Bodorgan and Arriva into Elias Cup final: Tuesday and Wednesday night results round-up here

PICTURE by Wynne Evans.

WITH more and more midweek matches being played in the Kon-X Anglesey League with each passing week, it’s getting quite hard to keep up with it all isn’t it? Luckily, AFEFootballNews has got you covered!

ON TUESDAY night in the Bwlch Car Boot Trophy quarter finals, Gary Jo Owen netted EIGHT goals as Caergybi destroyed Llandegfan 14-1.

The in-form striker, who now has 13 goals in his past three matches, took his total tally for the season to 40 as he terrorised the Llandeg defence, who fell to pieces.

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Bang in form – Owen is back in action at the perfect time for Caergybi. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

Glenn North opened the scoring with what might just be the quickest goal in Anglesey League history, netting after just seven seconds of the game. North added another before Owen added four, captain Dewi Thomas and Dan Lowies also bagged before half time to give the home side an emphatic 8-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Gary Jo continued his immense scoring habit by adding four more goals and Ashley Beck added a brace. Dale Rowlands had pulled one back for Llandegfan, poking the ball over goalkeeper Kieran Weeks after Geraint Roberts had played him through on goal.

Incredibly, as the full time whistle blew, Owen discovered that he had not picked up the Man of the Match award. Instead, it was his brother Liam Patrick Williams who scooped the prize for assisting seven goals on the night and playing a blinder for his side.

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Creative spark – Williams has over 50 assists this season. PICTURE: Anthony Ward.

in fairness, Llandegfan were without several first teamers such as player-manager Jordan Love, defender Matty Roberts and midfielders Sion Thomas, Ollie Protic and Ashley Jones for this one. However, it was a very poor performance from the visitors, who’s campaign will end next week against Bryngwran Bulls.

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In the Kon-X Anglesey League on Tuesday night, Pentraeth Reserves fell to a 7-1 defeat at home to Llangoed Reserves. Justin Gallagher’s side were no match for Dewi Williams’ attack-minded eleven.

Wayne Thomas bagged a hat-trick for the visiting side, before forward Shaun Morris grabbed a brace. Rhys Jones and Martin Byast completed the scoreline.

Pentraeth are on a terrible run of late and have just three matches left to try and avoid finishing second to last. Llangoed on the other hand are sat in sixth place and will be aiming to try and pip Kevin Jones’ Arriva Bangor side to that fifth place finish.

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IT WAS semi-final night on Wednesday as the penultimate rounds of the Elias Cup were played out and it will be Bodorgan and Arriva Bangor who will play in the final in Holyhead on May 4.

Bod reached their first ever final as they beat an in-form Bryngwran Bulls side 3-2 (AET) at the latter’s home ground.

James Ryan hit his 37 goal of the season and Andrew Bailey bagged his 15th but it wasn’t enough for Richard Owen’s Bulls side as, on a very rare occasion, things didn’t go their way and they crashed out of their first Cup so far this season.

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Ryan (in yellow) was on target again, but it wasn’t enough for The Bulls this time around. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.
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As Bodorgan sealed a famous win! PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

The game had gone into extra time, as goals from midfielders Jake Hughes and Sam Hallas and top-scorer Luke Allaway (who now has 24 this season) ensured that Bodorgan reached their first ever Anglesey League domestic cup final.

It was a huge defensive effort from the likes of Steve Davies at the back and the victory is a sign of just how far this team, which finished second last in the table last season, have come in terms of progress.

JOINING THEM in the final will be Kevin Jones’ enthusiastic Arriva Bangor side who put in a truly stunning display against a Mynydd Tigers squad who seem to have struggled ever since losing the Lucas Oil Cup final three weeks ago.

The home side had gone 1-0 down in the first minute of the match thanks to a penalty converted by Matt Bullock. However, goal machine Scott Hughes soon equalised for Arriva.

They could have been in trouble again on 25 minutes though as midfielder Ben Hulse was shown a red card and given his marching orders. They didn’t let their heads drop though and Hughes was at it again, bagging his 42nd goal of the season to put the hosts back in front.

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Hughes continued his great goal-scoring streak. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

Super-sub Kieron Davies then made it 3-1 after coming on from the bench, before Mynydd’s player-manager Mark Hughes pulled one back for the visitors. However, Arriva held out with 10 men and gave a highly-spirited performance to reach their first final since becoming a Saturday League side.

The lads battled really hard and I’m so proud of them right now,” manager Kevin Jones said.

Their will to win tonight was just unbelievable.”

Congratulations to both sides on reaching the final, it will be great to see two different teams battling it out to be crowned champions!

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Kevin “Arriva” Jones could not be happier right now! PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

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