Menai Bridge Tigers - Match centre

Menai Bridge Tigers
G Barker (10', 24', 29'), J Aston (32'), R Wood (69', 78', 85')
Postponed
Sat 7 Jan 14:00 - Gwynedd Football League - Premier Division

Magnificent Seven

Gaz and Ry bag hat-tricks

The tigers welcomed Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs Res to the Bridge for the first ever match between the two sides.
After losing to Bro Goronwy last game before the Xmas and New Year Break we knew we needed to put in a steady performance.

Once the pitch was passed playable after an early morning inspection, the lads were up for it.

Missing two players today with club captain Richard Evans (ill) and Tom Davies (unavailable) we had one of if not the strongest squad’s we have been able name so far this season.

We knew the pitch would cut up and be a bit sticky as the game went on, but from a spectator’s point of view the 1st half was one of the best 45 mins of football we have played this season.

After a couple of minutes Gareth Barker turn the Centre half and smashed the ball passed the keeper only to see it smack the post and go out for a goal kick.

On ten minutes Tom Parry took a free kick inside our own half and it was launched into the Blaenau half and Gaz Barker took one touch and volleyed the ball past the keeper to make it 1 -0.

Back four of Owain Roberts, Dale Owens, Tom Parry and Tom Scorer were controlling everything and from a keeper’s point Lee Moore had a very quiet start to the game.

A corner on 24 mins was whipped to the far post were Gethin Davies rose above everyone and headed the ball back across goal for the poacher ‘Gaz Barker’ to smash the ball into the back of the net.

Jamie Aston, Gethin Davies and Callum Davidson were dominating the midfield and at every opportunity getting the ball wide to Ryan Wood and Tim Evans who exploited the full backs.

Gareth Barker completed his 19 min hat trick on 29 mins when Owain Roberts broke down the right and whipped in a telling cross that Gaz beat the keeper to it and slotted the ball into the back of the net.

Some amazing one touch football off the lads but Jamie Aston in on goal and from the edge of the box he placed the ball into the back of the net to score his first goal for the club (hopefully more to come).

HALF TIME – TIGERS 4 – 0 BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

Second half started with a bang when we lost Callum Davidson to a shoulder injury. Call was replaced by Dave Roberts.

We continued to work the ball well but with the pitch cutting up it got harder and harder to play the ball on the floor.

66 mins – Gareth Barker and Jamie Aston were replaced by Guy Hughes (much needed game time after missing 3 months) and Dion Williams.

69 mins a through ball from Guy Hughes put Ryan Wood in on goal and placed the ball under the out rushing keeper only for the full back to hook the ball off the line but as the ball came down Ryan headed the ball into the back of the net.

78 mins Owain Roberts broke down the right and whipped the ball into the box and Ryan was first to the ball and slotted the ball in the net.

85 mins Ryan completed his 16 mins hat-trick when he pounced on a half chance.

FULL-TIME - TIGERS 7 – 0 BLAENAU

Goals
Gareth Barker 3 (sponsored by cheri blue design)
Ryan Wood 3 (sponsored by Glandwr Butchers, Benllech)
Jamie Aston (looking for a sponsor)

Man of the match

Gareth Barker (sponsored by cheri blue design)

Key moments

10:00
Goal Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
24:00
Goal Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
29:00
Goal Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
32:00
Goal Jamie Aston scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
69:00
Goal Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
78:00
Goal Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
85:00
Goal Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Gareth Barker is awarded player of the match for Menai Bridge Tigers
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Lee Moore keeps a clean sheet for Menai Bridge Tigers
85:00 Goal 7 - 0
Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
78:00 Assist
Owain Roberts makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
78:00 Goal 6 - 0
Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
69:00 Assist
Guy Hughes makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
69:00 Goal 5 - 0
Ryan Wood scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
66:00 Sub On
Dion Williams is substituted on for Menai Bridge Tigers
66:00 Sub Off
Jamie Aston is substituted off for Menai Bridge Tigers
66:00 Sub On
Guy Hughes is substituted on for Menai Bridge Tigers
66:00 Sub Off
Gareth Barker is substituted off for Menai Bridge Tigers
47:00 Sub On
Dave Roberts is substituted on for Menai Bridge Tigers
47:00 Sub Off
Callum Davidson is substituted off for Menai Bridge Tigers
End of period 1
32:00 Assist
Gareth Barker makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
32:00 Goal 4 - 0
Jamie Aston scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
29:00 Assist
Owain Roberts makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
29:00 Assist
Owain Roberts makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
29:00 Goal 3 - 0
Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
24:00 Assist
Gethin Davies makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
24:00 Goal 2 - 0
Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
10:00 Assist
Tom Parry makes an assist for Menai Bridge Tigers
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Gareth Barker scores for Menai Bridge Tigers
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As it happened

  • Menai Bridge Tigers
  • 0
  • Tom Parry Assist 10:00'
  • Gareth Barker Goal 10:00'
  • Gethin Davies Assist 24:00'
  • Gareth Barker Goal 24:00'
  • Owain Roberts Assist 29:00'
  • Owain Roberts Assist 29:00'
  • Gareth Barker Goal 29:00'
  • Jamie Aston Goal 32:00'
  • Gareth Barker Assist 32:00'
  • Dave Roberts Sub On 47:00'
  • Callum Davidson Sub Off 47:00'
  • Dion Williams Sub On 66:00'
  • Jamie Aston Sub Off 66:00'
  • Guy Hughes Sub On 66:00'
  • Gareth Barker Sub Off 66:00'
  • Guy Hughes Assist 69:00'
  • Ryan Wood Goal 69:00'
  • Owain Roberts Assist 78:00'
  • Ryan Wood Goal 78:00'
  • Ryan Wood Goal 85:00'
  • Gareth Barker Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Moore, Lee Moore, Lee
Roberts, Owain Roberts, Owain
Owens, Dale Owens, Dale
Davies, Gethin Davies, Gethin
Parry, Tom Parry, Tom
Scorer, Tom Scorer, Tom
Evans, Tim Evans, Tim
Aston, Jamie Aston, Jamie
Davidson, Callum Davidson, Callum
Barker, Gareth Barker, Gareth
Wood, Ryan Wood, Ryan

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bodedern Athletic 21 53
2. Aberffraw 21 51
3. Bontnewydd 21 50
4. Bro Goronwy 21 35
5. Menai Bridge Tigers 21 34
6. Nefyn United 22 34
7. Llanystumdwy 22 31

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