Cwpan Ieuenctid Cymru / Welsh Youth Cup, 24/01/10:
Rhuthun ... 1 CPD Porthmadog ... 2
Sion Davies 83 Ezra Warren 10
Tom Owen 29
Cafwyd buddugoliaeth dda, yn Rhuthun ddydd Sul, gan fynd drwodd i’r
4ydd Rownd diolch i berfformiad dygn. Bu bron i Rhuthun sgorio ar
ôl 10 munud ond i’r rhwyd ochr aeth ergyd Jack Williams. Ymatebodd
Port drwy sgorio gôl dda. Dylan Williams â chroesiad o’r chwith ac
Ezra Warren yn rhwydo o 12 llath. Ar ôl 29 munud sgoriodd Port eto
wrth i Jack Jones rhyddhau Ezra Warren lawr y dde gyda Tom Owen yn
rhwydo o’r croesiad. Roedd Port yn haeddu bod ar y blaen a gallai
Dylan Williams fod wedi ychwanegu’r drydedd ond ergydiodd dros y
bar o 15 llath.
Yn yr ail hanner cafodd Rhuthun fwy o’r meddiant ond, ar ôl ei
orchestion yng Nghastell Nedd, pnawn tawel gafodd Meilir Elis yn y
gôl. Aeth Danny Rylance a Tom Owen yn agos i Port ond wedyn sgoriodd
Sion Davies gôl arbennig o gic rhydd i Rhuthun. Ond dal ymlaen yn
gyfforddus gwnaeth Port a gallent fod wedi sgorio’r drydedd ar 86
munud wrth i Danny Rylance greu cyfle i Tom Owen ond aeth yr ergyd
heibio’r postyn. Mae Port drwodd i’r wyth olaf o’r gystadleuaeth
Dan-19 gyda’r enwau am y rownd honno yn dod o’r het yn ystod yr
Porthmadog Youths continued their progress in the Welsh Youth Cup on
Sunday with a battling 2-1 win away at Ruthin. The game didn’t match
the excitement of the 4-4 draw and the penalty shoot out at Rhyl in the
last round but the lads put in a solid performance on a difficult
surface. Ruthin made a bright start and almost scored after 10 minutes,
a throw in on the right was headed on by Jordan McCarter and Jack
Williams put his shot into the side netting from 6 yards at the near
post. However Porthmadog responded in the best possible way with a well
worked goal. Good play on the left flank gave Dylan Williams the chance
to cross and Ezra Warren finished well from 12 yards with a clever
volley. On 29 minutes Porthmadog doubled their advantage with another
good move. Jack Jones released Ezra Warren on the right flank his cross
found Tom Owen who scored from 12 yards. Porthmadog were well worth the
lead as Ruthin struggled to break down a resilient Porthmadog defence.
Indeed they could have gone in 3-0 up as another cross from the right on
the stroke of half-time found Dylan Williams unmarked in the box but he
blasted his effort over from 15 yards.
In the second half Ruthin had more possession but gave Meilir Ellis in
the Porthmadog goal -fresh from his exploits in Neath- a fairly quiet
afternoon. Danny Rylance and Tom Owen went close to scoring a third for
Porthmadog before Ruthin finally pulled a goal back after 83 minutes,
Richard Jones gave away a free kick just outside the box and Sion Davies
curled the free kick around the wall and just inside the right hand post
for a great goal. Porthmadog comfortably held on and almost sealed the
win with a third goal after 86 minutes as Rylance created a chance for
Tom Owen who put his shot just wide from 6 yards. This win puts
Porthmadog into the last eight of the U19s competition with the draw for
the quarter finals expected this week.
Porthmadog: Meilir Ellis, Iwan Lane, Liam Hughes, Richard Jones,
Shaun Jones, Iddon Price, Jack Jones, Tomos Llewelyn Owen, Daniel Rylance,
Ezra Warren, Dylan Williams.
Cwpan Ieuenctid Cymru / Welsh Youth Cup, 25/10/09:
Rhyl FC ... 3 CPD Porthmadog ...3 AET (4-5 on pens)
Alex Ballard 24. 46 Jack Jones 35, Cai Jones 40
Seb Walker 69 Tom Owen 84
Under difficult circumstances Porthmadog pulled off a remarkable
result on Sunday in the Welsh Youth Cup. Porthmadog travelled with a
bear minimum squad of 11 players and almost paid the price. The game
opened with Port the brightest, Jack Jones firing over after only two
minutes. Early on Port were passing the ball crisply and looked in
control, but Rhyl burst into life after twenty minutes with three
good chances in quick succession Seb Walker headed over after a left
wing cross on 20 minutes. A moment later and another left wing raid
created an even better chance for Alex Ballard who fired over from
inside the box. Three minutes later and Ballard converted his second
opportunity with a clever lob from the edge of the box after the Port
defence failed to clear their lines. Porthmadog came back into the
game and Cai Jones went close as he burst into the box on the half
hour only to see his shot saved by Ryan Roberts in the Rhyl goal. The
rebound fell to Danny Rylance who tried an extravagant overhead kick
only to see it fly wide of the goal. On 35 minutes Porthmadog
equalised, an inch perfect Dylan Williams free kick on the left found
the head of Jack Jones who scored from 6 yards. Three minutes later
Cai Jones ran at the home defence only to see his shot palmed away by
Roberts. Five minutes from half-time things got even better for the
visitors as an excellent Tom Owen run through the midfield was
crowned with a pass which found Cai Jones, he rounded keeper Roberts
to score with ease. The Rhyl bench were incensed feeling that Cai was
offside but referee Wilkinson awarded the goal.
Only a minute into the second half and Rhyl equalised. Shaun Jones’
poor header gifted the ball to Ballard and again with Meilir Ellis
stranded he managed to chip the ball over him from 20 yards. Jack
Jones almost produced an immediate reply with a 25 yarder which went
just wide of the right hand post. Porthmadog went even closer on 55
minutes as a short corner on the left was worked to Ezra Warren and
his cross was back headed onto the cross bar by Cai Jones. In the
resulting scramble Porthmadog centre half Richard Jones suffered a
leg injury. Despite carrying on manfully for 10 minutes he was forced
off. This forced positional changes as Porthmadog management of
Adrian Jones and John Williams struggled to fill the gap in defence.
Rhyl took advantage of the extra man on 69 minutes when Seb Walker
toe poked the ball home after a melee in the Port defence.
Boldly Porthmadog changed formation and went to a back three to try
and secure an equaliser. Iwan Lane who started at right back was
moved inside and excelled as the game wore on. On 74 minutes Cai
Jones again stretched the home defence and his pass found Dylan
Williams who fired straight at Roberts. Rhyl also went close through
the impressive Sam Heenan after 80 minutes. With six minutes to go a
piece of inspiration from Tom Owen created the equaliser, he went on
a mazy run across the face of goal and just kept going and fired a
right foot shot which the keeper could only parry into his own goal.
Both Rylance and Cai Jones had decent chances to win the game late on
but the game went into extra time. With both sides tired chances were
few in the extra periods but Rhyl’s Sam Heenan was sent off after 97
minutes for foul and abusive language. Despite an eccentric
refereeing display which occasionally caused laughter in the sparsely
populated Belle Vue stands this was one decision the ref got right.
Rhyl did create a couple of chances but wild shooting was more of a
danger to windows behind the goal than to Port keeper Meilir Ellis.
As the game went to the lottery of penalties it was Ellis who covered
himself with glory. The penalty shootout went to 3-3 as Cai Jones,
Jack Jones and Dylan Williams scored for Port and Tom Williams, David
Evans and Ashley New all scored for Rhyl. Rhyl goalkeeper Ryan
Roberts took the fourth Rhyl penalty which was brilliantly saved by
Ellis. Iwan Lane made it 4-3 for Port and Declan Thomas made it 4-4.
The last and deciding penalty was taken by Porthmadog’s youngest
player Ezra Warren who only turned 16 in August and he fired it home
to spark some well deserved celebrations. All 11 players were a
credit to Porthmadog FC and they should be very proud of themselves.
Let’s see who we will now get in the next round.
Porthmadog: Meilir Ellis, Iwan Lane, Chris Griffiths, Shaun Jones,
Richard Jones, Dylan Williams, Ezra Warren, Jack Jones, Danny
Rylance, Cai Jones, Tom Owen.