Reserves take the local derby honours
Denbigh Town Reserves 3-0 Llandyrnog Utd Reserves
On a mild December evening this local derby at Central Park saw Denbigh Town Reserves come out comfortable winners in the end. However the game was still in the balance until the latter stages as Llandyrnog Reserves made the game a competitive one and the visitors were always capable of pulling one back but could not get that final touch.
The pitch had been played on two days beforehand and this meant difficult conditions when playing the ball along the ground. Llandyrnog had the better of the early stages with Josh Griffiths proving a lively handful for Denbigh’s central defenders Gwion Bibby and Jacob Parry. Griffiths had a couple of chances which Town keeper Gethin Williams did well to keep out.
Denbigh came into the game more and on 19 minutes Andy Thomas did well on the right wing and played his way into the penalty area. He passed across the box for Paul Williams, but he was challenged by Dyrny keeper Dan Jones and the ball fell to Billy Holmes to slide the ball home from 10 yards
Dyrny looked to get the equaliser and they thought they had equalised when Sam Davies got the ball in the net only for the assistant referee to flag for offside. Both teams had chances which were made harder by the uneven surface and the teams went in at half time with Denbigh winning 1-0.
The second half saw Sean James introduced as a substitute and it was James who got Denbigh’s second on 70 minutes after some great build up play.
The third came courtesy of a great run by Billy Holmes who wove his way from the half way line and into the penalty area before firing home his second
The result takes Denbigh up to second place in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserves League, as they chase league leaders Porthmadog who are some nine points ahead of them.
The Reserves next game is on Friday 4th January 2019 as they host Pwllheli Reserves with a 7.30pm kick off at Central Park