1876 bounce back with 13-0 rout in Shield
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.
● Bangor 1876 celebrate one of their 13 goals against Llanystumdwy.