| Cefn Albion (a) |
Brickfield Rangers (a) |
18/08/21 ARDAL NORTH WEST LEAGUE
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Y Bκl / Match Ball: Bleddyn Evans Nefyn Trydanwr / Electrician
CPD PORTHMADOG 5
John Littlemore 4'
Marcus Banks 12', 48, 58'(p)
Paul Lewis 72'
BRICKFIELD RANGERS 1
Owen Jones 64
Who dares wins. This afternoon, Port, as is their custom, dared to play their usual one-touch passing game so beloved of the Traeth faithful and such an approach paid off generously. However, the outstanding feature of the game for many will be an excellent hat-trick achieved by the promising and daring Marcus Banks.
Port were quickly into their stride against unfamiliar opposition and took the lead on a mere four minutes. A long ball by Nathan Craig was chased with great determination by John Littlemore and although his initial shot was well saved by the onrushing Griffiths in goal, he made no mistake with the rebound to score his first competitive goal of the season. 1-0 Port.
A minute later, a good-looking left footer from just outside the box from Ifan Emlyn went narrowly past the post. Then, a jinking run by Rhys Alun, evading three defenders, culminated in a shot into the side netting.On 12 minutes, however, Port doubled their advantage when Marcus Banks coolly lifted the ball into the roof of the net following a cross by Nathan Craig. This was followed by Rhys Alun blazing over the bar when he could probably have brought the ball down before shooting from close range. On the stroke of half time, Marcus Banks produced a splendid diving header which was superbly parried over the bar by the keeper.
Port had a very generous share of possession for nearly all the half, although Brickfield grew more and more into the game as the half wore on and came close to scoring on two occasions with a couple of half chances from just outside the box. Half time 2-0 Port.
The second half was barely three minutes old when Port made the game safe. A well-placed cross by Stuart Rogers presented Marcus Banks with a header from virtually on the goal-line. 3-0 Port. On 56`, a bullet header by Josh Banks from a Paul Lewis corner went narrowly over the crossbar. Two minutes later, Port were awarded a penalty when a Port attacker was brought down with only the keeper to beat. Up stepped Marcus Banks to score past Griffiths outstretched right hand and send himself into Hat-Trick Heaven. 4-0 Port.
Shortly thereafter, we were treated to the best goal of the game from Brickfield`s Owen Jones as he sent a daisy cutter into the corner of the net, leaving Dylan Roberts in the Port goal with no chance following an assist from substitute Ozlu. A superb goal and an absolute masterclass in how to shoot low past the keeper. 4-1.
The scoring for the afternoon was completed on 72 minutes when Paul Lewis worked himself into a good position to score after two bites at the cherry. An entertaining game in which both teams attempted to play attractive football and the scoreline was a fair reflection of Port`s superiority on the day.
Next Saturday, we shall again be in league action when we travel to strugglers St. Asaph City who today earned a creditable draw at Felinheli. Be there or be square!
Porthmadog :- Dylan Roberts(GK), Ben Fisher (G. Jones-Evans 57`), Josh Banks, James Morgan , Stuart Rogers (Lewys Turner 57`), John Littlemore (C. O`Hara 81`)Ifan Emlyn, Nathan Craig, Marcus Banks (Guto Gruffudd 88`),, Rhys Alun, Paul Lewis. Sub not used :-B. Roberts (GK)
Brickfield Rangers :- J. Griffiths(GK), M. Derosa,(H. Massey 57`), C. Dixon, A. Jones, Silva Neto, Lima Teixeira,O.Jones,A. Vale, N/A !!, L. Parry.(H.Ozlu 50`) Unused Sub:- H.Cook
Dyfarnwr / Referee: Arwyn Griffiths
Torf / Attendance:- 181
11/09/21 Tlws Amatur CBDC Rd 4 / FAW Amateur Trophy Rd 4
CEFN ALBION 2
Alex Williams 50, 65
CPD PORTHMADOG ..0
Our visit to The Crick, Brymbo FC will not live in the memory for Port supporters; as a match lacking in quality and chances went the way of a tough Cefn Albion side for whom Alex Williams scored twice in the space of 15 second half minutes.
The Albion, holders of the FAW Trophy, entered the 5th Round of this years competition while Port exited a Cup competition for the second successive weekend and their attention will now need to turn to making significant progress in the League.
The match started quite evenly without either goalkeeper being tested, but gradually Port had more possesion but with chances few and far between. On 16 minutes Matty Jones had an effort from the edge of the box well saved by Albion goalkeeper Josh Roberts. Dylan Roberts pulled off a superb save from an Alex Williams shot on 25 minutes. On 34 minutes a Josh Banks effort, from an Ifan Emlyn cross, went just past the post and a Sol Kempster header went agonisingly close. The 1st half finished with more chances for Cian Pritchard, -the 16 year-old making his first start for the senior team- Matty Jones and John Littlemore, but on the stroke of half time Albion came closest to scoring with an effort from Callum Mannion who struck the bar
0-0 half time.
Cefn Albion came out for the 2nd half on the front foot and took the lead on 50 minutes as Alex Williams scored from close range and was on target again on 65 minutes as he spun round and shot into the far corner. James Morgan was forced off with an injury and replaced by Matthew Roberts on 74 minutes. On 88 minutes John Littlemore had a shot fumbled by the Albion goalkeeper and from the resulting corner Albion nearly scored an own goal but it wasnt to be Port's day.
Best of luck to Cefn Albion in the next round.
We are back in league action next Saturday as we host Brickfield Rangers at Y Traeth k.o.2.30pm. Hopefully we will by then see some of the 8 senior players missing today, for a variety of reasons, back in the matchday squad.
Porthmadog: D.Roberts, J.Banks, J.Morgan (M.Roberts), S. Kempster, I.Emlyn, C. Pritchard, M.Jones, J.Littlemore, M.Banks, J.Williams, P.Lewis.
Eilyddion / Unused subs: B.Roberts, C.Papirnyk, J.McDaid, G.J.Evans
Yellow cards: Julian Williams 27'
Cefn Albion: J.Roberts, J.Valentine, J.Williams (D.Gibbins), N.Williams, N.Jones, J.Millington, R.Kershaw, K.Morris, M.Latham, C.Mannion, A.Williams.
Eilyddion / Unused Subs: T.Gunson, J.Jones, T.Wilkinson.
Cardiau Melyn / Yellow cards: Jordan Williams 27'
Dyfarnwr / Referee: Graham Hannah