Mike Beech Memorial Trophy – Caerwys hit six, 83 goals from 14 ties

By N Beech


As a result of Rhydymwyn’s first and second teams folding last month, Caerwys manager Dan Sands didn’t hang about signing some of those without a club.
Sands boosted his first team squad with seven new faces for the home supporters to see in Saturday’s Mike Beech Trophy group clash.
It was a very one-sided first half as Caerwys moved the ball about well when going forward.
Lewis Harrison opened the scoring after nine minutes when he curled a free kick from 20 yards around the wall, catching the keeper out at his near post.
Several chances went begging before a Josh Hughes header on 14 minutes gave keeper Adams no chance.
Stephen Nelson missed a couple of opportunities before Connor Gorman’s far post tap-in on 28 minutes made it 3-0.
Michael Guest, who looks to be a good capture down the left wing, added a fourth before the break. Indeed It could have been double figures by half-time.
In fairness, the visitors played much better in the second half and Caerwys keeper Kai Sutcliffe did well to tip a goal bound effort over the bar before goals from left back Gorman (71) and a header from centre back Nathan Swann-Jones (84) reflected the home team’s dominance.

Lex XI 7 Mynydd Isa Spartans Reserves 0
Seven heaven for Lex as Tom Huxley and Sebastian Kidd both scored doubles, while there were singles for Finley Dyer, Alex Palmer and Jordan Tipping.

Castell Alun Colts 9 Connah’s Quay Town Reserves 1
Jack Jones led the way with a hat-trick for Alun, Reece Jones and Luca Nardo netted two apiece and there was one each from Dave MacIntyre and Daniel Woosey, Sam Fairclough with the sole away reply.

Bellevue 0 Penyffordd Lions 12
Ben Hughes struck four times for the Lions, once from the penalty spot, in this dozen-goal rout of Bellevue.
Paul Messham and Edward Brown both scored twice, Harry Brown, Mark Roberts, Alister Randles one each and there was an own goal from Nathan Taylor.

Brymbo 0 Llay Welfare Colts 2
Jamie Heath and Levi Coleman (pen) booked the points for Llay, both on target in the first half.

New Brighton Villa 1 CPD Gronant 0
Iwan Rogers scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute.

Coedpoeth United 3 Lex XI Reserves 1
Joshua Jones’ hat-trick made all the difference in this win for Coedy, Dylan Wheeler responding for Lex Reserves.

Holywell United 2 Ruabon Rovers 4
Three goals from the ever-dynamic Andrew Swarbrick did much to guide Ruabon Rovers’ victory quest.
The former Cefn Druids striker netted on 29, 32 and 90 minutes, Conner Kendrick also on the mark for the visitors, while Harrison Doleman hit back with a pair for the home side.

Aston Park Rangers 7 Johnstown 0
Connor Davies, Adam Randles, Kallum Pierce (2), Charlie Forrester, Karl Lloyd and Tony Jones combined to deliver an emphatic victory for APR.

Connah’s Quay Town 3 Penyffordd Reserves 0
Eddie Gallagher, Ryan Hewitt and Jake Leonard’s first half goals were enough to clinch the spoils for Town.

Mynydd Isa Spartans 5 Coedpoeth United Reserves 0
Shay Davies (2), George Davies, Harry Lambert and Declan Jones shared the goals in a clear success for the Spartans.

Saltney Ferry 7 FC United of Wrexham 2
Exciting new signing Miroslav Ivanov gave FCUW reason to smile when he gave them a 12th minute lead at Saltney Ferry.
Daniel Riley also struck before half time for the visitors, but it was Ferry who finished well on top with a seven-goal salvo split between Oliver Johnson (2), Jake Smith (2), Ryan Barratt, Dean Disley and Ben Lawrence.

CPD Sychdyn 2 Greenfield Reserves 2
Greenfield did well to take a point from Wat’s Dyke Way.
Kyle MacFarlane and Shae Harding found the net for the hosts, Dion Davies and Ryan Jones’ 88th minute leveller salvaging a draw for the visitors.

GROUP H (played Friday)
Acton 3 Queen’s Park Reserves 4
Ryan Lancelotte’s 88th minute strike settled this seven-goal thriller in the Park’s favour.
Joshua Venables, Jake Harper and Matthew Bithell added singles for the visitors, Andrew Bithell (2) and Sam Giles running Acton close.

Where next?

FC Queen’s Park 0 Airbus UK Broughton 3 all tier 3 and 4 sides are out of The FAW Welsh Cup

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