FAW Amateur Trophy round 3 – mini-reports from 22 northern ties

Llanfairpwll celebrate a goal against Llanberis during their FAW Trophy epic. Picture: CHRIS COUCHMAN – MANY THANKS


Llanfairpwll 4 Llanberis 3

Tier 5 giant-killers Llanfairpwll produced more Trophy magic as they eliminated higher-league opponents for the second round running.
The Anglesey side from North Wales Coast West Division One knocked out NWC Premier outfit Llanberis on Saturday, following an equally heroic success over T4 Talysarn Celts at the last stage.

Now that looks painful! Picture: CHRIS COUCHMAN

Gethin Maxwell gave the visitors a 14th minute lead, but Tom Mummery equalised on 19 and Rees Roberts made it 2-1 to the underdogs before the break.
Tom Collins brought the Darans level six minutes into the second half, but Cian Owen nudged ‘Pwll back in front on 57 and Dei Thomas increased the lead to 4-2 after 62.

Superb goalmouth action. Picture: CHRIS COUCHMAN

Ifan Mansoor soon struck back for the Ffordd Padarn outfit, but there was no further scoring, although Llanfair did have Rees Roberts red-carded on 76 to make for an even tenser finish.

Connah’s Quay Town 2 Hawarden Rangers 1

Fourth-tier Connah’s Quay Town made it six wins on the bounce as they dumped T3 Ardal North West side Hawarden out of the Trophy.
Aaron North struck first for the visitors on 13 minutes, but Freddie Watts restored parity after 27 before Pascal Gomez delivered the winner with 64 on the clock.

Conwy Borough 3 Llandrindod Wells 2

The Joneses ruled at Y Morfa as a Toby Jones double and Stevie Jones single earned Boro a narrow victory over fellow third-tier outfit Llandrindod.
Rhys Davies edged the visitors in front, but the score went to 3-1 before Rob Nicholls netted a 90th minute consolation for the Powys men.

Glantraeth 1 Penmaenmawr Phoenix 2

Daniel Hughes and Daniel Williams put Phoenix two-up before the hour, but while Iwan Sawicz hit back for Glantraeth with 66 gone, it was not enough to save the islanders from defeat.

Holyhead Hotspur 6 Corwen 1

Hotspur were far too powerful for a Corwen side which had either dished out a thrashing or been thrashed in recent outings.
Cory Williams scored twice and Alex Jones once in the first half to put the Tier 3 favourites in command.
A Harry Pooler own goal made things worse for Corwen, who responded with an Alex Webster penalty on 87, only for the hosts to add two late goals via Aron Hughes-Jones and substitute Shay Murphy.

Llangefni Town 6 Tregaron Turfs 2

Captain Gari Owen (left) on the ball for Llangefni. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR – DIOLCH

Matthew Jones (3), Jack Smith, Dewi Thomas and a Rhodri Jones own goal made up the six which sent Llangefni comfortably through.
Ryan Davies pocketed two consolations for underdogs Tregaron, while Cefni had substitute Mason Turpin shown a second yellow card on 87 minutes.

Llangollen Town 4 NFA FC 5

Tier 4 knocked out Tier 3 in a nine-goal thriller at Tower Fields.
Matty Rees, Ryan Roberts, Liam Bowers (2) and Antonio Jacovelli delivered the away goals, Ben Wilson with a hat-trick ( 1 pen) and Meuryn Hughes a single for Llangollen, who were always behind in the tie.

Llannefydd 3 Penrhyndeudraeth 1

Higher-level hosts Llannefydd did what was expected of them and saw off lower-tier opposition, Jared Jones, Morgan Jones and Jack Gronow their marksmen, Thomas Hughes responding.

Llanrwst United 4 Bethesda Athletic 1

For the third time this season, Llanrwst emphatically defeated Bethesda, Seydou Bamba, Callum Parry, Sam Thomas and Cynan Edwards their scorers, Cian Williams for Pesda.

Meliden 2 Llanrug United 0

Meliden (orange) score their second goal. Picture: RAY HIBBS

Another fine day for Meliden, as they stopped free-scoring Llanrug from finding the net while striking twice themselves in the second half through Frankie Davies and Luca Querci.

Mochdre Sports 2 Rhos Aelwyd 5

At half time things looked good for Mochdre – they led 2-1 and visitors Rhos Aelwyd were down to 10 men.
However, the second half saw the picture change completely as the Ardal North East travellers hit four without reply.
In the opening 45, Anuar Seilkhanov and Ste Falvey put Tier 4 underdogs Sports into a 2-0 lead.
Ian Hughes halved the deficit on 34, but just before the break Aelwyd danger man Evan Woodall was red-carded.
Early in the second half, Dylan Thomas brought Rhos level and the final quarter saw the Wrexham side take over, sub Daniel Roberts, Ryan Jenkins and another replacement, Tom Smith, put the 10-man travellers out of sight.

Montgomery Town 0 Llay Welfare 2

Two goals in the final seven minutes from Jack Edwards and Jonathan Collo saw Ardal North West charges Llay safely over a tricky hurdle.

Penrhyncoch 1 Nantlle Vale 1 (Penrhyncoch won 4-3 on pens)

Leigh Jenkins was the Penrhyncoch hero as his crucial shoot-out save ensured the hosts went through on penalties.
Courtney Perkins had given the Ardal North East high-flyers a ninth-minute lead, but unbeaten Ardal North West side Nantlle Vale equalised on 85 through sub Cian Dafydd.
After missing their first penalty, Vale were always playing catch-up and it was Penrhyn who prevailed 4-3.

Pentraeth 0 St Asaph City 3

New signing Jake Walker struck twice, once from the penalty spot, as Tier 3 St Asaph advanced as expected at Bryniau Field.
Callum Murphy opened Saints’ account on 31 minutes before Walker bagged a second half pair.

Penycae 0 Llanuwchllyn 3

Garmon Hafal, Sam Evans and Meilir Williams pocketed the goals that mattered for Llan in this all-Ardal North East battle.

FC Plas Madoc 2 Brickfield Rangers 4

Good effort by underdogs Plas Madoc, but Brickfield from two tiers higher eventually went through.
Kiran Russell, Andy Vale, Jay Richardson and Michael Ashworth shared the away tally, Jamie Williams with both for the hosts.
Bricky could only afford to relax after Ashworth made it 4-2 nine minutes into added time.

Pwllheli 5 CPD Gronant 2

Another case of a Tier 5 side giving a good account of themselves versus Tier 3 opponents.
Steffan Toplis (2), Ashley Ainsworth, Jason Banks and Jac Williams were on the mark for Ardal North West hosts Pwllheli, Gary Fazackerley and Aidan Bell replying for North East Wales Championship hopefuls Gronant, who possess a 100% record in their league campaign.

Rhos United 1 CPD Y Felinheli 2

PATRICK CAIN captures goalmouth action from Rhos United versus Felinheli (green and yellow)

Tier 5 against Tier 3 again and on this occasion Felinheli made hard work of it against Rhos.
Iwan Edwards and Gruff John put Felin 2-0 up in the first half, but Billy Bibby pulled one back after 72 minutes to set up a tense finish.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 6 Greenfield 0

Alex Jones was a hat-trick hero for Rhyl 1879, who made sure there was no sniff of an upset against Tier 4 opponents at Belle Vue.
Adam Hold, Macauley Taylor and James Cairns also netted for the Lilywhites, current leaders of Tier 3 Ardal North West.
Four goals in the last 20 minutes added meat to the bones for the hosts. Jones’ treble included a penalty.

Rhyl All Stars 1 Flint Mountain 9

No mercy from the Mountain at the Rhyl Leisure Centre pitch.
The Tier 3 high-flyers, who recently knocked Cymru North leaders Holywell Town out of the Welsh Cup, had too much for their North Wales Coast East Division One hosts All Stars.
The rank outsiders actually scored first on 13 minutes through Sam Lloyd, but by half time Mountain led 4-1 with goals from Lloyd Ellams (2), Aaron Simpson and Tom Ruffer.
Mike Hayes, Jack Sconce (2), an Ellams penalty for his hat-trick and Taylor Edwards made up the second-half riches.

Ruabon Rovers 8 Coedpoeth United 1

A much-needed and welcome emphatic victory for Ruabon in this all-Tier 4 encounter.
Ben Summers, Conner Kendrick and Kyle Evans netted two apiece, Jimmy Jones and Joe Matthews adding the rest.
Kady Seabrook struck first for Coedpoeth after just a minute, but then Rovers got well on top and led 5-1 at half time, In the second half, Cameron Lewis and Aaron Camplin were sent off for the visitors.

Welshpool Town 2 Saltney Town 2 (Saltney won 4-3 on pens)

Ardal North West side Saltney edged through on spot-kicks at Maesydre.
Welshpool, bottom of Ardal North East, led 2-0 at the break through goals from Ethan Kinsey and Teilo Gittins-Turner.
The Bordermen had plenty of possession, but failed to make the most of it.
George Davies and Lewis Bevan brought Saltney level by the 74th minute, and with no further goals it went to pens, where the visitors came out on top, James Stevens, Davies, Bevan and Sam Reynolds successful from the spot.

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