PICTURE by Wynne Evans
CAERGYBI maintained their fine form of late and stunned Bryngwran Bulls by scoring two late goals to win a closely-fought battle.
In one of the midweek fixtures played on Tuesday night, Bryngwran had initially found themselves one-nil up courtesy of yet another James Ryan goal. The in-form forward hit a brilliant long-range effort into the roof of the net for his 34th goal of the campaign.
For the majority of the game, The Bulls had been in control of the tie and their defence had done well to withstand any pressure that came their way. However, that was all about to change for Richard Owen’s side in the last five minutes of the match.
Caergybi striker Gary Jo Owen had been the hero of the hour just four days earlier when his hat-trick in the 5-3 win over Arriva Bangor booked the club’s place in the Megan Cup final. Well, it was he who once again rose to the occasion in this one too.
Owen netted the equaliser on 86 minutes and then added his 32nd goal of the season in the final minute to snatch a late winner for Cybi and spark the celebrations with manager Dale Moffat.
This tie gave both clubs something to think about ahead of The Megan Cup Final. where they will meet again at Nanporth Stadium on Friday night. Can Caergybi march on to a famous Cup win or will The Bulls claim their second trophy in the space of a week? Time will tell …
Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Bodorgan also claimed an impressive victory by beating fifth-placed Arriva Bangor 2-0.
Tall forward Luke Allaway bagged his 22nd goal of the season and Luke Gardner added the other as the home side managed to shut Kevin Jones’ side out. Arriva pushed hard for a goal but were left to rue many a missed chance in the end.
Bodorgan now have 10 points for the season after claiming their third win in this one. They remain in seventh place in the table but there’s no doubting that they have come along way during 2017/18. Arriva Bangor can also be proud of the fact that they are looking likely to finish fifth in the division in their first season of playing in a Saturday League.
Pentraeth Reserves are all set to play league-leaders Valley in another midweek clash tonight. Anything other than a win for the latter would put them in a perilous position as Caergybi, Mynydd Tigers and Bryngwran Bulls (some of which have games in hand) are all breathing down their necks.
Whatever happens, AFEFootballNews will be covering it all the way. I will be at The Megan Cup final at Bangor City’s stadium this Friday. So if you spot me there, feel free to come and say hi!