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Saltney Town
Castell AC
Full time
J Henry (3'), T Adams (5')
Sat 29 Apr 14:30 - Welsh National League - Reserve Division

Colts survive with final day win

The great escape is complete

We played our final game of the season at home to Saltney Town, in a fixture which was switched due to Saltney working on their pitch for next season. After Brymbo snatched a shock victory at Corwen on Friday night, we knew we had to win this game on order to stay in the Reserves League.

We had a Goalkeper crisis with all 3 keepers not available. But we managed to get Birdy to play his first game since breaking his leg 2 years ago, and we are grateful for him helping us out. Milly returned at left back, and Dessy was home so took his place in centre midfield alongside Rhys Williams.

The visitors included prolific striker Warren Kelly in their line up. We started like a house on fire, after only 2 minutes the ball was played out wide right to the overlapping full back Joe Henry, and he absolutely smashed a 15 yard strike into the roof of the net to give us the perfect start. Things got even better 3 minutes later as Tom Adams cleverly lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper from outside the box for his first goal for the Club.

Marston then took a free kick and Dessy crashed into the visiting keeper who had to leave the field with concussion.

Kelly should have pulled a goal acknowledge after rounding Birdy, but trod on the ball and Birdy recovered to dive on the ball.
HT 2-0

So we now had a good position, but should have added to our score when Josh Coleclough intercepted a back pass and only had to look up and square to Mars who had an empty net, but instead Josh snatched his effort wide. We paid theprice on 62 minutes as Saltney raided down the left, pulled the ball back and Warren Kelly slammed home.

Saltney then got through again down the left, the Wingrave clean through 6 yards out but Birdy turned his effort around the post to save the day. Our defending was very resilient, but right at the end of the game, a long ball found 2 Saltney players clear, and no offside said the Ref, but the player on the ball smashed it first time over the bar when they looked sure to ruin our day.

So 3 weeks ago and we looked dead and buried, but managed to gain 3 winsfromour last 5 games to ensure another season in this really tough League.

Well done to the lads for a superb effort. Kurtis has been immense these last few games, but an of the Match today goes to the ever reliable Jamie Millington, who never lets us down when needed.

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Player of the Match

Jamie Millington

Key moments

Goal Joe Henry scores for Castell AC
Goal Tom Adams scores for Castell AC


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90:00 Player of the Match
Jamie Millington is awarded player of the match for Castell AC
81:00 Sub On
Taylor Williams is substituted on for Castell AC
81:00 Sub Off
Rhys Williams is substituted off for Castell AC
73:00 Sub On
keiran goss is substituted on for Castell AC
73:00 Sub Off
Josh Colecliffe is substituted off for Castell AC
End of period 1
5:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom Adams scores for Castell AC
3:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joe Henry scores for Castell AC
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  • Saltney Town
  • Castell AC
  • 0
  • Joe Henry Goal 3:00'
  • Tom Adams Goal 5:00'
  • keiran goss Sub On 73:00'
  • Josh Colecliffe Sub Off 73:00'
  • Taylor Williams Sub On 81:00'
  • Rhys Williams Sub Off 81:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Queens Park 26 30
9. Penycae 26 27
10. Corwen 26 27
11. Saltney Town 26 24
12. Castell AC 26 18
13. Brymbo 26 17
14. Holywell Town 26 -14

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