Cymru Alliance
22 September 2007
Llandudno Town 3 Glantraeth 1
Report by Stan Strickland

Although this was a much improved performance by Glantraeth after last week’s disappointing Welsh Cup defeat they still left Maesdu Park pointless and now find themselves only four places off the bottom.

Paul Rowlands had a great chance to put the visitors ahead in the second minute as a crossfield ball from Rob Williams split the home defence but with the keeper stranded off his line Rowlands lobbed the ball too high over the unguarded goal.

On 16 minutes Llandudno took the lead as Bryn Jenkins got clear of the defence and was left with an easy finish and three minutes later went two up as Lee Thomas’s right foot shot found the bottom corner.

Glantraeth responded with a header from Chris Saxon passing narrowly wide following a well flighted corner kick from Richard F Owen but did pull a goal back on 26 minutes. Rob Williams brilliantly worked his way in from the right before sliding the ball across the face of goal where Ben Dews under pressure from Saxon only succeeded in diverting the ball into his own goal.

The pace of the game really stepped up after the break with both sides attacking in turn and Glantraeth were unlucky not to level after 52 minutes as Gerallt Jones had a shot blocked by a defender then Alan Jones following up saw his effort well saved by keeper Andy Rooney. Richard F Owen then fired wide from the corner kick.

Tudno almost took a 3-1 lead on 64 minutes as a tremendous shot from Dews came back off the crossbar then a good effort from Kevin Roberts almost caught the keeper off guard.

A glancing header from Saxon drifted wide on 81 minutes as Glan continued to battle for an equaliser then two minutes later Gareth Hughes pulled off a stunning save from Tudno’s Jenkins as the game built to a thrilling climax.

Gerallt Jones came close to putting Paul Rowlands in on goal then a Rowlands cross caused the home defence problems with Jason Thomas coming in from the right unable to direct his shot on goal. Pushing forward in the final stages Glan were caught out in the 90th minute as Lee Thomas added his second to clinch all three points for the home side.

Glantraeth: Gareth Hughes, Emyr Rowlands, Darren Jones (Jason Thomas 69), Llion Davies, Gareth Owen (Kevin Roberts 63), Richard F Owen, Rob Williams, Chris Saxon, Gerallt Jones, Alan Jones (Osian Pritchard 69), Paul Rowlands.