Bay aiming for nine matches undefeated
TREARDDUR Bay United will look to stretch their unbeaten run this season to nine matches when they travel to Llandyrnog United in the FAW Trophy this Saturday (2pm).
Bay maintained their outstanding start to the campaign last weekend when they hammered fellow islanders Amlwch Town 8-1 at Lon Isallt in the Welsh Cup.
Trearddur now face a trip to MidWales League side Waterloo Rovers in the first round proper.
The tie got off to a flying start when Asa Thomas was scythed down in the box in the first minute and Curt Williams slotted home the resulting penalty.
Bay doubled their lead in the 10th minute when Williams outmuscled a defender to slam home his second of the game and ninth goal this term.
Trearddur created plenty of chances playing into the blustery wind but failed to add further goals before the break.
The hosts began the second half as they did the first, Thomas receiving a long crossfield pass and calmly rounding the keeper to slot home.
Amlwch got themselves back into the game when Mathew Doutch was harshly red carded for handling in the box. Jack Griffiths converted the penalty on 53 minutes.
Mark Williams’s side restored their three-goal advantage when a perfectly delivered ball from Dale Murphy saw Thomas with bags of room to head home at the far post, making it 12 goals for the season.
The best goal of the afternoon came in the 69th minute when Dan McGinness won the ball deep in his own half.
After making 20 yards he glanced up and seeing visiting keeper Ryan McKean off his line struck a beauty from the halfway line over the custodian and into the open net, something Bay seem to do now on a regular basis. Amlwch tried desperately to claw something back but it was Bay who continued to press and look dangerous.
With changes made and fresh legs on the pitch it was Shaun Jenkins who converted next to pile on the pressure.
Bay were finishing the strongest and Craig Moore did well to ride to heavy tackles before rounding the keeper and slotting home from a tight angle.
The Welsh Alliance Division One
Pic: DENNIS YOUNG outfit still had time for one final piece of excellent football when Myles Jones took a free kick 30 yards and could not have placed it any better, curling over the wall dipping just under the crossbar leaving the keeper a spectator.
For WAL Division Two underdogs Amlwch, who were down to the bare bones player-wise, it was a disappointing afternoon but they will have much easier assignments than this over the season.
Other first round ties: Gwalchmai v Mold Alex, Guilsfield v Glantraeth, Holyhead Hotspur v Pentraeth.
Bay’s Jordan Murphy (facing) and Dale Murphy battle for the ball against Amlwch