Llan­rug face tester at Al­bion in Cup qual­i­fier

Caernarfon Herald - - MOTORS -

TWO young sportswomen from the area con­tinue to make their mark.

In July, both Ca­trin Wil­liams and Samia Jones, who at­tend Ys­gol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernar­fon, won the Gwynedd and An­gle­sey Sec­ondary School Girl of the Year in the an­nual sports awards.

To win this award both girls had reached the top of their sports. Dur­ing the sum­mer and this month they have moved fur­ther on­wards and up­wards in LLAN­RUG United can ex­pect a dif­fi­cult test when they visit Llan­dudno Al­bion in the sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round of the JD Welsh Cup this Satur­day (2.30pm).

Both sides play in Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One with Llan­rug in third and Al­bion fourth, each on 16 points.

Llan­rug tuned up for their crunch tie with a 3-1 league win against Pen­rhyn­deu­draeth at Eithin Duon last Satur­day.

United com­menced brightly and were soon re­warded. On three min­utes striker Aaron Hughes cut in­side from the left flank at an an­gle just out­side the penalty area and un­leashed a pow­er­ful drive across the vis­i­tors’ goal­keeper into the right hand cor­ner of the net.

Af­ter 15 min­utes striker Meilir Wil­liams equalised for Pen­rhyn. The hosts failed to clear a cor­ner kick from the left and Wil­liams pounced on the loose ball five yards from goal.

Llan­rug went on to pile the pres­sure on the away goal, and should have in­creased their ad­van­tage, cre­at­ing sev­eral good goal-scor­ing op­por­tunists. The Pen­rhyn de­fend­ers blocked sev­eral goal­bound shots, made goal-line clear­ances and goal­keeper Tyler French pulled off some out­stand­ing saves.

United fi­nally re­stored their lead on 29 min­utes. For­ward Carl Griffiths’ strike on goal was han­dled by a de­fender and United mid­fielder Dy­lan Owen made no mis­take from the re­sult­ing spot kick.

Lead­ing 2-1 at the turn­around, Llan­rug came out blaz­ing fol­low­ing the in­ter­val, and within five min­utes of the restart ex­tended their ad­van­tage.

Owen’s pow­er­ful low drive from the left-hand by­line was flicked on with his heel into the net by Hughes for his 10th league goal of the sea- their fields.

Last week in the Bri­tish Wind­surf­ing Cham­pi­onships, Ca­trin (pic­tured left) was awarded the Rob Cartwright Tro­phy. She was nom­i­nated for this by var­i­ous coaches.

The ac­co­lade was given for at­tributes such as team­work, pro­fes­sion­al­ism, ded­i­ca­tion, sup­port and oth­ers. Ca­trin’s name will be added to this tro­phy, join­ing the likes of some very fa­mous Bri­tish son. De­spite cre­at­ing sev­eral fur­ther chances, the home team failed to add to their ad­van­tage, while the rear­guard well mar­shalled by cen­tral defn­der Ei­fion Wil­liams held firm and weath­ered late pres­sure wind­surfers.

Samia (pic­tured right) has had a won­der­ful sum­mer. She came first in the 1500m rep­re­sent­ing Wales in the Celtic Games in Scot­land and scooped a sil­ver medal for her coun­try in the un­der-17s 1500m at the English Cham­pi­onships in Bed­ford. A re­cent tri­umph saw her be­come un­der-17 Bri­tish and Ir­ish moun­tain run­ning cham­pion while rep­re­sent­ing Wales on Ca­maderry Moun­tains in Glen­dalough, Ire­land. by the vis­i­tors. ● Still un­beaten Nantlle Vale were held 2-2 at home by Prestatyn Sports, Rob Daniels with a dou­ble for the hosts, Dar­ren Cas­sidy and Rob Dunn re­ply­ing.

A Paul Flem­ing dou­ble en­sured St As­aph City saw off Llanberis 2-0.

In Di­vi­sion Two’s game of the day, Blaenau Ama­teurs beat Llan­ner­chymedd 2-1 thanks to a late Kieron El­lis win­ner.

Tom Hughes ear­lier put the Quar­ry­men ahead be­fore Rob Jones equalised.

Llan­nefydd ran out 3-2 win­ners at Pwll­heli, To­mas Jones (2) and Lewys Jones for the vis­i­tors, Jamie Banks and Carl Jones hit­ting back.

Y Felinheli ver­sus Holy­head Town was aban­doned af­ter vis­it­ing player Mike Ed­wards suf­fered a bad in­jury.

Goals from Gareth Siddall and Peter Man­soor se­cured Llanberis a 2-0 tri­umph over Pen­maen­mawr Phoenix in the Reserves Di­vi­sion, where Nantlle Vale suf­fered a 10-0 tan­ning at Llandyrnog United.

● GOAL... Llan­rug scram­ble this ball over the line against Pen­rhyn­deu­draeth; be­low, Llan­rug’s Aaron Hughes at­tack­ing the Pen­rhyn­deu­draeth de­fence. Pic­tures by Richard Birch

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