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Principality Building Society Welsh Premier -Friday, March 12th

Aberystwyth ... 1	CPD Porthmadog ... 0
G. Kellaway 43'

Aberystwyth completed a season's double of 1-0 wins over Port. This was a
very different game from the one at the Traeth where Aber were extremely
fortunate to take all three points with a lacklustre performance. This time
both teams could find much to commend themselves for. Aber for their
excellent first half football and Port who in the last 20 minutes had Aber
hanging by a thread to the slenderest of leads as they relentlessly pounded
their goal. But at the final whistle Geoff Kellaway's 43 minute header
proved to be enough. Port had only a hard luck story to take home, left to
rue another scoreless performance.   

From the kick off Aberystwyth looked threatening with Ryan Fraughan the main
source of that threat. Playing down the right and taking every opportunity
to cut inside on to his left foot. After 6 minutes he cut into the Port box
and, after his initial shot was blocked, he fired his second narrowly
outside the post into the side netting. Kellaway was a threat down the left
and his cross produced a heading opportunity for Bowen who failed to hit the
target from 8 yards. Another Fraughan cracker from 25 yards flew wide and
the same player struck the upright this time cutting in from the left. After
24 minutes, when Fraughan received from Bowen, it took a fine save by
Richard Morgan diving to his right to keep the goal intact. The winger
continued his one man show with yet another effort which curled wide of
Morgan's right hand post. Then when it looked as though a mixture of  cool
defending and some good fortune would see Port through to half-time Kellaway
struck two minutes from the interval. This time Fraughan was the supplier
with Kellaway's header from 10 yards finding the net. Port hardly managed a
threat throughout the half. There were a couple of good runs by Chris Jones
down the right and Cai Jones, on his own up front, managed an off target
header. There was also one Aden Shannon free kick which Christian Edwards
headed clear but home keeper Steve Cann was a spectator throughout the 45
minutes.
The second half proved a different story. Three minutes into the half Mike
Foster threatened with a 25 yard free kick and soon after Sin Meredith
crossed for Aden Shannon whose shot from 16 yards went close. Chris Jones
then broke down the left cutting inside past one defender and it took a good
save from Cann at his near post to keep him out. After the early pressure
Kellaway threatened with a long range effort for Aber which curled outside
the upright. Port continued to match the home team and in the last 20
minutes it was one way traffic. An excellent Port move involved Gareth
Parry, Cai Jones and Chris Jones whose shot was cleared with a desperate
home block. On 79 minutes came an excellent Steve Jones volley, coming off an
attempted clearing header, which flew a whisker over the bar. With Port
throwing everything into attack a Stokoe cross was scrambled away for a
corner. Chris Jones' corner found Euron Roberts whose shot from 18 yards
went inches over the bar. The closest Port came to scoring was in added time
when Jamie Rogers fastened on to a Jack Jones lob and it needed a fine last
ditch save by Cann to keep out the goal bound shot. Despite all their efforts
and strenuous appeals for a penalty for handling -which lead to Jamie Rogers 
receiving a yellow card- it all eventually proved to be not enough as Aber 
held on for the three points. Graham Evans threatened for Aber in a late 
counter attack and Kellaway rattled the crossbar from 25 yards but Mark 
Whitby's final whistle came as a huge relief to the home team.

Porthmadog: Richard Morgan, Jack Jones, Mike Foster, Euron Roberts, John
Keegan, Dan Pyrs (Gareth Parry 57'), Aaron Stokoe, Chris Jones, Aden
Shannon, Cai Jones (Jamie Rogers 75'), Sin Meredith (Steve Jones 65').
Yellow: John Keegan 4' Cai Jones 17', Aden Shannon 75' Steve Jones 90'.

Aberystwyth: Steve Cann, Christian Edwards (Cledan Davies 84'), Gareth
Hughes, Aneurin Thomas, Sion James, Cornall Murtagh, G Kellaway, Bari
Morgan, Luke Sherbon, Luke Bowen (Glyndwr Hughes 69'), Ryan Fraughan (Graham
Evans 80'). Subs not used: Tom Bowen, Evan Lewis. Yellow: C Murtagh 90'

Referee: Mark Whitby 		Attendance: 512.

Gareth Williams
  

Principality Building Society Welsh Premier -Saturday, March 6th

CPD Porthmadog ... 0		Hwlffordd / Haverfordwest ... 0
	 
The last time there was a goalless draw at the Traeth was almost exactly two
years ago, on March 8th 2008, when Bangor were the visitors. But from the
start today's game had goalless draw written all over it with a minimum of
goalmouth action and in, the first half in particular, there were hardly any
shots on target. Considering that both teams badly needed a three point
return it was perhaps surprising that there was so little urgency in the
final third of the pitch.

The opening 15 minutes went by with hardly any incidents worthy of note.
Soon after that defender Euron Roberts did test visitors' keeper Idzi when
he got his head to a Chris Jones free kick. At the other end Jack
Christopher spurned what was arguably the best opportunity of the half after
being put behind the defence by a useful looking angled ball but the
prolific scorer of last season shot unconvincingly wide. On the half hour
mark there was a moment of panic in the Port area when Richard Morgan failed
in his attempted clearing punch but fortunately Jack Jones was on hand to
clear at the expense of a corner. Port's best effort at this stage came when
Idzi was glad to touch over a dangerous looking Cai Jones cross from the
left. There was also some good approach play from Port at times with the
hard working Rob Evans prominent They retained possession well and following
a good build involving four or five players created a shooting chance for
Dan Pyrs but his shot was off target.

There was an improved Port performance in the second half and they looked
the more likely to break the deadlock. Ten minutes into the half Cai Jones
fastened on to a ball from the back and did well, under pressure from
defender Elliot, making room for a left foot shot which went narrowly wide
of Idzi's left hand post. Later in the half the young striker looked a
likely goalscorer again when he ran on to a good through ball from Euron
Roberts breaking from the back. This time, Idzi had to race from his line to
the edge of the box, and did enough to make Cai Jones put his shot narrowly
wide again. In between these two efforts Hudgell found Jack Christopher in
space in the box but once again the shot was off target and for Port, Aden
Shannon failed to hit the target when well placed after receiving Chris
Jones' inside pass. Towards the end, though Haverfordwest won several
corners and Christopher had a heading chance at the back post, it was the
home side who looked the more likely scorers. A good run by Rob Evans
required a timely block at the expense of a corner. Idzi needed to pull off
a good save to keep out Shannon with 12 minutes left and indeed from the
follow up the same player did find the net only for the referee to whistle
up for offside. A good late run by Chris Jones cutting into the box but was
probably caught in two minds to shoot or to square the ball. In the end he
did the latter but a defensive foot reached the ball first. In injury time
Haverfordwest might have snatched the victory but Hudgell's shot was off
target with keeper Richard Morgan lying injured on the ground.

In the end neither side did enough to deserve all three points in a game
which is unlikely to live long in the memory of those who saw it. On the 
plus side for Port it was a good defensive performance with John Keegan 
marshalling at the back and Euron Roberts once again providing excellent 
cover for injured skipper Ryan Davies.

Porthmadog: Richard Morgan, Jack Jones, Mike Foster, Euron Roberts, John
Keegan, Dan Pyrs, Chris Jones, Rob Evans, Cai Jones (Aaron Stokoe 79') ,
Aden Shannon, Sin Meredith (Jamie Rogers 66'). Subs not used: Gareth Parry,
Meilir Ellis (gk). Yellow: Jack Jones 86'.

Haverfordwest: Lee Idzi, Terry Evans, Mark Dodds, Kyle Groves, Gareth
Elliot, Ross Jones, Chris O'Sullivan, Tom Ramasut ( Josh Hatrick 70'), Steff
Williams (Tom Billing 60'), Jack Christopher, Lee Hudgell. Subs not used:
Jamie Grimes, Jamie Bradford. 

Referee: Dean John. 			Attendance: 158.

Gareth Williams.       


North Wales Coast FA Challenge Cup -Tuesday, March 2nd

CPD Porthmadog ... 5		Bangor City ... 1
Jamie Rogers 21'		Matthew Hurdman 45'
Steve Jones 49'
Cai Jones 61'
Dan Pyrs 74'
Aden Shannon 85'

Port's mixture of first teamers and reserves scored a convincing victory
over a young Bangor team. After a fairly even opening half Port went on to
control and dominate the second period with excellent attacking performances
from three young players Steve Jones, Cai Jones and Iwan Lane.

Bangor made a lively start with some neat passing and there were several
strong runs from experienced Sion Edwards to test the home defence. But
neither keeper was really tested in the early stages as both sides were
guilty of spoiling good moves with poor final balls into the box. Port took
the lead after 21 minutes when Jamie Rogers was on hand to pick up the
pieces scoring from close range when young keeper Daniel Jones failed to
hold on to Marcus Orlik's low cross. Though Port gradually became more
threatening as the half wore on it was Bangor who took advantage of a
defensive mix-up to draw level. Matthew Hurdman took full advantage racing
into the box and beating Richard Harvey with a low shot.

Four minutes into the second period Steve Jones cutting in from the right
scored with a low angled shot. For the remainder of the half Jones continued
to be Port's best outlet proving a willing runner who sent a supply of
useful balls into the box. The pressure on the Bangor goal continued and
just after the hour mark Steve Jones picked out Cai Jones in the box and the
young striker did really well lobbing the keeper from 16 yards for Port's
third goal. The fourth goal which came after 71 minutes was a remarkable
individual goal. Dan Pyrs 40 yards out noticed the keeper of his line and a
stunning lob flew over a despairing keeper into the net. This goal seemed to
snap a Bangor response and twice Richard Harvey had to pull off excellent
saves. First Sion Edwards broke from midfield and the keeper diving low to
his left pushed the shot on to the post and soon after John Owen fired a
cracking angled shot which Harvey did well to touch over the bar. Port's
fifth goal came when Iwan Lane squared a ball into the path of Aden Shannon,
breaking from midfield, and the finish was clinical. The downside of the
game for Port was the hamstring injury picked up by Marcus Orlik during the
first half.
Port will play Rhyl in the next round.

Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Jack Jones, Dylan Williams, Euron Roberts, Mike
Foster, Dan Pyrs, Steve Jones, Marcus Orlik (Iwan Lane), Aden Shannon, Cai
Jones, Jamie Rogers. Subs: Shon Jones, Adrian Jones, Tomi Morgan, Meilir
Ellis(gk)

Bangor: Daniel Jones, llion Thomas, Joseph Holding, rendan Hogan, Gareth
Sharp, Matthew Hurdman, Thomas McPartland, Marc Limbert, les Davies, John
Owen, Sion Edwards. Subs: John Randles, Peter Hoy, Mark Smyth.

Referee: Mark Petch.  

Gareth Williams  


Principality Building Society Welsh Premier -Saturday, February 20th

CPD Porthmadog ... 0		Rhyl FC ... 2
				Greg Strong 24
				Mark Connolly 49

This was a game where the hopes and minds of Port supporters were far from
the Traeth, in a hospital intensive care ward in Liverpool where Mike's
wife, Bethan, was on a life support machine fighting for her life. 

In the event the result went according to the form book as Rhyl ran out 
winnersagainst a seriously depleted Port outfit who matched their opponents 
forlong periods but lacked the finishing power to turn neat approach play 
into goals. From the moment the Lilywhites the went ahead after 24 minutes,
thanks to a rather soft goal, this was going to be an uphill struggle for
Port. Before 20 minutes had elapsed they were further depleted having lost
skipper Ryan Davies through injury and by half time Marcus Orlik had also
departed. Injuries suspensions and unavailability meant that their back four
consisted of two midfielders who teamed up with two regular defenders
playing out of position.

The game's first opportunity fell to the visitors when Matty Williams headed
over the bar from close range after Richard Morgan could only parry a
Pearson cracker from 20 yards. Port responded well and after 8 minutes a Cai
Jones lay off created a shooting opportunity for Aden Shannon who forced
Cudworth, in the Rhyl goal, to give away a corner diving full stretch to his
left. A minute later and Cudworth was fortunate to see his far post flap, at
Sin Meredith's cross, reach safety. Both sides proceeded to play some neat
passing football which usually broke down around the edge of the penalty
area and as a result the best Rhyl efforts came via shots from distance.
Mark Connolly fired a well struck 25 yarder which went narrowly over the bar
but with 24 minutes gone the visitors opened the scoring when the ball was
worked across field from right to left finding Greg Strong, who had come on
in place of John Leah, in space and the player manager's half hit shot ran
under Richard Morgan's diving body at the near post. After going ahead Rhyl
enjoyed a good period of pressure but their better efforts on goal all came
from distance. Kirk forced Morgan into a good diving save and the keeper was
in action again pushing Connolly's 20 yarder round the post. Just before the
interval Morgan was in action again saving well from Ojapah.

Four minutes into the second period Port conceded a free kick just over 20
yards out and they were punished with a superb Mark Connolly free kick
curling into the top corner of the net and giving keeper Richard Morgan no
chance. Port responded with an overhead effort from the hard working Robert
Evans and Cudworth needed to be alert to cut out a dangerous ball into the
goalmouth from Aden Shannon. The pattern then continued much as in the
opening half with some neat constructive build up play producing little end
product. Matty Williams fired over the bar from outside the box after 52
minutes and later Strong fired straight at Morgan and the makeshift Port
back four continued to cope well. Matty Williams had the best Rhyl
opportunity in open play during the second half but under pressure from
Euron Roberts he fired well wide. Late on Port worked up a head of steam and
sub Jamie Rogers tested Cudworth with an useful shot on the turn when Robert
Evans crossed into the box. Rogers spurned a better opportunity with 7
minutes left. Cai Jones followed up a good run by holding off a challenge by
Ojapah and finding Rogers free in the box but the low finish ran past the
post. 

The opportunity for a consolation and a late challenge were gone, with Rhyl
running out deserving winners in a game where Port once more had to be
satisfied with giving a good performance but no points. When the whole
circumstances in which the game was played are taken into consideration they
deserve our praise and thanks.

Porthmadog: Richard Morgan, Dan Pyrs, Jack Jones, Ryan Davies (Aaron Stokoe
17'), Euron Roberts, Gareth Parry (Jamie Rogers 78'), Sin Meredith, Robert
Evans, Marcus Orlik (Steve Jones 44'), Aden Shannon, Cai Jones. Sub not
used: Meilir Ellis (y)(g).

Rhyl: Jack Cudworth, Andy Pearson, Andy Owens, Philip Ojapah, John Leah (
Greg Strong 12', Russ Courtney 87'), Gareth Owen, Mark Connolly, Matty
Williams, Chris Williams, Tyrone Kirk. Subs not used: Sam Heenan, Paul
Pritchard (g).

Referee: Kevin Parry (Llanfairpwll).		Attendance: 230.

Gareth Williams.    


Principality Building Society Welsh Premier -Sunday, February 14th

Llanelli FC ... 5		CPD Porthmadog ... 0
Stuart Jones 21
Chris Holloway 30
Chris Venables 64,84
Steve Evans 67

Llanelli maintained their 4-point lead at the top of the table as they
inflicted a comprehensive defeat on a Porthmadog team lacking key players
Mike Foster, Andy Evans and Dan Pyrs. The league leaders controlled the game
from start to finish going in two goals to the good at the interval and
followed up with two second half goals from Venables and one from sub Steve
Evans. The dismissal of John Keegan for a second yellow card offence, after
74 minutes, completed a miserable afternoon for Port.

Ironically Port could have gone ahead within a minute of the kick off when
Marcus Orlik's angled ball put Chris Jones away down the right and a deep
cross gave Arron Stokoe a clear opportunity on goal. But the shot took a
deflection straight into the hands of keeper Ashley Morris. That turned out
to be the only clear opportunity on goal for the visitors in the half. Soon
after Chris Venables gave warning when he fired narrowly over the bar from
15 yards and Howard a minute later fired an angled shot also over the bar.
Jason Bowen found Corbisiero in space on the edge of the box but the shot
was off target. Then with 20 minutes gone Chris Holloway floated a ball from
wide on the right and Stuart Jones at the back post sent a looping header
into the far corner of the net. With half an hour gone the provider turned
scorer when Chris Holloway found the back of the net with a powerful low
strike from 25 yards wide of Richard Morgan's right hand. Port did produce
some neat passing in midfield but the experienced Lee Jarman and Wyn Thomas
were rarely troubled though a good angled ball into the box from Marcus
Orlik did force Thomas to clear hastily under pressure from Chris Jones just
after the half hour mark. But this was only a brief respite for the Port
defence, in which Ryan Davies excelled, and after 42 minutes Moses should
have increased the Llanelli when he burst unchallenged into the box only to
waste the opportunity with an off target shot.

Port had a lively start to the second half and in the 58th minute Marcus
Orlik came close to reducing the deficit. Seeing Ashley Morris off his line
he lifted a goal bound lob but the keeper redeemed himself with a desperate
diving save. After this Llanelli reasserted their dominance as Jarman came
close with a header on the hour mark and four minutes later the lead was
stretched to three goals when Chris Venables converted Andy Legg's corner
with a powerful finish from 15 yards high into the roof of the net. Three
minutes later and things got worse with Steve Evans taking advantage of
sloppy play to fire an excellent 20 yard shot just inside Richard Morgan's
left hand post. Despite the 4-goal deficit Port continued to push forward
when given the opportunity despite being reduced to 10 men and in the 77th
minute they came desperately close to a consolation. Sin Meredith broke
down the right before cutting inside passed a couple of defenders and
unleashed a shot from 18 yards which crashed against the cross bar before
bouncing to safety. But with 7 minutes left Venables scored his second
taking advantage of a quickly taken free kick. His shot from 15 yards took a
deflection past Richard Morgan to end an unequal contest.

Life will get no easier for Port as the next visitors to the Traeth are
Rhyl. Tomi Morgan faces the task of lifting his team for this one and hope
that the missing players are able to return.

Porthmadog: Richard Morgan, Jack Jones, Euron Roberts, Ryan Davies, John
Keegan, Gareth Parry (Jamie Rogers 82'), Arron Stokoe (Sin Meredith 42'),
Robert Evans, Marcus Orlik (Cai Jones 77'), Aden Shannon, Chris Jones. Subs
not used: Dylan Williams (y), Meilyr Ellis (y) Yellow: Chris Jones 19', John
Keegan 27', Jack Jones 32', Aden Shannon 75'. Red: John Keegan 74'.

Llanelli: Ashley Morris, Lee Jarman, Michael Howard, Chris Venables, Stuart
Jones (Jordan Follows 74'), Wyn Thomas, Jason Bowen, Antonio Corbisiero,
Rhys Griffiths, (Andy Legg 34'), Chris Holloway (Steve Evans 46'). Subs not
used: Ryan Batley(y), Declan John (y).

Referee: Darren Adie.			Attendance: 302.

Gareth Williams.


Principality Building Society Welsh Premier	-Saturday, February 6th

CPD Porthmadog ... 1		Elements Cefn Druids ... 0
Aden Shannon 22'

A goal after 22 minutes proved enough to give Port their third win of the
season lifting them one place in the table, ahead of Welshpool on goal
difference. Home supporters would have been spared considerable nail biting
at the end had Port's work in the box matched the rest of their play in a
game which they dominated from start to finish. Referee Mark Petch could
also have spared everyone the clock watching at the end had he heard the
contact which virtually everybody else at the Traeth heard, when Dan Pyrs
was brought down in the box. But the official added insult to injury,
showing the Port player a yellow card. Referees need to be very sure that
they have interpreted the situation correctly before they cast a slur on an
honest 100% player.

The first goal came 22 minutes into the game when Aden Shannon applied the
finishing touch from close range after a Mike Foster corner had caused panic
in the Druids defence. That it should have taken the home team so long
before opening the scoring was down to a mixture of poor finishing and
downright bad luck as blocks and fortunate deflections took the ball away
from the target. There was a low 9th minute Marcus Orlik cross which
narrowly eluded Chris Jones at full stretch, followed by a good move
involving Chris Jones and Marcus Orlik again but Aden Shannon put the ball
wide of the post. Shannon again had a shot blocked after a Chris Jones cut
back. Shannon then turned supplier with a back post header into the
goalmouth but Chris Jones's shot took a deflection for a corner. Ryan Davies
was next having a goal bound header cleared off the line by full back
Wright. After Port had taken the lead there was no let up in the pressure as
Chris Jones's attempted curler flew wide of the angle. Chris Jones then
headed a Shannon cross straight at the keeper and the same player, who was
giving the Druids defence a torrid time, threaded a ball for Shannon to run
on to but once more the shot took a deflection for a corner. Richard Harvey
meanwhile had virtually his only action of the half when he saved Adam
Hesp's header which came directly at him. When halftime came instead of
having the game well and truly won Port were only the single goal ahead.

Just after the interval Richard Harvey had another rare piece of action
gathering a 25 yard shot from Wayne Phillips which came straight to him.
Following this, Port domination continued with a couple of Orlik corners,
and so did their misfortunes as Aaron Stokoe's excellent cross was headed
against the bar by Ryan Davies. Dan Pyrs found Aden Shannon in space in the
box but the striker failed to hit the target. Robert Evans, Dan Pyrs and
Aden Shannon had further efforts on goal but the lead remained at a solitary
goal which caused the nail biting. Richard Harvey punched away in a rare
Druids attack but with Dan Pyrs switching to the left side he proceeded to
give Sean Jones a hard time as created a series of openings. Then when Dan
Pyrs cut into the box, with only five minutes remaining he received a yellow
card in return for what looked like a cast iron penalty. With three minutes
left home supporters breathed a sigh of relief when Rush, for the Druids,
fired wide after a good build up.

Port were guilty of squandering a host of chances but the control exercised
by the changed midfield, the three points and the clean sheet are certainly
not to be sniffed at.

Porthmadog: Richard Harvey, Euron Roberts, Mike Foster, Ryan Davies, John
Keegan, Dan Pyrs, Robert Evans, Gareth Parry (Aaron Stokoe 29') , Marcus
Orlik (Sion Meredith 76'), Chris Jones, Aden Shannon. Sub not used: Jack
Jones. Yellow: Aaron Stokoe 73', 85'.

Cefn Druids: Chris Mullock, Sean Jones, Rick Wright, Wayne Phillips, Dan
Barnett (Jamie Crowther 58'), Adam Hesp, Mike Taylor (Gary Tebble 82'), Josh
Griffiths, Jon Rush, Josh Russell (Aled Evans 58'), Craig Whitfield.

Referee: Mark Petch (Deganwy)			Attendance: 153

Gareth Williams.


Welsh Cup -Saturday, January 30th

Prestatyn ... 1	 	CPD Porthmadog ... 0
Jon Fisher-Cooke 81'

Porthmadog and their manager Tomi Morgan left Prestatyn totally gutted after
finding themselves out of the Welsh Cup, beaten by a breakaway Jon Fisher Cooke
goal, in a game in which they had created the better opportunities and for
long periods, especially in the second half, had completely dominated.
Before the game had even started the already depleted Port found themselves
without the experienced Chris Jones who had to pull out through an injury
sustained in the pre-match warm-up.

Understandably the makeshift Port side made a nervy start with some erratic
early clearances which made life difficult for keeper Richard Morgan who had
to borrow a supporter's cap to keep the low winter sun out of his eyes!
Gradually they settled and, though the home side continued to enjoy a
territorial advantage, their goal scoring opportunities were restricted to a
header over the bar from Hayes following a corner on the right and later
Richard Morgan, at his near post, cut out a dangerous Jack Lewis cross at
the expense of a corner. Dan Pyrs playing wide on the left, in a reorganised
Port formation, proved a threat to the home defence and his low cross
created panic in the home box with a Shannon shot being blocked and Jack
Jones following up saw his shot deflected for a corner. Late in the half it
was Port on the attack and Dan Pyrs met a Euron Roberts cross but his
dipping shot flew narrowly over the bar. 

From the start of the second period it was Port in the driving seat with
Aden Shannon the provider for a Gareth Parry header which went over the bar
and also for an angled Dan Pyrs shot which flew across the face of goal.
Soon after Dan Pyrs returned the complement for Shannon, but keeper Dunt was
out well to save. Arron Stokoe, making an impressive delayed debut threaded
a good ball through for Cai Jones whose shot was blocked away for a corner.
Two opportunities fell to Gareth Parry whose header from a corner went wide
and later a thunderous volley went over the bar. Prestatyn were penned in
their own half for long periods but on the hour mark they broke up field and
Andy Moran put the ball in the net but was ruled offside. Later on Gareth
Wilson created a good shooting opportunity for Mike Parker but his shot went
well over the bar. A good burst forward by defender Russ Jones created a
shooting chance for himself but he was unable to hit the target. With just 9
minutes left what visiting supporters had increasingly feared as Port failed
to make the pressure count happened. Substitute Jon Fisher Cooke fastened on
to a long ball from the back controlling well and making space for himself
down the right before cutting into the box and firing a well struck low shot
into Richard Morgan's goal. Though Port continued to press to the end with
Aden Shannon turning well but his shot went straight at Dunt then more
frustratingly Cai Jones, the teenage forward who performed so well as a late 
replacement for Chris Jones, had a shot scrambled off the line. But it was 
not to be and a highly relieved home team celebrated an unlikely win when 
Darren Adey blew the final whistle.

When will the hard luck tales end? The return of the cup-tied three must
give hope to see at last an end to the miserable run of defeats and good
performances turned into wins. The young players brought in will be more
than satisfied with their contribution on an afternoon when a team more used
to winning would have settled this one long before the final whistle.

Porthmadog: Richard Morgan, Euron Roberts, Mike Foster, Ryan Davies, John
Keegan, Jack Jones (Mark Bridge 82'),Dan Pyrs, Gareth Parry, Arron Stokoe (
Steve Jones 70'), Cai Jones, Aden Shannon. Subs not used: Dylan Williams,
Meilir Ellis (gk). Yellow: Mike Foster 33', Mark Bridge 86'.

Prestatyn: Dunt, Russ Jones, Jack Lewis, Hayes, O'Neill, Wilson, Hoult (Dan
Evans 84'), Parker, Moran, Rogers (Fisher Cooke 68'), Ian Griffiths (Neil
Gibson 68'). Subs not used: Chris Davies, Ethan Woodfine. Yellow: Mike
Parker 36', David Hayes 49'.

Referee: Darren Adey. 		Attendance: 146                    


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