Pre-Season Friendly
12 August 2006
Glantraeth 0 Marine 8

The Merseysiders ran riot during the final half-hour as the gulf between the top of the Cymru Alliance and the top of the UniBond League Premier Division was ruthlessly exposed. For almost an hour Glan made a game of it, 2-0 down at the interval with Mark Thomas having a penalty kick brilliantly saved by Marine keeper Andy Ralph.
The visitors took the lead after just 6 minutes as Peter Cumiskey turned well in the area before rifling the ball past Steve Thomas. Anthony Hughes had the first real chance for the Anglesey side on 25 minutes but he blazed high from outside the box when the better option might have been to take on the last defender.
Marine made it two three minutes later as Glantraeth too easily gave away possession in the middle of the park and were punished as Cumiskey got his second with a well executed shot.
Rob Williams was inches over with a fine effort in the last meaningful action of the first half and within a minute of the restart Glantraeth had a great chance to level as Anthony Hughes was brought down by James Connolly only for Ralph to pull off a superb save low to his left and deny Mark Thomas from the penalty spot.
It was all but over for the home side when Tommy Taylor converted on 53 minutes to make it 3-0 after nice work by Lee Mulvaney.
With seven fresh players introduced by Alvin McDonald after the interval Glantraeth were visibly wilting as the Crosby club applied increased pressure and a stunning volley on the hour mark by Mick O’Donnell flew into the net off the angle of post and crossbar to open up a four goal lead and Ian Holmes added another six minutes later as he made space for himself in the box before firing home.
Kevin Roberts had a clear opportunity to pull a goal back after 69 minutes but failed to connect properly with a Nigel Barry cross.
Three goals in the final fifteen minutes completed a miserable afternoon for the Cymru Alliance Champions. Tommy Taylor clinically took advantage when Jason Scott failed to clear, Ian Holmes broke clear and finished well and with the last kick of the game O’Donnell scored with another beauty, unleashing a left foot shot from fully twenty-five yards that gave substitute keeper Neil Hughes no chance.
Glantraeth: Steve Thomas, Emyr Rowlands, Gareth Owen, Mark Thomas, Darren Jones, Paul Rowlands, Nigel Barry, Rob Williams, Kevin Roberts, Richard Owen, Anthony Hughes. Subs used: Neil Hughes, Jason Scott
Marine: Andy Ralph, John Elias, Wayne McDermott, Phil Brazier, James Connolly, Mick O’Donnell, Darren Brookfield, Lee Parle, Nicky Young, Peter Cumiskey, Paul Byrne. Subs used: Chris Parry, Ian Latham, Gavin Lynch, Tommy Taylor, Colin Flood, Lee Mulvaney, Ian Holmes