Awe­some Cefni stay un­beaten

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

UN­BEATEN Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One lead­ers Llangefni Town turn their at­ten­tion to the FAW Tro­phy this Satur­day when they wel­come Gaerwen to Talwrn Road for a sec­ond round tie (2pm).

Cefni en­ter this week­end’s clash in awe­some form, hav­ing come back from 2-1 down in last Satur­day’s league tus­sle with Green­field to tri­umph 4-2 with three goals in the last 10 min­utes.

This was a match home side Llangefni should have put to bed in the first half, cre­at­ing enough chances to win two games and hit­ting the wood­work five times.

In the open­ing min­utes, Kevin Lloyd rat­tled the cross­bar from 25 yards. Matthew Jones gave Cefni the lead on the half-hour, head­ing in Lloyd’s cross to make it 1-0 at the in­ter­val.

The hosts fluffed early sec­ond-half chances, then, on 60 min­utes, Green­field were awarded a penalty for a push on Daniel Sim. Danny Calvert stepped up to equalise.

The match be­came more of a bat­tle with Green­field choos­ing to up their phys­i­cal game. Good work from Mark John­son on 74 min­utes opened up Cefni’s de­fence. A through ball from Calvert re­leased Shaun Beck, who was through on goal but brought down by keeper Steve Sin­clair.

Calvert made it 2-1 to the vis­i­tors from the spot.

The home side did not panic and showed ex­cel­lent char­ac­ter to bounce back. On 79 min­utes, a fine shot by left-back Jack Wil­liams lev­elled it. Lloyd then got the ball in the 18yard box. Back to goal, his back-heel found Wil­liams who de­liv­ered a bril­liant ball to sub Iwan Jones at the back post to score from six yards.

Green­field pushed ev­ery­thing for­ward and, on 90 min­utes, gained a cor­ner. This was dealt with by the Cefni de­fence, and a long ball found Lloyd, who shrugged off his op­po­nent and had only the keeper to beat, but was pulled down by the last man, who was lucky to stay on the pitch.

The third penalty of the match was con­verted by Lloyd to seal a 4-2 win in this thrilling en­counter.

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