PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Cefni’s two-goal hero Ben Wright in red.
CEFNI and Llangoed were off the mark with their first wins in North Wales Coast West Division One this afternoon.
The Llangefni side put five past Llanystumdwy at home whilst the Puffins picked up the three points away to Holyhead Town.
Danny Jones’ Cefni side found themselves 1-0 down within 20mins when prolific forward Sion Parry fired Stumdwy ahead. That lead lasted just minutes though as Cefni captain Ben Wright (below) levelled proceedings on 26 mins. The midfielder was the club’s top scorer when he hit 12 goals for the club in 2019/20 – this was his first goal of the new season though.
Veteran forward Craig Evans then turned the tie on its head before Wright added his second of the match to give Cefni a two-goal cushion at the break at Isgraig.
Defender Phil Davies (47’) netted before Marc Parry scored his fifth goal of the season four minutes later. Another Stumdwy great, Mark Godfrey, scored a consolation goal for the visitors on 78mins as Cefni claimed a massive win.
Llangoed impressed as they travelled to Millbank to play against a Holyhead Town side who had lost 4-3 at home to Bodorgan just two days earlier.
Two fist half goals from Nigerian forward Seun Oki (below), starting his first game for the club, gave them the advantage at the break.
Top young talent Kaine Bentley, 17, pulled one back with his fourth goal of the season but up stepped another promising young star, 17-year-old defender Connor O’Neill to hand Llangoed the win ten minutes from time.
Elsewhere in the league, Talysarn Celts dropped their first points of the season as Caergybi, who also dropped their first points of the season, took a point off them.
The Celts had won three out of three heads into this tie with Cybi winning two out of two and so it was bound to be a close clash.
The game really came to life in the second half – Celts’ Jac Jones missing a penalty before the in-form Louis Chapman (below) scored once again for Cybi to hand them the lead on the hour mark through a pen himself. The 20-year-old is now on 12 goals in just 6 matches this season.
Jones then stepped up to make amends as he converted his second penalty and just moments later in a game which showcased two teams who will no doubt battle it out for the tier five title this season.
Llanerchymedd came away from Y Fali with a 5-2 despite an early scare at Cae Mwd.
Fali skipper Mark Hamblin fired his side in front in the first minute of the match to stun Llan. But, talented young attacker Tom Kelly equalised on 10mins.
Debutante Ryan Wood, who recently signed from Gaerwen, then turned the game around for the visitors on 18mins before Mark Jones stretched their lead to two goals on the half hour mark.
In the second half, Gavin Sharpe trebled Llan’s advantage before Gethin Davies made it 5-1 on 67mins. Luke Miles’ goal late on was his fifth of the season for Fali.
Finally, Llanfairpwll picked up their second win in four matches with a fine 2-1 win at Bethesda Athletic.
19-year-old winger Jay Finter was both the hero and the villain for Pwll on the day – scoring two goals in the first half before being sent off just minutes from time. Tomos Hughes was the scorer for Pesda.
Some great games today and a real great advert for this new league!