PICTURE by Wynne Evans
The Kon-X Anlgesey League entertainment continued this weekend; but with a twist as a match was also played on Monday afternoon.
First of all, let’s rewind to the fixtures that took place on SATURDAY:
BWLCH CAR BOOT TROPHY
Bryngwran Bulls and Arriva Bangor played out their final group A match, with the home side winning 6-1.
The tie was billed as a sort of friendly match between two good sides as both teams were guaranteed first and second places prior to it. This saw huge changes made to both sides.
Nathan Lewis followed up his fine performance last week with a hat-trick in this one and as the Bulls maintained their excellent run in cup competitions.
James Ryan had opened the scoring for the Bulls and Tony Meyer added another. 16-year old Owain Roberts converted a penalty after he had been brought down in the box. Kieran Davies netted for the visitors when his side were 3-0 down.
The highlight of the match however was when both managers; Richard Owen for the Bulls and Kevin Jones for Arriva, came on to the pitch to play the final 15 minutes of the tie. Owen was said to be a “game changer” (in his own words!) and Jones went close with a shot just wide of the post.
In the final match in group B, Valley Athletic hammered an under-strength Bodorgan side 8-0.
The visitors gave a spirited performance despite starting the game with just 8 players on the team sheet. Valley took full advantage of this and played some great passes around the pitch as the outnumbered Bodorgan players struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.
The home side stormed into the lead on six minutes when top scorer Justin Williams bagged his 30th goal of the season. Barry Haigh then doubled the lead on 11 minutes with a neat finish.
Nik Kontodious made it 3-0 after a miss placed kick from the goal keeper found the valley midfielder and allowed him to chip the keeper from distance. It was 4-0 on 20 minutes as Marc Wilson turned the ball into the net. Almost straight from the re start Bodorgan played the ball back to the keeper who attempted to pass to his defender, but Wilson pounced again was able to put away and Valley’s fifth goal.
The second half of the match was a little trickier for the home side, but they still managed to add three more goals to their tally.
Barry Haigh’s shot was deflected in by Barry Roberts before Justin Williams got his second goal from the penalty spot. Haigh then completed the 8-0 scoreline with a powerful strike in the closing minutes of the match.
KON-X ANGLESEY LEAGUE
Mitchell Jones was on fire for Llangoed Reserves as they brought Llandegfan crashing back down to Earth with a 6-0 win in the only league match played on Saturday.
Jones bagged a hat-trick against the visitors, who enjoyed a rare 6-2 win over Pentraeth Reserves last Saturday. Young winger Jay Finter added a goal for Dewi Williams’ side as did Wayne Thomas and Robert Boyes.
The home side controlled the pace of the game well and thoroughly deserved the win in this one as Llandegfan struggled to maintain some form.
Llangoed’s win puts them on 13 points for the season and keeps them in sixth place with five games remaining. Llandegfan’s loss ensures that they will finish in ninth place and bottom of the league as they remain four points behind Pentraeth Reserves with just one fixture left to play.
It was a case of one game on, three games off on Monday as the weather once again took its toll on fixtures.
The Megan Cup semi-final match between Caergybi and Arriva Bangor and the Kon-X Anglesey League clashes between Pentraeth Reserves and Llangoed Reserves and Bodorgan and Valley were all cancelled.
However, Bryngwran Bulls managed to reach a third final this season as they beat Mynydd Tigers 5-2 in the Megan Cup.
Richard Owen’s men had already reached the finals of the Dargie Cup and Lucas Oil Cup this season prior to this match and completed the hat-trick in fine style in this one.
Goals from Dylan Jones and veteran Andrew Bailey, alongside a James Ryan hat-trick gave the Bulls yet another impressive win. Liam Owen and manager Mark Hughes scored for Mynydd, who were without key players Herbie Hofsteede and Ciaran O’Brady on the day.
These two Anglesey League giants are set to do battle once again this coming Friday night as they compete for the first bit of silverware of the season in the Lucas Oil Cup final. The match will take place at Bangor City’s Nantporth Stadium, with a 7pm kick off.
FOLLOWING the final on Friday night, these fixtures will take place on Saturday, April 7:
Bwlch Car Boot Trophy (Quarter Finals)
Caergybi v Llandegfan (2pm ko)
Kon-X Anglesey League (2.30pm ko)
Llangoed Reserves v Valley
Pentraeth Reserves v Arriva Bangor
Be sure to keep reading AFEFootballNews for all the results from those matches and beyond.