TIER 5: Celts and Cemaes Bay keep the pressure on at the top!

PICTURE shows Luke Baum (green) of Talysarn Celts taking on Holyhead Town’s Tony Meyer.

TITLE outsiders Talysarn Celts and Cemaes Bay kept their North Wales Coast West Division One hopes alive as they picked up wins on Tuesday evening.

Darren Usher’s Celts came out 3-2 winners from a hotly-contested match against the ever-improving Holyhead Town.

Their top scorer Luke Baum was first on the scoresheet just 9 minutes in but veteran forward Ian Williams brought the scores level on 23mins.

It was to be a contest for Man of the Match between these two players who have been real standouts for their respective clubs so far this season.

Ian Williams (right) celebrates one of his goals against Talysarn Celts.

Baum put the Celts back in front just seconds after Williams had equalised. That was the 20-year-old forward’s 34th goal in just 26 appearances this season.

BUT, not to be outdone, 35-year-old Williams bagged himself a second goal before half time to make it 2-2 in a thrilling game.

The eventual deciding goal of the game came when Celts skipper Jac Jones stepped up to convert a penalty – the 8th spot kick he’s converted this season – on 70 mins. He has missed just one of the penalties he’s stepped up to take for the club this season.

Talysarn Celts star Jac Jones. PIC: Wynne Evans

Meanwhile, Cemaes Bay remain a point ahead of the Celts (54pts, both having played 23 matches) after a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Cefni.

Captain Keenan Downey set them on their way to 3 points after he converted a penalty well, sending keeper Owain Williams the wrong way on 19mins (video below).

Full-back Sion Rowlands made it 2-0 from a corner just before the break and Nick Owen completed the scoreline in injury time.

That win made it 7 victories in a row for Cemaes who are unbeaten in all competitions since November 2021.

Finally, the local derby between Mountain Rangers and Waunfawr ended in a 1-1 draw.

The in-form Dewi Cooke scored his 8th goal of the season for Rangers on 24mins to put them 1-0 up at the break.

But the Beganifs fought back well and got their just reward when skipper Guto Llywelyn equalised with 15mins left on the clock.

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