(08/02/16) Our Cookson Cup game at home to Glan Conwy will now be played next Saturday weather permitting. Kick-off is 2.00 pm and the referee is Allan Rowlands. The winners will be at home to Pwllheli the following Saturday in the semi-finals.
(06/02/16) Today's game at home to Glan Conwy has been called off by match referee Terry Atkinson due to a waterlogged pitch.
NAOMI WATTS THE FULL STORY...SO FAR
(05/02/16) Since I opened an email early Tuesday morning confirming Hollywood movie star Naomi Watts had accepted our request to be president of the club and put a small piece on our website it has been sheer madness. Myself and the chairman have spent most of the week dealing with requests for quotes and interviews from the press, radio and TV. Key 'Naomi Watts Glantraeth' into Google and you will see what I mean. The story has gone global in a way even I could not have envisaged. I have been in hour by hour contact with Naomi's publicist Robin Baum who is based on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and she is currently discussing requests for interviews about the story with Naomi. Robin is one of the top three publicists in Hollywood representing Johnny Depp (pictured with Robin), Orlando Bloom and Ryan Gosling amongst others. I have put three requests for interview forward to Robin from BBC Radio Wales, BBC TV's Victoria Derbyshire Show and ITV 's Good Morning Britain so expect to hear Naomi talking about accepting the role of president over the next few days. Gareth our chairman has been interviewed on Radio Cymru while I have been on BBC Radio Wales and Talksport and will be on the beIN Sport TV Channel based in Qatar this evening via a video link talking to Richard Keys and Andy Gray. Glantraeth players Guto Hughes and Mark Bridge were also interviewed at training on Wednesday for a feature on S4C. It is wonderful publicity for the club and as many media people have said to me - a nice story.
How did it all come about? The comment I made when interviewed 'if you don't ask, you don't get' will stick with me forever as it has been quoted all over the world alongside this story but it's true.
When Sir George Meyrick stood down in the summer after twenty years as president we had to consider who might succeed him. We felt it should be someone reasonably high profile with local connections. We considered a few names and I mentioned that Naomi Watts lived in Bodorgan between the ages of ten to fourteen and went to the local village school. It was clear from comments she has made in the past that living here with her nain and taid was a really happy period of her life so I felt renewing a connection with this area of Anglesey might appeal to her. I am sure the rest of our committee thought I was daft when I suggested we write to her and ask her to be president.
An Internet search revealed her manager was Jason Weinberg. I emailed him several weeks ago requesting that he pass on an attached letter to Naomi but heard nothing back. Last week I sent a cheeky email saying 'it would be nice if I got the courtesy of a reply to our polite request.' He could easily have taken offence but he didn't. He replied that he was sorry and could I send the letter again. I did and got a reply saying 'leave it with me' which sounded promising. As soon as Naomi accepted the position of president and the story broke a whole chain of people in Los Angeles were brought into the loop and I have found myself dealing with some really big names in Hollywood and drawn into a world that I had only read about in the past. It has been surreal to say the least but also exciting. A pint in the Joiners tonight is going to seem pretty tame.
Meanwhile we welcome Naomi to the club, I will be sending her a letter shortly saying just that. It is an honorary position, her name will go on our letterhead as president, on the website and in the matchday programme and she will be sent a newsletter detailing the club's progress at the end of the season just as we did with Sir George. If she wants to take a more active role that will be more than welcome but as I believe she now lives in New York it will very much be a long distance relationship. (Stan Strickland)
SEMI-FINAL PLACE AT STAKE
(04/02/16) Briefly returning to Planet Earth following the media hysteria generated by the Naomi Watts story we are due to be at home to Glan Conwy this Saturday in the Cookson Cup, the winners will host Pwllheli in the semi-final. Kick-off is 2.00 pm and the referee is Terry Atkinson. At present the pitch is playable.
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO GLANTRAETH
(02/02/16) The club are delighted to announce that Hollywood movie actress Naomi Watts has agreed to become the new President of Glantraeth, in fact she has told us in an email from LA that she is 'very excited' to be taking on this honorary position in the club. Naomi, who was born in Kent, has been nominated on more than one occasion for an Academy Award for Best Actress and is perhaps most well known for starring in the David Lynch thriller Mulholland Drive and the 2005 re-make of King Kong. She is also a great friend of Nicole Kidman. Her connection with Bodorgan comes about through the happy times she spent as a child living with her grandparents Nikki and Hugh Roberts at their farm in Llangristiolus on Anglesey. Naomi succeeds Sir George Meyrick who recently stood down after twenty years as president. We expect to have further contact with Naomi over the next few days.
JACKPOT UP TO £1,000
(23/01/16) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 13, 17 & 19. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,000. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 13th February.
FIRST DEFEAT FOR GLANTRAETH
(23/01/16) Glantraeth went down to their first league defeat of the season this afternoon as they failed to overcome Glan Conwy and their notorious Cae Ffwt pitch, the only goal of the game coming in the 14th minute as a low shot from Alan Davies found the net. An uninspired display by the Anglesey side in which they failed to trouble the home defence enough deserved little better. There was further bad news for the visitors as captain Gareth Owen was sent off in the second half along with Glan Conwy's Joe Morgan.
Glantraeth have requested that next Saturday's game at home to Trearddur Bay United be cancelled as it clashes with the funeral of long serving committeeman Len Jones.
LEN JONES R.I.P.
(22/01/16) Everyone at Glantraeth is saddened to hear that long serving committeeman Len Jones passed away last night in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Len was one of the founding members of the club in 1984 and even though in poor health was still attending games and taking gate money until only a few weeks ago. He was a great fundraiser and also a former chairman of the club. Len was a leading member of the community as deacon of Sardis Chapel in Malltraeth until its closure. He was one of our most vocal supporters and will be well known to most match officials! We offer our deepest sympathy to his son Aled and family. There will be a minute's silence at our next home game.
ONE HELL OF A GAME
(17/01/16) Well that was some game. In truth a game we should have won comfortably based on possession, control and chances but you cannot get away with lapses in concentration and basic mistakes against a side as good as Bay. On the positive side we showed tremendous character to come back from two down after being reduced to ten men. In truth I expected referee Gwilym Evans to only play three or four minutes of added time despite numerous stoppages in the second half but to his credit he played almost ten and either side could have won it in that extended period.
Llangefni again took advantage and although we have games in hand there is nothing like having points in the bag as they say so we have much still to do to stay in contention. I have finally gotten round to updating league table.
Next Saturday, weather allowing, we are at Glan Conwy, another difficult trip. They are going well. We will be in the red kit, kick-off is 2.00 pm and the ref is Arwyn Griffiths. (SS)
(16/01/16) Glantraeth maintained their unbeaten record through a 94th minute header from Gareth Owen in a crazy eight goal thriller at Trearddur Bay this afternoon.
Some kamikaze defending in the opening half-hour by the visitors saw Bay stroll into a three goal lead. Although the Bodorgan side were having more of the possession Bay's quick counter attacking was causing problems. They took the lead in the 9th minute as a free kick caught the Glan defence sleeping as Jordie Murphy broke clear to shoot home. Glan responded with Matty Lock having a shot cleared off the line and Kieren Jeffreys seeing his effort deflected wide. The resulting corner saw Bay break quickly as the visitors were caught short of numbers at the back, Murphy getting his second. A minute later there was no hiding place for debutant keeper Ceirion Hall as he placed the ball straight at the feet of Craig Moore who could hardly miss. Three down Glan had a mountain to climb but a goal from Mark Bridge on 32 minutes lifted the visitors who now began to pound the home goal. The second half was one way traffic, keeper Bryan Roberts going full length to save from James Burgess, but he could do nothing on 51 minutes as Lock's header struck the underside of the bar and Gareth Owen followed up to score. A fantastic move a minute later deserved an equaliser, Jamie Steel meeting a Bridge cross and heading inches over. Roberts was constantly in action in the home goal diving to save from Bridge and at this stage it looked only a matter of time before Glan levelled but once again they shot themselves in the foot, Tom Clarke failing to clear his lines leaving Moore to take advantage. It seemed all over for the visitors just past the hour mark as Sean Davies was dismissed for a second caution but there was no faulting the effort from Glantraeth and Roberts continued to be far the busier keeper with Hall little more than a spectator at the other end. With fifteen minutes remaining substitute Kelvin Frazer smashed the ball home after Burgess had headed the ball on. It was game on again. Bay were hanging on with Neil Hughes heading wide and Lock having a shot saved at point blank range. Bay's Asa Thomas was dismissed near the end for a second yellow and with the game in added time it looked as if Glan's unbeaten record would go only for Gareth Owen to rise to meet a Jamie Steel corner and dramatically head home a thoroughly deserved equaliser. Final score: Trearddur Bay Utd 4 Glantraeth 4
WARREN SIGNS ON NEW KEEPER
(13/01/16) Manager Warren Gibbs has completed the signing of keeper Ceirion Hall from Caernarfon Town. The 19 year old from Talysarn has also been with Nantlle Vale. We thank Iwan Williams and Geraint Jones at Caernarfon for their assistance.
(12/01/16) Tonight's top of the table clash at Talwrn Road between Llangefni Town and Glantraeth ended in a 1-1 draw, a fair result in a game in which both sides had their moments. On a very heavy pitch and in blustery conditions Glan took the lead on 20 minutes as Craig Roberts ran clear and held his nerve to finish clinically. Within a minute of the restart the home side were level as a free kick from Iwan Jones appeared to deflect in off Andrew Sinclair. Mark Bridge for Glan and Anthony Hughes for Cefni both had great chances to give their side the advantage in the second period, Bridge firing wide when clean through and Hughes' dipping shot from close range just over. Glantraeth are now the only unbeaten side in the division.
JULIE WINS £1,000
(09/01/16) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 2,5 & 20. There was one winner of the £1,000 Rollover Jackpot, Julie of Hermon. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 23rd January.
LLANDYRNOG GAME OFF
(09/01/16) Today's home game with Llandyrnog United has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
TODAY'S GAME OFF
(18/12/15) Today's home game with Llanrug United has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
(15/12/15) The fixtures page has now been updated until the end of January.
CAUSES FOR CONCERN
(15/12/15) With the increased ground grading requirements for promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance expected to come into force for 2017-18 season you wonder just what is the future for Welsh Alliance clubs. It appears that the demand that all clubs have floodlights might have been put back but the Criteria A requirement of having a ground with seating for 250 is unlikely to be met by any club currently in the Welsh Alliance with the exception of Llangefni Town. They are by some distance the biggest club in the league, no other club has a ground that comes close. Apart from them it is difficult to see any other clubs from 2017 onwards meeting the latest criteria in the foreseeable future with stagnation the eventual outcome as promotion from the Welsh Alliance becomes less and less likely to happen. You also wonder just how many clubs already in the higher league will meet these ground requirements, certainly several don't at present.
Another cause for concern is that Welsh Alliance clubs have still not received grant application forms to carry out ground improvements this season amidst reports that the FAW are intent on a large percentage of that third tier grant money being diverted to the Huws Gray Alliance in order to help clubs make the improvements necessary to meet the criteria for future membership. If the FAW want to make more money available for the higher league fine, let them finance it themselves, rather than targeting the already small pot of grant money previously available to our league. (SS)
JACKPOT UP TO £1,000
(12/12/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 4,9 & 10. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,000. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 9th January.
GAME OFF YET AGAIN
(11/12/15) Please be advised that we have been instructed by Anglesey County Council that NO GAME is to be played at Trearddur Bay due to the saturation and condition of the field until further notice. We apologise for this situation but having inspected the pitch our-selfs again this evening and taking into account tomorrows forecast of more torrential rain we have no option but to abide by the decision.
Regards Gwilym Owen, secretary Trearddur Bay FC.
ANOTHER GAME OFF
(04/12/15) Tomorrow's game at Llanrwst United is off as the pitch is under water.
ALAN WINS £1,000 JACKPOT
(28/11/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 6,10 & 17. There was one winner of the £1,000 Rollover Jackpot, Alan Hughes of Llanfairpwll. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 12th December.
TODAY'S GAME CALLED OFF
(28/11/15) Match referee Mike Gillham has called off today's game at Llandyrnog.
(25/11/15) Tonight's game at Llangefni Town has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
(22/11/15) Not sure who were more surprised yesterday, Corwen at winning or us at losing. Good luck to them in the next round they fought to the end but it was a game we should not be losing. It was a shocker and a reminder we cannot take any opposition lightly. Of the only four games we have not won this season we were leading in them all as the game entered added time. Frustrating to say the least.
We will need a far better performance on Wednesday evening when we face current leaders Llangefni Town at Talwrn Road. Just as Warren is doing a great job at Glantraeth our former manager Chris Roberts is doing an equally fine job at Cefni and the recent Welsh Cup game suggests it will be another closely fought encounter. Certainly a win there would not only see us back on top but put us in a great position as the league approaches its halfway stage so there should be no shortage of motivation.
Kick-off is 7.30 pm, we will be in the red kit and the referee is Matt Bridges. (SS)
GLANTRAETH GO OUT OF TROPHY
(21/11/15) Corwen pulled off what might well go down as the shock of the round as two goals in added time gave them a 3-2 victory. It was a game that could have gone either way with both keepers having a strong claim for man of the match. The home side had the greater possession and the lion's share of goal chances but the visitors were always dangerous going forward and Glan have only themselves to blame for losing after a scrappy performance that was well below their best.
The visitors went ahead in the ninth minute as Glan gave the ball away cheaply in the opposition half and were caught short at the back with Ryan Jones applying the finishing touch. The home side mounted increasing pressure on the Corwen goal as they looked to pull level with Kieren Jeffreys and Gareth Owen going close but it was five minutes into the second half before they got their reward as Tom Clarke's left foot shot from a Guto Hughes cross found the net (top picture). Corwen responded and it took two fine saves from Dave Vickers to keep out shots from Will Roberts and Ryan Jones.
On 61 minutes Glan took the lead as a brilliant run by Kieren Jeffreys carved open the Corwen defence leaving Mike Lundstrum a simple tap-in and with fifteen minutes remaining Jeffreys hit a screamer that whistled inches over and a Matty Lock header on 87 minutes brought a tremendous save from keeper Jamie Bodden.
With the game going into added time Corwen shocked the home support as Ryan Jones pulled it back to 2-2 with his second of the game. It was the signal for Glan to throw everything at the Corwen defence with Sion Hughes clearing off the line then Gareth Owens saw an effort pass narrowly the wrong side of a post. With the home side pressing and five minutes of additional time played the visiting supporters were shouting for referee Allan Rowlands to whistle but their anxiety soon changed to joy as a quick break upfield saw a looping header from Dale Davies find the net and give the Welsh National League side a sensational last ditch win.
More of Aled's pics on Facebook tomorrow.
(18/11/15) Glantraeth have agreed to release experienced midfielder Joe Morgan to join Glan Conwy. Good luck Joe.
KICK-OFF NOW 1.30 PM
(17/11/15) Next Saturday we are at home to Corwen in the FAW Trophy attempting to reach the last sixteen. The FAW have now realised that a 2.00 pm kick-off could cause problems with light if a tie goes to extra-time so have recommended a 1.30 pm kick-off.
JACKPOT UP TO £1,000
(14/11/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 6,15 & 20. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,000. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 28th October.
FOUR FOR BRIDGE AS GLAN HIT FIVE
(14/11/15) Glan finished 5-1 winners despite playing for over seventy minutes with only ten men as Shaun Lock turned from last week's five goal hero to villain after being sent off in the 18th minute for an off the ball incident seen by an assistant referee.
The home side began strongly with Gerwyn Jones, Tom Clarke and Kieren Jeffreys all threatening then a ball in from Ryan Davies was spilled against a post by Llanrwst keeper Adam Redrop. The visitors replied through a shot from Al Roberts that wasn't far wide. The game, being played in increasingly windy conditions, had gone scrappy but a free kick from Tom Clarke on 39 minutes that passed inches wide livened up proceedings and three minutes later the home side went ahead as a corner from Clarke found Mark Bridge free at the far post and he leathered the ball home for the opener.
Glan went two up on 57 minutes as a Jeffrey's free kick was headed home by Matty Lock and a third came fourteen minutes later as a long ball upfield by keeper Dave Vickers was controlled by Bridge before lobbing the ball over the keeper. With twelve minutes remaining Vickers made a tremendous save from Llanrwst sub Callum Parry before play quickly switched to the other end where Bridge completed his hat-trick with a fine finish. On 86 minutes Bridge made it 5-0 with another clinical strike. A late flourish from the visitors saw Bryn Jenkins get a goal back and Dan Lycett bring another good save from Vickers.
(14/11/15) After a 10 am pitch inspection today's game at home to Llanrwst United is on. Kick-off 2.00 pm.
CHANGE OF FIXTURE
(08/11/15) Because of postponements in the Cookson Cup on Saturday our fixture on Saturday 28th November has now changed. Instead of being away to Glan Conwy we are now away to Llandyrnog United.
ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
(08/11/15) Shaun Lock's five goals for Glantraeth yesterday means he joins an elite group. Previously only four players had scored more than four goals in a game: Club legend Ian Fidler, Nigel Moore and Darren Pritchard also with five while the all-time record is held by Richie Evans who scored seven in a 19-1 demolition of Glan Conwy back in 2002.
Warren made a few changes for the game which saw a debut for Geraint Mitchell but after an evenly fought opening half-hour that saw Dyrnog arguably have the better chances Glan ran away with the game and could well have gone into double figures. Llandyrnog are going through a difficult period at present although it's only a couple of weeks back they ran current leaders Llangefni close but they are a good club and will come back strong for sure.
Next Saturday we have a league fixture at Llanrwst United. Don't forget to allow for the roadworks at the Penmaenbach Tunnel. We are in the blue away kit, referee is Gordon Boyd and kick-off is 2.00 pm. After-match hospitality is at the Pen-y-Bryn.
FIVE FOR SHAUN AS DYRNOG HIT FOR NINE
(07/11/15) It took just 51 seconds for Glantraeth to take the lead as Shaun Lock was on hand to finish after Mark Bridge had cut in and crossed from the right. On twenty minutes Dyrnog were close to pulling level as home keeper Ben Heald did well to keep out a close range effort from Dan Jones then saw his wind assisted kick upfield strike a post. The visitors were giving a good account of themselves at this stage but went further behind on the half-hour mark as Glan scored again through the same combo as before, Shaun Lock side footing home a Bridge cross. It got worse for the visitors five minutes later as Lock completed his hat-trick with a powerful drive that gave Goldston no chance. Bridge struck the bar three minutes before the break but it was only a brief respite for Dyrnog as Matty Lock got a fourth a minute later.
Kieran Jeffreys got his name on the scoresheet two minutes into the second half with an inch perfect strike just inside an upright to make it 5-0 and four minutes later got his second as he rifled home a shot that near burst the net, Shaun Lock couldn't stop scoring and added two more in the 65th and 69th minutes
The visitors got a goal back on 74 minutes through a low shot from Josh Parry but within a minute Glan replied through a second from Matty Lock. Dyrnog held out for the final fifteen minutes to avoid the indignity of a double figure defeat.
Final score: Glantraeth 9 Llandyrnog United 1
(05/11/15) Fixtures for December have now been uploaded to fixtures page.
LEAGUE CUP ACTION
(04/11/15) It's Cookson Cup first round action next Saturday with Llandyrnog United faced with the unenviable task of negotiating the seemingly never-ending A55 roadworks on their journey to Glantraeth. Kick-off is 2.00 pm and the match referee is Terry Atkinson. It is a competition just for Division One clubs and the nearest we have come to winning it was in 2002-2003 season when we were beaten finalists. Darren Jones will miss the game due to a one game ban for his 'handball' against Junction.
(30/10/15) Because of some clubs still being involved in the Welsh Cup this weekend we have ended up the odd one out in the scheduled league programme so have no game.
ONE £1,000 WINNER
(24/10/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 5,6 & 16. There was one winner of the £1,000 Rollover Jackpot, John Williams of Malltraeth. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 14th November.
JUNCTION SNATCH DRAW AT DEATH
(24/10/15) Once again Junction escaped through a controversial refereeing decision with the final kick of the game just as happened last season when Glan were denied a last gap winner at the Flyover. This time it was ref Simon Newport that declared that home defender Darren Jones had intentionally handled after the ball had been blasted at him from barely a yard away. A furious Jones, apparently a man who can catch bullets in flight, was then red carded to add insult to injury. Junction's best player Joel Hewitt put away the spot kick to make the final score 2-2. To be fair and despite the controversy a draw was probably the right result, Glantraeth having the better chances until Junction came back strongly in the final half-hour.
Glantraeth were first to threaten as Craig Whelan flashed a low shot just wide in the third minute then Hewitt fired over for the visitors. Glan had a great chance on 13 minutes as Mark Bridge received the ball unmarked on the edge of the area but failed to control the ball quickly enough and keeper Gwidion Owen was able to smother the ball. Junction took the lead five minutes later as Tom Clarke slipped in going for the ball letting in Ross Jones to cross for Dean Seager to score. On 25 minutes Glantraeth levelled as a superb driven cross from Guto Hughes was met by Mark Bridge. Eight minutes into the second half Guto Hughes struck a post for the home side (top picture) but Junction then began to have their best spell of the game as they put Glan under pressure but the defence held firm and the home side went in front on 79 minutes as a long throw from Shaun Lock was flicked on by Ryan Davies for Craig Whelan to head home. It took a fine save from Ben Heald on 83 minutes to prevent a Junction goal after a shot had deflected off Ryan Davies. But with the game in the third minute of added time and Glan looking like increasing their lead at the top it all changed on a decision of a referee.
More pics on Facebook tomorrow.
GERAINT SIGNS ON FOR GLANTRAETH
(22/10/15) Having now recovered from long term injury 29 year old defender Geraint Mitchell has signed for Glantraeth. Geraint has Welsh Premier League experience with Porthmadog and Llangefni Town and last played with Caernarfon Town.
ALLIANCE MATCH OF THE DAY
(20/10/15) Not much doubting where the main Welsh Alliance action is next Saturday when the top two Division One sides meet at Glantraeth. Llandudno Junction are the opponents for what promises to be a fascinating encounter between two evenly matched sides. Kick-off is 2.30 pm and the referee is Simon Newport assisted by Rhys Williams & William Bradfield.
HOME TO CORWEN
(19/10/15) In the fourth round of the FAW Trophy we have been drawn at home to Welsh National League Premier Division side Corwen. Tie to be played on Saturday 21st November. Two other ties of local interest see Aberffraw away to Llandudno Junction and Gwalchmai at home to Trearddur Bay.
Fixtures page has been updated until end of November.
GOALS FROM GERWYN AND MATTY ENSURE NO TROPHY UPSET
(17/10/15) In a FAW Trophy tie with potential upset written all over it Glantraeth came through against a Llanllyfni side that refused to give up after twice falling two goals in arrears.
Right from the start it was clear that Glan were fired up for this one as they threw everything at the home side with the home keeper constantly in action. On 9 minutes James Burgess headed on for Mark Bridge who saw his shot come back off the bar and Bridge had another effort blocked two minutes later following a long throw-in from Shaun Lock. Lock's long throws were rewarded in the 13th minute as Gerwyn Jones headed home to give Glan an early lead (top picture) and four minutes later Bridge was inches wide with a header. With twenty minutes gone little had been seen of Llanllyfni as an attacking threat but they almost pulled level on 22 minutes as keeper Ben Heald twice had to make crucial reaction saves from Terry Watkinson and Rob Daniels. The near misses lifted the home side and they pulled level on the half-hour mark as Alan Mark Owen beat the offside trap to finish well but their joy was short-lived as Gerwyn Jones got his second for the visitors two minutes later, heading home a free kick taken by Ben Heald (next to top picture).
Seven minutes into the second half Shaun Lock was only inches away from finishing off a cross from Burgess but Lock had better luck on 58 minutes as his powerfully driven free kick set up Matty Lock to put Glan 3-1 ahead. In what was turning into a cracking cup tie Llanllyfni came back again as a great free kick from Chris Parry was converted at the far post by Mathew Davies. With nine minutes remaining Glan looked like they might have secured their place in the fourth round as a stunning Matty Lock half-volley from 25 yards out gave the keeper no chance (pictured above). Again the home side came back as in the third minute of added time Alan Mark Owen got another to make the final score 4-3 to the Anglesey side. It had been a great effort by the Division Two side but there could be no argument that over the ninety minutes Glan deserved the win.
One big plus for Glantraeth was the first appearance of Ryan Davies after almost a year out and looking like he had never been away.
More of Aled's pictures on Facebook tomorrow.
WELSH TROPHY TIME
(13/10/15) Next Saturday we have a classic cup game when we enter the FAW Trophy for the first time. As one of the leading teams in Division Two Llanllyfni will be going flat out to put one over the Division One leaders. We will need to be at our most competitive cos we can be damn sure they will be. Any thoughts we can go through in cruise control should be banished right now, this could well be our toughest game so far this season.
The game at Cae Brenin Sior V kicks-off at 2.00 pm, we are in the red kit and the referee is Peter Owen assisted by Ceri Pritchard and Graham Hannah. After-match hospitality is at The Goat in Penygroes.
SIR GEORGE STANDS DOWN AS PRESIDENT AFTER TWENTY YEARS
(12/10/15) Twenty years after accepting the position Sir George Meyrick of Bodorgan Hall has decided to stand down as president of the club. He sent his good wishes and said how much he has enjoyed his long association with the club. We in turn have thanked him for his support and patronage over that period. From a PR point of view we will now be looking for someone in the public eye with local Bodorgan connections past or present to take over this honorary role.
JACKPOT UP TO £1,000
(10/10/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 6,15 & 20. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,000. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 24th October.
BRACE FROM BURGESS SETS GLANTRAETH ON WAY TO ANOTHER THREE POINTS
(10/10/15) Two goals from James Burgess and one from Shaun Lock secured a 3-1 win at Barmouth this afternoon to keep up Glan's unbeaten start to the season. On a lush carpet of a pitch it was Glantraeth that dominated the opening forty-five minutes despite playing against a very strong wind. Tom Clarke was only inches over with a dipping shot on seven minutes and five minutes later Burgess volleyed just wide. Only a fine tackle from Barmouth's Tom Andrews prevented Burgess converting a Shaun Lock cross on the half-hour mark but Glan took a well deserved lead on 36 minutes as Burgess scored with a glancing header after a long ball in from Darren Jones. With only a minute of the half left Barmouth had not had one shot on goal but their luck was in as referee Tony Moore adjudged Gareth Owen had fouled in the area as he went up for a high ball and awarded the home side a penalty. It looked a very harsh decision but the kick was powerfully converted by Paul Lewis to send the teams in level at the break.
Gareth Owen twice went close for Glan at the start of the second period then had to make a great tackle at the other end to prevent Lewis getting in a shot. Barmouth were playing far better against the elements and the game was now more even but there was a mass appeal for a penalty by the Glan players on 74 minutes following a blatant push on Mark Bridge in the area but this time the match official was not so vigilant. There was justice however as within a minute Tom Clarke cut in from the left, beat a defender and crossed for Burgess to score his second from close range. With time almost up Burgess made a great run down the left and tried to put a goal on a plate for Bridge but the pass was intercepted. The ball had hardly been cleared before Shaun Lock had a direct run on goal and this time there was no mistake as he made a neat finish past the advancing keeper.
More pics on Facebook tomorrow.
(04/10/15) It might be going too far to say we were robbed of victory yesterday but certainly there was a great sense of injustice at the amount of added time played by the ref in a game of few hold-ups. Guilsfield will of course be delighted and we wish them well in the next round. They are a good side but apart from a shot that hit a post they had rarely got a sight of keeper Ben Heald all afternoon such was our defensive stranglehold until that late strike gave them the advantage. Whatever other sources might say I had the game on my stopwatch and 96 minutes had already passed when they scored and a remark made by the ref to Ben suggested he was quite pleased that his timekeeping had resulted in a goal.
It was a tremendous effort by the lads and so close to another win and yet another clean sheet especially as the squad that travelled was missing so many players as well as manager Warren Gibbs. On top of that injuries meant we played much of the final hour with only ten fit players so extra-time was always likely to make Guilsfield favourites and so it proved.
We move forward. Next Saturday we are at Barmouth. There is a coach leaving Malltraeth at 10.30 am and picking up at Llanfairpwll Park & Ride at 11.00 am. Referee is Tony Moore, kick-off is 2.30 pm and we are in the red kit. After-match hospitality is at The Barmouth in Church Street. (SS)
CRUEL ON GLANTRAETH AS GUILS ESCAPE DEFEAT IN 97th MINUTE
(03/10/15) Guilsfield won 4-2 after extra-time but it doesn't begin to tell half the story. With the game going into a 97th minute Glantraeth were leading 1-0 and looking like going through to the second round despite being virtually down to ten men with Craig Whelan injured and pushed up front for nuisance value.
An already threadbare squad had suffered a blow even before kick-off as central defender Gerwyn Jones pulled up in the warm-up and a not fully fit Neil Hughes took his place in the starting line-up with only newly signed Kelvin Frazer on the bench.
Not deterred Glan took the lead with only three and a half minutes gone as Gareth Owen rose to powerfully head home a corner swung in by Craig Whelan (top picture). Keeper Ben Heald made a fine save from Jake Cook on 13 minutes but the Anglesey side should have gone two up five minutes later as Neil Hughes put James Burgess clear but with the keeper advancing he shot wide then Darren Jones shot over following a long throw in from Shaun Lock.
Guilsfield were having plenty of the ball but running into a brick wall against a Glan defence that had only conceded three goals in the previous seven games and the only real threats were coming from corner kicks that the home side were swinging in accurately from left and right. Just past the hour mark the visitors had a golden opportunity to go two up as Burgess took the ball around the keeper but with an open goal beckoning seemed to delay his finish allowing a defender to get in a desperate saving tackle.
As the game entered the final twenty minutes the Guils began to push hard with a floated cross from Cook coming back off an upright and on 77 minutes substitute Peter Rees also struck a shot against a post. Glantraeth were defending magnificently and looked to have secured a win against all the odds but with referee Gwilym Lewis taking the game into a difficult to comprehend seventh minute of added time a scramble in the visitors' goalmouth saw the ball fall nicely for Gareth Jones to fire his side level with virtually the last kick.
Two minutes into extra-time it looked like it might be all over for a decimated Glan side that appeared to be running out of legs as Rees put the Powys side ahead for the first time but with the half almost over Glan got level as a kick from Heald was played on by Tom Clarke and confusion in the home defence gave Shaun Lock an easy finish. It turned out to be a brief respite for the visitors as Chris Cathrall put Guilsfield back in the lead on 111 minutes and as Glantraeth threw defenders forward in search of an equaliser Gareth Jones took advantage with four minutes remaining to make it 4-2. It was a day when a magnificent effort by Glantraeth came close but just failed to get the rewards it deserved.
More pics on Facebook tomorrow.
GUILS THE BIGGEST TEST YET
(27/09/15) Next Saturday we make the long trip down to Powys to face Guilsfield, old foes from our Cymru Alliance days, in the first round proper of the Welsh Cup. It will be our first meeting this season with opposition from a higher league and for once we will be the underdogs. Despite the win at Pwllheli yesterday Neil Hughes, in charge in the absence of Warren, felt we were nowhere near our best and had to grind the result out although it was good to see Craig Roberts back in action after being injured on the opening day of the season. Neil added that we will have to be much better next Saturday if we are to pull off a shock result.
There will be a coach leaving Malltraeth at 10.00 am and picking up at Llanfairpwll Park & Ride 10.30 am. Referee is Neil Rutter, we are in the blue kit and please note kick-off is 2.00 pm.
HELEN WINS £1,000 JACKPOT
(27/09/15) The winning numbers in last night's 3 Number Lotto draw were 3,11 & 17. There was one winner of the £1,000 Rollover Jackpot, Helen Evans of Malltraeth. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 10th October.
A WIN & ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
(27/09/15) Gareth Evans reports: Glantraeth took the lead on 25 minutes as Matty Lock headed home from a Guto Hughes corner kick and wrapped up the points three minutes from time as a driving run and cross by Craig Roberts led to Pwllheli's Terry Ogilvy turning the ball into his own net. Final score: Pwllheli 0 Glantraeth 2
More of Aled's pics on Facebook later today.
WARREN SIGNS KELVIN FRAZER
(25/09/15) Manager Warren Gibbs today signed 24 year old midfielder/forward Kelvin Frazer from Gwalchmai. Thanks to Gwalch secretary Ian Jones for assisting with the transfer. Kelvin has also been with Llanfairpwll and Bangor City.
AWAY TO LLANLLYFNI
(24/09/15) In the third round of the FAW Trophy Glantraeth have been drawn away to Llanllyfni. Tie will take place on Saturday 17th October.
ADVERTISING ON THE WEBSITE
(23/09/15) With an average 20,000 visitors per month the Glantraeth website is a great place to advertise your business especially if it is sports related or local to the area. The site was voted one of the top four in North Wales football by the Daily Post's Dave Jones along with Porthmadog, Airbus UK and Bangor City's Citizen's Choice. The leading free bets company in the country Freebets UK have recently taken out an advert on the site. For £60 for the first season then £50 per season thereafter including a link to your business website it is excellent value. Contact website if you are interested or call or text 07743 483733.
GOOD START - LONG WAY TO GO
(22/09/15) After a run of home games we travel to face Pwllheli on Saturday when Warren may well have some selection headaches with players returning that were not available against Penrhyn. With so many home games it was important we got off to a flying start and we can only be satisfied with our results so far but this looks like being a tough league and as the chairman is so fond of saying it's a marathon not a sprint or something like that. Referee is Gwilym Evans, we are in the red kit and kick-off at the Leisure Centre is 2.30 pm. After-match hospitality is at the Penlan Fawr.
FAW TROPHY DRAW
(21/09/15) Following on my earlier post I have now had an email reply from Andrew Howard, Head of Competitions at the FAW, who tells me the draw may not be held until Thursday as it can only be carried out with an FAW Council Member present. Not entirely satisfactory but fair play to Andrew for providing the info. (SS)
GREAT STRIKE FROM TOM CLARKE SEES GLAN...
TOP OF THE LEAGUE
(19/09/15) Glantraeth began strongly, a great ball in by Kieren Jeffreys being headed wide by Mike Lundstrum on four minutes then Penrhyn keeper Robert Watson saving in quick succession from Craig Whelan and Lundstrum. On 11 minutes the visitors came close to taking the lead as a free kick from Iwan Thomas looked destined for the top corner only for keeper Ben Heald to pull off a truly marvellous save. Six minutes before the break there was high drama as Lundstrum broke clear on goal and was only stopped by the Penrhyn keeper racing out of his area and handling the ball. Referee Robin Williams had little option but to dismiss Watson.
Glan began to up the pressure after the break, Guto Hughes sending in a shot that looked goal bound only for the ball to hit defender Adam Griffiths full in the face. On 54 minutes the home side took the lead as Tom Clarke took possession 25 yards out, looked up then sent an unstoppable shot that went in off the underside of the bar and three minutes later Clarke was only inches away from a second from a free kick.
Heald made an easy save from Tomos Smith on 64 minutes, a reminder to Glan that there was work still to do. The final twenty minutes saw the Anglesey side wasteful of chances to wrap up the points with Shaun Lock lobbing over with the keeper stranded then Craig Whelan finished weakly with another great opportunity. A fine cross from Lundstrum with six minutes remaining only needed a touch from James Burgess then Shaun Lock headed against the bar just prior to the final whistle. Final score: Glantraeth 1 Penrhyndeudraeth 0
More pictures by Aled Jones on Facebook page tomorrow.
GARETH JONES-EVANS SIGNS ON FOR GLANTRAETH
(18/09/15) Glantraeth have today signed 23 year old attacking midfielder Gareth Jones-Evans from Caernarfon Town. Gareth has also played for Pwllheli, Porthmadog and Holyhead Hotspur. We thank Caernarfon manager Iwan Williams and secretary Geraint Jones for their co-operation over the transfer.
(18/09/15) On Saturday 3rd October we are away to Guilsfield in the first round of the Welsh Cup and the following Saturday away to Barmouth & Dyffryn United in a league fixture. Saturday 17th October is the third round of the FAW Trophy when we enter for the first time and Llandudno Junction are the visitors on the 24th.
(16/09/15) Penrhyndeudraeth are the visitors on Saturday as we return to league action. Our last meeting in the FAW Trophy ended in disappointment although we were well below our best that night but we know it will be another tough game as we look to extend our unbeaten start to the season. Referee is Robin Williams and kick-off 2.30 pm.
International clearance has come through for Jamie Steel who is now available for selection.
AWAY TO GUILSFIELD
(14/09/15) In the first round proper of the JD Welsh Cup Glantraeth have been drawn away to Guilsfield of the Huws Gray Alliance. To be played Saturday 3rd October.
WELSH CUP DRAW
(13/09/15) The draw for the first round proper of the JD Welsh Cup which now includes Huws Gray Alliance clubs will be shown live on FAW TV tomorrow evening about 7 pm. Now that the competition has a sponsor the early rounds are getting the kind of exposure they should always have had. All it needs now is to increase the prize money for the smaller clubs!
DANNY MOVES ON TO CAERNARFON
(13/09/15) Danny Brookwell's performances this season for Glantraeth were bound to attract attention from a higher league club and so it proved with manager Warren Gibbs agreeing to waive the seven day's notice from Caernarfon Town so Danny could join the Huws Gray Alliance club on Friday and play at Buckley yesterday where he was amongst the scorers. We are obviously very sorry to lose such a quality player but not for the first time Glantraeth have provided the platform for a player to progress in the game and we wish him well at The Oval.
(13/09/15) We are away to Pwllheli on Saturday 26th September in a league fixture instead of being home to Llangefni Town. October's fixtures have still not been released.
JACKPOT UP TO £1,000
(12/09/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 4, 6 & 9. There were no winners so the Jackpot rolls over to £1,000. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 26th September.
GARETH'S FIRST HALF STRIKE SEES...
GLAN THROUGH TO FIRST ROUND
(12/09/15) A 12th minute goal from skipper Gareth Owen proved enough to send Glantraeth through to the first round proper of the Welsh Cup. As expected it was a closely fought encounter dominated by a serious injury to Cefni keeper Liam Ewing early in the second half that resulted in the game being halted for almost an hour awaiting an ambulance from Ysbyty Gwynedd. Both managers and the referee deserve great credit for getting the game played at all after such a delay.
The winning goal was a result of Guto Hughes playing a short corner to Craig Whelan who bent in the perfect cross for Owen to head home (top pictures). Two minutes later Glan almost added another as Mark Bridge was put clear but fired too high then the home side went near as Craig Evans header landed on the roof of the net.
On 51 minutes a Whelan cross in from the right was met by Gerwyn Jones who was only a foot wide but Ewing had been injured in trying to intercept the cross and the injury was of such a nature he could not be moved. When the game resumed Ewing's replacement Kieran Williams was the busier of the two keepers but the closest Glan came to adding to their lead came in the final minute as an effort from James Burgess was cleared off the goalline.
Close, but Glan go through.
More pictures by Aled Jones on Facebook page tomorrow.
JAMIE, RYAN & JAMES RETURN TO GLANTRAETH
(09/09/15) 24 year old midfielder Jamie Steel (pictured) has rejoined Glantraeth from Swedish Second Division club Orebro Syrianska IF. This was Jamie's second time playing professionally in Sweden. Formerly a Grimsby Town reserve player he has also played with Holyhead Hotspur and Porthmadog. We welcome Jamie back to the club but cannot see him in action until international clearance has been confirmed. More good news tonight as we are especially delighted to see Glantraeth favourite Ryan Davies returning to the club after recovering from long term injury and goalkeeper and occasional outfield player James Stewart who was with us last season completes the trio of players re-signing.
TIE OF THE ROUND ?
(09/09/15) Llangefni Town are our opponents next Saturday when we travel to Talwrn Road in the second qualifying round of the Welsh Cup, surely the tie of the round. We will be meeting up with many familiar names who have been part of trophy winning Glantraeth sides over recent seasons not least manager Chris Roberts and his dad Mike the club coach. Players like James Saxon, Paul Rowlands, Steve Jones, Craig Evans and Anthony Hughes all enjoyed great success with Glan and we will always be grateful for what they did for the club but all that will be forgotten come Saturday. This is a game we desperately want to win but it sure as hell won't be easy. Referee is Arwyn Griffiths assisted by John White & Elis Jones, we will be in the red kit and kick-off is 2.30 pm.
(02/09/15) We have no game this weekend due to the counter attractions of Wales v Israel and Festival No 6 so our next fixture will be away to local rivals Llangefni Town the following week in the Welsh Cup. Cefni asked if we were interested in playing the game Friday night but the scheduled Saturday date suits us better.
There was a great atmosphere on Monday night against Gwalchmai. With little else on there was a crowd of over 200 including a large away contingent. I have said it before and I'll no doubt say it again but there can be few more idyllic locations in the UK to watch a game of football on a fine summer's evening than Glantraeth. The ground looked marvellous. It is no wonder the Welsh Alliance Groundhop has gone off so well over the past three years with so much wonderful scenery providing the backdrop at so many of our grounds. It's a pity it's now over.
It was great also to see two legends of the local football scene in action Monday, Gerallt Jones of Gwalchmai then Neil Hughes coming on for his first appearance of the season for Glantraeth. There is little difference in age between them and they seem to have been around forever. Gerry was saying in the Joiners after the game the best Glantraeth side he played in was under manager Mikey Bingo. Neil was also in that 1999-2000 side (pictured above) who were unlucky to be pipped for the Cymru Alliance league title on the final day of the season by Oswestry Town having scored about twenty more goals than the champions.
There was a surprise appearance of a former player on Monday at the ground, let's hope it's the prelude to more good news!
STUNNING BROOKWELL GOAL SETS GLAN ON WAY TO VICTORY
(31/08/15) An entertaining hard fought game in front of a large Bank Holiday crowd saw Glantraeth run out 3-1 winners but this was no easy ride against a Gwalchmai side that weren't beaten until the final whistle. The visitors put up a defensive shield in the opening forty-five minutes that Glan found hard to break down, the best chances falling to Gerwyn Jones on 20 minutes and Mark Bridge on 37 minutes but neither seriously troubled keeper Paul Evans from good positions. It took something really special to make the breakthrough on the stroke of half-time as Danny Brookwell took possession on the halfway line and ran right through the heart of the visitor's defence, beating four defenders before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball home. It was a stunning strike.
Gwalchmai came out of their shell after the break and began to be more of a threat and Chris Bennett should have levelled on 59 minutes as he headed a Corey Sinnott cross wide when completely unmarked. It proved a costly miss as two minutes later Mark Bridge got on the end of a fine pass from Craig Whelan to put the home side two up and it was three on 67 minutes as Brookwell cut in from the left and created the chance for Whelan to finish.
There was renewed hope for the visitors with fifteen minutes remaining as a Sinnott free kick took a wicked deflection to give keeper Ben Heald no chance of keeping it out. The final action came on 90 minutes as Glantraeth almost got a fourth, Shaun Lock's rocket of a free kick rattling the crossbar.
GWALCHMAI THE VISITORS
(30/08/15) Gwalchmai are the visitors to Glantraeth tomorrow evening for the final game of the league's Bank Holiday programme. Kick-off is 6.15 pm and the referee is Terry Atkinson.
AWAY TO LLANGEFNI TOWN
(24/08/15) In the second qualifying round of the JD Welsh Cup we have been drawn away to Llangefni Town. To be played on Saturday 12th September.
NOT TOO BAD FOR STARTERS
(23/08/15) The disappointment of conceding a daft late goal against Trearddur Bay on Tuesday was just about put to rest yesterday as a last minute penalty from Tom Clarke gave us a close fought victory. We more than matched them physically but never quite managed to tame them and the longer it went the more likely it was that one goal would decide it and that proved the case. It was particularly rewarding to finish with all three points as we had several players missing and manager Warren Gibbs was also absent for family reasons. It is a good start to the season, the squad is getting stronger by the week and Warren's biggest problem is likely to be just who to leave out when Gwalchmai visit on Bank Holiday Monday.
£1,000 GOES TO HOLYHEAD
(22/08/15) The winning numbers in tonight's 3 Number Lotto draw were 3, 6 & 11. There was one winner of the £1,000 Rollover Jackpot, C.Williams of Holyhead. The next draw will be in the Joiners Arms, Malltraeth on Saturday 12th September.
TOM SPOT ON WITH WINNER AS.....
GLANTRAETH JUST EDGE IT
(22/08/15) It was a close run thing but Glantraeth just about deserved the three points after overcoming the fierce challenge of unbeaten Abergele, the winner coming on 89 minutes as Tom Clarke converted from the penalty spot.
Glan opened strongly but despite their early possession were finding chances hard to create, the first coming on 27 minutes as Mark Bridge was badly fouled on the edge of the area only for Craig Whelan to send the free kick just too high. Warren Adams shot too high for the visitors on 31 minutes but Glan piled on the pressure approaching the break and a great run down the right by Mark Bridge deserved better as his cross passed across the face of goal with no-one getting the vital touch.
Abergele opened the second period with a great chance as Jack Higgins got clear but lost his composure and fired wildly off target and Glan keeper Dave Vickers had to dive to his left to save from a Ben Parment free kick.
It was game that looked as if one goal could be enough and the last twenty minutes saw Glan really going for it, Mark Bridge trying a spectacular scissors kick then Craig Whelan shot wide and Gareth Owen went even closer on 79 minutes as he powered in a header from a Whelan free kick only to see it deflected wide.
Abergele's lack of discipline cost them with eight minutes remaining as their captain Danny Abbott was sent off following a bad tackle on Bridge. With two minutes of normal time remaining Glantraeth were awarded a penalty when Bridge was clearly chopped down in the box. After a long delay due to injury Tom Clarke kept his cool brilliantly for a 19 year old to slot the spot kick just inside the post for the winner.
ANOTHER TOUGH ONE
(20/08/15) Abergele Town are the visitors on Saturday. Kick-off is 2.30 pm and the referee is Lawrence Jones assisted by Andrew Asquith and Sion Roberts.
NEW KIT SPONSORS
(19/08/15) We are delighted to announce our new kit sponsor for 2015-2016 season is Darren Jones' company DJ Joinery.
GERWYN JOINS FROM CAERNARFON
(19/08/15) Glantraeth manager Warren Gibbs has signed 24 year old defender Gerwyn Jones from Caernarfon Town. As a youngster Gerwyn played for Tranmere Rovers youth and reserve teams as well as for Wales at under 16, under 17 and under 18 levels. He then took up a scholarship with Loyola University in Maryland, USA, going on to play for Washington-based DC United. Back in Wales he has also been with Bangor City, Rhyl and Porthmadog.
WASTEFUL GLAN THROW TWO POINTS AWAY
(18/08/15) A bad defensive error in the 89th minute led to Trearddur Bay snatching a draw from a game that Glantraeth should have comfortably won. The home side scored two spectacular goals but missed far easier chances to sew up the three points and paid the price as their one hundred percent record came to an end.
As expected the opening to the game was tightly fought but Glan were having slightly the better of it and came close to taking the lead on 16 minutes as Bay keeper Bryan Roberts made a point blank save from a Gareth Owen header following a Craig Whelan free kick. On 43 minutes the Bodorgan side took the lead through Mark Bridge as he took possession following a throw-in turned and fired a tremendous shot into the roof of the net (pictured below).
Five minutes into the second half it was two to the home side with an even more spectacular strike. As Bridge threatened to break through the ball was cleared but with the Bay defence in disarray James Burgess volleyed the ball home superbly from fully thirty yards out. Casey Boylan had a shot deflected wide as Bay responded but on 58 minutes the home side had a great chance to go three up as Shaun Lock's fine cross was at first missed by Burgess when in a great position to score then he recovered to bring a full length save from Bay's keeper. It proved an expensive miss as within two minutes the visitors were back in the game as Curt Williams got on the end of a Asa Thomas cross to score.
Glan came back strongly with a quite brilliant save from Roberts keeping out a Sean Davies header that looked destined for the net and a minute later Burgess volleyed over as another chance went begging. On 77 minutes Burgess could not have gone closer as he took delivery of a Shaun Lock cross and smashed a shot against the underside of the bar. Glan's wastefulness cost them with time almost up as Tom Clarke's back headed the ball with the intention of finding keeper Ben Heald only to leave Heald stranded and Thomas nipped in to score. Even then Glan almost struck back as Burgess failed to connect cleanly with the goal at his mercy. Bay got their rewards for never giving up but Glantraeth will be kicking themselves for not winning this one. Final score: Glantraeth 2 Trearddur Bay Utd 2
(18/08/15) The draw was made yesterday for the second round of the FAW Trophy but we are exempt until round three due to reaching the semi-finals last season.
ISLAND PACESETTERS MEET
(17/08/15) Early days but it's good to see three island sides at the top of the table. Trearddur Bay are one of them having made an excellent start to the season after last season's promotion and they are the visitors tomorrow evening for what promises to be a cracking encounter. Kick-off is 6.30 pm, referee is Gwilym Evans and please note we will be in the blue kit.
Note: We have agreed to a request from Gwalchmai that our home game on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August will now have a 6.15 pm evening kick-off.
VISITORS ESCAPE LIGHTLY