Welsh Alliance Roundup: Blaenau Amateurs continue fine form
It was a bumper weekend in North Wales as the Welsh Alliance leagues delivered some spectacular football. Blaenau Amateurs continued their charge towards the Division Two title, whilst Barmouth and Dyffryn’s woes continued in the top tier.
We review the action.
Llandudno Junction 1-1 Penrhyndeudraeth
The league’s bottom Club gained a well-earned point against a Penrhyndeudraeth side that were hoping to jump up to fourth with a win. Junction took the lead in the 37th minute through an own goal, however they were unable to hang on to the lead, and the visitors managed to salvage a point when George Sutherns equalised in the 72nd minute.
Llanrwst United 5-0 Barmouth Dyffryn
An entertaining match between two teams at opposite sides of the table, with Llanrwst battling in fifth, while Barmouth Dyffryn are in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle, sitting just 4 points clear of Llandudno Junction at the bottom of the table. The opening goal came courtesy of Aron Jones, who scored after a goalmouth scramble in the 20th minute for the hosts. It remained 1-0 until after half time, when Elliott Llewellyn scored at a time when the visitors were pressing for the equaliser. From then on, the hosts were in control, and Steffan Whiteley added a third in the 76th minute, before Callum Parry and Aron Jones added a fourth and fifth as the match drew to a close.
Amlwch Town 1-3 Mochdre Sports
A battle between the two teams at the bottom of the division ended with Mochdre Sports gaining a valuable three points against Amlwch Town, whose relegation fears increase with this loss. An entertaining first half saw Mochdre Sports score three in six minutes, with Craig Roberts scoring in the 22nd and 24th minute, and Harry Owen adding a third in the 28th minute. With the game looking already over, a spectacular Chris Byast free kick pulled one back for the hosts, but it proved to be little but a consolation, as the visitors held on for a valuable three points.
Blaenau Amateurs 2-0 Holyhead Town
The table toppers continued their fine form this season, as they earned another three points, this time against a Holyhead Town side that drop down to 11th in the table. Bryn Humphreys put Blaenau ahead in the 70th minute, before Iwan Jones added a second just seven minutes later to ensure the three points for the league leaders.
Llannerchymedd 1-2 Llannefydd
Llannefydd move up to third after defeating a Llannerchymedd side that were sitting just two points behind them at the beginning of this match. Jared Jones scored to break the deadlock for the hosts in the 21st minute, before Tom Jones added a second just three minutes later. Lewis Connor got a goal back for Llannerchymedd after half time, but it wasn’t to be for the hosts, as the visitors continue to apply pressure to the teams above them in the league table.
Meliden 0-3 Gaerwen
A confident performance from the visitors who seal a comfortable 3-0 victory to move 10 points off the bottom of the table. Llion Jones, Darren Lewthwaite and Joe Vousden scored as the visitors upset the odds to earn a vital three points. Meliden’s patchy run of form continues, with the Club sliding down to eighth in the Division.
Penmaenmawr Phoenix 1-1 Aberffraw
The hosts were forced to come from behind in an even match against Aberffraw. Nathan Moore broke the deadlock for the visitors on the brink of half time. However, the hosts managed to get the equaliser in the 60th minute through Mike Lumstram.
Pentraeth 4-7 Kinmel Bay
Both sides took part in an entertaining and enthralling match this weekend, and it was Kinmel Bay who took all three points to ensure they keep the pressure up on league leaders Blaenau Amateurs. Goals from Jack Wilkins, Jordan Worthington, Anthony Jones, Anthony Colquit and a Kieran Ellis hat-trick earned the three points for the visitors, while Mark Lock, Gwyndaf Hughes and a brace from Iwan Morris gave Pentraeth a fighting chance, but in the end, the visitors earned a well-deserved three points to continue their good form.
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