LLANGEFNI T RES 5-1 DREIGIAU PENTRAETH
29th July 2016
Scorers: Patrick Jones 2, Connor Gordon 2, Keenan Latham.
Llangefni Reserves produced another good performance against Sunday League outfit Dreigiau Pentraeth. Cefni were 4-0 at half time but Dreigiau pulled a goal back a minute into the second half. Connor Gordon smashed in his second of the game and Llangefni's fifth with 15 minutes to go. Our final pre-season game is next Thusday at Bodorgan, 6.45pm ko.
FIRST TEAM HAVE 3 FRIENDLIES LEFT BEFORE THE LEAGUE KICKS OFF
28th July 2016
The first team have 3 friendlies left before their league campaign kicks off on August the 13th.
Saturday 30th July - Penmaenmawr Phoenix FC (Away) 2.00pm
Wednesday 3rd August - Valley Athletic FC (Home) 7.00pm
Saturday 6th August - Aberffraw FC (Away) 2.30pm
Please show your support.
HOLYHEAD HOTSPUR 2-1 LLANGEFNI TOWN
27th July 2016
Above: Our new away kit sponsored by Tre-Ysgawen Hall.
Llangefni suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat in their 4th pre-season friendly at Holyhead. It was a windy evening at the New Oval and the home side took the lead after half an hour when they capitalised on a defensive error. It was a tough first half playing against the wind and Cefni failed to create any clear cut chances. 'The Town' produced a much improved second half performance and kept possession a lot better. The equaliser came after 65 minutes when Paul Pritchard saved Craig Roberts' shot but Jack Williams was first to the rebound and found the far corner of the net with a right foot finish. Llangefni were now on top and almost took the lead but Roberts was again denied by Pritchard in goal. It wasn't long before Holyhead re-took the lead thanks to a powerful half volley from Mel McGuinness. Substitute Connor Gordon almost equalised for Cefni but his shot was tipped over the bar by Pritchard. It was great to see three 16 year olds come on at the same time with 15 minutes to go. John Alex Jones, Daniel Jones and Aron Edwards have all made a good impression in pre-season and Chris Roberts is always willing to give youngsters a chance if they show the right attitude and commitment. Our next friendly is away to Penmaenmawr Phoenix on Saturday. Kick off is 2.00pm.
HOTSPURS AWAY TONIGHT
26th July 2016
The first team play their fourth pre-season friendly tonight away to Holyhead Hotspur. So far Chris Roberts' side have given a good account of themselves against higher league opposition and there's no doubt that Holyhead will also be tough game. Kick off is 7.30pm and we would appreciate your support.
LLANGEFNI T RES 2-0 AMLWCH PORT
21st July 2016
Llangefni Reserves made it two wins out of two in pre-season against Amlwch Port at Lon Talwrn. Gafyn Buckland once again had a big squad to choose from and decided to give most players 45 minutes each. Patrick Jones opened the scoring after ten minutes when his left foot shot was deflected into the top corner. Cefni continued to pass the ball and dominate possession while Amlwch posed a threat from set pieces. The first half finished 1-0 and Llangefni made 7 changes at half-time. The second half was very open and Gareth Torr almost doubled Cefni's advantage but his shot was saved by the keeper. Aron Davies also had a good chance but he dragged his shot wide of the post. Amlwch kept going and almost equalised late on when their striker hit the underside of the crossbar. With a minute to go, Connor Gordon beat the offside trap and then beat the keeper at the second attempt after he made a good save from his first shot. All in all it was a decent performance against a physical side. Playing teams like this will do the youngsters no harm as they adapt to senior football. It's very pleasing to see them taking it in their stride and showing no fear at all.
LLANGEFNI TOWN FC 0-1 CAERNARFON TOWN FC
20th July 2016
The first team went down 1-0 to Caernarfon Town last night in their latest Pre-season friendly. The match was played in hot and humid conditions which saw the referee give water breaks half way through the first and second half. Llangefni were hoping to build on their recent performances but it did not get off to the best of starts as former Cefni player Darren Thomas fired an unstoppable volley passed 16yr old debutant keeper Osian Goulding to put the cofis into the lead. Connor Gordon came close to equalising on 20minutes when he was clean through on goal with just the keeper to beat, but his chipped effort went just wide of the post. The cofis had some more half chances which didn't seem to trouble the Cefni keeper. The first half finished 0-1. The second half saw both teams make changes and Caernarfon started brightly seing a lot of posession and making cefni work hard off the ball. Darren Thomas fired a shot onto the post and minutes later Craig Evans flicked the ball on with his head to find the run of Corey Sinnot who shot just over. The game finished 1-0 to Caernarfon.
Manager Chris Roberts seemed up-beat after the match and had this to say "This was a great work-out for us tonight against a well drilled Caernarfon side, i thought we could have kept posession a bit better especially in the first half our passes and movement off the ball was not to the standard i know we can deliver. I was extremley pleased with the way in which we kept our shape during the second half and we were discaplined in or positioning which was great to see. We created some decent chances and although we had 6 of the first team missing it was a great chance to have a look at some of the young talent coming through from the reserves, I have to give great credit to the 3 sixteen year olds Osian Goulding, Arron Edwards and Daniel Jones who played a part tonight and did not look out of place. I would also like to thank Iwan Williams and Caernarfon Town for the friendly and wish them all the best this season."
LLANGEFNI TOWN FC v CAERNARFON TOWN FC
18th July 2016
Tomorrow night it's Llangefni Town vs Caernarfon Town in a pre-season friendly. Kick off is 7:30pm and we would once again appreciate your support.
PRE-SEASON: RESERVES 3-1 MYNYDD LLANDEGAI RES
14th July 2016
Connor Gordon scored two as Llangefni Reserves won their first pre-season friendly 3-1 at home against Mynydd Llandegai Reserves. Many of the youngsters were playing their first game in senior football but they didn't show any fear against an older and more physical side. Gordon gave Cefni the lead after ten minutes when his shot from outside the box bounced right in front of the keeper and went in. Mynydd equalised after half an hour with a header from a corner. Gafyn Buckland made a few changes at half-time and it wasn't long before Gordon got his second goal of the game by chipping the on rushing keeper. Keenan Latham sealed the win by making it 3-1 with 15 minutes to go. Cefni played some very good football at times and it was brilliant to see last seasons under 16's and reserves geling so quickly. We would like to thank Mynydd Llandegai who were also playing their first game together and we wish them all the best in the Anglesey League this season.
RESERVES IN ACTION TONIGHT
14th July 2016
Llangefni Reserves will play their first pre-season friendly tonight against Mynydd Llandegai Reserves at Lon Talwrn. The youngsters are raring to go and I'm sure they would appreciate your support. Kick off is 7pm.
14th July 2016
Here is a brilliant photo taken by Dai Sinclair of every team from Llangefni under 7's right up to the first team. The photo was taken before the game against Rhyl on Tuesday night.