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Mochdre Sports
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L Morris (50' Pen, 58'), P Bryant (61' Sent Off)
Sat 24 Feb 14:30 - Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Football League - Division Two Attendance 40

10 men Gaerwen come away with the three points

Mochdre Sports 1-2 Gaerwen

Last Saturday (24th February) Gaerwen travelled to Conwy based side Mochdre Sports. Both sides came into the game on the back of heavy defeats having conceded 11 goals between them last Saturday.

Gaerwen started the game well creating a couple of half chances from good set piece deliveries. On what seemed to be a heavy and boggy pitch the away side were playing some nice stuff with Dylan Williams and Chris Bennett causing problems down both flanks. However Mochdre went closest to open the scoring on 25 minutes as a superb free-kick from 20 yards out cannoned off the post, the Sports striker could only blast the rebound over from 10 yards out. The pattern of the first half didn't change following that, with Gaerwen continuing to look dangerous going forward, Paul Bryant going close with a back post header. On 35 minutes it was Gaerwen's turn to see an effort hit the woodwork, Arwel Williams' headed effort being brilliantly tipped on to the bar by the Mochdre stopper. The referee drew a close to a tight first half with the score 0-0.

The away side started the second half poorly, giving away possession cheaply and Sports looked to be enjoying more possession in the Gaerwen half, without really causing Gwyndaf Owen in goal any problems. However, some great work on 50 minutes by Connor Gordon down the Gaerwen left saw him pick out Kieren Lewis who was brought down in the box when one on one with goalkeeper. Liam Morris stepped up and cooly put the spot-kick away. Just 5 minutes later Gaerwen doubled their lead, Liam Morris again on the scoresheet after some good work by Arwel Williams and Paul Bryant.

With the Anglesey side in total control and seeming to be cruising to victory, Mochdre Sports pulled a goal back. A long throw-in wasn't defended by Gaerwen and the Mochdre captain headed in from 4 yards out. Things got a lot harder on 60 minutes as Gaerwen went down to 10 men, Paul Bryant receiving his marching orders for two avoidable bookings. This saw Gaerwen replace Connor Gordon with Dafydd Jones to hopefully see the remaining 30 minutes out.

To credit the Gaerwen players they managed the final 1/3rd of the game brilliantly without really conceding more than a couple of half chances to Mochdre. Gwyndaf Owen pulled out a good save on 80 minutes as the away-side held firm. Mochdre Sports threw everything at Gaerwen in the last 5 minutes, launching long balls at will but all of their attacks were defended well with Owen in goal not making a save worth note. Final-score 1-2.

Manager Lee Jones commented:

A great three points. We discussed in the week that our commitment and attitude had to improve and I thought the lads showed exactly that today and I think we deserved the win. I thought both Chris Bennett and Dylan Williams were excellent, especially as both played out of position and they put in a huge shift.

Another positive was seeing Liam Morris score his 20th goal of the season. There's no doubt Liam will go on to play at a higher level and score goals but his commitment along with his goal-scoring has been excellent for us this season. He has to be the first Gaerwen striker in a while to score 20 goals in a season, I set him a target of 30 at the start of the season and with 14 games left I wouldn't bet against him hitting or even passing that target.

However, most importantly a big mention to all 13 lads that traveled to Mochdre, to have 9 players unavailable, go down to 10 men and get the three points is fantastic.

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Liam Morris scores a penalty for Gaerwen
Goal Liam Morris scores for Gaerwen
Red Card Paul Bryant is sent off for Gaerwen


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90:00 Player of the Match
Liam Morris is awarded player of the match for Gaerwen
62:00 Sub Off
Connor Gordon is substituted off for Gaerwen
62:00 Sub On
Dafydd Jones is substituted on for Gaerwen
61:00 Red Card 0 - 2
Paul Bryant is sent off for Gaerwen
61:00 Yellow Card
Paul Bryant is yellow carded for Gaerwen
60:00 Yellow Card
Paul Bryant is yellow carded for Gaerwen
58:00 Goal 0 - 2
Liam Morris scores for Gaerwen
58:00 Assist
Paul Bryant makes an assist for Gaerwen
50:00 Assist
Kieren Lewis makes an assist for Gaerwen
50:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Liam Morris scores a penalty for Gaerwen
End of period 1
20:00 Yellow Card
Dylan Williams is yellow carded for Gaerwen
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Mochdre Sports
  • Gaerwen
  • 0
  • Dylan Williams Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Kieren Lewis Assist 50:00'
  • Liam Morris Scored Penalty 50:00'
  • Liam Morris Goal 58:00'
  • Paul Bryant Assist 58:00'
  • Paul Bryant Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Paul Bryant Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Paul Bryant Red Card 61:00'
  • Dafydd Jones Sub On 62:00'
  • Connor Gordon Sub Off 62:00'

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Team selection

Owen, Gwyndaf Owen, Gwyndaf
Williams, Dylan Williams, Dylan
Bennett, Chris Bennett, Chris
Bryant, Paul Bryant, Paul
Williams, Arwel Williams, Arwel
Williams, Jon Williams, Jon
Lewis, Kieren Lewis, Kieren
Jones, Lee Jones, Lee
Gordon, Connor Gordon, Connor
Morris, Liam Morris, Liam
Monument, Shaun Monument, Shaun

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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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