Thriller for fans with 34 goals in five games
LEADERS Menai Bridge Tigers maintained their perfect record in the Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd League with a sixth straight victory as they saw off visitors Talysarn Celts 4-1.
Dean Redmond was a hat-trick hero for the islanders, who bounced back from the previous weekend’s narrow 3-2 Welsh Cup loss at Holyhead Town.
From the off last Saturday, Celts were on the defensive and tried to hit the Bridge on the counter attack.
The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, when Sion Hogan was shoved off the ball in the box and the referee had no option but to point to the spot.
Redmond sent the keeper the wrong way and it remained 1-0 up to half time.
Just before the hour, Tigers won a corner and Hogan rose higher than everyone to head home.
Soon after, substitute Callum Davidson burst down the flank and pulled the ball back to the penalty spot, where Redmond took a touch and sent the defender the wrong way before calmly slotting past the keeper.
In the 66th minute, Redmond raced in on goal and had his heels clipped – another clear penalty.
Up stepped Redmond to complete his third hat-trick for the club.
Jac Jones scored a consolation goal for Celts from a corner.
Glantraeth romped to a 6-1 success at Bontnewydd, Andy Clarke and Tom Hadley netting two apiece. Ben Roberts and Dion Williams were also on the mark, David Carl Jones with a 90th minute response.
Carwyn Williams hit four as Llangoed chalked up a 6-1 result at Llanystumdwy, Llion Roberts and Tomos Lewis adding one each, Darren Parry responding for the hosts.
Mynydd Tigers’ first game in the Gwynedd League was not a memorable experience as they crashed 7-0 at home to Nefyn United, Jos Lloyd Jones (3), Daniel Roberts, Jack Williams, Guto Roberts and Mark Dunn sharing the Penwaig’s tally.
Mark Griffith was a hat-trick star as Gwalchmai registered a 6-2 win at Waunfawr on this day of big away team scores. Corey Sinnott (2) and Gwion Thomas notched the rest, Ioan Gwynedd and Adam Lloyd hitting back for the Beganifs.
In all, the league produced 34 goals across five games – good entertainment value.