PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Anthony Parry mobbed by Valley team-mates after scoring against Bryngwran Bulls.
Bryngwran Bulls 2-2 Valley
Bryngwran’s march towards the title suffered a slight hiccup on Saturday afternoon as Valley battled hard to earn themselves a point away from home.
The visitors took the lead early on in this one when Anthony Parry found the top corner with a stunning effort. Bryngwran pushed for an equaliser but just couldn’t find their shooting boots.
Things got from bad to worse for Richard Owen’s side when the second half started exactly the same as the first. A long throw in into the box caused chaos and allowed former captain Andrew Bailey in to double Valley’s lead.
Bryngwran didn’t let their heads drop though and it didn’t take them long to pull a goal back. On 58 minutes, midfielder Matt Reynolds smashed the ball home from close range for 2-1.
Valley continued to look dangerous with their long throws and the aerial threat of Mike Williams, however, they just couldn’t find a third goal. Just seven minutes after The Bulls scored, they managed to find an equaliser – in-form winger Matty Roberts with a classy finish to bring them level.
Moments later, Valley had a glorious chance to win the game. Bulls goalkeeper Konner Druce was adjudged to have brought down a Valley striker in the box and a penalty was given. However, he subsequently redeemed himself by making a brilliant save to deny them a goal.
A draw seemed to be the right result in this one with both keepers (Luke Owen of Valley and Druce for The Bulls) performing well. But, will the dropped points come back to haunt The Bulls in the long run?
Cefni 4-0 Llandegfan
The home side came out on top in this one, but it wasn’t as one sided as the score line may suggest as Cefni had to work hard for those three points against a spirited Llandegfan side.
A stunning effort from midfielder Ben Wright in the opening two minutes flew in off the post to give them the lead and must have had most thinking “this is going to be an easy game”, however, Llandeg didn’t drop their heads.
In fact, the visitors (who were playing at home!), were well in the game for most of the first half and thought they should have had a penalty when a pass across goal from Paul Jones seemed to have hit the hand of one of the Cefni defenders. However, the protests were waved away.
In the second half, a glorious chance came for Llandeg when Danny Roberts was fouled in the box and a penalty was given. Debutante striker Paul Jones, who had previously scored two penalties against Llandeg for Cefni, stepped up by saw his effort saved by Danny Taylor in goal, much to the delight of his side’s fans.
From there on out, Cefni upped their game and as tired legs began to creep in for Llandeg, they “home” side capitalised well. Captain Gwion Williams made it 2-0 when his perfect shot from long range crept in between the hands of goalkeeper Duane Hunt and the crossbar.
Soon after, it was 3-0 when a free-kick caused trouble and Henry Caldecott was quickest to react to fire home. The game was well and truly done and dusted when Connor Sweetman capped off his mazy run through a number of defenders with a fine finish.
Overall, the game was a physical one that truly epitomised the Anglesey League and it was great to see two sides really battling it out for that all important win. Ben Wright was the key player for Cefni as he ran the show from the middle of the park.
BWLCH CAR BOOT TROPHY (ROUND TWO)
Arriva Bangor 3-1 Cemaes Bay
Kevin Jones’ side progressed to the semi-finals of the Cup with a pretty straightforward win over Cemaes.
Midfielder Marc Williams, who had been quiet on the goal-scoring front of late, popped up with two goals on the day – taking his total for the season to 12 goals. Danny Camilleri scored the other for the home side as Ryan Rowlands‘ 22nd strike of the season was not enough for the Bay boys in this one.
Arriva will now face a trip to Llanfairpwll in the final four of the competition.
Bodorgan 0-6 Caergybi
Bod’s torrid run of late continued as they slumped to a heavy defeat at the hands of on-fire Caergybi.
Anglesey League top scorer James Ryan bagged yet another hat-trick as he reached 52 for the season – just two off his tally for the whole of 2017/18. Other scorers on the day for Cybi were captain Dewi Thomas, defender Liam Williams and recent signing Ian Williams. Bodorgan failed to score for the fourth game running.
Dale Moffat’s side will now face a tricky trip to either Hotspur Reserves or Bryngwran Bulls in the semi-finals.
Glantraeth 9-2 Bontnewydd
Goals galore in the Gwynedd League this weekend and this was the joint-highest scoring game of the lot. Goals from Rory Kelly (12′), Dylan Williams (37′) and top scorer Andy Clarke (41′) put the home side in complete control in the first half.
Things didn’t get any better for lowly bont in the second half either. Clarke added another on 55mins before Kelly did the same 10 minutes later. Ian Pleming then pulled a goal back on 71mins before Clarke hit two more of his own (75′, 78′).
The final ten minutes saw three more goals scored. Dave Radin scored on 83mins before Kelly completed his hat-trick moments later. Pleming then pulled another consolation goal back for Bont right at the end.
Glan remain in third place on 30 points whilst Bont remain bottom of the table, having collected just 4 points this season.
Llangoed 1-4 Bro Goronwy
Bros’ resurrection continued as they picked up a very impressive win at Tyddyn Paun. Having beaten Nefyn 7-2 last Saturday, Martin Jones’ side maintained their good form in this one.
The visitors found themselves 3-0 up in the first half hour of the game. The determined Callum Thomas fired them in front on eight minutes, with a fine effort to beat Rhys Owen in net for Llangoed. A sensational volley from Connor Jones made it 2-0 on 21mins and it was 3-0 just five minutes later when Tom Wood finished well.
In the second half, Man of the Match Jamie Jones made it four from the penalty spot and Llangoed had to wait until the dying moments of the game for their consolation goal – top scorer Carwyn Williams finding himself in space behind the defence to run on and confidently tuck away his chance.
The win takes Bro up to fourth, leapfrogging Llangoed in the process.
Llanystumdwy 1-10 Menai Tigers
The unstoppable Tigers continued their seemingly unbeatable form with a crushing win at Llan. Sean Brett’s side – who were without top scorer Dean Redmond, who is currently missing through injury – were excellent throughout once again, scoring five in both halves.
It was 2-0 within the opening six minutes with Dafydd Healy (3′) and Dave Baston finding themselves on the score sheet. Three more goals came in the first half too – Sion Hogan netting on 23mins, before Healy scored again on 32mins and completed his hat-trick on 41mins.
They didn’t stop there though – Shaun Lock bagged on 53mins, before Hogan added his second of the game three minutes later. Hogan then completed his hat-trick on 62mins before Baston was at the double on 68mins and Hogan was again at it on 70mins.
Darren Parry’s goal ten minutes from time was a mere consolation for Llan.
Other GL results:
Mynydd Tigers 1-5 Waunfawr
Nefyn United 0-1 Gwalchmai
WELSH ALLIANCE TWO
Aberffraw 2-2 Gaerwen
Llanerchymedd 3-2 Penmaenmawr Phoenix
Pwllheli 5-1 Meliden
Y Felinheli 0-3 Glan Conwy
WELSH ALLIANCE ONE
Llanberis 2-2 Nantlle Vale
Penrhyndeudraeth 4-2 Greenfield
St. Asaph City 1-1 Llandyrnog United