Eleven-goal Cofis steamroller Railwaymen in cup walkover


Tomos Hughes

THE Canaries of Caernarfon remain high-flyers after they inflicted an 11-1 Cookson Cup drubbing on Llanduno Junction.

Two first half-goals from Cai Jones, along with Neil Thomas and Lee McArdle strikes put the Cofis in a strong position at the break.

The hosts continued their dominance after the break as McArdle notched another two, as did Clive Williams, while Neil Thomas and Darren Gowans added strikes of their own. Ben Pugh notched Llandudno Junction’s solitary consolation strike.

Struggling Llangefni Town couldn’t cope with a strong second half showing from local rivals Gwlachmai, as they eventually went down to a 6-1 loss.

Cory Sinnott handed Gwalch the lead on 17 minutes, which they took into the break.

Mike Williams equalised on 56 for Cefni, but that’s as good as it got for the visitors. Sinnott depatched a 65th minute penalty, before Gareth Allman, Steve Sinclair and two from Mark Griffiths put the distance between the sides.

Llanrug United bowed out of the cup, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Pwllheli.

TREARDDUR BAY United continue to reign supreme at the summit of the Stena Line Gwynedd League after they claimed a 4-2 win at Bethel.

Irfon Hughes’ eighth minute effort put the hosts one up at half time, before Bay hit back through Ryan Jones and Anthony Parry.

Bethel’s Mark Williams evened things back up on 65 and looked to take a share of the spoils, only for the league pacesetters to hit two crucial strikes in the last ten minutes, one a Ryan Booth spot kick and the other, and Ian Williams strike, to maintain their unblemished league record.

Elsewhere, a late Darren Ishmael strike earned a point for Beaumaris Town against Llanystumdwy.

Bradley Williams put Llan ahead on the stroke of half time, before Ishmael hit his first two minutes into the second period.

Williams notched his brace on 70 minutes for the visitors, before Ishmael repeated the trick in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

In the Meditel Gwynedd Cup, Llanerchymedd cantered to their second round berth with a 4-1 win over Llanfairfechan Town.

Three first half goals by Daniel Thomas, Matthew Jones and Iwan Williams set the Anglesey outfit on their way, before Steffan Lewis made it four on 67 minutes. Cameron Hales got a consolation for Llanfairfechan.

In the Kon-X Wales Anglesey League, Pentraeth also preserved their 100 per cent record with a commanding 5-1 win against Llandegfan Antelope.

Gareth Roberts’ first half brace gave the hosts the upper hand, before Llion Williams, Tom Taylor and Rees Roberts put the gloss on the scoreline in the second period. Dion Roberts hit back for Llandeg.

Llangoed enjoyed their afternoon as they romped to a 10-1 demolition of Bodorgan.

Wayne Thomas hit four, Craig Jones notched a hat trick, and Iwan Williams, Mark Jones and Matthew Owen all netted for Llan, with Gethin Morgan scoring Bodorgan’s reply.

Llangefni Town inflicted another defeat on struggling Cemaes Bay, with Aaron Rickards, Gerallt Roberts and Gareth Hughes adding to an OG to earn a 4-1 win.

Elsewhere, two from Lance Williams and one from Gareth Barker gave Menai Bridge Tigers a 3-1 win over Trearddur Bay Reserves.

Fixtures - Saturday December 22 - Division One: Bodedern Ath v Glantraeth, Llangefni Town v Pwllheli, Nefyn Utd v Barmouth & Dyffryn Utd. Division Two: Blaenau Ffestiniog v Penmaenmawr Phoenix, Connah’s Quay Town v Nantlle Vale, Kinmel Bay v Penrhyndeudraeth, Llandyrnog Utd v Greenfield, Meliden v Halkyn United.
Gwynedd League (2pm): Bontnewydd v Holyhead Hostpur Reserves, Trearddur Bay United

Saturday December 29 - Division One: Bodedern Athletic v Gwalchmai, Glan Conwy v Llanrwst Utd, Llanberis v Llanrug Utd, Llangefni Town v Glantraeth, Nefyn Utd v Pwllheli. Division Two: Blaenau Ffestiniog v Penrhyndeudraeth, Gaerwen v Amlwch Town, Kinmel Bay v Greenfield, Llandyrnog United v Halkyn United, Llanfairpwll v Penmaenmawr Phoenix, Meliden v Connah’s Quay Town.

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