North East Wales Veterans League – bags of goals and many illustrious names on target

By N Beech

Courtesy of Dave Jones @ Grassroots North Wales

Premier Division
FC Queen’s Park Vets 2 Hawarden Rangers Vets 2
Alan Huxley’s 75th minute equaliser for Queen’s Park earned them a decent home point against league champions Hawarden Rangers on Sunday.

The visitors took a 15th minute lead through Daniel Roberts, but Stephen Rees levelled the contest on 32.

Into the second half and a Nick Henderson penalty put Hawarden ahead for a second time, but the evergreen Huxley, who still plays Saturday football for Lex XI at 45, came up with an important goal, as he so often does, to ensure it ended all-square at Queensway Stadium.

Ruthin Town Vets 9 Brickfield Rangers Vets 1
Nine of the best from early table leaders Ruthin, who made it three straight wins in 2023-24.

Some illustrious names appeared on the home team scoresheet!

Danny Jellicoe, Matthew Lowe and Danny Porter scored in the first half.

After the break Porter added a penalty, Kevin Evans found the net. Lowe bagged two more to complete a hat-trick and Jordan MacCarter delivered a double.

Michael Bailey pocketed a consolation for Brickfield.

Mynydd Isa Veterans P Rhydymwyn Vets P

Championship Division
White Bear Vets 5 Deeside Dragons Vets 4
Lee Silvester was a hat-trick hero for White Bear, who edged a narrow victory over the Dragons.

Silvester netted on 1, 4 and 87 minutes for the hosts, Paul Morgan and Ryan Davies also on the mark.

Deeside put up a good battle, Martin Colecliffe, Barry Loughran, Karl Jones and Lee Shone replying for the visitors, whose last two goals arrived very late.

Denbigh Wanderers Vets P Llay Welfare Vets P

Where next?

Admirable Nelson shows a keen eye ‘four’ goal Courtesy of Dave Jones @ Grassroots North Wales

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