Local sports results: 27.10.017 – 28.10.2017

FOOTBALL

Huws Gray Alliance
Caersws 0-3 Holyhead Hotspur
The Harbourmen have floundered since their strong start to the season but a visit to the Bluebirds – who have been lucky to avoid relegation in the past couple of seasons – would gift Campbell Harrison’s men a first win in four league outings. Hotspur dominated the first half without breaking down the hosts’ defence, but luck changed in the space of ten minutes as Dewi Thomas took the lead from a penalty in the 50th minute, before Ryan Thomas cooly finished four minutes later and an own goal from Rhydian Davies wrapped up the points within the hour. Holyhead return to sixth in the table.
Caernarfon Town 6-2 Gresford Athletic
Despite two cup exits in the past week, the Canaries have stayed true to their main priority of promotion – and go into November back at the top of the table. Darren Thomas celebrated with two goals that took his Caernarfon tally to 101, Jamie Breese added a double in the first half after Nathan Craig fired the hosts ahead. The captain also rounded off his own brace with a second half penalty, though Gresford consoled themselves with goals from Simon Smith and Tom Freeman. Airbus UK’s surprise 3-1 defeat to managerless Rhyl rounded off an ideal day for manager Iwan Williams as Caernarfon retook a two-point lead at the summit.
Porthmadog 9-2 FC Queens Park
Buoyed by last weekend’s cup derby win, Port enjoyed their biggest win for some time against another struggling side from Wrexham. Cai Jones led the way with a hattrick with Joe Chaplin scoring either side of the break and four more goals shared by Steve Bratt, Sion Bradley, Meilir Williams and Leon Doran. Barry Torrence replied for the visitors, who were beyond any attempt to fightback when they got their second. Porthmadog moved up to seventh in the standings.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance
Division One
Llandyrnog United 0-1 Barmouth & Dyffryn United
Dave Harding with the only goal on 72 minutes, securing Barmouth’s fourth win in ten games.
Llanrwst United 1-2 Llangefni Town
The comeback specialists on Talwrn Road did what they know best to return to the top of the table. Cefni fell behind to Mike Lundstram just before the half hour, before Darren Thomas equalised midway through the second half and produced the winner with four minutes to go.
Penrhyndeudraeth 2-3 Llanberis
More used to away than home games so far this season, Llanberis trailed early on to a Alun Hughes strike, but were level minutes later thanks to a Gethin Wakeham penalty. Ifan Mansour and Nadian Huws stretched the visitors to a two goal lead, and although Hughes got his second from spot, Llanberis notched up their fourth win on the road.
Pwllheli 1-3 Mynydd Llandegai
Mynydd won away from the home for the first time with Alwyn Roberts scoring twice within two minutes. Pwllheli edged back into the game via Adam Hall after the break, but Liam Willington sealed the three points for Llandegai with 11 minutes left.
Trearddur Bay United 1-3 Llanrug United
With just one home win so far, Ryan Jones gave Trearddur Bay hope when he equalised shortly after Luke Phillips took the lead for Llanrug in the third minute. But the hosts were to be disappointed again – Allan Mark Owen and Jonathan Sadler fought back for Llanrug, who remain fourth in the table.
Division Two
Blaenau Ffestiniog 4-5 Amlwch Town
Neither side gave an inch but Amlwch would eventually win a ding-dong battle at Blaenau. Within twelve minutes, they were 2-0 up via a Luke McGivern penalty and James McMinimee. Joe Dukes found a way back for the hosts. Iwan Griffiths had an answer for Amlwch’s Tom Wood and Sam Carter in the second half, and Blaenau levelled in contentious circumstances via Iwan Jones. In a fiery finish, James Burgess pounced with a stoppage time winner for the Blues, who remain fourth in the table.
Glan Conwy 5-2 Pentraeth
Josh Owen and Dan Calameri replied for Pen, but replied too late as leaders Glan dominated with a Connor Davies hattrick and one goal apiece for Jamie Jones and Chris Lloyd.
Llanfairpwll 0-4 Penmaenmawr Phoenix
Ioan Llewellyn’s record as Llanfairpwll manager could be charitably described as a work in progress. After conceding eight to Glan Conwy last week, they had no response to two goals from Dan Williams and two more from Darren Hughes and Haydn Griffiths. Llan remain second bottom in the table.
Llannefydd 2-1 Aberffraw
Aberffraw are still looking for a second league win. Richard Roberts took the lead on 25 minutes but it was cancelled out by two second half penalties from Owain Roberts.
Meliden 0-1 Bodedern Athletic
Bodedern returned to form as Ricky Jones’ strike on 72 minutes kept the visitors fifth in the standings.
Prestatyn Sports 3-1 Llannerchymedd
Iwan Williams was out to cause a shock when Llan went ahead on 55 minutes, but in-form Prestatyn denied a famous win when Ron Dunn equalised with five minutes left and James Harper bagged a late, late brace.
Y Felinheli 11-0 Cemaes Bay
The hosts maintain a strong challenge among the frontrunners as they punished a sorry-looking Bay side still without a single league win after eleven attempts…ironically. Gruff John led the way with four goals, Iwan Edwards bagged a quick treble in the first half with Ifan Dafydd, Dan Hughes, Iwan Owen and Chris Brown sharing the rest of the spoils.
Reserves Division
Llanrug United 2-9 Rhyl

FAW Trophy third round
Gaerwen 1-5 Greenfield
Gaerwen’s bid to progress further in the Trophy looked over before it properly began as they went three-nil down within the opening 20 minutes – the first half was condemned by manager Lee Jones as the worst he had seen during his time in charge. Greenfield had already wrapped up their five goals when Dylan Williams finally found the net with ten minutes to go.

Lock Stock Cookson Cup first round
Conwy Borough 7-0 Nantlle Vale
The Penygroes side were demolished in this delayed Friday night encounter – Conwy romped home with Kev Lloyd and Jamie Roberts sharing four of the goals. Matty Hughes, Matty Lock and Corrig McGonigle shared the rest.

 

Lock Stock Fireworks Challenge Cup first round
Holyhead Hotspur Reserves P-P Llanberis Reserves

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd League
Holyhead Town 7-0 Llanllyfni
Asa Thomas started and finished the goal rout, eventually bagging a treble to move Holyhead within a point of leaders Bro Goronwy. Ryan Lees and Tom Hadley scored two goals each.
Llangoed & District P-P Beuamaris Town
Menai Bridge Tigers 2-2 Gwalchmai
Tom Parry and Andy Wannop opened up the lead for the Tigers, but Gwalchmai rescued a point via Geraint Jones on 67 minutes and Gerallt Jones with three minutes to go.

Kon-X Anglesey League
Valley Athletic 2-4 Caergybi
Caergybi denied Valley the chance to overtake Mynydd Tigers at the top of the table. Two goals from Elliot Patterson proved the difference for the visitors, as did Konner Druce and Gary Jo Owen. George Hibbert and Justin Williams responded for the hosts.

Rowlands Tree Services Elias Cup qualifying round
Bryngwran Bulls 5-2 Llangoed and District Reserves
Bryngwran progress to the first round proper after a James Ryan brace and one apiece for Hari Jones, Andrew Bailey and Barry Edwards. Llangoed were left to rue letting a 2-1 lead slip, after Keelan Shiell and Rhys Jones fired them in front.

North Wales Coast FA Junior Cup first round
Betws-y-Coed 1-6 Mynydd Tigers
The Tigers were heavily depleted of their top scorers but still demolished the hosts as Dafydd Williams, Ciaran O’Brady and Mike Williams all scored twice.
Bontnewydd 6-2 Y Glannau
Sion Williams and Ian Pleming helped Bont progress with two goals apiece.
Kinmel Bay 3-3 Llanystumdwy (after extra time, Llanystumdwy won 4-2 on penalties)
Llandegfan 1-5 St Asaph City Reserves
Player-boss Jordan Love briefly levelled, but Llandegfan allowed City to dominate and end their Junior Cup hopes.
Pentraeth Reserves 1-4 Talysarn Celts
Jack Diamond’s goal was the best Pentraeth could muster as Talysarn progressed to round two with a Glyn Thomas Hughes double and goals from Alun Fon Williams and Ethan Carter.
Rhyl Rovers 11-1 Bodorgan

Byes into second round – Arriva Bangor, Beaumaris Town, Bro Goronwy, Bryngwran Bulls, Caergybi, Gwalchmai, Holyhead Town, Llangoed, Llanllyfni, Menai Bridge Tigers, Nefyn United, Waunfawr

RUGBY UNION

Principality Premiership West
RGC 24-7 Llandovery

WRU Plate second round
Llangefni 14-19 Ruthin
Dowlais 0-18 Pwllheli

WRU Division Two North
Bangor 74-0 Welshpool

Conwy Land Rover Senior Cup
Caernarfon 23-11 Bethesda