JD CYMRU NORTH REPORTS – TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
Llandudno 3 Holywell Town 0
It was described by one onlooker as Llandudno’s finest home performance for a long time.
Robbed of maximum points by a late Colwyn Bay equaliser at the weekend, there was to be no mistake this evening from Sean Eardley’s men at Maesdu Park.
These are the type of displays which will be needed on a regular basis if the Seasiders are to challenge for the title.
Shaun Pearson produced a good early stop in the home goal and the Wellmen looked threatening before Eardley’s charges grabbed a 33rd minute lead.
Toby Jones was responsible, the skillful and experienced striker breaking the deadlock with a lovely strike into the bottom corner.
Llandudno upped the ante at the start of the second half and Joe Chaplin was unlucky to strike the post.
A second looked inevitable and it came courtesy of a 55th minute bullet header from the ever-dependable Marc Williams.
Midway through the second half, Holywell were reduced to 10 men after Zebb Edwards was dismissed for a foul on Marc Williams.
With a crowd of 409 watching on, the home side continued to dazzle, Chaplin hitting a fine effort just wide.
Five minutes from time the points were well and truly in the bag when Sam Jones headed home a Toby Jones cross.
Chirk AAA 1 Guilsfield 1
Promoted Chirk were denied what would have been an excellent three points by a 92nd minute equaliser from Steve Blenkinsop.
New signing Jack Orbell had given the Colliers a ninth-minute lead which they held right up till the end
Holyhead Hotspur 1 Conwy Borough 1
Macsen Rhys-Williams handed Conwy a 10th minute lead, but the Tangerines were dealt a blow when James Phillips was shown a red card soon after.
Boro held on until the 44th minute when Hotspur levelled via Alex Jones.
Despite being a man down for the whole of the second half, the visitors were able to come away with a point.
Mold Alexandra 4 Llanidloes Town 0
After a disappointing opening day 4-0 loss at Guilsfield, Mold produced the perfect response in beating Llanidloes by the same score at Alyn Park.
Shaun Tinsley’s goal gave the newly-promoted hosts a half-time lead, then after the break Steve Watkins made it 2-0 early on before the prolific Callum Freeman added a double.
Porthmadog 0 Gresford Athletic 1
Adam Hesp usually provides the long throw-ins that produce goals, but tonight he finished off someone else’s mighty hurl into the box.
Three minutes into added time, the former Cefn Druids star converted a Charlie Mann throw to secure a dramatic three points for the Colliers.
Not long before, the visitors had been reduced to 10 men after Nathan Williams was sent off for a second yellow card.
But it was the 10 men who grabbed the spoils against the odds after a storming encounter where chances fell at both ends.
Both keepers were excellent – Rhys Williams for Gresford and Porthmadog’s Morgan Jones.
Port may have felt unfortunate not to get something as they also struck the crossbar twice, once via a cross-cum-shot from Rhys Alun.
Prestatyn Town 1 Buckley Town 2
Keiron Moore bagged a 72nd minute winner for Buckley at Bastion Gardens.
Moore also netted in the 23rd minute for the visitors before Thomas Hilditch levelled from the penalty spot.
Ruthin Town 1 Cefn Druids 2
Two of the expected big guns of the Cymru North this season met at the Memorial Fields.
Thomas Reilly was the Druids hero as he notched a 91st minute deciding goal.
It was 1-1 at half time, Reilly handing the Ancients a first-minute lead before Jamie Cumming made it all-square after 15.