THEY say that a sign of a good side is that when they are not on top form they can still produce the wins and that is exactly what Gwynedd League leaders Bro Goronwy produced in a tight Cae Nerys affair as they saw off Beaumaris Town 3-1.
Having the advantage of the testing weather conditions in the first period the hosts would have expected to gain a greater advantage than a single goal at the interval and Beaumaris would have fancied their chances after the break in turning things around.
Early Bro attacks went close to opening the scoring, Callum Thomas thwarted by the imposing Karl Moorhouse in goal.
Half chances were created and went begging before Connor Jones shot tickled the topside of the crossbar.
It was certainly not all one way traffic as Town had spells of putting the Moelfre men’s defence under pressure.
Darren Lewthwaite arrowed a rifling shot that man of the match Jonny Sweetser-Hawkes had to stretch full length to push away to safety and then Dean Redmond tried his luck from long range, Sweetser-Hawkes once again using all of his frame to fingertip his shot around the post.
Bro weathered the away pressure and hit back to take the lead on 20 minutes. Rob Tiesteel floated in a delightful free kick from out wide for Andy Williams to get above his marker and head powerfully into the corner.
Bro looked to further dent any chances of Beaumaris coming back into the match, Taylor Jones firing wide before younger brother, Connor, blasted a strike that with the help of slight fingertips from the gloves man slammed back off the post.
It didn’t take Town too long to level, looking dangerous from Shaun Lock’s long throws and set pieces this was to be the set up to make it all square minutes after the interval.
Throwing the ball into the danger area causing all the mayhem for evergreen Dean Redmond to pop up and smash the ball past Sweetser-Hawkes from only six yards out.
Lewthwaite again tried his luck from distance, side footing a wind assisted shot that just cleared the frame of the goal before Connor Jones thought he’d put the hosts back into the lead only to be ruled out by the assistant referee’s flag.
Moorhouse seemed to claw the ball back off the line in slow motion to deny Callum Thomas before another long range Town strike went close.
Andy Williams’ maverick run resulted in Bro claiming an advantage again, darting in between defenders to unleash a goal bound shot that was cruelly deflected off Huw Pritchards body into the net.
Sweetser-Hawkes again excelled in keeping out Locks tempting free kick but Pritchard should have done better with less than 10 minutes remaining.
Blazing over from only 6 yards out with the goal gazing.
Lewthwaite chipped over the target but the visitors could not find a way past the resolute defending.
Stoppage time still produced a clinching Bro goal and a straight dismissal as Beaumaris ended the game in an unsavoury manner.
Having been shown a yellow card Shaun Lock then got himself into further hot water as a straight red was produced not long after for disgraceful racial remarks.
Bro finished on a high, punishing the visitors for pushing up for a leveller in the last attack of the match.
Breaking up field fast to out number the stranded defenders, Williams sprinting up the touchline to thread the ball across to eventually find its way to the far post where full back Rich Williams popped up to finish like a seasoned pro.
Andy Williams rises to head Bro Goronwy into a 1-0 lead against Beaumaris Town