Rug on a roll as they end run

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

LLANRUG United will have fond mem­o­ries of their trips to An­gle­sey over the past week.

Last Wed­nes­day, David Noel Wil­liams’ side be­came the first team to de­feat Llangefni Town this sea­son, bring­ing an end to a 17-match un­beaten run for the Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One lead­ers.

‘Rug trailed 1-0 at Lon Tal­wrn to a Matthew Jones goal, but af­ter home keeper Liam Ewing was red-carded 10 min­utes later for bring­ing down Carl Grif­fiths in the area, Jonathan Sadler equalised from the re­sul­tant penalty, fir­ing past stand-in gloves­man, ex-United striker Alan Mark Owen.

Sub­sti­tute Aaron Hughes net­ted a fan­tas­tic win­ner in the sec­ond half for Llanrug, who had Llion Jones sent off late on, but stayed strong to record a mo­men­tous vic­tory.

Three days later Llanrug were cel­e­brat­ing again af­ter win­ning 4-3 on penal­ties at Bod­ed­ern Ath­letic in the Cook­son Cup, the teams fin­ish­ing 4-4 fol­low­ing ex­tra time.

Shaun Jenk­ins, Ai­dan Clarke, Steven Whit­taker and an own goal made up the Boded tally, Carl Grif­fiths, Aaron Hughes, Dy­lan Owen and Luke Phillips re­spond­ing for the vis­i­tors.

Llanrug led 2-0 early on, but Ath­letic ral­lied to be 3-2 up by half time.

It then went to 3-3 be­fore ex­tra time, where United edged in front again, only for Boded to equalise and this led to the shoot-out which ‘Rug won.

Llanrug are home to Green­field in a Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One fix­ture this Satur­day.

To cap off a great Novem­ber for the Eithin Duon club, David Noel Wil­liams has been named Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One Man­ager of the Month.

Aaron Hughes

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