Cymru Alliance
20 September 2006
Llangefni Town 1 Glantraeth 4

Three goals in the first sixteen minutes virtually sealed Llangefni’s fate and although the home side went on to enjoy good spells of possession they could not live with the ruthless finishing of a Glantraeth side giving their best performance so far this season.

There were only 80 seconds on the clock when Glan opened the scoring as Richard F Owen finished off a fine passing move with a left foot shot that was curled perfectly around the diving Phil Owen and just inside a post.

Owen was again involved on 13 minutes as his through ball gave Rob Williams the chance to run on and draw the keeper before flicking the ball home in expert style.

Despite the water-sodden pitch and appalling weather conditions the game was proving tremendous entertainment, particularly for the visiting support, and it was made even better on 16 minutes as Warren Gibbs met Richard F Owen’s corner from the right with a downward glancing header that skidded off the wet turf and into the net for Glan’s third.

Llangefni pulled a goal back just past the half-hour mark as Emyr Rowlands failed to clear and Darren Thomas stole in and finished with a well struck shot past Neil Hughes.

Within seven minutes of the restart Glantraeth had regained a three goal advantage and this time Emyr Rowlands was the architect with a fine ball over the Cefni defence. Rob Williams did well to keep possession under pressure before accurately despatching the ball past keeper Phil Owen.

A period of sustained pressure from the home side during the closing stages threatened to reduce Glantraeth’s lead but resolute defending, some heroics from keeper Neil Hughes and a little good fortune kept Llangefni at bay and even then Rob Williams almost claimed his hat-trick in the final minute as he just failed to connect with a well delivered cross from Paul Rowlands.

Glantraeth: Neil Hughes, Emyr Rowlands, Darren Jones, Warren Gibbs, Gareth Owen, Nigel Barry, Rob Williams (Osian Pritchard 87), Richard F Owen, Craig Roberts (Richard Owen 70), Simon Kay, Paul Rowlands.