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Harlech Town
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R Roberts (50'), G Bolton (66'), K Hughes (75' Sent Off)
Sat 27 Aug 14:30 - Gwynedd Football League - Premier Division Attendance 40

Harlech take the points

Harlech 5.2 Aberffraw

Berffro travelled to Harlech full of confidence with three wins from three and nearly a full squad available but could never have imagined how badly the day could turn out.

The travel down was a nightmare as we hit traffic after traffic which meant we arrived at 2.05 with a 2.30 kick off. Berffro were quick out of the traps and created good openings from corners in the early stages only a point blank save by Harlech keeper who impressed all afternoon kept the score at 0.0. Credit to Harlech they played to counter and did this well, they took their first opportunity after some sloppy defending by Berffro meant it was 1.0. Soon after and another counter and Berffro found themselves 2.0 down as a deflected shot gave Kenny in goal no chance. It was time to roll up the sleeves and Berffro did just that and again started to create good opportunities but excellent defnecing kept Berffro at Bay. On the stroke of half time Berffro conceded the 3rd goal as a chip from the edge of the box found the net. Berffro had a golden opportunity again before half time only for the keeper again to be the final barrier. 3.0 at half time.

A change of formation and personel at half time and the lads went out for the win. We had the perfect start as in form Richard Roberts scored from close range, this came after a stonewall penalty had been turned away, everyone could see it was a penalty except for the man in the middle A second came early in the second half as Adam on as a sub produced an excellent through ball and Bolton did well to finish with a clever dink, 3.2 game on. Andrew on as a sub was threatening down the right and had an excellent chance to make it 3.3, the ball bounced just wide of the post. On 65 min the game was delayed for a few minutes as Kenny was injured in a nasty head clash from a corner. The game did eventually continue and on 70 minutes the game changed its course as the ball came into the box Berffro dealt with it and ball was cleared, however the Harlech striker caught Kenny late and raised his hand, Kenny reacted by raising his arm to push the player away. The ref had no hesitation but to show the red card to Kenny and award a penalty, a very harsh decision. Harlech scored from the spot to make it 4.2, they pushed on and got a 5th a few minutes from time. Final score Harlech 5.2.

Take nothing away from Harlech they had a game plan and took advantage of an under performing Berffro side.

We now have to dust ourselves down as we have a huge local derby at home to Bodedern on Tuesday.

Key moments

Goal Richard Roberts scores for Aberffraw
Goal Gary Bolton scores for Aberffraw
Red Card Kenny Hughes is sent off for Aberffraw


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90:00 Player of the Match
Billy Kennedy is awarded player of the match for Aberffraw
78:00 Yellow Card
Iwan Roberts is yellow carded for Aberffraw
75:00 Red Card 0 - 2
Kenny Hughes is sent off for Aberffraw
70:00 Yellow Card
Gary Bolton is yellow carded for Aberffraw
66:00 Goal 0 - 2
Gary Bolton scores for Aberffraw
66:00 Assist
Adam Hallybone makes an assist for Aberffraw
60:00 Yellow Card
Ieuan Lloyd is yellow carded for Aberffraw
60:00 Sub On
Adam Hallybone is substituted on for Aberffraw
60:00 Sub Off
John Earnshaw is substituted off for Aberffraw
55:00 Sub On
Andrew Jones is substituted on for Aberffraw
55:00 Sub Off
Nathan Moore is substituted off for Aberffraw
50:00 Goal 0 - 1
Richard Roberts scores for Aberffraw
50:00 Sub On
Adam Hallybone is substituted on for Aberffraw
50:00 Assist
Gareth Hughes makes an assist for Aberffraw
45:00 Sub Off
Karl Taylor is substituted off for Aberffraw
45:00 Sub On
Iwan Roberts is substituted on for Aberffraw
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Stephen Jenkins is yellow carded for Aberffraw
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Harlech Town
  • Aberffraw
  • 0
  • Stephen Jenkins Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Karl Taylor Sub Off 45:00'
  • Iwan Roberts Sub On 45:00'
  • Richard Roberts Goal 50:00'
  • Adam Hallybone Sub On 50:00'
  • Gareth Hughes Assist 50:00'
  • Andrew Jones Sub On 55:00'
  • Nathan Moore Sub Off 55:00'
  • Ieuan Lloyd Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Adam Hallybone Sub On 60:00'
  • John Earnshaw Sub Off 60:00'
  • Gary Bolton Goal 66:00'
  • Adam Hallybone Assist 66:00'
  • Gary Bolton Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Kenny Hughes Red Card 75:00'
  • Iwan Roberts Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Billy Kennedy Player of the Match 90:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bodedern Athletic 22 56
2. Aberffraw 22 54
3. Bontnewydd 22 50
4. Bro Goronwy 22 38
5. Menai Bridge Tigers 22 34
6. Nefyn United 22 34
7. Llanystumdwy 22 31

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