The game started in calm but cold conditions for this local derby game. With
just 4 mins played, a ball from Lee Thomas
on the left gave Dean Seager
early chance but it was blocked and the ball ended up at the far post and
Julian Williams made no mistake as he buried it in the corner. 1-0.
A Sam Sinkinson shot from distance went wide for Conwy on 7 mins.
Neat play between Seager and Julian opened things up for Sean Eardley but his
attempt with his right foot went high and wide.
A quality free kick from Eddie Jebb
on 17 mins forced Andy Rooney to punch the
ball clear it was hit first time from Ian Patterson and struck the upright but
Chris Quinn was there to smash home the rebounded out. 1-1.
A defenders clearance forward was misjudged on the half way line by Wyn
Williams as the ball rolled under his foot and sent John Owen clear on goal,
with Rooney closing the space down Owen dispatched a neat finish into the
corner to give Conwy the lead. 1-2.(22 mins)
The first corner of the game came on 27 minutes for Conwy and Dean Canning
headed well wide from a good position, and from the resulting goal kick
Llandudno had their best chance of the game so far after some good approach
play from Dean Seager
, he played a square ball to Chris Melia six yards out,
Melia struggled to control it but managed to get his shot away and hit the
post, the ball rebounded out but he slipped at the vital moment and couldn’t
find the touch needed and the ball deflected wide for a corner. Llandudno
couldn’t seem to get themselves going for the remainder of the half and Conwy
took full advantage when Ex Llandudno man Lee Craven hit a perfectly placed
shot past Andy Rooney into the bottom corner from 20 yards out to extend their
lead . 1-3.
and Seager were the exceptions for Llandudno as they combined well
again to create another chance, this time falling for Dean on the edge of the
box but he couldn’t get enough power to trouble Goalkeeper Callum Hawthorne.
HALF TIME 1-3.
Llandudno made two changes at the interval, Joe Morgan
replacing the injured
Andy Rooney in goal and Ben Hughes
replacing Chris Melia. Dean Seager
lively again and had another chance early into the half but Hawthorne handled
well. Chris Quinn done well as Conwy soaked up the Llandudno pressure and
looked to hit on the break. Two long efforts from Kevin Fields and one from
Seager were well hit but straight at the visitors keeper Hawthorne. Llandudno
were looking much better this half and were probing Conwy’s defence constantly
but Conwy were looking dangerous on the counter attack.
This pressure finally told on 76 minutes when Dean Seager
finished off from a
really tight angle after jinking his way into the area he should have done
better with his first attempt but it was blocked and rebounded out and wide but
what great composure by the young man to calmly control the ball and fire a
bullet into the net.2-3.
Substitute Paul Cassidy could have increased Conwy’s lead shortly after when he
found himself with stand in keeper Joe Morgan
to beat but Morgan stood firm
and saved well with his feet.
With ten minutes remaining a long ball through for Lee Thomas
should have been
dealt with but Lee took full advantage as he lobbed the advancing Hawthorne to
level the scores. 3-3.
Just three minutes later a short corner from Thomas to Tom Dix
on the edge of
the area brought out a fantastic save from the Conwy glovesman as Dix curled
his shot heading for the top corner Hawthorne tipped it wide with what proved
to be a match wining save. Llandudno looked the more likely to score as they
pushed and pushed but it was Conwy who were next to score when Tom Rooney hit a
well struck shot from outside the area Morgan could only parry it into the path
of Cassidy who made no mistake from six yards out. 3-4.
Not the most entertaining of derby games but Conwy held firm to the end to see
themselves into the next round. FINAL SCORE LLANDUDNO3 CONWY UNITED 4 .