5 - 1 loss for reserves
8th November 2011
With good results from previous games, expectations were high and only a fool would bet against a home win. Right from the whistle we were forced to play the visitors style of football which did not suit us at all. Scrappy chances fell to both sides but none were converted until a defensive mix up between John Glyn and Iolo Davies on 20 min allowed a comfortable tap in for Dan Evans to put the visitors 1 up. The game turned to be a more physical affair soon after with both teams putting in border line challenges, and a few were lucky to stay on the field. On 29 a free kick was awarded to the visitors 30 yards from our goal when Stuart Owen was fouled. The subsequent free kick was taken by Stuart himself leading to yet another defensive mix up when the cefni defence left the ball bounce in front of them and left for unexpected keeper John Glyn to watch helplessly as the ball bounced over him and into the net for the visitors second.
The second half started the same as the first finished with the visitors extending their lead further on 50 when Alan Owen slipped in the Cefni box and the ref awarded a mysterious penalty. this was bizarre as the nearest Cefni player was 5 yards away and the reff was only himself 10 yards away. Alan Owen stepped up to the mark to convert taking the score to 3- to the visitors.
The game changed in our favour when assistant manager Dyfed Thomas changed formation and seemed to work as the next 15 minutes was all Cefni resulting in Lee Lewis producing a superb cross out of nothing to allow Mark Jones to unleash a power volley past the visiting keeper from 15 yards. Chances still came our way until on the 80th minute our defence cleared a gap for Alan Owen to shoot past keeper John Glyn from 20 yards. The game was well and truly put to rest when on 87 minutes a missed tackle on the half way line from Cefni skipper Gwyndaf Davies left our defence outnumbered and "Big Red" Gary Alsop to to strike low and in past the keeper.
Not the usual display from the reserves but one to reflect and learn from.
6th November 2011
Marc Poole and Ian Rowe have left the club by mutual consent following a disappointing start to the season. We would like to thank them for their efforts since they took charge and wish them well for the future. We are currently in negotiations with a replacement, and will keep you updated as soon as a decision has been made.
Reserves 6 pts clear!
29th October 2011
Impressive display as we ran out 2 - 1 winners at home to Morawelon, cefnis goals coming from Dave Jones and Lee Lewis. Full report to follow.
Another heavy defeat
29th October 2011
Again, another defeat at Llandudno our 13th leaving Cefni routed to the basement although we started well and after 8mins O Mahoney had a great chance but it went high over the bar. We were then under pressure Lee Thomas scoring for Llandudno ater amistake by Brizell made it 1 0 then 2 mins later it should have been 2 for Llandudno but for a good save from Holden. On 20mins Courlander raced down the right wing to shoot a good goal to the corner of the net making it 1 - 1.
Play becoming very untidy at times; with the referee constantly on his whistle although it was pretty even towards the end of the half we failed to capitalise and on 40 mins we were made to pay when Lee Hughes slipped and allowed Paul Roberts through to make it 2 - 1 on the stroke of half time.
Second period we allowed the prolific Lee Thomas to score his second of his 4 goals from a corner in the 48mins with a brilliant headed goal, there was never any way back now for Cefni as Llandudno made it 3 - 1on 53 mins again a mistake by the Cefni defence allowing Lee Thomas to score his 3rd goal. Cefni did have a good 15 min period for John Owen to score a good goal but was disallowed by the line official, and again we had 2 good chances by John Owen with their keeper doing well on both occassions to keep the ball out of the net. With 8mins to go Sion Owen a new signing from LLanfairpwll was very imppresive since coming on as a sub, scored a well taken one on one goal for Cefni that made it 4 2, but with 3 mins to go Lee Thomas scored his 4th of the match with a well taken free kick which made it 5 2 for the home team. Its going to be a hard winter for us with just a solitary win to show for our efforts up to the end of October, but i'm sure we will be looking at strengthing our squad further in the coming weeks.
Llangefni s line - up:
Luke O Mahoney
Rory Courlander cpt
Subs: Sion Kyle 68 mins Sion Owen 73mins
Goal Scorers: Rory Courlander 21mins Sion Owen 85 mins
1 - 0 Loss v Penycae
24th October 2011
We lost by the odd goal away to Pen y Cae in the league cup last week, and we were looking for a revenge at home in the league today.
We came out fighting, missing two good chances inside the 18 yard box with Luke O mahoney coming closest shooting over the cross bar from close range. We did have most of the possession for the 1st 20 minutes, but it was the visitors wo opened the scoring on 25 minutes when debutante keeper Stefan Holden failed to collect a cross to let in Ben jones to score. Cefni fought hard for rest of the first half, but we failed to equalize with Pen y Caes keeper proving himself to be un beatable.
As we began the second half we still were on the attack with good chances coming our way, we eventually got the ball in the net but it was ruled for off side. Pen Y Cae always looked like scoring the second on the counter with keeper Stefan Holden making some great savesto keep us in the match. The last 20 minutes was very even and it could have been any ones game, but Pen Y Cae held on again like last week to win this six pointer by the odd goal once again, to the disappointment of everyone involved with the club leaving us rock bottom with only 1 win this season so far.
Thanks Tony for report and Ieuan for photo. Apologies for the lack of updates recently, I have been unable to attend matches.