Tigers roar­ing at top of the ta­ble

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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.

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