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.
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.”
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.
After two tough games to start our JD Cymru North league season in quick succession, things don’t get any easier for us as we face Flint Town at home.
Our Tuesday night fixture at Bangor City was tough for numerous reasons, we came up against a largely unknown group of players only a couple of days after our first competitive fixture for three weeks.
But we equipped ourselves well, especially in the first half, we felt we could have been leading at half time.
The second half wasn’t great overall, a couple of poor goals against have cost us an opportunity to come away with a positive result. Some clever play by Bangor allowed them to kill the game, along with the sheer volume of free kicks awarded meant that the game became very stop-start.
Looking ahead to Saturday, we are looking forward to returning to The Globe in what will be another difficult game. We’ve had some good games with Flint over the past two seasons and we know that we will need to be at our best to gain a positive result.
Our supporters traveled in numbers to Bangor on Tuesday night, we really appreciate it.
It would be great to see as many as possible again on Saturday, we need all the positive support we can get. We as a group of players and voluntary staff do this simply because we enjoy football and want to give local players the opportunity to play football to a decent level and continue to improve. Please get behind the players after a difficult night on Tuesday.
Three goals from Aron Williams, Gethin Thomos (own goal) and Josh Jones saw Buckley Town snatch all three points at the death with Jay Gibbs and Gethin Thomos scoring in reply for Porthmadog.