Catch-Up: JD Cymru North – Great week for Tom Weir of Denbigh Town and Guilsfield boss Nathan Leonard

Tom Weir celebrates a memorable winner for Denbigh Town at Gresford. Pictures: ROY GUNTHER – huge thanks


Gresford Athletic 1 (Ozlu 17)
Denbigh Town 2 (Brown pen 44, Weir 90+1)

Denbigh Town’s Saturday match-winner Tom Weir is among the contenders for JD Cymru North Player of the Month for October.

Weir joins Mold Alexandra striker Jake Roberts, Airbus marksman George Peers and Flint Town United goalkeeper Rhys Williams on the PoM list for the Tier 2 league.

Denbigh boss Dewi Llion Jones is among those in the running for October Manager of the Month alongside Flint’s Lee Fowler and Nathan Leonard of Guilsfield.

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Town came from behind and scored a 91st-minute winner in a 2-1 victory over Gresford Athletic in the JD Cymru North on Saturday.

Haci Ozlu’s sixth goal in as many league games gave the Colliers an early lead, but Nathan Brown’s penalty just before half-time levelled the contest.

Tom Weir lets fly with what turned out to be the winner

It remained all square until stoppage time, when ex-Gresford man Tom Weir curled the ball home from the edge of the box to defeat his former club.

Caersws 2 Guilsfield 3

Guilsfield manager Nathan Leonard

Quite a week for Guilsfield!

On Wednesday, they walloped Brickfield Rangers 7-2 to advance to the last 32 of the JD Welsh Cup, where a round four visit to Cymru Premier club Barry Town United awaits on November 11.

Goals from Jamie Hyne (4), Joe Haycock, Reece Warder (pen) and Iwan Matthews sealed the victory for Guils, who led just 3-2 at half time with Ellis Hickey and Gerson Silva Neto putting Bricky in front twice.

This week Guils chief Nathan Leonard was named among the contenders for JD Cymru North Manager of the Month for October.

And Leonard joined Andy Hill in being selected as the managers of Tîm Rhanbarthol Cymru for North Wales and South Wales respectively.

Their two sides will meet in a pair of play-off fixtures at the end of this season for the right to be the FAW’s representative in the intermediate round stage of the 2024-25 UEFA Regions’ Cup.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel MG Cup semi-finalists Guilsfield also completed a comeback to triumph 3-2 away at Caersws in the Cymru North on Saturday.

Rhys Hesden had given the Bluebirds the lead at half-time, but Iwan Matthews, Andy Evans and Reece Warder all scored in a remarkable five-minute period to turn the game around. Sam Phillips’ 92nd-minute goal for Caersws proved only to be a consolation.

Holywell Town 2 Chirk AAA 1

Unbeaten leaders Holywell made it three league wins in a row by beating Chirk AAA 2-1 at the Achieve More Stadium on Saturday.

The Wellmen led in the first half through Mark Winslade only for the Colliers to level just a minute later as Dale Davies found the net.

Jake Cooke provided the winner for Holywell shortly after the hour mark with his eighth league goal of the campaign.

Bangor 1876 1 Airbus UK Broughton 2

Second-place Airbus remain level on points with Holywell following a 2-1 comeback win away at Bangor 1876.

The hosts led at half-time thanks to Craig Whelan’s header, but a George Peers double after the break earned the three points for the Wingmakers.

A cracker is in store on Saturday when Airbus host table-toppers Holywell.

Flint Town United 2 Buckley Town 0

The Silkmen continued their unbeaten start to the league season with a 2-0 home win over Buckley Town.

The two goals came within 12 minutes of each other in the second half from Josh Jones and then Elliott Reeves. Flint stay in third place.

Mold Alexandra 1 Llandudno 0

Jake Roberts continued his impressive form this season with the only goal in Mold Alexandra’s 1-0 win over struggling Llandudno at Alyn Park – a ninth consecutive victory in all competitions for the Flintshire side.

Ruthin Town 1 Porthmadog 1

Porthmadog left it late to earn a 1-1 draw away at Ruthin Town on Friday night.

Soulayman El Amri had given the hosts a first half lead, but Cai Jones finished off an excellent Port team move in the 93rd minute to see the contest end level.

Prestatyn Town 1 Llanidloes Town 0

Prestatyn bounced back from their Nathaniel MG Cup penalty shootout defeat in midweek by claiming a 1-0 victory over Llanidloes Town.

Dan Atkins’ composed finish in the 70th minute proved to be the decisive moment.

A high ball into the box from the left was brought down skilfully by Atkins, who then slotted smartly into the net.

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