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RESERVES SCORE LATE WINNER AGAINST LLANRWST

3rd December 2018

Leon Buckland’s 89th minute winner secured 3 points for Cefni against Llanrwst Reserves at Treborth on Friday night. Llangefni took the lead half way through the first half when Leon played a through ball to Nathan Hughes who calmly slotted the ball low past the keeper. Llanrwst equalised on the hour with a close range header. Llangefni upped their game and created chance after chance before the winner eventually came late on when Leon Buckland found space on the right and found the bottom far corner with a low drive. It was a good performance by the youngsters who are are adapting well in a very tough and competitive reserve division.

Lock Stock Cookson Cup success

2nd December 2018

Lock Stock Cookson Cup success

After suffering our first defeat of the season on Wednesday night it was key for The Town to bounce back with a victory, and bounce back we did.........just!

The Town came out of the blocks well and took to the pitch but with only 8 minutes on the clock a error in defence allowed Albion to go in front with a neat finish. 4 minutes later the good possession counted as Liam Morris got on the end of a great cross from Cai-Powell Roberts 1-1. Possession seemed to be 50/50 after the equaliser and Steve Sinclair had to come out and make a couple of tackles and later a fumble in the box saw the ball fall kindly into Sinclairs hands. First 45min ended 1-1 and it was all to play for!

Second half and again Llangefni started well and with a long ball and Lloyd through  on goal but for the Albion keeper to grab the ball a yard out of his box to stop a clear goal it must have been a red right? Not today only a yellow! But Iwan Jones made sure we had some justice as he converted the resulting free-kick 2-1 The Town. Somehow Chris Saxon received a yellow card for a perfectly timed tackle and then on 62min he lashed out in frustration and received a second yellow resulting in him being sent off The Town down to 10 men for the second time this week. Soon though it was going to be 3-1 as Kevin Lloyd eagle eyed saw the keeper off his line and from the half way line somehow found the back of the net! What a strike and what a goal! ( KEV LLOYD PICTURED CELEBRATING HIS GOAL )  Albion then pressed and 4 minutes later brought the score line down to 3-2 and then deep into what seemed to be an eternity of injury time they found a equaliser making it 3-3.

Extra time saw no goals although Albion thought they scored but for the referee to disagree that the ball had crossed the line so the quarter final would have to be decided on penalties where The Town took it 6-5!

Next up for Llangefni Town is Welsh premier league side Llanelli Town AFC in the JD Welsh Cup next Saturday!  #cmonthetown #cpdllangefnifc

UNBEATEN RUN ENDED

28th November 2018

Llangefni’s impressive unbeaten start to the season shuddered to a dramatic halt tonight as the Welsh Alliance leaders lost 2-1 at home to title rivals Llanrug United.

 

As perhaps expected, it was Llangefni who saw most of the possession in the opening stages of the match with the first real chance of the game landing to Steve Kehoe who’s shot from outside the area going narrowly wide following good work from Matthew Jones and Liam Morris. Matthew Jones was involved again on 23 minutes, his freekick from deep confused everyone and went straight in to open the scoring for Llangefni. 1-0

 

On 35 minutes, a missed placed pass put Gavin Lloyd-Jones through on goal for the visitors, only to be taken down in the box by Cefni’s keeper Liam Ewing. A penalty was awarded with Ewing receiving his marching orders (although there was a genuine attempt for the ball and the triple punishment rule being ignored by the referee). Jonathan Sadler converted the penalty with his second attempt (first attempt was missed, linesman flagged for some reason for it to be retaken) to equalise for the visitors. 1-1.

 

On 54 minutes, Llanrug took the lead, the ball falling to substitute Aaron Hughes who’s shot from outside the area flew over the stand in keeper to the top corner of the net. 1-2. The reminder of the match was all about Cefni trying to equalise, getting plenty of possession with chances limited. Llanrug were always looking dangerous to extend their lead on the counter. Llion Jones received a red card for his second bookable offence in the last 10 minutes of the match, but soon after Cefni were down to 9 men following an injury to Jack Williams.   

 

Next up we are away to Llandudno Albion – 2.30pm kick off (first away match since 25 August 2018). And the following weekend is the big one in front of the cameras against Llanelli Town. 8 December, 2.30 kick off.

 

 

 

 

A WORD FROM THE GAFFER

25th November 2018

We cought-up with the gaffer after yesterday’s match, here is what he had to say.  

 

“I think it was a game of two halves to be honest, we dominated the first half and could have gone in at half time 2 or 3 up if we would have taken our chances. We saw a lot of possession in the first half and moved the ball well, they didn’t really cause us any problems at the back with only a free kick and a corner kick really asking us any questions. The second half was the opposite i thought where Brymbo had the better chances and saw a lot of possession, I feel we could have done more in terms of keeping the ball but on the whole a great win to get us in the hat for the next round and continue our unbeaten start to 17 games. I thought Brymbo were by far the best side we have faced this season and wish them all the best for the rest of the season”

FAW TROPHY: LLANGEFNI PROGRESS INTO THE LAST 16

25th November 2018

FAW TROPHY: LLANGEFNI PROGRESS INTO THE LAST 16

Llangefni Town progressed through to the last 16 of the FAW Trophy with  a hard fought, well earned 1-0 win over Brymbo who currently sits second in the Welsh National League Premier Division.  

 

Manager Chris Roberts made 5 changes to the side that beat Prestatyn Sports last week, with Sean Pritchard, Steve Kehoe, Craig Roberts, Chris Saxon and Iwan Jones all starting.  


The hosts started on the front foot, Saxon spreading the ball wide to Pritchard, his first time cross to  Kevin Lloyd who squandered excellent opportunity to put the Town ahead quarter of an hour in. 


Jake Prescott fashioned the visitors' first real chance on 20 minutes but he snapped at the chance on the edge of the box and ballooned it high and wide. Moment later, a excellent cross by Jordan Deer to the path of Ben Kearney, a brilliant interception by Jack Williams to deny the visitors a clear scoring opportunity.  


The home side finally took the lead shortly before half time, Cai Powell-Roberts cross to Iwan Jones( PICTURED) at the far post who guided his header to the far corner of the net.  


Brymbo started the second half in positive fashion, but despite enjoying plenty of the ball, chances were at a premium. 


Cefni had a great chance to extend their lead on the hour, a drilled ball across the box from Iwan Jones looked dangerous, but Cefni’s Matthew Jones couldn’t get on the end of it.


A clever touch from Jordan Deer, released the ball in the penalty area but the Brymbo’s strikers were not on the same wavelength and the opportunity was wasted.


The hosts had the chance to seal victory when Matthew Jones ran half the pitch on the break, only to see his shot saved by Declan Morgan.


Brymbo knocked on the door again with three corners in quick succession, two of which forced Cefni’s keeper Sinclair to tip the ball behind.


However, Llangefni saw the remainder out to register their 16th consecutive win. Next up is Llanrug home on Wednesday night, 7:30 kickoff. On Saturday we visit Llandudno Albion.  


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