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First Team - Match centre

Caernarfon Town
Gresford Athletic
Full time
S Smith (75'), T Freeman  (82')
Sat 28 Oct 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 230

Caernarfon 6 - 2 Gresford

Caernarfon bring run to an end

Gresford’s recent good form came to an end at high flying Caernarfon town.
In the first half Gresford struggled to cope with Caernarfon ball retention, and rotation in midfield and up front. Caernarfon deservedly took the lead on 12 minutes from a free kick on the edge of the box by Nathan Craig. Soon after it was 2-0 when Jamie Breese scores from just inside the area from a cut back.
Gresford struggled to create chances and only had long range efforts from Tom Freeman, and Dave Macintyre, and a header from Mikey Latham which all failed to find the target.
Just on the stroke of Half time Breese again managed to turn and shoot just inside the box to make it 3-0 going into the break.
Gresford came out second half full of intent but had the wind knocked out of them from what looked to be a harsh penalty following a great break by Brookwell down the right side.
Nathan Craig made no mistake from the spot though Mike Platt got so close to getting a hand on it.
Manager Steve Halliwell made a change bringing on the ever willing Jack Edwards for the injured Adam Davies. This meant a slight re shuffle with Ben Burrows switching to left back and Jack Edwards moving into right back.
Gresford continued to push forward and had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when Tom Freeman looked to have been fouled in the box when through on goal.
Soon after it was 5-0 with a goal from the impressive Darren Thomas.
Halliwell was not content in damage limitation though and made attacking substitutions replacing Latham, and Chalinor with smith and Anoruo and changing shape to 4-4-2 Gresford continued to press while Caernarfon where always a threat going forward! Gresford then had another penalty appeal turned down for what looked to be hand ball, before they got a deserved goal from Simon Smith cross/shot which sailed over Alex Ramsey’s head.
Soon after it was Ramsey who made a fantastic save from Owen Roberts following fantastic work on the right by Edwards and Smith.
Gresford though continued to attack and shortly after Tom Freeman fired in an unstoppable freekick from 20 yards out. Gresford continued to press but right on the final whistle Darren Thomas headed in a back post header to make it 6-2.

Gresford now turn attentions to Saturday and a home game in the Welsh Cup 2nd round vs Conway.

Key moments

Goal Simon Smith scores for Gresford Athletic
Goal Tom Freeman scores for Gresford Athletic


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90:00 Player of the Match
Josh Griffiths is awarded player of the match for Gresford Athletic
82:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom Freeman scores for Gresford Athletic
75:00 Goal 0 - 1
Simon Smith scores for Gresford Athletic
75:00 Assist
Jack Edwards makes an assist for Gresford Athletic
70:00 Sub On
Obi Anoruo is substituted on for Gresford Athletic
70:00 Sub On
Simon Smith is substituted on for Gresford Athletic
70:00 Sub Off
Jack Chalinor is substituted off for Gresford Athletic
70:00 Sub Off
Michael Latham is substituted off for Gresford Athletic
60:00 Yellow Card
Max Peate is yellow carded for Gresford Athletic
46:00 Sub Off
Adam Davies is substituted off for Gresford Athletic
46:00 Sub On
Jack Edwards is substituted on for Gresford Athletic
End of period 1
35:00 Yellow Card
Tom Freeman is yellow carded for Gresford Athletic
12:00 Yellow Card
Jack Jones is yellow carded for Gresford Athletic
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Caernarfon Town
  • Gresford Athletic
  • 0
  • Jack Jones Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Tom Freeman Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Adam Davies Sub Off 46:00'
  • Jack Edwards Sub On 46:00'
  • Max Peate Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Obi Anoruo Sub On 70:00'
  • Simon Smith Sub On 70:00'
  • Jack Chalinor Sub Off 70:00'
  • Michael Latham Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jack Edwards Assist 75:00'
  • Simon Smith Goal 75:00'
  • Tom Freeman Goal 82:00'
  • Josh Griffiths Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Platt, Mike Platt, Mike
Burrows, Ben Burrows, Ben
Davies, Adam Davies, Adam
Roberts , Owen Roberts , Owen
Peate, Max Peate, Max
Jones, Jack Jones, Jack
Chalinor, Jack Chalinor, Jack
Griffiths, Josh Griffiths, Josh
Freeman , Tom Freeman , Tom
McIntrye, Dave McIntrye, Dave
Latham, Michael Latham, Michael

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Holyhead Hotspur 11 20
8. Porthmadog 12 19
9. Gresford Athletic 12 17
10. Ruthin Town 13 15
11. Flint Town United 12 14
12. Penrhyncoch 11 12
13. Caersws 12 8

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