PICTURE by John Elfryn Owen shows two-goal hero Gwion Thomas on the ball for Llanerchymedd.
LLANFAIRPWLL and Llanerchymedd moved joint-top of the North Wales Coast West Division One table following Saturday’s results.
Gwyndaf Hughes and Danny Connolly’s Pwll side’s latest victory came in a 3-1 win over Bodorgan who had themselves just enjoyed a fine 2-1 victory her Bontnewydd in their previous match.
The in-form Marky Holland (below) scored his seventh goal of the season just before half time to put Pwll in command.
Young talent Jay Finter then scored his 11th goal in just 9 outings for the home side this season before Holland scored again seven minutes from time.
Sam Hallas’ penalty was nothing but a consolation for the visitors as Pwll moved joint-top with Llanerchymedd on 21 points (Medd have played three games less however).
Meirion Grieves’ Medd enjoyed a stunning 6-1 win at a Waunfawr side who have themselves won 6 games out of 9 this season.
Gwion Thomas fired in a sensational opener for Medd just 13mins in – smashing a great shot into the top right corner (pictured sequence by John Elfryn Owen below).
Midfielder Deion Evans then doubled the visitors’ advantage just moments later before Shaun Roberts pulled one back with his 5th league goal of the season for the Beganifs.
James Burgess then restored Medd’s two-goal cushion before half time before strikes from Chris Bennett, Thomas again and Ben Hughes did the damage in the second half.
Title-chasing Medd are really starting to look the part now, having won their last five matches in the league and goals seem to be coming from all over the pitch for them too.
It was however Bethesda Athletic who probably claimed the biggest win of the day however – ending Talysarn Celts’ unbeaten run this season by running out 6-2 winners from Gloddfa Glai.
A penalty from Joe Todd put Pesda in front before Kyle Hartleb and Tomos Hughes scored to put them 3-0 up before half time. Jac Usher then scored just before the break to give the Celts hope.
A goal from Luke Baum saw the home side back in the tie at 3-2 but 16-year-old Noa Hughes’ fourth goal in 3 games moments later restored a two-goal lead for the visitors.
Things got from bad to worse for the Celts soon after when Tom Usher’s was dismissed after 63mins and their unbeaten run was slipping away from them.
Pesda took complete control from there on out, with Todd adding a second goal and Hughes doing the same, hitting their 7th and 9th goals of the season respectively.
That win took Athletic up to 5th in the league and further showed a statement of real intent to the league’s other clubs. Celts are now down to third having suffered their first defeat in 9 league matches so far this season.
Elsewhere in the league, free-scoring Sion Parry (below) netted his fourth hat-trick in as many matches for Llanystumdwy as they beat Bontnewydd 4-1.
That takes the prolific forward’s tally for the season up to 20 in all competitions and 16 in just 8 league matches. Captain Kyle Williams was also target for Stumdwy who came from behind after Rhys Lovell had put Bont in front early on.
Parry’s hat-trick sees him reach 299 career goals at the age of 24 years old, meaning he could reach the magic 300 when Stumdwy welcome Llangoed to Dwyfor Park next Saturday.
Following Talysarn Celts’ defeat to Bethesda Athletic, Caergybi remain the league’s only unbeaten side as they came from behind to beat Holyhead Town 4-1.
An early Ian Williams goal was enough to hand the Harbourmen the lead until half time as Cybi struggled to get going.
The second half though proved a different story as Dale Moffat’s side woke up and talisman Louis Chapman (below) added another four goals to his tally for the season – he’s now on 16 in just 7 matches in the league and 22 goals overall.
Cefni picked up a 3-0 victory over Bethesda Rovers who continue to look for their first points of the 21/22 season.
After a quiet first half, a Nathan Lewis double and a goal from 18-year-old Connor Roberts, who was Man of the Match handed the Llangefni side their second win of the season.
The victory moved Graham Jones and Dan Richards’ side up to 10th in the league table.
Finally, 2019/20 Anglesey League champions Cemaes Bay were back to their best as they beat Llangoed 6-0 away.
A header from Man of the Match Matty Reynolds put the visitors in front before a stunner from midfielder Keenan Downey doubled Bay’s advantage on the half hour mark.
Reynolds then added a second before half time before Matty Roberts made it 4-0 immediately after the restart.
Downey then helped himself to a double on 55mins before midfielder Reynolds completed his hat-trick.
Bay, now up to 7th in the league, made it look easy at times as their experience told on the day against a mostly young Llangoed side who now sit 14th in the table.