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Halkyn Utd
Bradley Park
S Wilkes (2'), M Ratcliffe (15'), J Edmonds (35', 55', 60', 70' Sent Off)
Full time
Sat 29 Oct 14:30 - North East Wales Football League - Premier Division

Halkyn 5-2 Bradley Park

Captain Wilkes opens the scoring and takes the MOM award

Yesterday Halkyn Utd FC entertained Bradley Park at Pant Newydd in the North East Wales League. Halkyn began very brightly and within two minutes Captain Sêan Wilkes opened the scoring, who struck a half volley from the edge of the box which swerved away from the goalkeeper into the bottom corner.
Superb start to the game which gave Halkyn the time to settle and probably play some of their best football this season. Halkyn created many chances within the first fifteen minutes, with the final shot just falling short of finding the back of the black and white net. However Michael Radcliffe starting his first game this season made it 2-0, who found himself in a pocket of space in the box and slotted a neat calm finish into the bottom corner of the goal. Halkyn Utd FC enjoyed an abundance of possession in the first half and looked a threat going forward with threat to make it 3-0. That goal did come through Jon Edmonds who found himself 1v1 with the goalkeeper, Jon knocked it over the advancing goalkeeper and ran around to tap it into the empty net. Bradley had limited chances in the first half but tried their best with the long throws and free kicks, their only chance was saved by Jack Seery down to his left hand side after a long ball through, which was subsequently cleared by Ryan Oldfield to take Halkyn into a half time lead of 3-0.
The second half began with the tables reversed, Bradley Park capitalized and scored within a minute when Halkyn were caught in possession in midfield, a ball was played past the Halkyn defence who appealed for offside, but the referee's sight was obstructed with bodies around him and the Bradley striker scored. Ten minutes later Halkyn made it 4-1, Jack Seery picked a loose ball up in the box and threw it out to right back Shane Wellings who effortlessly broke and ran from one box to the other taking on the Bradley men who stood in his way, before finding Jon Edmonds at the back post who secured his 2nd of the game. Michael Radcliffe was unlucky not to add to his one goal, with some good opportunities 1v1 with the goalkeeper but he could get that bit of luck to find the back of the net. Jon Edmonds grabbed his hat trick when he drove into the box and skinned two or three players before smashing the ball into the bottom corner.
Bradley looked to reduce the deficit when a corner was whipped into the box forcing Jack Seery into a reaction save after the ball took a slight deflection. Bradley hit the woodwork moments later, when a free kick curled and hit the joint of the crossbar and post before Halkyn cleared their lines of the danger.
Sêan Wilkes then hit the post for Halkyn Utd FC with a superb controlled header after Shane Wellings produced another pin point cross. Bradley did pull another goal back to make it 5-2 on the 76th minute, when one of their players found himself with the ball inside the Halkyn half of the pitch just beyond the circle: he launched a shot over goalkeeper Jack Seery who was standing between the penalty spot/edge of the box. Leaving Seery back peddling and unable to save the strike which sailed in under the bar.
A good first half display by Halkyn with midfield four Leon Pickford Joe Foster Sêan Wilkes and Jon Edmonds linking up well and dictating the game giving Halkyn the platform to win the game in the second half. Another three points on the board, before an away trip to Acton FC this coming Saturday, where Halkyn will look to make it six league wins from six on their travels this season.

Final score - Halkyn Utd FC 5-2 Bradley Park

Man of the match - Captain Sean Wilkes

Sean Wilkes

Player of the Match

Sean Wilkes

Key moments

Goal Sean Wilkes scores for Halkyn Utd
Goal Michael Ratcliffe scores for Halkyn Utd
Goal Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
Goal Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
Goal Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
Red Card Jon Edmonds is sent off for Halkyn Utd


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90:00 Player of the Match
Sean Wilkes is awarded player of the match for Halkyn Utd
82:00 Sub On
Connor Maguire is substituted on for Halkyn Utd
76:00 Sub On
Dean Wilkes is substituted on for Halkyn Utd
73:00 Sub On
Alex Roberts is substituted on for Halkyn Utd
70:00 Red Card 5 - 0
Jon Edmonds is sent off for Halkyn Utd
60:00 Goal 5 - 0
Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
55:00 Goal 4 - 0
Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
End of period 1
35:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jon Edmonds scores for Halkyn Utd
15:00 Goal 2 - 0
Michael Ratcliffe scores for Halkyn Utd
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Sean Wilkes scores for Halkyn Utd
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Halkyn Utd
  • Bradley Park
  • 0
  • Sean Wilkes Goal 2:00'
  • Michael Ratcliffe Goal 15:00'
  • Jon Edmonds Goal 35:00'
  • Jon Edmonds Goal 55:00'
  • Jon Edmonds Goal 60:00'
  • Jon Edmonds Red Card 70:00'
  • Alex Roberts Sub On 73:00'
  • Dean Wilkes Sub On 76:00'
  • Connor Maguire Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Seery, Jack Seery, Jack
Wellings, Shane Wellings, Shane
Nicholas, Jamie Nicholas, Jamie
Wilkes, Sean Wilkes, Sean
Jones, Anthony Jones, Anthony
Oldfield, Ryan Oldfield, Ryan
Edmonds, Jon Edmonds, Jon
Pickford, Leon Pickford, Leon
Ratcliffe, Michael Ratcliffe, Michael
Foster, Joe Foster, Joe
Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Ryan

League round up

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