Valley hit the heights after Justin’s treble
JUSTIN WILLIAMS was a hat-trick hero as Valley went three points clear at the Kon-X Anglesey League summit with a 5-3 victory over Caergybi.
Due to Caergybi’s home ground at Millbank having failed an early morning pitch inspection, the game was switched to Parc Mwd.
Valley were without the suspended Jordie Lees and Ryan Hall, as well as centre-back Ashley Hughes, but welcomed back Mark Hamblin after a lengthy injury.
After an even opening, the league leaders went ahead after good build-up let Nik Kontodious play in Konner Druce. He made a great pass to Mike Williams, who unselfishly set up Justin Williams to find the net. It was Williams again who struck not long after to make it 2-0.
Caergybi refused to let their heads drop and a long ball was pounced on by ex-Valley striker Gary Jo Owen, who chipped Jamie Owen to halve the deficit with his 27th goal of the campaign.
Difficult second-half conditions saw the pitch become dug up and very slippery, which made it hard to control the ball.
It was 3-1 when Danny Roberts rose to collect a rare headed goal, and minutes later he scored his second.
Things got worse for Caergybi when Scott Pettersen was red-carded for foul play against Justin Williams.
At 4-1 up and playing against 10 men, Valley would have imagined the job was done.
With 20 minutes remaining, manager Barry Rowlands decided to replace Mike Williams, who picked up an ankle knock in the first half, as a precaution, and sent on Marc Wilson in the hope of possibly providing more goals and seeing off the game.
This was not the case, as Valley defender Sam Morris was penalised for an alleged push in the box and Caergybi captain Dewi Thomas scored from the spot. Valley had a penalty shout turned down before they eventually won one, Justin Williams sending keeper Kieran Weeks the wrong way to complete another hat-trick.
Caergybi were down to nine men when Glenn North received a second yellow for dissent. However, the final goal of the game was scored by the losing team, with Kurt Harris on the mark.