Ca­naries Breese to con­vinc­ing win

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT - Dave Jones

CAERNAR­FON Town will be out to com­plete a dou­ble when they travel to Cefn Druids for their lat­est JD Welsh Pre­mier League fix­ture this Fri­day (7.45pm).

The Ca­naries marked their re­turn to the top flight by de­feat­ing Druids 1-0 in front of the live TV cam­eras at The Oval on the open­ing week­end of the sea­son.

And an­other three points at The Rock would be more than wel­come for Sean Eard­ley’s men fol­low­ing a 3-0 home vic­tory over Llanelli Town last Satur­day.

That re­sult lifted the Cofis up to fourth in the ta­ble and was their first win by more than a sin­gle goal this sea­son.

Welsh foot­balling leg­end Wyn Davies, who hails from Caernar­fon, was present at The Oval, and the cur­rent crop of lo­cal favourites cer­tainly rose to the oc­ca­sion.

Town’s first worth­while ef­fort ar­rived in the eighth minute when Danny Brook­well con­trolled the ball 20 yards out and un­leashed a low stinger that Oliver Davies did well to get hold of at the sec­ond at­tempt.

The Town flyer was look­ing sharp on the left flank and, when he was brought down just out­side the area, Nathan Craig forced a stun­ning save from the keeper.

Craig made Davies pro­duce an­other fine save min­utes later af­ter a smart move from the hosts saw the ball sit up invit­ingly for the Caernar­fon cap­tain, whose fierce ef­fort was par­ried away.

Home keeper Alex Ram­say was fi­nally forced into ac­tion mid­way through the first pe­riod as he raced out to close the an­gle on Mark Jones, be­fore smartly get­ting his hands to a pow­er­ful at­tempt.

This was as close as Llanelli got to scor­ing be­fore the break as Caernar­fon dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion but, de­spite cre­at­ing a num­ber of half chances, it was a fa­mil­iar tale for the Cofis as they could not man­age to find the net.

The sec­ond half was a very dif­fer­ent story. Craig was un­lucky not to open the scor­ing in the 58th minute when he saw his vol­ley sail two inches wide of the up­right af­ter Llanelli failed to clear their lines.

The dead­lock was fi­nally bro­ken 60 sec­onds later as Brook­well showed great per­sis­tence to earn him­self a yard in the box be­fore find­ing the far cor­ner of the net. The winger tested Davies again five min­utes later but the stop­per was well placed to thwart him.

Sub­sti­tute Sion Bradley made an in­stant im­pact af­ter com­ing off the bench, as he took pos­ses­sion of the ball 25 yards out be­fore slip­ping it into the path of Breese, who glided past the on­rush­ing Davies be­fore net­ting his sec­ond goal of the cam­paign.

Cai Jones put the fin­ish­ing touch to a great per­for­mance four min­utes from time when con­trol­ling the ball be­fore turn­ing smartly and se­cur­ing the third goal that Caernar­fon de­served. Caernar­fon: Alex Ram­say, Joe Wil­liams, Nathan Craig, Rhys Roberts, Ryan Wil­liams, Noah Ed­wards, Jamie Crowther, Gareth Evans, Jamie Breese, Dar­ren Thomas, Danny Brook­well. Subs (used): Sion Bradley, Kevin Roberts, Cai Jones. Not used: Ross Stephens, Ben Ma­her, Dion Owen.

● Caernar­fon Town’s Nathan Craig forces a great save from the Llanelli keeper

Pics: RICHARD BIRCH

● Caernar­fon Town’s Noah Ed­wards, left and Danny Brook­well, right, at­tack the Llanelli de­fence

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