Anglesey League: Lucas Oil Cup action returns

PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Bryngwran Bulls celebrating one of their three goals v Cemaes Bay.

LUCAS OIL CUP

Llandegfan 1-3 Cefni

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All smiles – Griffiths was at the double for Cefni. PICTURE: Liam Kerry Griffiths.

Cefni marched on in the cup after claiming victory over Llandeg in a scrappy affair.

The home side, who are still looking for their first point of the season, gave it their all once again and looked good for most of the first half as they defended well at times. The deadlock was eventually broken when Liam Griffiths poked in at the front post moments before half time.

In the second half, Cefni came out looking to kill the game off and they looked to have done just that when forward Nathan Lewis sneaked in behind the defence to double their lead. That would have been game over on most occasions, but credit to Llandegfan, they didn’t give up.

Striker Dave Parry looked to have pulled one back when he turned the defender and finished neatly – only for it to be controversially judged offside. The home side did get their reward eventually though when winger Justin Williams latched onto a ball from goalkeeper Jamie Owen and finished neatly from out wide.

The game was put to bed minutes from time when Griffiths popped up again, this time beating a defender before hammering the ball home into the top right corner with a great finish.

Both teams seemed to have rested a few players for this one and gave some of their players who haven’t had the chance yet some game time. It was a decent encounter between fairly evenly-matched sides.

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Pentraeth Reserves 3-2 Valley

Danny Jones’ Reserves side enjoyed a fine win over a strong Valley side on Saturday, albeit in Extra Time.

In what was another tightly-fought encounter, it was the home side who eventually progressed. Goals from Barry Haigh and Mike Williams were not enough for Dan Jones spirited Valley side as the home side eventually came out on top.

Pentraeth striker Kenny Williams took his tally for the season to double figures as he bagged a brace and Nathan Jones scored to send them through to the next round. Goalkeeper Lee Williams was voted Man of the Match after another fine performance in between the sticks.

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ANGLESEY LEAGUE

Arriva Bangor 7-1 Bodorgan

Arriva closed the gap on Bryngwran Bulls at the top of the league to just two points with another great performance.

Scott Hughes, who hit six against Llandegfan last week, hit another six in this one as he bounces back from his two-month absence through injury in some style. The prolific forward now has 21 goals for the season, second only to Bryngwran’s Craig Moore who has 25.

Midfielder Marc Williams, who enjoying a fine campaign himself, bagged the other goal for Kevin Jones’ side. Luke Gardiner’s goal was the only consolation for Bodorgan who suffered another heavy loss, following their 12-1 defeat to Caergybi last Saturday.

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Llanfairpwll 1-5 Caergybi 

Llanfair’s tough run of late continued as they fell to a heavy loss at home to a determined Caergybi side.

The home side have not won since their 1-0 opening day victory over Valley a month and a half or or so ago and despite some improved performances in recent weeks, they struggled to cope with Dale Moffat’s side in this one.

A brace from Justin Williams and newly-signed Marcus Bell and a strike from top scorer James Ryan (now on 19 goals for the season) was enough to hand Caergybi a victory in this one as Tom Graves’ strike was a mere consolation for Llanfair here.

The home side will be looking for better luck against Llandegfan next week in what should be a thriller.

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DARGIE CUP

Bryngwran Bulls 3-0 Cemaes Bay

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Moore scores again. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

Bryngwran Bulls progressed to the next round of the Dargie Cup with a pretty straightforward win over Cemaes Bay.

Last season’s Dargie Cup winners kept their hopes of retaining the trophy alive as they kept Cemaes at bay (excuse the pun).

A hat-trick from the lively Craig Moore was enough to see Richard Owen’s side through what was a feisty affair at times. The deadly striker continued his run as the top scorer in the league for yet another week as he took his tally up to 25 goals already.

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I should also point out that another Anglesey League side – Holyhead Hotspur Reserves – enjoyed a fantastic win over Gwynedd League side in the NWCFA Junior Cup.

Mike Kelly’s side progressed to the next round of the cup with a 2-1 win. Congratulations to them on a massive victory!

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Next weekend’s fixtures:

NWCFA Junior Cup

PENTRAETH RESERVES v Llansannan (Saturday, October 6 1.30pm ko)

Anglesey League

 

Bryngwran Bulls v Holyhead Hotspur Reserves

Bodorgan v Cemaes Bay

Cefni v Caergybi

Valley v Arriva Bangor

Llanfairpwll v Llandegfan (kits above)

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Top five scorers as it stands:

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Craig Moore is still leading the way. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

Craig Moore (Bryngwran Bulls) – 25 goals

Scott Hughes (Arriva Bangor) – 21 goals

James Ryan (Caergybi) – 19 goals

Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi – now at Holyhead Town) – 16 goals

Ryan Rowlands (Cemaes Bay) – 14 goals

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