Amlwch Town vs Nantlle Vale

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March 9, 2013
Score: 5 - 2

Match Report

After a week of steady rain today’s game against Nantlle Vale went ahead on a wet surface with valuable points needed in the basement battle for both teams.

Vale’s Aled Rice had a glorious opportunity to put the visitors ahead early on when he found himself clean through only to miskick  at the vital moment and screwing the ball wide. Chris Byast then came close to scoring at the other end only to see his effort hit the side netting.

The opening goal came midway through the half when Vale’s Gavin Davies attempted clearance fell to Steve Parry on the edge of the area who fired the ball past Vale keeper Brian Page.

Adrian Jones came close to doubling the lead only for the ball to go wide before Rice came close twice to equalising in similar fashion at the near post only to his both efforts deflected wide for corner kicks.

Byast eventually doubled the lead after 34 minutes in spectacular style when he brought the ball down on the edge of the box and then fired the ball over Page. Byast added a third goal only a minute later when Dan Jones’ strike was palmed away by Page but only to the feet of Byast who tapped home.

With Vale now finding themselves three goals down, a shuffle of their formation caught Amlwch cold with Davies clawing one back five minutes before the break.

Vale scored another five minutes after the interval when Peter Bridges found himself all alone in the penalty area to slot home after a free kick.

Amlwch substitute Ryan Folksman came close to scoring with his first touch of the game but put the ball wide before Byast went on to complete his hat-trick after 69 minutes after rounding a defender and keeper Page to slot into an empty net.

Amlwch’s Jamie Jones fired wide when through on goal before Vale’s Davies did likewise the other end which was followed up by a couple of long range effort’s by Vale’s Paul Thomas which never really troubled home keeper McKean.

With five minutes remaining, Amlwch put the game out of reach when substitutes Folksman, Steve Lloyd and Jamie Jones combined to put Jones through to fire past Page for Amlwch’s fifth goal and more importantly the first league win of the season which ensured Amlwch finished the day only a point behind Vale in the table with three game in hand on the Penygroes outfit.

Lineup

Dan Jones
Ryan McKean
Chris ByastGoalGoalGoal
John Earnshaw
John Jones
Callum McCormack
Steve ParryGoal
Shane Pell
Jason Williams
Adrian Jones
Kieran Thomas

Subs

Jamie JonesGoal
Steve Lloyd
Ryan Folksman