AFE’s Classic Matches: Caergybi beat Arriva Bangor in Megan Cup semi final thriller!

PICTURE BY Anthony Ward shows the Caergybi team of that day.

IN THIS new series on the blog, I will taking a look back at some matches to remember from my years covering local football.

Starting with this Anglesey League domestic cup thriller from April 2018!

Arriva’s Chris Dawson (red) and Liam Patrick Williams (on the ball) were on target on that day. PIC: Anthony Ward.

Caergybi reached the final of the Megan Cup after a thrilling 5-3 win over Arriva Bangor. Dale Moffat’s side, playing their first ever season in the Kon-X Anglesey League, put in a terrific performance to overcome a determined Arriva eleven.

Cybi went in front when young talent Kurt Harris, now with Holyhead Town, found the back of the net on 20 minutes. Just ten minutes later, Liam Patrick Williams doubled their advantage. However, Arriva made things difficult for Cybi and on 38 minutes, pulled one back through the prolific Scott Hughes, who notched his 35th goal of the season. On the hour mark, Kevin Jones’ side equalised through defender Chris Dawson to set up an eventful last half an hour.

The score-line didn’t remain tied for long however. Just two minutes after Dawson scored, soon-to-be Man of the Match Gary Jo Owen netted to put Caergybi in front once again. The striker, who had only played around 20 minutes of game time in recent weeks prior to this match, returned to first team action in style, notching another goal on 77mins to give his side a 4-2 lead.

The drama continued though as Kieron Davies pulled yet another goal back for the visitors on 86mins to set up a nervy finale. The game was only well and truly done and dusted on 89mins when Owen grabbed his hat-trick and reached the 30 goal mark for the season. His celebration was a little unique to say the least (see below) …

They should add that to FIFA 22’s Celebrations! PIC: Anthony Ward.
Gary Jo scores past Arriva defender Mutsu Oyama and goalkeeper Dion Lewis. PIC: Anthony Ward.

A cracking game for the neutral and a fantastic victory for Caergybi, who went onto face Bryngwran Bulls in the final. There, they came from 2-0 down to defeat Richard Owen’s side 3-2 and claim the Megan Cup in their first ever season.

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