Dramatic comeback seals place in semi-final for Caergybi, CPD Cefni go down fighting

Owen Pritchard of Llanystumdwy (8) aims to beat CPD Cefni keeper Cian Jones. Picture: Mitchelmore Photography

WEEKEND NORTH WALES FOOTBALL ROUND-UP

NORTH WALES COAST WEST DIVISION ONE CUP QUARTER-FINAL

CPD Mountain Rangers 2 Caergybi 3

Caergybi produced a stunning comeback from two goals down to reach the semi-finals of the Division One Cup.

Rangers got off to a flyer at Cae Gors, goals after 14 and 16 minutes from Dewi Cooke putting them two ahead.

However, the Caergybi comeback began on 29 minutes when captain Louis Chapman made the most of a Tom Hadley assist to make it 2-1.

And three minutes later, the 21-year-old Chapman was on target again with his 49th goal of the season.
Half time 2-2 and all to play for.

It remained all-square until the 79th minute when Elliot Patterson set up George Hibbert for the winner.

A late red card for Owain Griffiths could not tarnish the day for Caergybi, who visit Bethesda Athletic in the semi-final on Wednesday, May 25.

NORTH WALES COAST WEST DIVISION ONE

Llanystumdwy 4 CPD Cefni 3

Llanystumdwy captain Kyle Williams (right) is challenged for the ball by Nathan Lewis. Picture: Mitchelmore Photography

After a nightmare first half which saw them trail 4-1 at the break, Cefni fought back well to push their opponents all the way in the second 45.

Goals from Kyle Williams, Owen Pritchard (2) and Darren Parry had Llanystumdwy in control at the interval.

However, Cefni rallied in the second half and showed what they were made of.

Luke Allaway, Dion Parry and top-scorer Nathan Lewis made the scoresheet for the visitors.

Special mention for Cefni’s young 16-year-old right-back Ashley Jones. In only his second start in senior football, he never looked out of place.

CPD CEFNI AWARDS

Some of the award winners from Saturday

CPD Cefni held their annual presentations at the Wellmans, Llangefni on Saturday night.

Award winners were:
Mary Claire Clubman of the Year – Gwion Williams (Sponsored by Spuggy Jones)
Manager’s Player of the Season – Arwyn Williams (Sponsored By Richard Williams)
Top Goal Scorer – Nathan Lewis (Sponsored by Lewis Brothers Plastering)
Players’ Player of the Season – Phil Davies (Sponsored by Gwyndaf Davies)
Goal of the Season – Huw Jones (Sponsored by Meredith Hughes)
Most Man of the Match – Henry Caldecott (Sponsored by Red Dragon)
Murai Tai Committee Player of the Season – Arwyn Williams (Sponsored By Richard Williams/Emma Wink)
Special Thank You Awards – Graham Squeez Jones, Mary Claire Williams

NORTH WALES COAST EAST PREMIER DIVISION

Rhuddlan Town 5 Llanfairfechan Town 2

Llanfairfechan keeper Kyle Jones aims to reach the ball ahead of the Rhuddlan attacker. Picture: ROY GUNTHER

Two goals apiece from Ray Knight and Mathew Beach helped ensure Rhuddlan ended the season on a winning note.

Matty Rees also found the net for Town, while Elliot Croston and Ryan Dodd hit back for Llanfair, who as always put their all into the game.

NWCFA INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE CUP ROUND TWO

CPD Pwllheli 0 Meliden 0 (Pwllheli won 4-3 on penalties)

It all came down to penalties after these tier 4 sides proved inseparable in normal and extra time.

A long journey for Meliden, but the North Wales Coast East Premier Division side, who have ended the season in great form, did not get what they deserved.

The visitors created much better opportunities, with Scott Stewart a particular danger, but the ball just would not hit the back of the net with home stopper Aaron Smith producing some fine saves.

Meliden’s luck was summed up when an effort deep into extra time looked to have clearly crossed the goal-line, but the official decided otherwise.

Steffan Toplis, Dylan Roberts, Rhys Williams and Owain Paramore converted spot kicks in the shoot-out for Pwllheli.

Finlay Ellan, Luke Astley and Gyorgy Szabo put theirs away for Meliden, but the visitors missed two, while Pwll failed just once.

Always a cruel way to lose a cup tie, but especially the case when you have travelled so far, deserved to win, but ended up beaten on the dreaded penalties.

FAW RESERVE LEAGUE NORTH WEST

Holyhead Hotspur Reserves 3 St Asaph Reserves 1

Joshua Evans (2) and Matthew Lewis grabbed the second half goals which earned Hotspur three points, Kieran Garnett Hughes having given Saints an 11th minute lead.

Holywell Town Reserves 4 Bala Town Reserves 1

Kyle Wilkes, Bailey Roberts and a pair from substitute Jake Cooke ensured champions Holywell rounded off a tremendous season with a win. Sam Roberts responded for Bala from the penalty spot.

FAW RESERVE LEAGUE NORTH EAST

Brickfield Rangers Reserves 5 Mold Alexandra Reserves 0

A second half hat-trick from Kian Davies, plus singles from Jarden Junior Lima Teixeira and Rafael Nogueira sealed a comfortable success for Rangers.

Rhydymwyn Reserves 1 Rhos Aelwyd Reserves 1

Callum Smith gave bottom side Rhos the lead at the Mornflake Mighty Oats Stadium, but Nathan Mendoza replied to grab a point for Rhydymwyn.

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