FOLLOWING the flurry of cup matches in recent weeks, the Kon-X Anglesey league sides (minus Valley Athletic) returned to league action this weekend.
As usual, there we goals galore. However, this time around there was also a first win of the season for Bodorgan and a rare draw in the league too.
With four fixtures being played on Saturday (all 2pm kick-off’s), here’s how the matches panned out …
Bodorgan 9-3 Llandegfan
Bodorgan earned their first three points of the season and moved off the bottom of the table with a stunning 9-3 win over fellow strugglers Llandegfan.
Fielding a stronger side than they had done in previous games, Bodorgan’s strength in numbers certainly showed in the end as they put in a great performance throughout the 90 minutes.
Luke Allaway grabbed four goals, whilst Iwan Parry was at the double and Darragh Byrne, Dyfed Williams and Sam Hallas added the others to secure an emphatic win at Cae Cob.
Ashley Jones bagged a double for Llandegfan, whilst midfielder Geraint Roberts added one too, but it was all in vain for the away side who have now conceded 76 goals in just eight matches this season.
The impressive win will no doubt give Bodorgan a bit of confidence to push on and gain more points this season. Llandegfan on the other hand face Pentraeth Reserves at home next week, in the reverse fixture of the only match that they have won so far this season.
Caergybi 4-0 Arriva Bangor
Caergybi and Arriva Bangor met for the first time in the Anglesey League this weekend and it was the home side who were victorious with a routine 4-0 win.
The home side were without skipper Dewi Thomas through injury so the captains’ armband went to goalie Kieran Weeks. New signing Andy Stuart also made his debut for the club.
Caergybi were ahead on 25 minutes when Elliot Patterson’s free-kick from the half way line was met with a backwards header from Gary Jo Owen which went into the back of the net.
Two minutes later, a fumble from Arriva goalie Sam Williams gave Konner Druce his chance to score and he made no mistake. 2-0 at half time and Caergybi were in charge of this one.
A relatively quite second half saw not much action take place and it took until the 80th minute of the match for the third goal to go in. Another goalkeeping error gave Kurt Harris the chance to score and he did just that.
Three minutes later, the game was well and truly over after some good passing work created another chance for Kurt Harris, who scored the final goal and made it 4-0 to Caergybi.
Caergybi gave their Man of the Match award to goalkeeper Kieran Weeks who played his first game as club captain and will be pleased with the club’s first clean sheet of the season.
Llangoed & District Reserves 3-3 Bryngwran Bulls
Llangoed & Dist. Reserves and Bryngwran Bulls played out a thriller in this one, as the Kon-X Anglesey League enjoyed a rare draw score between two teams. It was only the second one this season (the other being Pentraeth’s draw with Mynydd Tigers).
Having lost in a cup match the following week away to Bryngwran, Llangoed were aiming for better this time around and had a few key players back for this encounter too, such as defenders Carl Pritchard and Jamie Roberts.
The scoring was opened in the 13th minute when Phil Owen ran on to a first time pass from Arwyn Morris to go one on one with the keeper and find the back of the net. Ten minutes later, it was 2-0 to the home side, when Ben Wright ran through the defence and around the keeper to score.
Bryngwran had chances to pull themselves back into the game before half time but Llangoed’s in-form shot stopper Lee Heywood kept everything out.
The second half began with Llangoed defending corner after corner, however, on 61 mins, they broke free on the counter attack. Justin Williams beat one defender and some how came out of two challenges with the ball on the other side before finding the back of net to make it 3-0 to Llangoed.
If the home side thought they were home and dry at this point, they were sorely mistaken, as Bryngwran Bulls were about to perform a miraculous comeback. The Bulls changed tactics, opting for three at the back and changed gear.
Goals from Tony Meyer, Mathew Roberts and a last minute equaliser from star striker James Ryan spoiled the party for the home side and gave Bryngwran what could turn out to be a vital point come the end of the season.
Despite seeing his side throw away a 3-0 lead, Llangoed & District Reserves manager Dewi Williams tried to remain positive after the match.
“All credit to Bryngwran as they never gave up and managed to rescue a point which could make all the difference at the end of the season. Thank you for the game lads.” he said.
Mynydd Tigers 5-0 Pentraeth Reserves
Mynydd Tigers maintained their stay at the top of the Kon-X Anglesey League table, with a pretty straightforward win over Pentraeth Reserves, with all five of their goals being scored in the first half of this one.
A poor first half which Pentraeth Reserves manager Justin Gallagher described as being “full of basic and avoidable mistakes, with the reserves playing well below their potential or standard.” saw Mynydd take full control.
A hat trick from Adam Evans and a brace from Dafydd Williams put the Tigers well and truly in the driving seat.
In the second half, although it was far too late, Pentraeth Reserves played much better and started playing more like their usual standard, even hitting the bar on two occasions. However, the damage was already done and Mynydd took the three points to stay at the top of the table.
“It was the definition of a Jekyll and Hyde performance.” said Justin Gallagher after the game.
So, with all the matches having been played, here’s how the Kon-X Anglesey League table looks heading into the next set of fixtures:
Next week’s fixtures are as follows:
Lucas Oil Dargie Cup, First Round (1.30pm k.o.)
Arriva Bangor v Caergybi
Valley Athletic v Llangoed & District Reserves
Kon-X Anglesey League (2pm k.o.)
Bryngwran Bulls v Bodorgan
Llandegfan v Pentraeth Reserves
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