Arriva and Bulls into Elias Cup final (+ results from other leagues!)

PICTURE by Wynne Evans.

ELIAS CUP

Arriva Bangor 4-1 Cefni

Cup holders Arriva kept their hopes of retaining their title very much alive as they progressed to the final by sweeping Cefni aside.

Star man Scott Hughes was at the double for Kevin Jones side, taking his tally of goals for the season to 44, just two shy of his total for last year. Luke Lloyd and the returning Ben Hulse, who also grabbed himself an assist on the day, bagged the others. Chris Davies, who started the season as Cefni manager, netted for his side.

The Busmen will not go onto the final, where they will be looking to defend their Cup against the in-form Bryngwran Bulls.

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Bryngwran Bulls 4-1 Caergybi

Craig Moore scoring for Bryngwran. PICTURE: Wynne Evans.

Two Anglesey League giants battled it out for the other place in the Cup Final and it was The Bulls who came out on top in some fashion. With starting goalkeeper Konner Druce being sent off against Hotspur Reserves last weekend, it was time for Roy Sayle to make his first appearance in eight months for the club.

Bryngwran started in confident fashion, going close on several occasions and hitting the post. However, it was Cybi who took the lead when former Bulls man James Ryan broke free down the left before squaring it to Dave Webb who slotted home from close range, despite Sayle getting a hand to the ball.

The Bulls were destined to be dumped out of the cup being 1-0 down at half time. However, a spirited second half fightback was looming. On 47mins, captain Iolo Jones delivered a fantastic ball in for Anton Williams who poked home his eleventh goal of the season and the equaliser. From here on out, the tails were up for The Bulls and they looked dangerous.

The final 20 minutes proved to be key for Richard Owen’s side. Jones providing a wonderful ball again on 70mins, which found Nik Kontodios who smashed home a great effort. Star striker Craig Moore sealed the win on 81mins, before netting a penalty in the dying moments – something he has not been very good at doing previously.

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Arriva v Bulls in the final then and it should be a thrilling encounter. Here’s how the Elias Cup unfolded over these last few months ….

First round

Caergybi 12-1 Bodorgan

Llandegfan 2-14 Arriva Bangor

Llanfairpwll 4-5 Cemaes Bay (AET)

Round Two

Valley 1-4 Caergybi

Bryngwran Bulls 4-0 Pentraeth Reserves

Cemaes Bay 1-2 Cefni (AET)

Holyhead Hotspur Reserves 1-4 Arriva Bangor

Semi finals

Arriva Bangor 4-1 Cefni

Bryngwran Bulls 4-1 Caergybi

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ANGLESEY LEAGUE

Llandegfan 1-4 Llanfairpwll

Llanfair won this one and Morris (wearing a hoodie in this picture) was the hero. PIC: Wynne Evans.

Llandeg’s woes continued as they fell to another defeat, this time at the hands of Llanfair.

Llanfair took the lead within 30 seconds of the game – or so they had thought – but referee Derek Owen adjudged striker Shaun Morris to have been offside and ruled it out. Moments later, there was a penalty shout when Morris was brought down in the box, but protests were waved away.

Morris did eventually break the deadlock however – via a fantastic diving header which gave Llandeg goalkeeper Duane Hunt no chance. The home side had their chances to equalise – Ryan Hughes going closest – but found themselves 2-0 down just before half time when Adam Thomas fired in a well-driven effort.

Llanfair dominated possession in the second half and the game was well and truly put to bed when Morris scored his second goal just after the hour mark. A mistake at the back allowed Ryan Hughes to finish neatly and score a consolation goal for Llandeg, but a late penalty from the lively Shaun Morris saw him complete his hat-trick and earn three points for Llanfair.

The win takes Llanfair up to 15 points for the season. Llandegfan now face the reality of going a season without winning with very five tough games (Arriva home and away, Byngwran away, Caergybi away and Hotspur Res away) remaining.

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GWYNEDD LEAGUE

Glantraeth enjoyed another emphatic win.

Glantraeth 9 (J. Roberts x3, A. Clarke x2, N. Clarke, Kelly, R. Jones & Norman)
Llanystumdwy 1 (D. Parry)

Llangoed 5 (M. Owen, McKenna x2, W. Thomas & C. Williams)
Bontnewydd 3 (C. Hughes, M. Roberts & Pleming (P) )

Nefyn United 2 (Ll. Jones & C. Jones (P) )
Talysarn Celts 2 (G. Huws & G. Thomas)

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WELSH ALLIANCE TWO

Pen Phoenix took three points on Saturday.

Aberffraw 1 (N. Moore)
Blaenau Amateurs 4 (J. Dukes, I. Jones, K. Ellis and O. Dukes)

Llannefydd P
Llanerchymedd P

Meliden 2 (T. Williams & J.Cairns)
Amlwch Town 0

Mochdre Sports 0
Glan Conwy 3 (J. Phillips x3)

Penmaenmawr Phoenix 3 (A. Caldecott, B. Lumstram & A.Keating)
Holyhead Town 2 (R. Lees & A.Thomas)

Pentraeth 0
Pwllheli 4 (M. Jones, G. Jones-Evans. T. Mahoney (P) & J.Jones)

Y Felinheli 0-0 Kinmel Bay

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WELSH ALLIANCE ONE

Hold was on target for Albion!

Llanberis P
Bodedern Athletic P

Llandudno Albion 3 (D. Maddox, A.Hold & P.Jones)
Barmouth & Dyffryn 1 (S. Bratt)

Llandudno Junction 0
St. Asaph City 4 (S. Fawcett, D. Midgley and J. Brown)

Llandyrnog United P
Greenfield P

Mynydd Llandegai P
Prestatyn Sports P

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