added time Llion Roberts doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.
When David Thomas made it 3-0 in the 62nd minute it looked all over as a contest, but after the hosts’ Sam Eaden was red-carded on 70 the young Bontnewydd side launched a fightback which delivered two late goals.
Alun Williams reduced the deficit in the 90th minute and Alex Kalafusz struck again soon after.
Llangoed were happy to hang on for the points and were full of admiration for the way Bont battled to the very end.
FAW RESERVE LEAGUE NORTH EAST
Cefn Albion Reserves 3 Mold Alexandra Reserves 2
A brace of superbly taken free-kicks from Kai Morris and a brilliant Leighton Kendrick solo goal was enough for Albion’s reserves to defeat a good young Mold reserve team at The MUGA.
Lewis Hopwood provided one of Mold’s goals from the penalty spot.
Llay Welfare Reserves 0 Cefn Druids Reserves 0
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
NORTH WALES COAST EAST PREMIER DIVISION
CPD Y Rhyl 1879 2 Meliden 1
Well done CPD Y Rhyl 1879 – champions of the North Wales Coast East Football League Premier Division 2021-22.
Gareth Thomas’ side, undefeated in the league all season in 22 matches, have secured promotion to Ardal North West, pending being granted a Tier 3 licence.
It was far from easy on coronation night for the new club, formed just over two years ago, but due to Covid only began playing competitively this season.
Visitors Meliden were keen to claim some local bragging rights and under new management arrived at Belle Vue on the back of four straight wins.
Macauley Taylor opened the scoring in the fourth minute with his 10th goal of the season.
A brilliant through ball by James Jones split the Meliden defence, Taylor beat the offside trap, dinked past the keeper and slotted into the empty goal.
Carl Lamb doubled 1879’s lead on 13 minutes with a beauty.
Leon Atkins found Lamb free on the edge of the box with his back to goal, he turned and fired home for his 26th league goal and 37th in all competitions.
Soon after Jordan Worthington rose above the Meliden defence to head the ball down to Lamb, who saw his shot ricochet off the bar and out for a goal kick.
Meliden then began to make their mark, James Cairns’ 25-yard shot pushed wide of the post by Ryan Roberts. It was the visitors who finished the first half stronger.
The away side continued to make life difficult for the champions-elect and with 15 minutes to go they pulled one back, a loose ball forced over the line by Dan Beattie.
Rhyl 1879 held on relatively comfortably for the three points and celebrated their title glory at the final whistle.
NORTH WALES COAST WEST LEAGUE
Llanrug United 5 CPD Mynydd Llandegai 2
Llanrug assured themselves of seventh place with a five-goal show at Eithin Duon.
Aaron Davies-Thomas handed Llandegai an early lead, but a quick double from Alan Mark Owen put United in front before Dirk De Waart hit back to equalise after 32 minutes.
Kevin Lloyd restored Llanrug’s lead and Osian Williams made it 4-2 three minutes before half time.
Just the one goal was scored in the second half, Alan Mark Owen completing his hat-trick after 54 minutes.
Talysarn Celts 1 CPD Llannerchymedd 1
Llannerchymedd grabbed the point they needed at Gloddfa Glai to become champions of Division One.
Top-scorer Gwion Thomas handed Medd a half-time lead with a 40th minute penalty.
Glyn Hughes-Thomas levelled for Talysarn on 59 minutes, but that was the end of the goals.
NORTH EAST WALES FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Castell Alun Colts 3 Cefn Mawr Rangers 1
Matthew Tombs handed Rangers a 13th minute lead, but Colts turned the tables to win with goals from Thomas Adams (32), Stuart Williams (55) and Alister Belk (81).
Lex XI 3 Halkyn and Flint Mountain 2
Seb Kidd’s added time winner brought delight to Lex.
Aled Reece struck first for Mountain on 23 minutes, Finley Dyer equalised after 25 and a coolly-taken penalty by Ricky Evans made it 2-1 to the Lawmen on 52.
Alex Goundrey netted in the 77th minute to put the visitors back on terms, but the talented Kidd had the last word.
New Brighton Villa 0 Greenfield 5
Needing a win to make sure of the title, Greenfield delivered the goods and some.
Ryan Jones was the chief hero on the night, claiming a hat-trick with goals on 29, 39 and 84 minutes, Ben Sim (45) and Connor Hughes (67) also on the mark.
FAW RESERVE LEAGUE NORTH WEST
Denbigh Town Reserves 3 Porthmadog Reserves 0
Substitute Aled Williams’ two late goals clinched the win which ensured Denbigh leapfrogged Porthmadog up to third from bottom.
Harry Lea was also on the mark for Town, who had Jack James red-carded in the 83rd minute.
Llandudno Under-23’s 1 Ruthin Town Reserves 3
Robbie Williams delivered a double as second-place Ruthin took the spoils at Maesdu Park.
Sion Davies opened the scoring for the visitors, while Kian Jones nabbed a consolation for Tudno.
St Asaph Reserves 0 Holywell Town Reserves 4
Karl Bacon’s Holywell side are one win away from the title after a four-goal triumph at Roe Plas kept them four points clear of Ruthin with two games apiece remaining.
Jake Maxwell’s eighth-minute own goal put the Wellmen on their way before a quick Sam Edwards double had the visitors in total control by half time.
Joseph Badeeb set the seal on a big away victory by scoring in the 75th minute.
FAW RESERVE LEAGUE NORTH EAST
Rhydymwyn Reserves 0 Gresford Athletic Reserves 6
Six of the best were dished out by a Gresford side which moved three points clear of second-place The New Saints.
Rhys Lloyd notched a hat-trick for the Colliers, Cavan Daley, Nathan Williams and Charlie Mann adding the rest.