Admirable Nelson shows a keen eye ‘four’ goal

By N Beech

Courtesy of Dave Jones @ Grassroots North Wales

Premier Division
Rhostyllen 3 Caerwys 4
Four-goal hero Scott Nelson led Caerwys to a fantastic win at Premier Division leaders Rhostyllen on Saturday.

Beaten 6-0 at home by Corwen the previous weekend, Daniel Sands’ side bounced back in magnificent fashion with star man Nelson the spearhead.

In a thrilling contest, Nelson notched the only goal of the first half on 20 minutes.

Two minutes into the second half, the former Rhydymwyn striker doubled the away lead.

However, Rhostyllen came back all guns blazing, notching three goals in a nine-minute spell to edge in front.

Drew Wickens netted on 48, a William Roberts penalty after 52 levelled the scores and then Ben Duffy made it 3-2 with 57 on the clock.

Determined not to lie down, Caerwys got back on terms in the 65th minute when Nelson completed his hat-trick.

And Nelson bagged what turned out to be the match-winner in the 76th minute.

FC Queen’s Park 6 Castell Alun Colts 0
Champions the Park went level on points with top-two Rhostyllen and Connah’s Quay Town, although The Dunks side have played more matches than the pair which sit above them on goal difference.

After losing at home to Connah’s Quay seven days earlier, the Park hit back in style with a six-goal drubbing of Casty.

Harry Gregory and joint-manager Mikey Latham both scored two apiece, the latter’s double including a penalty, while Andrew Hughes and Leroy Negma-Stamp both netted early.

The Premier Cup
Penyffordd Lions 4 Mynydd Isa 2
Paul Messham struck twice in the first half for Penyffordd, who later clinched victory with a late double to see off Mynydd Isa.

Messham found the net on 10 and 38 minutes, but the visitors were level at half time thanks to Kris Turner and Joseph Jones scoring after 24 and 30.

It stayed 2-2 until Jack Pyke-Jones edged the Lions ahead on 78 and a 99th minute fourth from Liam Hughes clinched a home success.

Championship Division

Bellevue 1 Aston Park Rangers 11
Five-goal magician Jonny Crossley made it 11 in three games and 20 for the season with a quintet in Saturday’s away tanning of Bellevue.

Karl Bacon added four for the visitors, who were seven-up at the break.

Andy Cook and a Tiajo Ginga own goal completed the 11, David Holland with a consolation for the home team.

Skippy 3 Holywell United 5
Adam Brown, Jac Riley-Jones, Dougles McDonagh, Jack Swinnerton and a Steven Davies own goal made up Holywell’s winning total.

Skippy made a good contest of it, replying through Liam Jones (2) and Bobby Gregory.

CPD Sychdyn 0 Acton 7
Samuel Giles (3), Seb Kidd, Liam Davies, Luke Harrington and Niall Challoner shared Acton’s seven-goal haul at Sychdyn.

The Two Counties Cup
Overton Recreational 2 CPD Yr Wyddgrug 5
David Jones and Gethin Thomas bagged a brace apiece in Yr Wyddgrug’s good win on the road in the Championship Division knockout.

Shaun Hughes was also on target for the visitors, Harry Massey and Peter Thedens for the outgunned hosts.

Rhydymwyn 7 Brymbo 0
This fixture would have been played out at a far higher standard then tier 5 in years gone by, but football is so often a game of cyclical highs and lows.

Rhydymwyn were in command of Saturday’s cup encounter. Nathan Williams poached a hat-trick, while there was a goal each for Niall Roberts, Paul Hughes, Joseph Jones and Connor Davies.

Reserve Division
Castell Alun Colts Reserves 3 Penyffordd Lions Reserves 3
Craig Worthington, Sam Moore and Robert Parcesepe all entered the goals column for Casty, but three late strikes earned Lions a point, Lewis Dallimore (2) and Matthew Holmes doing the necessary.

The Reserve Cup
Caerwys Reserves 2 Corwen Reserves 1
With their first team celebrating a fabulous win at leaders Rhostyllen in the Premier, it was a good day as a whole for Caerwys, with their reserves eliminating Corwen in the cup.

Kian Harrison gave the visitors a 19th minute lead, but goal heroes Jack Wakeman and Coby Amos turned the tables.

Coedpoeth United Reserves 3 Greenfield Reserves 1
Euan Evans handed Greenfield an 11th minute lead, but Coedy hit back to win with goals from Kevin Breeze, Aled Wyatt and Ben Griffiths.

Lex Reserves 3 FC Queen’s Park Reserves 3 (Queen’s Park won 4-3 on pens)
Park led 3-0, were pegged back to 3-3, but then prevailed on spot-kicks.

Top-scorer Richard Jones (2) and Jake Morris put the visitors three-up at half time, but within 15 minutes of the second period, Bradley Wynne, George Baxter and Kieron Jones had the Law back on terms.

So 3-3 after 65 minutes, but no further goals so pens were needed to decide the winner and the Park were that team.

Mynydd Isa Reserves 4 Connah’s Quay Town Reserves 1
Michael Whales (2), Cory Pygott and Linden Puckey grabbed the goals that matters for Isa, Eric Thomas with a late consolation for the Quay.

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