Bay set for show­down

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A FINE 3-2 win at Llan­dudno Junc­tion set up Treard­dur Bay United nicely for this Satur­day’s crunch clash at Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Glantraeth.

Cur­rent cham­pi­ons Bay are three points be­hind Glan with a game in hand, but Treard­dur would need a mas­sive win this week­end to hit the sum­mit on goal dif­fer­ence.

With key play­ers miss­ing for var­i­ous rea­sons, the Treard­dur man­age­ment’s op­tions were limited for the game at the Ar­riva Ground, yet it was the Anglesey men who came out on top.

Junc­tion struck first on 21 min­utes when El­liot Smith saved well, but was un­able to keep hold and the loose ball fell kindly to Thomas Wil­liams to smash home from six yards.

Bay went close on sev­eral oc­ca­sions be­fore lev­el­ling two min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val.

Jor­dan Mur­phy pro­vided the as­sist, re­leas­ing Craig Moore who chased down the loose ball, turned his marker and rounded the keeper be­fore fin­ish­ingly nearly into the empty net.

Moore hit the bar from a free kick early in the sec­ond half be­fore the same player was scythed down in the box.

Mur­phy con­verted the re­sul­tant penalty to make it 2-1.

Then fol­lowed a mo­ment of mad­ness as Junc­tion’s Mezz Knight ap­peared to kick out as a Bay player on the ground.

Scuf­fles fol­lowed, Knight was shown a straight red and keeper Smith was also sent off for ap­par­ently man-han­dling the Junc­tion of­fender.

Sean O’Toole took over be­tween the posts and per­formed well be­fore in the 82nd minute the is­lan­ders made it 3-1.

Myles Jones de­liv­ered out wide to Ryan Jones, the winger do­ing well to skip past one tackle, run into the box and turn the next de­fender be­fore fin­ish­ing past keeper Gwydion Owen into the bot­tom cor­ner.

A Mur­phy ef­fort was cleared off the line be­fore Bryan Roberts hit back for the Rail­way­men to set up a tense fin­ish, but the ti­tle-hold­ers held on for a cru­cial three points from a com­pet­i­tive en­counter.

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