1876 win again to progress in Junior Cup
spot-kick for the visitors.
Round two of the Take Stock Challenge Cup saw a number of thrillers especially at Y Felinheli who beat Holyhead Town 7-6.
Gruff John (5, 1 pen) and Iwan Owen (2) were on target for the home side while Asa Thomas (2), Jordan Murphy, Gary Jo Owen, Robert Thomas and Bryn Roberts scored for Town.
Sean Pritchard, Paul Bryant and Andrew Wannop were Gaerwen’s marksmen in a 3-0 win over Amlwch Town,
Pentraeth were beaten 4-2 by Penmaenmawr Phoenix at Pentraeth with Owain Roberts and Rees Roberts scoring for the hosts and Ethan Jones, Adam Hunt, Harry Roberts and Tom Prince for the winners and Aberffraw pipped Barmouth and Dyffryn 3-2.
Elsewhere, Menai Bridge Tigers hammered Llannerchymedd 6-0, Llangoed edged Glantraeth 3-2 and Bethesda Athletic and Llanystumdwy shared a thrilling 4-4 draw.
Waunfawr were too strong for Caergybi, winning 5-2.
Bro Goronwy clinched a 1-0 victory against visitors Ogwen Tigers. AN efficient display from a much-changed side ensured Bangor 1876 progressed into the next round of the NWCFA Junior Cup at the expense of their hosts Llanelwy Athletic.
The first-round match burst into life in the 26th minute when an 1876 counter attack led to Leon Owens taking a shot from the edge of the area, before the opposition goalkeeper Joe O’Brien parried the ball directly into the path of Dylan Williams, who duly dispatched the opportunity to break the deadlock.
However, Bangor 1876’s lead lasted only five minutes as a Llanelwy free-kick found Liam Rowland Jones, whose header took a deflection past goalkeeper Danial Williams to level the score.
The second half began with Bangor 1876 dominating possession as they patiently looked for a way through the stubborn Llanelwy defence.
They finally got their reward in the 51st minute when a Shaun Lock free kick found its way to Luke Steele, who managed to squeeze it past goalkeeper O’Brien and into the back of the net from a tight angle to make it 2-1.
Bangor 1876 then opted to bring on some fresh legs.
Dylan SummersJones and Jamie Petrie entered the fray, replacing the hardworking Owens and Iwan Williams respectively, and the changes soon started to pay dividends as the visitors began finding holes in the Llanelwy defence.
Bangor 1876’s pressure paid off, as Petrie’s cross into the area found Benn Lundstram, who fired beyond O’Brien to make the score 3-1.
From then on, the game as a contest was effectively over, with 1876 continuing to dominate and create chances.
● Holyhead’s Dean Garmey (right, in previous action) was among the scorers as Hotspur went top of the Welsh Alliance Division 1. Picture: Richard Birch