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Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Friday, February 8th

NEWI Cefn Druids ...1		CPD Porthmadog ...1
Kevin Holsgrove 41'		Marcus Orlik 42'

Honours were even at the end of a tense often frenetic relegation battle.
The home side will be more satisfied with a result which keeps them 6 points
above the drop zone while Porthmadog will be disappointed at not making any
real inroads into that deficit. However in a game where the two goals came
within a minute of each other just before half-time the visitors will maybe
consider themselves fortunate to have come away with a point. With the
Druids dominant in midfield, thanks to Geraint Lewis and Mark Powell and the
experienced Karl Connolly, the Porthmadog defence came under enormous
pressure at times. Playing at full stretch Port were forced to resort to
long balls for Carl Owen and Paul Roberts to chase.

It was Marcus Orlik, for Port, who provided the first real threat on goal
with Druids keeper Mullock relieved to scramble his 30 yard free kick around
the post for a corner. A minute later Gareth Parry had a shot blocked for
another corner. But the Druids were soon threatening the Porthmadog goal and
Mike Foster after 15 minutes put in a good block to keep out Geraint Lewis.
Four minutes later Heverin got behind a Port defence who were expecting a
flag for offside. It didn't materialise and Richard Harvey had to pull off a
fine save diving to his right. Carl Owen, with a limited service, was
prepared to chase any thing and on 21 minutes he broke into the box on the
left and home skipper Aled Rowlands was happy to concede a corner. The
Druids however looked the more likely to score with Harvey again in action
to keep out a Connolly header and when Holsgrove hit a left wing corner to
the far post Heverin should have done better but his shot was off target.
With 41 minutes gone the home side did take the lead with the Port defence
pulled out of position McGinn fired a cross shot which Harvey allowed to
slip from his grasp and Holsgrove at the far post completed the simple task
of scoring with a tap in. The lead lasted short lived for barely a minute
later a Danny Hughes, throw from near the corner flag, bounced awkwardly in
the box. Marcus Orlik reacted well and with excellent skill kept his shot
under control to beat Mullock and score his fourth goal in five games.
Despite being under pressure for periods Port could have gone ahead before
the interval when Marcus Orlik found Paul Roberts with an excellent cross
field pass and the striker cut in from the right but was unlucky to see his
shot drift narrowly wide of the post. 

Two minutes into the second half Mullock's poor clearance provided Paul
Roberts with an opportunity but he snatched at his shot and the chance was
gone. The game continued in much the same vein as the first with Druids
closing quickly and controlling the middle of the park though not creating
many clear cut chances and being caught offside on numerous occasions.
Heverin again tested Harvey with a shot on the turn from 15 yards in the
53rd minute but on a surface which was by now cutting up badly neither side
was able to create a clear scoring opportunity. Though under pressure Port
could have snatched all three points when Paul Roberts made a diagonal run
across the box and Mullock could only parry his shot away but there was no
one on hand to poach a goal. Cefn player manager Wayne Phillips saw his
angled 80th minute shot run across the face of goal. With 6 minutes left
Port had strong appeals for a penalty turned down. Paul Roberts raced into
the box but appeared to be pulled back. The strenuous appeals which had more
than little substance were ignored.

Most Port supporters left feeling that a point is not enough at this stage,
especially against fellow strugglers. With Connah's Quay picking up a good
point at Welshpool the pressure is mounting.

Cefn Druids: Mullock, Aled Rowlands, Wright, Wayne Phillips, Dan Barnett,
Mark Powell, Chris McGinn (Osian Jones 74'), Geraint Lewis, Karl Connolly,
Heverin, Holsgrove (Thompson 83').
Sub not used: Andy Edgar.

Porthmadog (4-4-2) Richard Harvey, Danny Hughes, Gareth Owen, Rhys Roberts,
Mike Foster: David Hughes (Aled Rowlands70'), Gareth Parry, Mark Thomas,
Marcus Orlik: carl Owen, Paul Roberts.
Subs not used: John G Jones, Barry Evans. Yellow; Marcus Orlik.

Referee Brian James.	Attendance 166.

Gareth Williams


Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Saturday, February 2nd.

T.N.S. ...4		CPD Porthmadog ...1
Kevin Townson 6'	Gareth Parry 37'
Scott Ruscoe 31'
Chris King 38'
John Toner 46'

Facing the champions on their own ground is hardly what is needed when you
are desperate for points. The fact that the Saints had been put out of the
Premier Cup in midweek was probably not beneficial either as the home side
at Fortress Parkhall went on to demonstrate why they are the champions. The
game was over by the 46th minute, for though Port had come back well to
score after 37 minutes cutting the deficit to 2-1, TNS responded immediately
to restore the two goal advantage and then straight after the restart they
put the game well out of Porthmadog's reach with a fourth.

Port started well enough and Carl Owen in the first minute should have done
better when Marcus Orlik found him with a square ball into the box but the
striker blazed his shot over the bar. Owen had a further half chance but
miscued and his shot went wide. The home side soon got into their stride and
new boy Kevin Townson should have done better with a clear chance from 15
yards but shot straight at Richard Harvey. Townson did not have to wait long
for his chance to make amends. The Port defence seemed to misjudge the pace
of the ball on the unfamiliar surface and Ruscoe took advantage to provide
Townson with a good shooting opportunity which he took to put TNS ahead with
only 6 minutes gone. After Toner had been off target with a good opportunity
Luke Holden broke on the left in the 31st minute and squared the ball for
Ruscoe to place an excellent low shot from 18 yards just inside Richard
Harvey's right hand post. To their credit the visitors pushed forward at
every opportunity with David Hughes showing up well on his debut. When they
forced a corner on the right after 37 minutes Gareth Parry burst into the 6
yard box to meet Aled Rowlands corner and score with a clean powerful
header. TNS responded immediately and forced a corner of their own. When
Naylor's left wing corner was headed back into the box, King found the net
with a shot through a crowded penalty area from 17 yards, to restore the
home sides two goal advantage. It took an outstanding 40th minute save by
Harrison to deny Port a second goal when Gareth Owen met Marcus Orlik's free
kick with a header that looked goal bound.

From the restart TNS broke down the left and John Toner was unchallenged as
he headed Ruscoe's cross into the net from close range with less than a
minute of the second half gone. The game was virtually over as the champions
were unlikely to allow any team back from a 3 goal deficit. A double save by
Richard Harvey to keep out Toner helped to limit the damage. Port did
threaten on one or two occasions. There was a good break and turn of pace
from Carl Owen and Mark Thomas had a shooting chance form Marcus Orlik's
downward header. Orlik himself was only just off target with a shot from 20
yards but the home side remained in control. Towards the end Richard Harvey
pulled off two more saves of note. He went down well to deny sub Carl Lamb
at the near post and dived full length a minute later to push Henry's shot
away. 

This was not realistically a game that Porthmadog could expect to pick up
any points but the next three games are absolutely vital. This crucial
period starts with a visit to Cefn next week followed by a home game against
Aberystwyth, before the visit to Caersws at the end of the month. By that
time we will now one way or the other what the survival chances are.

TNS: Harrison, Naylor, King, Holmes, Taylor, Henry, Ruscoe, Hogan, Townson
(Wood 74'), Toner (Lamb 69'), Holden (Baker 78').

Porthmadog (4-4-2) Richard Harvey: Danny Hughes, Gareth Owen (John G Jones
67'), Rhys Roberts, Mike Foster: David Hughes, Gareth Parry, Mark Thomas
(Barry Evans 83'), Aled Rowlands: Marcus Orlik (Richard Smart 79'), Carl
Owen. Sub not used: Carl Jones (y)

Referee Huw Jones(Morda)	Attendance: 245

Gareth Williams.


Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Saturday, January 26th.

CPD Porthmadog ... 1		Welshpool Town ...1
Marcus Orlik 71'(p)			Aden Shannon 65'(p)

This game will be remembered, above all else, for the highly controversial
decisions of match referee Kerry Morgan. A normally placid home crowd could
hardly contain itself as it looked on almost unbelievingly. In the 27th
minute Welshpool keeper Ged McGuigan prevented a certain score with a
cynical professional foul bringing down Carl Owen, who had already knocked
the ball past him. But for the foul Owen would have run on for the simplest
tap into an unguarded net. Clearly this was a situation where only a red
card could provide justice but the referee showed only yellow on a
technicality. But in reality the Welshpool defender, standing well away from
the action, was never in a position to prevent the inevitable score. From
this moment on Mr Morgan's grip on the game went steadily downhill
culminating in another equally controversial decision in the 70th minute
when a Welshpool defender prevented an initial score with what was a
deliberate hand ball. Despite the fact that Port had already put the ball in
the net Mr Morgan still pointed to the spot and to the amazement of the home
crowd he decided against showing a card of any colour!

Marcus Orlik converted the resulting penalty firing a low shot well out of
McGuigan's reach to bring the scores level after Aden Shannon had scored,
with an equally well taken penalty, five minutes earlier. That penalty,
apparently for a shirt pull in the box, was not without an element of
controversy as the referee first waved play on following the incident only
to call the game back and award the spot kick in response to his assistant's
intervention.

From the start Porthmadog looked the better side with McGuigan saving a shot
at his near post from Marcus Orlik as early as the 4th minute. Despite a
couple of off target shots from Harris and Shannon it was the home side who
dominated the possession and provided the greater threat. Just after the
half hour mark Paul Roberts on the left of the box fastened on to a Gareth
Parry pass but his shot across McGuigan slipped narrowly outside the post.
Harvey then made a rare save from Harris at his near post but it was Paul
Roberts three minutes before the interval who broke past two defenders
cutting along the goal line before crossing. There followed a mighty
scramble before Gareth Parry put the ball into the net but the referee
had blown for an infringement. It remained goal less at the interval.

Immediately after the break Carl Owen's flick with his head provided Paul
Roberts with a good opportunity but McGuigan did well to prevent himself
being rounded by the striker -and this time without infringing the rules.
Though he was inactive for long periods Harvey managed an outstanding block
to frustrate Rogers breaking in from the right. Against the run of play
Welshpool went ahead from Shannon's spot kick following a Ross Stephens
corner. Porthmadog could then have been forgiven for feeling that the gods
were against them but no head went down and they more than deserved to draw
level from the spot. Twice in the second period the referee turned down
strong Port appeals for further penalties as first Paul Roberts and then
Richard Smart were brought down in the box by a Welshpool defence at full
stretch. Though they had been second best for the whole of the game Tomi
Morgan's men scented the chance of three points near the end and pushed
forward in hope. Venables fired a 20 yard shot which flew just outside
Harvey's right hand upright was the closest they came. A couple of Mike
Foster injury time free kicks gave Port some hope for the three points which
they deserved but in the end they had to be satisfied with their first draw
of the season and their first point at home.

Porthmadog (4-4-2): Richard Harvey: Danny Hughes, Gareth Owen, Rhys Roberts,
Mike Foster: Marcus Orlik (Barry Evans 83'), Gareth Parry, Mark Thomas,
Richard Smart (Aled Rowlands 66'): Carl Owen, Paul Roberts.
Subs not used: John G Jones, Carl Jones (y). Yellow: Mark Thomas 33', Paul
Roberts 50'.

Welshpool: McGuigan, Jacobs, Dowridge, Cunnah (George Hughes 74'), Windsor,
Keegan (Ross Jeffries 54'), Venables, Stephens, Rogers, Shannon, Richard
Harris.
Yellow: Gerard McGuigan 27'.

Referee: Kerry Morgan (Swansea).	Attendance: 159. 

Gareth Williams  


Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Saturday, January 12th

Haverfordwest ... 3		CPD Porthmadog ... 2
Terry Evans 44'		Marcus Orlik 50
Jack Christopher 55'		Mark Thomas 65
Jack Christopher 81'

Another frustrating day for Porthmadog as again they failed to pick up the
point which was the least an excellent second half performance deserved. But
though they came back twice to level the scores Jack Christopher's skill and
opportunism in the 81st minute sent them home pointless and wondering when
their luck will turn.

The opening half was a dull affair with neither side creating many chances.
Haverfordwest enjoyed territorial advantage with a strong wind on their
backs but by changing their formation from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1 Porthmadog were
largely able to keep them quiet and wait for their turn to benefit from the
elements. Port however were the first to pose a real threat when after 8
minutes Marcus Orlik narrowly failed to reach Paul Roberts' far post cross.
The best early chance for Haverfordwest came after 23 minutes when Luke
Bowen got behind the defence but Richard Harvey down to his left safely
gathered the low 18 yard shot. A minute later at the other end a Paul
Roberts effort was deflected for a corner. Talented Jack Christopher came
more in to the game meeting a cross from the right with a header back in
front of goal and it needed prompt action by Richard Harvey to deny Bowen a
shot on goal. The best Port chance of the half fell to Paul Roberts whose
fine turn on the edge of the box created the space for him to unleash a
powerful shot, but straight at Idzi. Then with a minute left of the half,
and Port feeling that they had done a good job, Terry Evans stole in at the
far post to head Jonathan Coates's cross from deep past Harvey from close
in.

But within three minutes of the restart Marcus Orlik gave notice of his
prowess with free kicks around the edge of the box when he skimmed the cross
bar. Two minutes late and Haverfordwest, under more pressure, conceded
another free kick 20 yards out and this time Orlik made no mistake sending
his free kick round the wall and low past Idzi. But the scores only remained
level for five minutes before the Port the defence was caught out by another
cross. Mike Harley broke down the right crossing to the far post where Jack
Christopher rose well to head beyond Harvey's reach. This setback did not
put Port heads down and a minute later Gareth Parry came close with a
header. Next Paul Roberts, who was becoming an increasing threat, broke into
the box on the right and Idzi did well to divert his shot for a corner. Aled
Rowlands took the corner and new signing Mark Thomas rose at the back post
to head the equaliser from close range. Play was far more exciting in the
second period with both attacks putting defences under pressure. Coates
breaking quickly supplied Neil Thomas whose shot was diverted for a corner.
At the other end Paul Roberts drifted past two defenders on the left of the
box but Idzi once again came to the home side's rescue pushing the shot away
for a corner. Harvey then needed to a touch on Woodrow's well struck shot
from 18 yards. With 81 minutes gone Haverfordwest once more got their noses
in front and again it was Christopher who rose, this time at the near post,
to flick Hudgell's cross past Harvey. Port had one more chance and again it
was Orlik with a last minute free kick. This time Idzi had to pull off an
outstanding save diving low at his right hand post to keep out the goal
bound shot.

Port's debut makers can be pleased with their performances. Gareth Owen a
steady unfussy performance at the back and Mark Thomas putting his stamp on
the game and scoring. 

Haverfordwest: Idzi, Terry Evans, Coates (Raymond 90'), Gilderdale, Elliott,
Harley, Hudgell, Ramasut, Luke Bowen (Woodrow 69'), Christopher, Neil
Thomas. 
Subs not used: Briers, Prior.

Port: Richard Harvey, Danny Hughes, Gareth Owen, Rhys Roberts, Mike Foster:
Richie Owen (Richard Smart 64'), Gareth Parry, Mark Thomas, Aled Rowlands:
Paul Roberts, Marcus Orlik. Yellow: Rhys Roberts 24'
Subs not used: Barry Evans, John G Jones, Carl Jones.

Referee: Lee James (Pontardawe)	Attendance: 208

Gareth Williams


Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Saturday, January 5th

CPD Porthmadog ... 2		Newtown ... 3
Marcus Orlik 12'		Marc L Williams 15' 60'
Kyle Jacobs 32'		Craig Moses 84'

Porthmadog's atrocious run of results at the Traeth continues as they
allowed themselves to be hit on the break for two second half goals when
they had deservedly led at the interval. The winning goal came six minutes
from time when John G Jones, under pressure, played the ball into the path
of the advancing Marc Lloyd Williams who comfortably slotted the ball past
Richard Harvey.

The home side could have been ahead as early as the 2nd minute but David
Jones pulled off a good save to keep out a Paul Roberts header and when the
rebound fell kindly for the same player his shot was well over the bar. This
was the first of many excellent chances created and then spurned by
Porthmadog during the 90 minutes. With eight minutes gone Paul Roberts laid
the ball off for Marcus Orlik but Jones did well again to tip the shot over
the bar. But things did not augur well for Port at the back either, as
Moses, in the 11th minute, was allowed to break unchallenged into the box
and it required a good save by Richard Harvey to keep out his low shot. But
Port broke quickly and with 12 minutes gone Paul Roberts perfectly weighted
his through pass for Marcus Orlik to race on to and though Jones blocked his
initial attempt Orlik recovered to find the net.

The lead however lasted for only three minutes as Craig Moses ran on to good
a ball over the defence and Marc Lloyd Williams touched in his shot cum
cross at the far post. Despite the set back Porthmadog still looked the more
likely to score with Paul Roberts and Rhys Roberts having headers off target
and Jones was again in action punching away Aled Rowlands' free kick. When
the second goal came it was not from a striker but from defender Kyle Jacobs
who was having a cracking game. The full back carried the ball forward
before cutting inside and from 25 yards fired a powerful shot inside Jones'
right hand post.

Play was end to end again in the second period but Porthmadog received a
warning when Mike Foster needed a good tackle in the box to halt Moses and
Marc Lloyd Williams was just off target with a header. But Port continued to
create chances and when Gareth Parry swept a fine cross from the right Paul
Roberts netted but was adjudged offside. When Mutton was introduced for
Newtown he had an almost immediate impact breaking quickly down the left and
crossing long to the far post. Moses headed back across goal and inside
Richard Harvey's right hand post. At the other end a last ditch tackle
prevented Paul Roberts capitalising on Orlik's cross. But for Newtown Marc
Lloyd Williams was off target with a free header at the far post. More
chances came for Porthmadog as Jones needed a second attempt to keep out
Gareth Parry's 18 yard effort and in the 73rd minute Marcus Orlik was
unlucky when his far post header struck the cross bar. Parry was again in
the action robbing Jellicoe but once again his shot was off target and again
when the same player was put through by Orlik the result was also the same.
Newtown were still dangerous on the break and the home defence were not
instilling much confidence that they could keep them out. With six minutes
left a quick counter attack stretched them and the visitors netted the
winner.

A holiday period which started so well has ended as a major disappointment.

Porthmadog:( 4-4-2) Richard Harvey, Kyle Jacobs, John G Jones (Carl Jones
86'), Rhys Roberts, Mike Foster: Aled Rowlands, Gareth Parry, Richie Owen,
Richard Smart: Marcus Orlik, Paul Roberts.
Subs not used: Barry Evans, Iwan Tomos.

Newtown: David Jones, Daniel Griffiths, Damien Daniels, Hugh Clarke, Dan
Jellicoe, R Williams Cooke, Craig Williams, Gareth Mansell (Darren Ryan
80'), Craig Moses, Marc Lloyd Williams, Adam Worton.
Sub not used: Shane Sutton

Referee: NL Morgan		Attendance: 177 

Gareth Williams




Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Tuesday, January 1st

CPD Porthmadog ...2		Llangefni Town ...4
Rhys Roberts 76'		Kevin Lloyd 3' 11'
Paul Roberts 89'		Darren Thomas 19'
				Chris Jones 24'

Porthmadog undid much of the excellent work accomplished away from home over
the Christmas weekend with a below par performance at the Traeth. Still
winless at home they looked nonplussed having conceded yet another early
goal at home and then went on to concede another three goals before the 25
minute mark had been reached. By that time there was no way back and two
second half goals proved little more than a consolation.

Port could have gone ahead in the first minute when Gareth Parry flicked on
a near post corner but no one reacted quickly enough in the box. Then when
Richard Harvey was put under unnecessary pressure his clearance was blocked
by the advancing Kevin Lloyd and the ball ended up in the back of the net.
The set back did not appear to spur Port into greater efforts and indeed it
was Llangefni who threatened again. After only 11 minutes they found
themselves two up when Kevin Lloyd found space on the left of the box and
fired a fine angled strike into the top corner of the net. Every thing
appeared to be going right for the visitors as they continued to take
advantage of a Port team who seemed a yard at least off the pace and unable
to close down the opposition quickly enough. This is what led to the third
goal after 19 minutes with Darren Thomas taking advantage of the extra space
and despite an attempted block his shot also ended up in the back of the
net. Port's disastrous afternoon was not about to improve for with 24
minutes gone Chris Jones played a quick one-two on the edge of the box and
fired low past Harvey from 15 yards. The visitors had shot at goal four
times and scored 4 goals and the match was virtually over.

Port did have a couple of good opportunities to pull themselves back into
the game. The first after 36 minutes when keeper Jackson failed to cut out a
Carl Jones cross but though the ball ran kindly for Paul Roberts the striker
this time lifted his shot well over the bar. Another chance fell to Roberts
soon after and Carl Jones was again the supplier with an excellent cross to
the far post. Paul Roberts met it with a firm header but the ball went
narrowly over the bar. Before the end of the half Harvey had to pull off a
good diving save to keep out a dangerous Lloyd header.

The home side needed an early goal if they were to put any pressure on the
visitors but though Port now held territorial advantage the break needed to
open their account did not come until it was far too late. There were a few
useful efforts on goal one from Marcus Orlik 5 minutes into the half but
Jackson pulled off a good save. Llangefni were still dangerous on the break
and Lloyd should have done better when allowed through by a Rhys Roberts
slip and again later he should have scored when put through by Ywain
Gwynedd. Port's first goal came after 76 minutes. It came from a Carl Jones
corner when Gareth Parry rose well to head the ball down for Rhys Roberts
who scored with a simple tap in. By the time the second goal came the 90
minutes were almost up. Paul Roberts did well using his strength to turn in
the box and fire past Jackson into the roof of the net.

This game was a big disappointment for the home crowd for despite their
excellent away form there have been no points at the Traeth this season so
far. The useful cushion of four points over Llangefni has been yielded at
the first time of asking and a glorious opportunity to draw level with
Caernarfon and Connah's Quay thrown away. Let's hope for a performance to
match the recent away form when Newtown visit the Traeth next Saturday in
another vital game.

Porthmadog 4-4-2: Richard Harvey, Kyle Jacobs, John G Jones, Rhys Roberts,
Mike Foster: Marcus Orlik, Warren Beattie, Gareth Parry, Carl Jones: Paul
Roberts, Carl Owen (Aled Rowlands 46')
Subs not used: Barry Evans, Richard Smart. Yellow: Marcus Orlik 61'

Llangefni: Jackson, Paul Roberts, Austin, Mitchell, Anthony Davies (mark
Jones 69'), Kehoe (O'Brien 69'), Chris Jones, Smith, Lloyd, Dylan Owen (Y
Gwynedd 61') Darren Thomas.
Sub not used: L Ewing (y) Yellow: P Roberts 75', O'Brien 86'

Referee: Lee Evans	Attendance: 337

Gareth Williams
     

Principality Building Society, Welsh Premier	-Wednesday, December 26th

Llangefni ... 1		CPD Porthmadog ... 4
Dylan Owen 30 (pen)		Kyle Jacobs 23
			Carl Owen 50
			Paul Roberts 61
			Richard Smart 85

In a game which they dominated Porthmadog picked up another big three points
to record their fourth win in six matches. The hard work put in by the
Williams/Bickerstaff duo, in both fitness and organisation, is now paying
off as Porthmadog scored four on the road for the second time in five days.
Their tally of 19 goals in away games means that only four teams in the
league have scored more.

Porthmadog controlled the early stages but the closest they came to scoring
was after 15 minutes when home keeper Jackson touched a Carl Owen header
over the bar. Owen again threatened from a Beattie corner but his shot was
off target. It was Carl Jones's turn to break down the left but his shot was
blocked for a corner. The game's opening goal came in the 23rd minute when
Warren Beattie slipped a short free kick to Kyle Jacobs and the defender let
fly from 35 yards. The surprised Jackson could only help the ball on its way
into the net. The goal stirred the home side and Richard Harvey pulled off a
good save to keep out a near post header from Austin. But Llangefni found
themselves right back in the game when Dylan Owen converted a 29th minute
penalty after Gareth Parry had handled in the box. Towards the end of the
half Port came again with Carl Jones looking a threat on the left flank. The
winger provided Carl Owen with a good cross but the shot lacked power. The
scores remained level at the interval.

In the second half the visitors made their superiority count as Llangefni
were forced on the defensive and even when they managed to break out they
were struck by strong counter attacks. Two minutes into the half Paul
Roberts and Carl Owen combined but Jackson did well to keep out Owen's shot.
But Carl Owen did not have to wait long for the opportunity to score a goal
he richly deserved for all his excellent play over recent weeks. He was put
through by the hard working Warren Beattie and once behind the defence his
excellent close control enabled him to break into the box before firing low,
from 15 yards, past the advancing Jackson. Port continued to dominate and
Jackson was soon in action again pulling off a good save to deny Paul
Roberts as the striker cut in from the right. The opening for Porthmadog's
third goal, after 62 minutes, was created by a Marcus Orlik effort that
Jackson did well to keep out but failed to hold. A barrage of shots then
followed until Paul Roberts eventually got the finishing touch for his 12th
goal of the season.

There was no way back for the home side and though they rang the substitute
changes it brought little change in the game situation. Late on Richard
Harvey had to keep his concentration as he made a couple of far post saves
first from Austin and then Darren Thomas. Richard Smart came on for Carl
Jones, who had tantalised the right side of the Llangefni defence with his
mazy runs. The substitute did not take long to have his part in the action.
He ran on to Gareth Parry's perfectly weighted ball inside the full back and
put the icing on the cake with a superb finish as he curled his shot around
the advancing Jackson and inside the near post for an 85th minute goal to
put the result beyond any doubt. The gap is now being closed on the clubs
above and Porthmadog must look to break their duck at the Traeth when they
entertain Llangefni on New Year's Day and Newtown on the following Saturday.

Llangefni: Farai Jackson, Lee Dixon, Graham Austin, Geraint Mitchell,
Richard Hughes, Stephen Kehoe, Chris Jones (Caerwyn Roberts 89'), Chris
Evans (Kevin Lloyd 64'), Danny Glyn Roberts (Ywain Gwynedd 70'), Dylan Owen,
Darren Thomas. Yellow: Lee Dixon 57', Steven Kehoe 63'.

Porthmadog 4-4-2: Richard Harvey, Kyle Jacobs, John G Jones, Rhys Roberts,
Mike Foster: Marcus Orlik, Gareth Parry, Warren Beattie, Carl Jones (Richard
Smart 77'): Carl Owen, Paul Roberts. 
Subs not used: Barry Evans, Iwan Thomas. Yellow: Gareth Parry 28' 

Referee: Mark Petch 	Attendance: 345 

Gareth Williams   



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