Huws Gray Alliance -Saturday, 2 April.
Caersws FC ... 5 CPD Porthmadog ... 2
Gareth Sudlow 4’ Darren Gowans 50’
Richard Evans 11’ Paul Roberts 73’
Marc Griffiths 24’
Neil Mitchell 31’ 62’
Porthmadog travelled to Caersws with a barebones squad and had their worst fears realised
finding themselves a goal behind after only four minutes with the home side adding a second
only 7 minutes later. By half time it was a case of damage limitation as they found
themselves four goals down and to add to their woes Euron Roberts was on his way to hospital
with a suspected broken ankle which turned out to be badly torn ligaments . But even the
fact that they were missing so many key players, including their usual central defenders,
could not fully explain the ease with which Caersws broke through the defence to score with
the first two attacks of the game. At the back they failed to come to terms with the lively
ball on a bone hard pitch, especially in the early stages, and even that early in the game
they had given themselves a mountain to climb.
Port were first on the attack with Gareth Jones Evans lifting an early shot over the bar.
Caersws responded winning a corner down the right and Jacob Smith from the right struck it to
the near post where after an initial scramble Gareth Sudlow netted from close range. But Port
were soon back on the attack and there was little to suggest at this stage of what was to come.
Good work by Paul Roberts down the left created a shooting opportunity for Marcus Orlik but the
forward’s angled shot drifted narrowly wide of the far post. But with only their second real
attack Caersws went further ahead a cross field ball opened up the Port defence and Richard
Evans cutting in from the left curled his right foot shot inside Richard Harvey’s far post. Even
so Port still looked dangerous on the attack and continued to enjoy plenty of possession. There
were several good runs by both Darren Gowans and Marcus Orlik but with the final ball going
astray. Gowans created a good opportunity with an angled ball which put Cai Jones one on one with
the keeper but Ramsey saved well with an outstretched foot. More panic followed at the back for
Port as Jacob Smith got in behind the defence but this time Richard Harvey was out quickly to
block the shot.There was not long to wait, however, for the third as good work down the right
opened up the Port defence and the dangerous Neil Mitchell chased the ball to the byeline half
way out and his low cross into the 6 yard area found Marc Griffiths who scored from close range.
Things were not about to get better as just after the half hour mark Graham Evans lifted a cross
from deep on the left and Neil Mitchell at the back post out jumped everyone to head past Richard
Harvey from 8 yards. When things are not going your way they have a habit of getting even worse.
Euron Roberts was carried off and his replacement was Darren Jones one of the walking wounded on
the bench. To his credit Darren got stuck in and helped to stabilise things in the second period
following such a disastrous opening spell. 4-0 down at half time and no realistic way back.
But Port opened the second period in lively fashion and Cai Jones put in an early determined run,
turning the ball inside for Marcus Orlik who cut into the box but was unlucky to see his shot curl
just outside the post. Two minutes later Port won a corner down the right and Marcus Orlik lifted
the ball beyond the back post for Gareth Owen to head back into the danger area and Darren Gowans
volleyed the high bouncing ball past Ramsey to give a modicum of respectability. Port continued to
pressurise and kept up a higher tempo. But then more bad luck struck as Marcus Orlik went down with
an ankle injury to be replaced by Gareth Parry. The long delay took a little of the steam out the
game and when play resumed Caersws restored their four goal advantage. Graham Jones hit an angled
cross field ball for Jacob Smith to chase down the right. The winger played the ball into the near
post where Neil Mitchell reacted quickly to score with a low shot from 5 yards. Port worked hard to
gain some respectability and Cai Jones fired a shot in from the left which Ramsey failed to hold
but there was no one on hand to take advantage. Next Gareth Parry at the near post headed inches
over and Cai Jones forced Ramsey to save at the expense of a corner. The Welsh Schools international
was in the thick of things as he combined well with Jack Jones down the right and then when he
switched to the left he lifted a cross which found Paul Roberts in space in the box and the
experienced striker steadied himself and fired low past Ramsey from 12 yards. To the end though
the lively Caersws were a real threat on the break, and when Neil Mitchell found Mark Griffiths it
required a smart save from Richard Harvey and Richard Evans, late on, was only narrowly wide when
he fired an angled shot across the face of goal.
This is a game Port will want to forget and a second consecutive disappointing defeat brings a halt
to the late run up the table. Several more additions to the injury list, at least one serious enough
to need hospital treatment, will not help matters either.
Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Euron Roberts (Darren Jones 39’), Mike Foster, Gareth Jones Evans, Gareth
Owen, Dan Pyrs, Cai Jones, Jack Jones, Paul Roberts, Marcus Orlik (Gareth Parry 61’), Darren Gowans
(Campbell Harrison 89’). Yellow: Gareth Jones Evans 45’.
Caersws: Alex Ramsey, Gareth Williams, Jack Hughes (Geraint Lewis 63’), Gareth Sudlow, Scott Williams,
Graham Jones, Richard Evans, Neil Mitchell (Graham Watkins 81’), Graham Evans (Tom Lapworth 63’), Mark
Griffiths, Jacob Smith.
Referee: Nick Pratt (Connah’s Quay). Attendance: 141.
Huws Gray Alliance -Tuesday, 29 March.
Match Sponsor: Balfour Beatty & Jones Brothers
CPD Porthmadog ... 0 Ruthin Town ... 1
Kevin Garland 17’
This was a very frustrating evening for Port and their supporters as total domination of
possession failed to secure the points. Instead a goal on the break after 17 minutes
backed from then on by some excellent defensive work kept out wave after wave of Port attacks.
Heroes of the night for Ruthin were their central defensive partnership Shaun Williams and
Jack Jones who dealt with a constant barrage of high balls into the box from crosses, corners
and free kicks. They were ably supported by a well organised 9 man defence, always able to get
a head or foot in at the right time to hold out for a second consecutive 1-0 win on the road.
From the first whistle it was Port on the attack and an early corner headed in by Ryan Davies
was cleared off the line by a well positioned James Price and when Marcus Orlik crossed
dangerously from the right Jack Jones cleared over his own cross bar. The attacks continued
with Gareth Jones Evans winning the ball well on the edge of the box and firing straight at Rich
Parry in the Ruthin goal. Paul Roberts had a shot deflected for a corner and Carl Owen fired
from 25 yards but once more it was straight at keeper Parry. The only time Ruthin threatened at
this stage lead to a free kick down the left and when Will Roberts crossed for Jones to fire wide.
But with 17 minutes on the clock good work by the lively Adam Jenkins outpaced the Port defence
down the left before crossing low into the 6 yard box. Poor covering at the back allowed the
cross to reach Kevin Garland at the back post and he drilled low past Richard Harvey from close
range. This was the break that Ruthin wanted and they pulled bodies back behind the ball to make
life difficult for Port going forward. All the action remained at the Ruthin end of the pitch
with headers by Darren Gowans and Rhys Roberts failing to hit the target and when Darren Gowans
played a low ball into the box Dan Pyrs met it without managing to get enough on the ball and
keeper Parry saved again.
Port upped their game from the start of the second period but a good early break by Gareth Jones
Evans ended with another shot straight at the keeper. A minute later Ryan Davies found the net
only for the referee to blow up for an infringement. A rare Ruthin break down the right ended with
Matt Davies firing wide. Port soon resumed the attack with an 18 yard effort by Marcus Orlik which
was wide of the target and soon after the same player burst into the box but he delayed his shot
enough for Parry to rush out to block the shot. Ryan Davies lifted a shot over the bar when a cross
came suddenly towards him. Marcus Orlik continued in the thick of the action and was unlucky to
see his 25 yard free kick rattle the cross bar. The wave of attacks continued but a narrow miss or
good defensive cover kept out Port. When Cai Jones curled a low cross into the near post it was
only inches out of Carl Owen’s reach. Twice in the closing stages Rhys Roberts came frustratingly
close first with a shot and even closer with a header meeting an excellent Richie Owen cross. In
injury time a melee after a Marcus Orlik free kick ended with another timely header off the line.
Only once did Ruthin threaten during the later stages when lone forward Adam Jenkins did well
cutting in from the left but sent his shot into the side netting.
The goal just wouldn’t come. A disciplined Ruthin defensive performance dealt with everything Port
could throw at them and at that times those attacks lacked variety with the central defenders
dealing more than competently with any high balls into the box.
Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Jack Jones, Richie Owen, Gareth Jones Evans, Ryan Davies
(Euron Roberts 76’), Rhys Roberts, Marcus Orlik, Dan Pyrs, Paul Roberts, Carl Owen
(Craig Roberts 80’), Darren Gowans (Cai Jones 63’). Subs not used: Gareth Owen, Mike Foster.
Yellow: Jack Jones 26’, Ryan Davies 36’.
Ruthin: Rich Parry, Jamie Price, Joe Garner (Chris Hogg 53’), Jack Jones, Shaun Williams, Mark
Entwhistle, Aaron aby, Matt Davies, Kevin Garland (Trystan Prosser 65’), Adam Jenkins, Will Roberts.
sub not used: Gareth Barker. Yellow: Joe Garner 18’, Kevin Garland 34’,Aaron Aby68’)
Referee: Ryan Hillier-Smith Attendance: 128.
Huws Gray Alliance -Wednesday, 23 March
Match Sponsor:Golden Eagle Gallery, Cricieth.
CPD Porthmadog ... 4 Llangefni ... 1
P. Roberts (pen) '7 M. Evans '45
R. Davies '19
C. Owen '24
M. Orlik '56
One point and one place separated these two sides in the HGA table at the start of tonight's
game but events on the field made the gap appear considerably more. Winning a penalty after
only 7 minutes and then going on to score two more before 25 minutes had gone, set Port on
their way to three points. Port dominated the game from start to finish and apart from a
couple of runs from Marc Evans -one of them leading to the Llangefni goal- it was one way
traffic. With Gareth Jones Evans and Dan Pyrs running the midfield Port created a hatful of
chances and had they taken even half of them the margin of the win could have been far greater.
From the start Port threatened and early on a Gareth Jones Evans run from midfield and cross
was scrambled away for a corner. But after 7 minutes Marshall-Jones brought down Carl Owen
in the box and the referee J B Roberts pointed to spot. Paul Roberts fired his penalty inside
Kieran Williams' right hand post for his 11th league goal. Marc Evans for Llangefni, with a rare
attack after 15 minutes, used his pace to break into the box but good defensive work by Ryan
Davies kept him out. Minutes later Ryan was in action at the other end of the pitch. A well
worked Marcus Orlik corner was turned into the box by Paul Roberts towards Ryan Davies who stunned
the Llangefni defence with a smart back heel effort into the corner of the net. Port continued to
apply the pressure and keeper Williams did well to keep out a Rhys Roberts shot at the expense of
a corner and a Carl Owen effort from the corner was cleared off the line. But Carl Owen did not
have to wait long to get on the score sheet racing near post to head another Marcus Orlik corner
past Keiran Williams' outstretched hands. Three goals up but Port continued on the attack. A Darren
Gowans volley flew wide and a Carl Owen effort was deflected for a corner. Paul Roberts with half
time approaching ran on to a well directed Carl Owen downward header but with only the goalkeeper
to beat pulled his shot across the face of goal and wide. Then on the stroke of half time Llangefni
managed to release Marc Evans with a header over the defence -following a goal kick- and the striker
raced into the box finishing coolly with a shot across Richard Harvey into the net. Port lead 3-1
at the interval.
The second half started much the same as the first with Port again in the driving seat. Gareth
Jones Evans had a shot deflected over the bar, Darren Gowans fired wide of the target and Paul Roberts'
glancing header flew narrowly wide. But with 56 minutes gone Port were awarded a free kick 22 yards
out. Up stepped Marcus Orlik to crack a superb free kick into the left hand corner of the net giving
the keeper no chance. Sub Cai Jones announced his arrival on the pitch setting up Marcus Orlik with
a strong run and a square ball but the forward to hit his shot across the keeper and narrowly wide.
Llangefni then upped their game for a period forcing a couple of well taken corners and Rhys Roberts
twice made good clearing headers and Darren Thomas fired over the bar. Both sides made their quota of
substitutions and with Port holding a three goal advantage the game tended to lose shape and urgency.
Port continued to threaten but several promising moves failed to flourish as they lacked a good final
ball. But it would be quibbling to find fault in a game where Port dominated playing some excellent
Having found goals hard to come by for most of the season Port over the past few weeks have suddenly
found their shooting boots scoring 18 goals in the last five games. Though this win does not improve
their position in the table they have now closed up on Rhos, Flint and Llandudno.
Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Jack Jones, Richie Owen, Gareth Jones Evans (Mike Foster 87'), Ryan Davies,
Rhys Roberts, Marcus Orlik, Dan Pyrs, Paul Roberts, Carl Owen (Cai Jones 55', Euron Roberts 77'),
Yellow: Gareth Jones Evans 45', Dan Pyrs 90', Paul Roberts 90'.
Llangefni: Kieran Williams, Dean Wright, Steve Kehoe, Rick Higham, Rob Marshall Jones (Matthew Hughes
46'), Mike Robinson, Kevin Roberts, Tom Dix, Marc Evans, Darren Thomas, Leigh Craven (Scott Reid 80').
Subs not used:
Gavin Buckland, Mike Innes, Graham Austin. Yellow: Tom Dicks 29', Darren Thomas 89'.
Referee: J B Roberts (Llanllyfni) Attendance: 137.
Huws Gray Alliance -Saturday, 19 March
Rhayader Town ... 3 CPD Porthmadog ... 5
Mike Collister 11’ Carl Owen 8’,18’
Lance Jones 82’ Craig Roberts20’
Rhys Thomas 90’ Marcus Orlik 55’
Rhys Roberts 65’
For a second consecutive Saturday Port netted 5 goals to gain a very comfortable
victory and inflict, on the home side, what is a 10th consecutive league defeat.
Port got off to the best possible start and were a Carl Owen goal up in the 8th
minute. They were 3-1 up at the half way and by the 65th minute Port were a commanding
5-1 up and cruising and should have gone on to score a few more. But conceding two
late goals through some sloppy defending took a little of the shine off a win which means
that they have picked up 7 points from the last nine.
On a surprisingly hard dry pitch it was clear that the lively ball would take some
controlling and, with some strong physical tackles flying in, it was clear from the
start that referee John Spender would need to exercise a firm hand. How successfully
he did this is open to question. From the start Port were on the attack and looking
the most likely to gain an early goal. This proved to be the case as a ball played
from midfield took a deflection into the path of Carl Owen who took full advantage,
breaking behind the home defence to fire a low 15 yard shot which rattled the inside
of the post on its way into the net. But the early lead was short lived as some hesitant
defence allowed Mike Collister to find the room to latch on to Lance Jones’ left wing
corner and his shot from 8 yards was deflected wide of Richard Harvey. The goal provided
only temporary relief for the home side as Port were soon on the attack again. Dan Pyrs
on the right supplied a good low cross which just eluded Carl Owen and Gareth Jones Evans
racing in at the back post failed to get enough on the ball and it slithered wide.
Port were back in the lead after 18 minutes when Carl Owen met Marcus Orlik’s cross at
the near post and a low header squeezed inside the post. Two minutes later and the
visitors were 3-1 up. Darren Gowans was the provider this time with a quality angled ball
putting Craig Roberts behind the defence on the left. The forward cut inside to finish
with a confident angled 15 yard shot. Port, though they did not add to the 3-1 lead before
the interval, continued to threaten the home goal. There were a couple of well struck
efforts from Gareth Jones Evans and a Carl Owen header which screwed narrowly wide. Rhayder
rarely threatened and their only other worthwhile effort on goal was a Glenn Evans free
kick which curled narrowly outside the post.
10 minutes into the second half and Port further extended their lead when Marcus Orlik
chased to the bye line, outwitted the full back and from a very narrow angle fired the ball
across the keeper and into the far corner for a quality finish. As Port continued to apply
the pressure Darren Gowans tested keeper Price from the edge of the box following a corner.
Just past the hour mark Cai Jones raced on to an excellent Orlik through ball but lifted his
shot over the bar. But four minutes later came the fifth goal when Rhys Roberts netted for
the fourth consecutive game and not for the first time he rose highest at the back post to
meet Marcus Orlik’s corner to head inside the post. 5-1 up with 65 minutes gone proved to be
the high point for Port. Cai Jones almost replicated the Marcus Orlik goal from a narrow
angle but the shot was cleared off the line.
Rhayader then raised their game to take advantage of some very sloppy defending.
A warning had been issued when Richard Harvey was forced to save at point blank range when
Richards received a cross at the far post. The warning was not heeded and when unnecessary
free kicks were conceded around the box Rhayader took advantage. From the first of these
with eight minutes left the ball was only cleared as far as Glenn Evans who crossed low
for Lance Jones to score from close range. With yet another free kick conceded it came to
Rhys Thomas who found himself one on one with Richard Harvey and scored the home side’s
third. This was a disappointing end to a good performance but Port almost ended with a final
flourish when Paul Roberts and Cai Jones set up Marcus Orlik but the shot was sliced over
the bar from 15 yards.
The 6th win on the road lifts Port two places to 7th and sets up a keen contest against
Llangefni on Wednesday night.
Porthmadog; Richard Harvey, Jack Jones, Mike Foster, Gareth Jones Evans, Ryan Davies, Rhys
Roberts (Gareth Owen 80’), Marcus Orlik, Dan Pyrs, Craig Roberts (Paul Roberts 29’), Carl Owen
( Cai Jones 62’), Darren Gowans. Subs not used: Euron Roberts, Richie Owen. Yellow:
Rhys Roberts 36’, Ryan Davies 45’, Marcus Orlik 68’.
Rhayader: Eifion Price, Robbie Steel, Tyrone McFadden, Glenn Evans, Dave Sivell, Tom Evans,
Lance Evans, Christian Jones, Rhys Thomas, Oliver Richards (Matt Morgan 59’), Mike Collister.
Subs not used: Karl Jones, Hywel Evans, Dylan McPhee. Yellow: Tom Evans 80’.
Referee: John Spender (Leasewood)
Huws Gray Alliance -Tuesday, 15 March
Penrhyn-coch ... 1 CPD Porthmadog ... 1
Mark Egan '62 (pen) Rhys Roberts '90
Having negotiated a journeyof a thousand traffic cones and more
lights than on the largest Christmas tree, Port were entitled to
more than a point. On the run of play, in a game which they dominated
from start to finish, they could also have expected more. But in the
end they were relieved to snatch a point thanks to an 89th minute Rhys
Roberts equaliser which at least gave them something from a game which
appeared to have been taken from them by Mark Egan’s 62 minute spot kick.
The second half goals followed a first half which Port completely
dominated but failed to convert the chances which should have secured the
points before the half time whistle was blown. Penrhyn-coch were well
served by keeper Llew Hughes who kept them in the game on more than
Port were on the attack from the start playing down the Cae Baker slope.
Early efforts on goal came from Carl Owen and Gareth Jones Evans but the
nearest they came to opening the score was when Darren Gowans cut in from
the left and unleashed a low shot which keeper Llew Hughes needed a second
bite, at his near post under pressure from Carl Owen, before completing the
save. It was clear that the home side would have to rely on counter attacks
with Dan James showing well breaking quickly on the left but despite a Richard
Harvey save under pressure from Mark Egan the Port defence looked in control.
Most of the action remained in and around the Penrhyn-coch box. Carl Owen
lifted his 15 yard shot over the bar and there were numerous corners which failed
to produce a goal. The nearest Port came to open the scoring was a Paul Roberts
thunderbolt, hit on the turn, which rattled the outside of the upright. Soon after
Paul Roberts turned supplier and Marcus Orlik chased an angled ball played behind
the home defence but with the ball running away from him down the slope he screwed
his shot narrowly over the bar. The only real home opportunity of the half came
when sub Cledan Davies played a good low ball in at the near post, but Stuart Frazer,
though well placed, lifted his shot over the bar. The half ended with Port again on
the attack and another Paul Roberts effort drifted narrowly wide. The half-time was
reached with Penrhyn-coch hardly able to believe their luck at finding themselves
still on level terms in such a one sided half of football.
Port were on the attack again immediately and the home side were again grateful
to their keeper Llew Hughes as he scrambled away a Paul Roberts effort. Playing down
the slope the home side did offer more in the way of attacks and from one of these
Chris Williams’ shot from the right dipped just over the bar. But with 62 minutes
gone Port paid the price for failing to take advantage of 80% of the play when
Ryan Davies brought down Josh Shaw just inside the box and referee Aled Jones issued
a yellow card. He pointed to the spot and Mark Egan stepped up to fire the spot kick
inside Richard Harvey’s right hand post. The home side could hardly believe their good
fortune at finding themselves in pole position. Port redoubled their efforts after the
penalty and the game now became centred in and around the Penrhyn-coch penalty area.
A mixture of sturdy defending and inspired goalkeeping somehow kept Port at bay. A low
Paul Roberts cross to the far post was driven hard by Carl Owen only for Llew Hughes to
save with his legs and minutes later the keeper turned a Dan Pyrs shot round the post.
Again the keeper was in action from the Mike Foster corner, this time pushing Carl
Owen’s header over the bar. Rhys Roberts had by this time joined the front men and added
his strength and vigour to the cause. His presence in the box paid off right on the
stroke of 90 minutes when Euron Roberts’ long cross from the right fell for him in the
box and he notched the late equaliser with a low shot from 12 yards. This was Rhys’
fifth goal in the last four games, quite return for a centre back! Port pressure
continued through added time but there was no fairy tale ending.
When it is considered that Rhyl(twice), Cefn Druids and Flint have all returned empty
handed from Cae Baker, a point might not seem quite so bad in retrospect.
Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Euron Roberts, Mike Foster, Ryan Davies, Rhys Roberts, Dan
Pyrs, Gareth Jones Evans, Marcus Orlik (Cai Jones 68’) Paul Roberts, Carl Owen, Darren
Gowans (Craig Roberts 74’). Subs not used: Richie Owen, Gareth Owen. Yellow: Ryan Davies 62’,
Cai Jones 76’.
Penrhyn-coch: Llew Hughes, Eilian Evans, Mark Gornall, Llyr Hughes (Leigh Jenkins 73’),
Ian Foligno, Gari Lewis (Cledan Davies 17’), Chris Williams, Dan James, Stuart Frazer,
Josh Shaw, Mark Egan. Subs not used: Stuart Rogers, Elwyn Edwards, Dale Williams.
Yellow: Mark Gornall 40’, Chris Williams 50’.
Referee: Aled Jones (Lampeter)
Huws Gray Alliance -Saturday, 12 March
CPD Porthmadog ... 5 Guilsfield ... 0
Rhys Roberts 13’,90’
Gareth J Evans 72’
Paul Roberts 88’,90+
This was a game where Port, despite being well in control for
the majority of the 90 minutes, looked set to make life difficult
for themselves hanging on to a 13th minute lead. All that changed
dramatically with Gareth Jones Evans’ super strike after 72 minutes,
his first goal for the club. From then on in Port turned their
territorial advantage into a series of gilt edged opportunities which
they eventually managed to capitalise upon with three very late goals
giving the scoreline a more accurate reflection of the play.
In the first minute Paul Roberts tested visitors’ keeper David Jones
who saved an angled shot at the expense of a corner. Port continued
to apply the early pressure and Jones needed to be alert keeping out
a fierce Carl Owen shot as the forward broke in from the right. There
was not long to wait for the opening goal Gareth Jones Evans lifted a
partial clearance back into the box for Ryan Davies to head into the
goalmouth where Rhys Roberts found himself free to head past Jones
into the net. Following the goal Port continued to look the more
likely to score as Dan Pyrs lifted a shot over the bar after a patient
build-up and Carl Owen screwed his header wide from a Mike Foster
cross. During this period Guilsfield only managed one real attack
with Cookson firing an angled shot straight at Richard Harvey. As the
half wore on the game became increasingly untidy but Guilsfield did
enjoy a better spell winning a couple corners but these came to
nothing. Despite the lack of clear openings Port continued to dominate
territorially and Orlik’s corner found Paul Roberts who forced
Dave Jones to turn the shot round his near post. Soon after Jones
saved this time from Marcus Orlik, again at the expense of a corner as
Carl Owen and Marcus Orlik combined well on the edge of the box. But
half-time came with the score remaining 1-0 to Port, who had failed
to turn possession into goals.
The second half continued in much the same vein with Port very much
in charge and six minutes into the half Darren Gowans lifted an accurate
cross to the far post but Paul Roberts failed to direct his header wide
of Jones. The best Port chance came from a counter attack where Carl Owen
raced from halfway beating a defender before cutting into the box, but
from a narrow angle lifted the ball over the bar. A rare Guilsfield
attempt at goal came via a Cookson free kick but Frame’s header was
wide of the target. Just when frustration was building up as Port failed
to break a stubborn Guilsfield resistance, Gareth Jones Evans carved an
escape route. The 18 year-old broke from midfield to the edge of the
box, deviated to the right, and whipped a superb 18 yard cracker across
Dave Jones into the corner of the net. Soon after Cai Jones was only
narrowly wide after cutting in from the left and Ryan Davies angled his
header wide from an Orlik corner. But with only two minutes left Paul
Roberts added Port’s third after Jack Jones had released Craig
Roberts down the right and the sub found Paul Roberts with a low cross
for a close range finish. With the clock showing 90 minutes Mike Foster
lifted a free kick to the back post where Rhys Roberts squeezed his
second goal inside the upright, The scoring was still not over and well
into added time Gareth Jones Evans broke down the left and his low cross
picked out Paul Roberts once again in the right place at the right time
for another close range finish.
Guilsfield fresh from Huws Gray Cup success, reaching the final with a
win over Caersws, found little to enthuse them at the Traeth today. Port
on the other hand will be happy with the three points and that the late
goals will have had a beneficial effect on their goal difference as will
the clean sheet.
Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Euron Roberts (Jack Jones 75’), Mike Foster,
Ryan Davies, Rhys Roberts, Gareth Jones Evans, Dan Pyrs, Marcus Orlik,
Paul Roberts, Carl Owen (Craig Roberts 81’), Darren Gowans( Cai Jones 60’).
Subs not used: Gareth Owen, Richie Owen.
Guilsfield: Davis Jones, David Williams (Lee Richards 80’), Llion Davies,
Gareth Jones, James Henderson, Jonathan Jones, John Harris, Richard Astley
(Graham Dyke 63’), Ross Frame, Rob Cookson, Mark Davies.
Sub not used: Russell Cadwallader. Yellow: Jonathan Jones (89’).
Referee: Nick Pratt (Connah’s Quay). Attendance: 129.