1876 bounce back with 13-0 rout in Shield

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BAN­GOR 1876 ban­ished the dis­ap­point­ment of the last fort­night’s FAW Tro­phy and Welsh Cup ex­its in some style against visi­tors CPD Llanys­tumdwy as they won 13-0 in round one of the Bob Owen Me­mo­rial Shield, writes KEVIN OWEN.

Pro­ceed­ings got off to the per­fect start for the home side un­der the fine driz­zle of a Novem­ber af­ter­noon at Tre­borth as sharp­shooter Jamie Petrie found the tar­get in the fifth minute from Dafydd Thomas’ in­ci­sive run down the right for an early lead.

The ad­van­tage was dou­bled on 11 min­utes. Cian Williams’ di­ag­o­nal pass was missed by the Llanys­tumdwy de­fence for Les Davies to feed Dy­lan Summers-Jones to calmly round Llanys­tumdwy keeper Carl Williams for 1876’s sec­ond goal of the af­ter­noon.

Mid­fielder Dy­lan Williams added his name to the goalscor­ing charts with a well-struck drive that beat his name­sake in the visi­tors’ goal to nes­tle in the bot­tom right hand cor- ner of the net on 19 min­utes.

Just be­yond the half hour mark, Summers-Jones dou­bled his per­sonal tally – notch­ing his twen­ti­eth goal of the sea­son – with an in­stinc­tive fin­ish, as Davies headed goal­wards from Shaun Lock’s cor­ner kick delivery.

Three min­utes later and the formidable Davies demon­strated some nifty foot­work to cre­ate the space from Petrie’s cross to send a low hard drive be­yond Llanys­tumdwy guardian Williams to en­sure a 5-0 lead for the home side ahead of the half-time break.

Within four min­utes of the restart, a short cor­ner rou­tine taken by Petrie fed left back Shaun Lock, who duly made it six with a well­struck shot from out­side the penalty area.

The goal marked Lock’s first goal for his home­town club.

Two min­utes later and Petrie scored the sev­enth from a Summers-Jones as­sist as the Llanys­tumdwy de­fence buck­led un­der the in­ces­sant pres­sure.

On the hour mark, the 1876 fans were treated to that rarest of com­modi­ties – a goal from skip­per Michael John­ston.

The goal marked the pop­u­lar cen­tre back’s first com­pet­i­tive goal in sev­eral sea­sons as he scram­bled home a cor­ner kick delivery from close range.

Summers-Jones claimed his hat­trick on 64 min­utes – his fifth tre­ble of the sea­son – and in­creased his sea­son’s tally to a re­mark­able 21 goals thus far as the lead in­creased to an unas­sail­able 9-0.

With 20 min­utes of the match re­main­ing, John­ston’s cen­tral de­fen­sive part­ner Cian Williams pounced onto a loose ball from a set-piece delivery by Shaun Lock as the home side ratch­eted up a dou­ble fig­ure score for the fourth time this sea­son.

The visi­tors’ woes were deep­ened af­ter 77 min­utes with pos­si­bly the goal of the day as young mid­fielder Luke Steele volleyed home with tech­nique and pre­ci­sion from a Leon Owens cross to leave Williams help­less in the visi­tors’ goal.

Ten min­utes from time, Davies added his sec­ond goal of the af­ter­noon as he smashed home off the un­der­side of the cross­bar to make it a round dozen for 1876.

To add in­sult to in­jury, a 13th goal duly ar­rived in the penul­ti­mate minute of play as lead­ing goalscorer Petrie claimed his hat­trick and 26th goal of the sea­son.

Pic­ture: Kevin Owen

● Ban­gor 1876 cel­e­brate one of their 13 goals against Llanys­tumdwy.

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