FAW Reserve Leagues – Nomads still top, Tudno win thriller, Nantlle go nap

Felix Domagala produced some stunning saves for Llandudno. Picture: ROY GUNTHER



Denbigh Town Reserves 2 Llandudno Under-23s 3

Report: Ollie Williams

Sixteen-year-old Llandudno keeper Felix Domagala produced a fantastic performance in his team’s narrow victory at Central Park on Tuesday evening.

Goals from James Thomas and Rhys Lloyd were not enough to save the hosts, who fell to a loss via the boot of Jordan Hadaway, Jenson Gee and Jacob Guy.

Despite good early pressure from Town, it was Llandudno who took the lead on 16 minutes when a corner was floated in and when the home side failed to clear their lines, Hadaway took the ball on the turn to poke past keeper Matthew Owen.

With half an hour gone, the 105 supporters in the ground were stunned at how the game was not level.

James Thomas broke through before his close-range effort was initially saved before his rebound slammed the post.

Denbigh (red) and Llandudno battle for the ball. Picture: ROY GUNTHER

Somehow he managed to retake possession and once more tested the goalkeeper who turned the ball round for a corner.

Next Danny Clarke forced Domagala into a smart stop before Llandudno broke and Harry Montgomery somehow could not find the target with the goal gaping.

As the first-half ticked over into stoppage time a cross from the left met Thomas, whose effort was handled in the box and a penalty awarded. Thomas duly dispatched the spot-kick.

There was time for a chance each to close out the half when Tudno’s Levi Montgomery forced Owen to make a superb save before Town broke, Rhys Lloyd with only the keeper to beat being denied by a fantastic save one on one by Domagala.

Half-Time: 1-1

Within two minutes of the restart Llandudno had the lead, Town again failing to clear the ball from a set-piece and Guy was on hand to rifle home.

Just after the hour mark Denbigh levelled when Jason Foulkes made a brilliant advance down the left flank before picking out Lloyd to smash home down the middle.

Only two minutes elapsed until the visitors put themselves back in front, Gee hitting a half-volley into the bottom corner.

Town pressed for a third leveller late on and were handed a lifeline with six remaining as substitute Aled Rees-Williams was seemingly through on goal before being dragged down by Finley Dobbins, who was shown a second yellow card.

Denbigh’s best chance came when Josh Griffiths’ shot seemed destined for the back of the net before Domagala made an incredible save.

The referee blew for full-time and Denbigh had suffered a second successive defeat in the FAW Reserve League North.

Buckley Town Reserves 1 Connah’s Quay Nomads Reserves 5

League leaders Nomads romped to an emphatic 5-1 triumph at The Globe on Monday night.

Rowan Burdsall gave Buckley a 14th minute lead, but within 60 seconds Jayden Tang had equalised.

Tyler Berry and Ben Farley struck on 20 and 26 minutes respectively to give the Deesiders a 3-1 half time lead.

Jack Burman’s double before the hour put the table-toppers out of sight.


Conwy Borough Reserves 1 Llangollen Town Reserves 1
(Conwy won 5-4 on pens)

Boro edged through on spot-kicks after a 1-1 split at Y Morfa.

Jac Jones put Llangollen ahead after 14 minutes and it was not until midway through the second half that Bradley Williams plundered the equaliser.



Gresford Athletic Reserves 1 Airbus UK Broughton Reserves 1

In a dramatic ending at Clappers Lane, Gresford had James Reynolds red-carded on 88 minutes before Callum Hughes missed a penalty for Airbus after 89.

Indeed, all the main incidents came late as substitute Heitor Leitao fired Gresford into an 83rd minute lead before Theo Williams levelled for the Wingmakers after 85.


Nantlle Vale 5 Llanrwst United Reserves 1

Second-place Nantlle thrashed Llanrwst 5-1 at Maes Dulyn, Aaron Griffiths, Llion Griffiths and Cian Dafydd putting the hosts three-up in the first half.

Kyle Kelly hit back for Llanrwst, but Callum McDonnell and Osian Jones added further goals for the hosts to wrap up the spoils.

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