Tigers roaring at top of the table
TABLE-TOPPING Menai Bridge Tigers maintained their flying start to the Gwynedd League campaign with a 5-1 battering of Nefyn United.
Darren Gowans (pen), Dafydd Healy, Dean Redmond, Shaun Lock and Dave Baston provided the home goals.
Bridge were two-up at half time, a Gowans penalty converted after a foul on Redmond, while Healy, who had already rattled the post, struck from close range.
Callum Davidson unselfishly set up Redmond for the third before a Gowans free kick released Lock to volley in the fourth.
Baston lashed in number five after collecting a cross at the back post.
A double from Dion Williams earned Glantraeth a 2-0 result at Llanystumdwy, while an Aled Evans own goal sealed Llangoed a 1-0 decision over Waunfawr.
Craig Evans pounced at the double in Gwalchmai’s 2-1 success at Talysarn Celts.
Last Wednesday, Menai Bridge were on cloud nine after edging a 2-1 win at fellow islanders Bro Goronwy.
Sion Hogan’s trickery put the visitors ahead after 18 minutes.
Hogan created space in a tight situation before dinking the ball over the keeper and putting enough on it to evade the defensive clearance.
The hosts levelled on 37 minutes when Jordan Edney supplied the flighted free kick for Andy Williams to plant his header at keeper David Clarke, but the striker was alive to knock in the rebound for 1-1.
As the second half wore on, Menai started to use the conditions in their favour and apply all the pressure.
Gowans’ powerful free kick forced Jonny SweetserHawkes into a tricky body save before Hogan made Bro’s sloppy play costly.
A quick throw-in caught the defence out cold and lack of leadership failed to clear the cross for Hogan to sweep the ball into the net for the clincher.
Gowans thundered against the foot of the post before the end. Midweek scores Glantraeth 1 (Dion Williams) Gwalchmai 1 (Gethin Davies); Bontnewydd 3 Nefyn United 2; Talysarn Celts 1 Llanystumdwy 1.