PICTURE BY Richard Gregson shows Bodedern Athletic celebrate one of 12 goals v Pentraeth.
NOT MANY matches in the North Wales Coast West Division One and Premier survived the rainfall this weekend. But those that did provided plenty of goals!
Here’s how the matches panned out …
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Title-chasing Bodedern Athletic were in scintillating form once more on Saturday as they hammered Pentraeth 12-0 on the Plas Arthur Leisure Centre pitch in Llangefni.
Ricky Williams’ side made it 10 wins from 10 in the league and are still hot on the heels of Bangor 1876 and Nefyn United who are first and second in the league table respectively.
The last time these two met was on the opening day of the 21/22 campaign when Boded won 3-2 at Bryniau Fields.
A lot has changed since then though, with Boded picking up unstoppable form and Pentraeth losing a few players also and yesterday’s match would prove to be a far more one-sided encounter.
Boded were 4-0 up after just 20mins played through Tom Wood (9’), Asa Thomas (13’), Sam Gregson (17’) and a Marc Evans (19’) penalty.
Thomas the netted a second on 26mins before an unfortunate own goal from Dyfed Alston and another fine finish from Evans made it 7-0 at the break.
Ruthless Boded weren’t finished there however as Thomas completed his hat-trick with a stunning effort just two minutes into the second half. His outside of the boot effort from the edge of the box looped in over Pentraeth keeper Morgan Goodman.
Casey Boylan made it 9-0 from close range on 50mins before substitute Dan Owen came onto score a brace – one of which was an audacious backheeled flick which found its way in. The scoreline was complete two minutes from time when Ryan Lees scored.
Football can be a strange game at times but Boded are looking untouchable at the moment and really don’t look like losing anytime soon. Thomas (31) and Evans (35) have scored a combined 66 goals already this season – 29 of those coming in the league.
Those numbers are simply astonishing, especially when you consider it’s only October.
In the other match played in the NWCW Premier yesterday, Aberffraw and Mynydd Llandegai played out a 1-1 draw.
Veteran forward Gary Bolton came off the bench to fire in the opener for Aberffraw in the second half.
However, the party was ruined late on as David Hayes popped up to net an equaliser for Mynydd three minutes from time.
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Caergybi returned to winning ways in style as they beat Bethesda Rovers 8-0 at Millbank.
After four defeats in a row in all competitions, Cybi desperately needed a win and with Rovers having won their last two matches after 11 straight defeats, they knew they would have to be at their best to bounce back.
And they did just that.
A goal from Dan McGinness and Gary Jo Owen’s first of the day put the home team 2-0 up after just eight minutes of the match.
Dave Webb and Tom Scott then grabbed one goal apiece before Owen made it 5-0 from the penalty spot and completed his hat-trick before half time.
The prolific forward then maintained his efforts in the second half as he netted a fourth goal just before the hour mark to take his tally for the season to 17 in all competitions.
Midfielder Webb then completed the score line in the last 10 minutes as Caergybi picked up a vital 3 points.
Llanystumdwy had a hat-trick hero of their own in their 3-3 draw at Waunfawr as Sion Parry returned to the scoresheet after going two games without scoring.
But it was Waun who proved to have the last laugh in that one as they came from two goals down to snatch a late draw.
Parry fired the visitors in front half an hour into the match before Ieuan Party equalised soon after for The Beganifs.
Two more from Parry (49’, 66’) looked to have been sending Stumdwy onto yet another three points.
But Waunfawr showed great spirit to fight back, firstly through Jac Evans on 77mins and then securing a dramatic point in the dying moments through captain Guto Llywelyn.
Last but definitely not least, Bodorgan picked up their third win of the season with a convincing 5-0 victory at Y Fali.
Goals from Aron Davies (6’) and former Llangefni Town player Keenan Latham (31’) put Bod 2-0 up at the break.
Midfielder Sam Hallas was next on the scoresheet with Luke Winter (below) making it 4-0 just after the hour mark and Gareth Hughes wrapping up the three points seconds later.
After going 3 matches unbeaten at the start of the league season (two of those being wins), Y Fali are in something of a slump now having lost 11 matches in a row.
A victory for Bodorgan takes them up to 10 points for the season and pulls them 3 points clear of Llangoed, Holyhead Town and Y Fali.