Bay set for showdown
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.