Anglesey League Preview: Close-fought encounters expected in exciting week of fixtures
The Lucas Oil Anglesey League is set to throw up some closely-fought battles this weekend with five fixtures set to take place on Saturday afternoon.
All games will kick off at 2.30p, kick-off, with another exciting weekend of action in the Anglesey League.
Here’s Arron Fon’s view from all the games from across the Anglesey Region.
Bryngwran Bulls v Holyhead Hotspur Reserves
Last time these two sides met, The Bulls came out on top as 4-3 winners at the New Stadium in a real thriller.
Bryngwran have fallen off the pace a little bit in recent weeks but returned to form with a 3-0 win over Cemaes Bay last Saturday. The Reserves will also be raring to go, fresh from their stunning Junior Cup win over Gwynedd League side Glantraeth.
Bulls striker Craig Moore will be the key man for them in this one, having already hit 25 goals this season.
Player-manager Mike Kelly will be crucial to Hotspur’s Reserves if they are to earn any points at Cae Ysgol.
Prediction: Bryngwran Bulls win.
Bodorgan v Cemaes Bay
This one is a very tough one to call, as these two sides seem to be very evenly-matched on paper. Both teams have had a mixed bag of results this season, but on the other hand, know exactly how to win games on their day too.
One thing you can most certainly say is that there will be goals. Bod’s top scorer Luke Allaway has eight goals this season, whilst Cemaes’ main man Ryan Rowlands has impressed with his 14 goal haul.
This should be a cracker.
Cefni v Caergybi
I’m expecting this one to be a feisty and entertaining encounter as neither of these two sides are afraid of getting stuck in.
It should be an interesting one too as Cefni have a strong defence whilst Caergybi have a strong attack. That should provide a fairly close game.
As always, Nathan Lewis and Paul Jones will be the ones to watch for the home side, whilst Caergybi’s prolific forward James Ryan will be looking to add to his tally of 19 goals too.
Prediction: Caergybi win
Valley v Arriva Bangor
The home side have been a very unpredictable team so far this season and it’s often hard to know what you’re going to get from them.
Arriva, on the other hand, have been ruthless at times and now that star striker Scott Hughes has returned from his two-month injury they’re looking even better.
Hughes has managed to bag an incredible 21 goals in just six matches this season, 12 of those coming in the past two games so he is in exquisite form. Midfielder Marc Williams and attacker Matty Jones have also been pivotal to their success to date.
Valley are not shy of talent either though, as they have the likes of Mike and Paul Williams within their ranks, both of whom have the ability to turn a game on its head on their own.
Prediction: Arriva win
Llanfairpwll v Llandegfan
This has the potential to be the most interesting tie of the weekend as it will see the league’s bottom two sides square off.
The home side have three points to their name but haven’t won since their 1-0 opening day victory over Valley. Llandegfan’s hunt for any points at all goes on though so they’ll be desperate to get something out of this one and should fancy their chances.
Both teams have struggled in terms of scoring goals at times this season, but have conceded a lot too so it seems like this one could be a high-scoring fixture.
The pressure of scoring goals has been shared by several of Llanfair’s players who have one or two goals each, but Llandeg’s main man has been summer signing Kurt Harris who has hit six so far.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Anglesey League side Pentraeth Reserves will take on Llansannan of the Vale of Clwyd & Conwy Premier League in the NWCFA Junior Cup.
It will be a very tough challenge for Danny Jones’ side as the visitors are a very strong team. Stranger things have happened though of course and the one thing you can say about Pentraeth’s second string is that they never give up.
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