Football clubs from the past: Beaumaris Town FC

PICTURE shows Beaumaris Town team of 2013.

TONIGHT I’m turning my attentions to yet another big Anglesey club which unfortunately no longer exists these days.

Beaumaris Town were regarded as a big club in their heyday and enjoyed many a great success.

The club were five-time Anglesey League champions, five-time Dargie Cup winners and also won the Megan Cup three times and the Elias Cup on two occasions.

Beaumaris also won the prestigious NWCFA Junior Cup on two occasions; 1925 and 2007. That triumph in 2007 saw the club beat Rhuddlan 4-0 in the final held in Colwyn Bay. Paul Ainsworth was the hat-trick hero on that day, while Gareth Davies also netted.

Four years later, Davies would turn hat-trick hero as he helped the club lift the Black Dragon Gwynedd Premier Cup. Dave Roberts and Andy Clarke were also on target in a thrilling 5-3 win over a spirited Holyhead Hotspur Reserves side in Extra Time. That Reserves side, which included the by-now prolific Mel McGinness, had battled back from 2-0 down but eventually lost out.

Beaumaris Town (black and white) face Bryngwran Bulls in 2017. PIC: Wynne Evans.

The big change which led to Beaumaris’ eventual demise was the fact that they had to move from their home ground based within the town to Bangor’s Beach Road after complications arose.

Beaumaris Town were last seen back in 2018 – when they were part of the Gwynedd League set-up.

A big part of the committee over the years was Chairman Alwyn Rowlands, a man who has also been very important to the Anglesey League committee behind the scenes over the years also.

Redmond has a shot on goal v Bryngwran Bulls in 2017. PIC: Wynne Evans.

Some of the well-known players involved with the club before it folded nearly four years ago included prolific goal-getter Dean Redmond (above) who has just recently returned to Menai Tigers after a spell with Bodedern Athletic in the Welsh Alliance.

Also part of the set up over the years were current Pentraeth man and hard-working midfielder Marc Lock, Bangor 1876’s ever reliable full back Shaun Lock and powerful forward Andy Clarke, who is now back with former club Glantraeth.

Another club sorely missed on the island who will hopefully return someday!

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