PICTURE BY Sam Eaden shows Steve Smith of Glantraeth celebrating his goal at Pentraeth.
GLANTRAETH made it two North Wales Coast West Premier wins in a row with a stunning 5-1 win at Pentraeth on Saturday afternoon.
The evergreen Steve Smith was the opening scorer in the game, setting his side onto another big three points.
Smith, who turns 40 years old today, is known for being a very hard working and versatile player who has played in a number of positions during his career turning out for the likes of Pwll, Caernarfon Borough, Gwalchmai and Gaerwen.
Now with Glantraeth FC, who he signed for last summer, Smith is also a qualified referee and will be a familiar face to many in the local game.
It was great to see him on the scoresheet on Saturday (not just because we’ve sponsored him for the season 😜) but for the simple fact that he is showing no signs of slowing down and is clearly loving playing for Glan at this moment in time and is on 3 goals for the season now.
The joy of his 26th minute goal was short-lived for awhile however as Pentraeth pulled level just two minutes later through Peter Crowe (below).
The score line remained the same through to half time with Pentraeth looking to end a run of 10 straight league defeats.
But, it wasn’t to be as Glan came out firing goals in for fun to move up to 12th in the tier four table.
Anthony Gordon scored first to put Glan back in front on 53’ mins before former Pentraeth man Iwan Williams came back to haunt his old club four minutes later, extending the lead to 3-1.
Callum Hughes was next on the scoresheet on 67mins before a Harrison Wright goal 10mins later completed the scoreline and rounded off a great afternoon for Glantraeth at Bryniau Fields.
In the other Premier match on Saturday, a late goal was enough to earn Mynydd Llandegai a crucial point at home to Menai Tigers.
Craig Roberts had struck just three minutes into the encounter and it looked for all the world like the Tigers were going to hang on for all three points.
But Mynydd had other plans as Gerwyn Roberts fired in a late leveller in the 92nd minute to spoil the Tigers’ party.
This is how the North Wales Coast West Premier standings look at the end of this week (matches played in brackets) …
- 1 Bangor 1876 – 37pts (13)
- 2 Bodedern Athletic – 36pts (12)
- 3 Pwllheli – 33pts (15)
- 4 Nefyn Utd – 31pts (14)
- 5 Penrhyndeudraeth – 25pts (11)
- 6 Menai Tigers – 22pts (15)
- 7 Llanberis – 20pts (12)
- 8 Llanrug Utd – 18pts (11)
- 9 Mynydd Llandegai – 15pts (14)
- 10 Aberffraw – 15pts (15)
- 11 Gwalchmai – 13pts (15)
- 12 Glantraeth – 10pts (13)
- 13 Amlwch Town – 9pts (14)
- 14 Pentraeth – 3pts (13)
- 15 Gaerwen – 2pts (13)