Connah’s Quay Town complete terrific treble

By N Beech

Treble winners in your very first season – can’t be bad!

Connah’s Quay Town have made quite an impact in their debut campaign operating in the Tier 5 North East Wales Football League Championship Division.

They clinched the league title on Saturday with a 1-0 win at nearest rivals Penyffordd Lions, Jake Reilly with the 67th minute winning goal. A draw would have meant Lions finished champions on goal difference, but the Town delivered.

That completed a treble which also included lifting the Mike Beech Memorial Trophy and Two Counties Cup.

Town beat five higher division sides in landing the Mike Beech.

Over the season, Quay have played 33 matches in all competitions, winning 27, drawing one and losing five.

All defeats – except one – came against higher level opposition in cups, namely Mold Alexandra (0-3, Welsh Cup), Cefn Mawr Rangers (2-4, NEWFA Challenge Cup), Halkyn and Flint Mountain (pens, FAW Amateur Trophy) and Llangollen Town (2-6, NEWFA Horace Wynne Cup).

Their only league loss occurred at Ruabon Rovers (2-3) and a sole draw in the Championship happened at home to Penyffordd Lions (1-1).

It has been a great combined team effort from Gavin Parry’s men, who have chalked up 141 goals over 33 matches, Ryan Hewitt (21), John Coady (17), Jake Leonard (14), Lee Reynolds (11) and Jamie Wynne (10) leading the way.

More wins and goals will have been expunged following the resignation of three Championship sides during the season.

Where next?

Late, late goal from Atkinson wins Reserve Cup for Mynydd Isa Spartans NORTH EAST WALES FOOTBALL LEAGUE – THE 2021-22 RESERVE CUP FINAL Courtesy of Dave Jones

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