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L Vaughan (15' Pen), G Davies (89'), S Monument (90')
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Sat 16 Dec 14:00 - Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Football League - Division Two Attendance 75

A monumental strike sees Gaerwen steal a point

Gaerwen 3-3 Llannefydd

Last Saturday (16th December) we welcomed Welsh Alliance Division Two newcomers Llannefydd to Lon Groes for a league fixture. The Denbighshire side have been doing well and have picked up some impressive wins in their debut season in the league so we knew that we were in for a tough game.

The home side started the game extremely sloppy, giving the ball away time and time again however, Llannefydd failed to capitalise on this, the closest they got was hitting a post with a great effort from a free kick. A counter attack on 15 minutes saw Llion Vauaghan brought down inside the penalty box, Llion got up and dispatched of the penalty well. 1-0.

In spite of the goal Gaerwen still failed to settle into their normal, confident passing game and were giving the ball away far too cheaply. A couple of good saves on his near post from Gwyndaf Owen saw Gaerwen keep their 1-0 lead. However, the away side deservedly equalised on 35 minutes from a corner kick. As much as the equaliser was deserved the home side felt hard done by as Owen in the Gaerwen net felt he had been held in the build up.

Liam Morris cut a frustrated figure as the lone striker for much of the first half but nearly managed to get himself on the score-sheet with an audacious over-head kick but his effort was well saved, 1-1 h/t.

Gaerwen started the second half much better, Llion Vaughan and Dafydd Jones both going close as the home-side started to turn the screw. However, on 60 minutes Llannefydd went ahead against the run of play, another set piece creating havoc in the Gaerwen box. Just 10 minutes later things got from bad to worse as Llannefydd doubled their lead with a slick move and a good finish inside the home-side's box 1-3.

In all fairness to the home-side they continued to search for a route back into the game despite not being at the race but Llannefydd's back-line were holding firm as Gaerwen struggled to create any clear cut chances. Gethin Davies went closest on 80 minutes his free-kick brilliantly saved by the away side's keeper and Kieren Lewis could only hit the post with the rebound.

Gaerwen looked to have got a consolation goal on 90 minutes this time Davies finding the top corner with a fantastic 25 yard free kick. With 4 minutes of added time left the away side seemed to have done enough to clinch the 3 points, however one last attack by the home-side saw Shaun Monument let fly from 25 yards, his strike was deflected and looped into the empty net. Final-score 3-3.

Manager Lee Jones commented:

I'm relieved we've come away with a point in the end, we weren't at the races today and I don't think anyone can be pleased with the way that they played both individually and collectively as a team. However, I'm proud of how the boys continued to battle until the end, when you're two goals down with 5 minutes to play a point is a good one.

We've got a break next week now with Christmas coming up, but travel to Pentraeth on the 30th, we'll have to play much better than today if we are going to get anything out of the game.

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Llion Vaughan scores a penalty for Gaerwen
Goal Gethin Davies scores for Gaerwen
Goal Shaun Monument scores for Gaerwen


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90:00 Goal 3 - 0
Shaun Monument scores for Gaerwen
90:00 Player of the Match
Joj Owen is awarded player of the match for Gaerwen
89:00 Goal 2 - 0
Gethin Davies scores for Gaerwen
80:00 Sub On
Shaun Monument is substituted on for Gaerwen
80:00 Sub Off
Kieren Lewis is substituted off for Gaerwen
70:00 Sub Off
Dylan Williams is substituted off for Gaerwen
70:00 Sub On
Jon Williams is substituted on for Gaerwen
68:00 Yellow Card
Dylan Williams is yellow carded for Gaerwen
65:00 Yellow Card
Llion Vaughan is yellow carded for Gaerwen
55:00 Yellow Card
Arwel Williams is yellow carded for Gaerwen
End of period 1
25:00 Yellow Card
Lee Jones is yellow carded for Gaerwen
15:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Llion Vaughan scores a penalty for Gaerwen
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As it happened

  • Gaerwen
  • Llannefydd
  • 0
  • Llion Vaughan Scored Penalty 15:00'
  • Lee Jones Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Arwel Williams Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Llion Vaughan Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Dylan Williams Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Dylan Williams Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jon Williams Sub On 70:00'
  • Kieren Lewis Sub Off 80:00'
  • Shaun Monument Sub On 80:00'
  • Gethin Davies Goal 89:00'
  • Shaun Monument Goal 90:00'

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Owen, Gwyndaf Owen, Gwyndaf
Jones, Lee Jones, Lee
Owen, Joj Owen, Joj
Lewis, Kieren Lewis, Kieren
Williams, Arwel Williams, Arwel
Bennett, Chris Bennett, Chris
Williams, Dylan Williams, Dylan
Jones, Dafydd Jones, Dafydd
Vaughan, Llion Vaughan, Llion
Morris, Liam Morris, Liam
Davies, Gethin Davies, Gethin

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Y Felinheli 28 49
7. Meliden 28 40
8. Gaerwen 28 39
9. Aberffraw 28 35
10. Penmaenmawr Phoenix 28 34
11. Blaenau Ffestiniog 28 31
12. Pentraeth 28 28

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