Buckley Town gave league leaders Prestatyn Town a run for their money but simply could not turn any of the chances they created into goals underneath the lights at Bastion Gardens.
Everyone at Buckley Town sends our best wishes to our former left-back Matty Roberts and hope that he recovers soon.
Matt was out on Thursday running but suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. He was found collapsed and unconscious by passers-by. He is currently in hospital recovering, is now awake after coming round but has been heavily sedated. He is responsive and would seem to be on the mend.
Matt is a local lad from Mynydd Isa and represented the club for many years and well known in local football community having also played in the Huws Gray Alliance for Mynydd Isa, Mold Alex, Holywell Town, and FC Nomads.
Get well soon Matt.
Today’s game between Buckley Town Reserves and Gresford Athletic Reserves ended in a 2-2 draw after Tom Gunson & Sam Spridgeon were on target for Buckley Town in a game of missed chances and decisions not given.
William Roberts scored both Gresford’s goals, the second being from the penalty spot.
Goals either side of the break from Callum Humphries and an Aled Bellis penalty were enough for Buckley Town to win an entertaining game at the Globe.
Dean Seager was also on the mark from the penalty spot for Llandudno but Buckley proved too strong in the end for their opponents and took an important three points seeing them move up the league to 11th position and looking forward to meeting leaders Pretayn Town at Bastion Gardens on Friday night.
All photos and video courtesy of Trevor Jones
“A game we should have won, with too many challenges missed and wrong decisions in vital areas. We made opportunities in front of goal but failed to capitalise and were outfought in the air. We were the better team on balance, but it’s two points dropped… we need to start making the most of our chances.”
Cup action on Wednesday at the Globe as Buckley Town take on JD Cymru North rivals Corwen in the 2nd Round of the NEWFA Challenge Cup.
We have won this competition 9 times in recent years so come along and cheer the lads onto victory.
The game was effectively all over by half-time as Flint scored three goals in quick succession during the first half with Richie Foulkes (penalty), Andrew Brown and Alex Titchiner all on target.
Buckley made more of a game of it during the second half but simply could not get anything on target and rarely troubled Aaron Jones in the Flint Town goal.
Buckley’s only real highlight was the debut of Jack Edwards in goal deputising for Joe Makaruk and he made some excellent saves during the game to prevent the score from being higher than it was.
Corwen are the visitors on Wednesday night with a 7:30 pm kick-off in the Second Round of the NEWFA Challenge Cup.