Rugby Union: RGC target back-to-back home wins, plus all North Wales results

Rugby Union: RGC target back-to-back home wins, plus all North Wales results

RGC will seek to make it back-to-back home wins in the Premiership when they host next-to-bottom Ebbw Vale this Saturday. The Gogs moved up to fifth spot last weekend with a 21-3 home success against Swansea at Stadiwm Zip World. RGC had all possession and territory in the opening quarter with both Rhys Tudor and Tom Hughes proving good attacking options. Around the breakdown Efan Jones was looking to recycle the ball quickly and get the back-line moving. Pressure was mounting on the Swansea line with a number of good scrums from RGC.  Tom Hughes and Tim Grey were both...

Holyhead and Dinbych 2nds fly flag for North Wales in national rugby union competitions

Holyhead and Dinbych 2nds fly flag for North Wales in national rugby union competitions

Holyhead and Dinbych seconds will fly the flag for North Wales in the next round of national rugby union competitions. Unusually, there will be no northern representation in the WRU National Cup, Plate or Bowl for the rest of the season. However, Holyhead and Dinbych seconds from Division Three North remain in the WRU National Shield – and both have landed home draws. Dinbych seconds will host Pontardawe, while Holyhead entertain Llanrumney in round three (last 13 – three byes into quarter-finals) of the Shield on December 7. Holyhead made history last weekend when they celebrated their first-ever victory over...

Wales squad brings joy to Danny Gosset as he continues on road to recovery

Wales squad brings joy to Danny Gosset as he continues on road to recovery

Wales’ footballers brought joy to millions by qualifying for the 2020 Euro finals with a 2-0 win over Hungary on Wednesday night. But the day before they did something very special too to raise the spirits of a top North Wales player fighting a life-threatening illness. Bala Town midfielder Danny Gosset was invited to the Welsh camp to watch a full training session ahead of the all-important clash with the Hungarians in Cardiff. In August, the 25-year-old received the devastating news that what he initially thought was a typical football injury was in fact a type of blood cancer known as...

Women’s Recreational football: Nine-goal joy for roaring Lionesses

Women’s Recreational football: Nine-goal joy for roaring Lionesses

Llysfaen Lionesses 9 Pentre Hawks 0 Four goals from Alannah Dunne helped Llysfaen Lionesses make it two wins out of three and go top of Group East in the North Wales Ladies Recreational Football League. Emma Fisher netted twice for the winners, with Kirsty Buckley, Hayley Gibson and Sophie Heap adding one apiece. After the game, the Llysfaen management said: “Mike Bodden and myself Amy Conway-Williams are very proud of how the ladies have developed as a team since the beginning of the league. They are going from strength to strength. “Tonight was the second game in a row we...

Netball: Gwynedd and Anglesey Division Two – Moniars win tight battle

Netball: Gwynedd and Anglesey Division Two – Moniars win tight battle

Moniars defeated Dolgellau Wnion 24-21 in the closest match of the night in Division Two of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Netball League. There was never much in it, but a four-goal lead for the Anglesey side entering the final quarter meant they could afford to lose the last 8-7 but still win the game. Llangefni and WaliB’s were convincing victors, 30-12 and 22-5 versus Mellt and Sombreros respectively. Tacos led by three ahead of the fourth quarter against Amigos, so a close finish was in prospect. However, Tacos won that final session 5-2 to run out eventual 18-13 winners. Results,...

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