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Castell AC
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O Williams (61'), M Marston (76'), J Price (80')
Wed 5 Apr 18:15 - Welsh National League - Division 1

Colts scupper Rhostyllen promotion hopes.

But 2 late goals deny us the win.

We went to Rhostyllen tonight missing Titch, Pughie, Bulla, and Arthur from Saturday's game, in came Dan Jarrett,Owen, Atko and Liam.
Adam Lovatt was on the bench after a long absence training to be a father, Josh Coleclough and late call up Ben Bailey were also
in the squad.

The home team featured the same starting 11 as Saturday because it was vital for them to win to stay in the promotion hunt.

They started the brighter, we seemed second to every ball early on, Atko and Joe were outstanding in blocking and making last ditch tackles. But Steve Jones long range shot cam back off the post, and Gibbo made a fantastic save from close range to deny the hosts.
On the small pitch the hosts were using the long ball to good effect, and this resulted in the opening goal as Mark Williams found himself clear on 29 minutes, rounding Gibbo and tapping home the opener. This woke us up and we started to get into the game.But the half ended at 1-0.

We started feeding the channels better in the second half, and Josh Price was giving us lots of options with his clever play, It was on surprise when we got the equaliser after good work by Liam and Josh, and a great finish into the bottom corner by Owen Williams.

The home team were now getting anxious, but Gibbo again had to produce a superb reflex save to keep us level. Then on 76 minutes we took the lead, Owen with some magic down the right, dancing past defenders at ease before squaring to MIKE MARSTON who
smashed the ball home from 10 yards. And 4 minutes later a ball was fed through to JOSH PRICE who lobbed the ball superbly over advancing keeper Josh Jones.

However, on 83 imnutes the home team were given a lifeline, after an error of judgement by Gibbo who should have come to claim the ball, but his hesitancy forced Joe Henry into a header which went over Gibbo for an own goal. This revaitalised Rhostyllen who pushed
Drew Wickens up front and went very direct. It paid off follwoing a scramble and Steve Jones was first to react to volley in an equaliser.

There was still time for Marston to send a stinging shot just past the post before referee Barry Rondel brought the game to an end.

Probably a fair result on the night, our back 4 were awesome, but the watching Penley players went home happiest and we dented
Rhostyllen's ambitions.

Lots of challengers for Man of the Match, but JOSH PRICE gets the vote for a fine display and making the home defenders uncomfortable all night.

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Key moments

Goal Owen Williams scores for Castell AC
Goal Michael Marston scores for Castell AC
Goal Josh Price scores for Castell AC


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84:00 Sub Off
Liam Hughes is substituted off for Castell AC
84:00 Sub On
Ben Bailey is substituted on for Castell AC
80:00 Goal 0 - 3
Josh Price scores for Castell AC
77:00 Sub On
Adam Lovatt is substituted on for Castell AC
77:00 Sub Off
Daniel Shaw is substituted off for Castell AC
76:00 Goal 0 - 2
Michael Marston scores for Castell AC
64:00 Sub On
Josh Colecliffe is substituted on for Castell AC
64:00 Sub Off
Daniel Jarrett is substituted off for Castell AC
61:00 Goal 0 - 1
Owen Williams scores for Castell AC
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As it happened

  • Rhostyllen
  • Castell AC
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  • Owen Williams Goal 61:00'
  • Josh Colecliffe Sub On 64:00'
  • Daniel Jarrett Sub Off 64:00'
  • Michael Marston Goal 76:00'
  • Adam Lovatt Sub On 77:00'
  • Daniel Shaw Sub Off 77:00'
  • Josh Price Goal 80:00'
  • Ben Bailey Sub On 84:00'
  • Liam Hughes Sub Off 84:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Lex Glyndwr 22 54
2. Rhostyllen 22 50
3. Penley 22 50
4. Rhydymwyn 22 43
5. Llangollen Town 22 39
6. Castell AC 22 38
7. New Brighton Villa 22 37


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