post

Conwy Borough FC 2 Buckley Town FC 2

A battle against the elements as much as against each other with a howling westerly gale blowing down the ground that ended with the spoils even. Whoever had the wind at their back had the advantage as it made it difficult to clear your lines and the ball kept coming back. Battling against the wind meant the ball spent as much time in the air as it did on the deck and also made for tired legs as the game went on.

It was Buckley that had the advantage in the first half and it was they that managed to score first when they won a free kick 25 yards out. Aled Bellis floated the ball to the back stick where Lewis Hone rose like a Salmon to head the ball back across goal and into the net with a well-directed header.

There was no more scoring until the second half when Conwy drew level catching Buckley cold almost from the restart when Guto Hughes levelled on 47 minutes.

With the winds at their backs Conwy were able to get a foothold in the game yet both sides at least tried to play football in the difficult conditions. Buckley found it difficult to get beyond the half way line but when they did, they looked dangerous and with a fast break they took the lead.

The ball found its way out to the left wing where Adam Eden took on the Conwy defence. Beating two defenders he was able to get almost to the bye line where fired the ball across goal for Shaun Tinsley to get on the end with a well taken strike on 62 minutes.

The wind seemed to get stronger as the game went on and Buckley found themselves having to defend more and more. It seemed like they would hold out to take the points but Conwy to their credit did not give up. Yet it was not until the 88th minute that they levelled the game with a Conor Harwood goal that left Buckley disappointed not to have closed the game out.

At the end of the day, a point on the road at any club in this league is a good one, especially where you have battled well to obtain it and shown great determination in doing so. Buckley again played in front of fantastic travelling support for which we are grateful. It means a lot to the players when the Buckley faithful outnumber the opponent’s supporters. It also helps the home club from a financial perspective showing that we not only support our own team but grass roots football in general.

On a final note, it was sad to see that the stand at the far end of the Y Morfa ground had been demolished due to structural issues. It helped enclose the ground and gave Y Morfa the distinctive look of a proper football stadium. In order to comply with FAW Tier 2 Criteria Borough took the decision to demolish the stand and it will now be replaced with a new 200 seat structure. We wish Conwy Borough success in this venture and that they can find all the funding necessary to complete this task as soon as possible.

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones

A battle against the elements as much as against each other with a howling westerly gale blowing down the ground that ended with the spoils even. Whoever had the wind at their back had the advantage as it made it difficult to clear your lines and the ball kept coming back. Battling against the wind meant the ball spent as much time in the air as it did on the deck and also made for tired legs as the game went on.

It was Buckley that had the advantage in the first half and it was they that managed to score first when they won a free kick 25 yards out. Aled Bellis floated the ball to the back stick where Lewis Hone rose like a Salmon to head the ball back across goal and into the net with a well-directed header.

There was no more scoring until the second half when Conwy drew level catching Buckley cold almost from the restart when Guto Hughes levelled on 47 minutes.

With the winds at their backs Conwy were able to get a foothold in the game yet both sides at least tried to play football in the difficult conditions. Buckley found it difficult to get beyond the half way line but when they did, they looked dangerous and with a fast break they took the lead.

The ball found its way out to the left wing where Adam Eden took on the Conwy defence. Beating two defenders he was able to get almost to the bye line where fired the ball across goal for Shaun Tinsley to get on the end with a well taken strike on 62 minutes.

The wind seemed to get stronger as the game went on and Buckley found themselves having to defend more and more. It seemed like they would hold out to take the points but Conwy to their credit did not give up. Yet it was not until the 88th minute that they levelled the game with a Conor Harwood goal that left Buckley disappointed not to have closed the game out.

At the end of the day, a point on the road at any club in this league is a good one, especially where you have battled well to obtain it and shown great determination in doing so. Buckley again played in front of fantastic travelling support for which we are grateful. It means a lot to the players when the Buckley faithful outnumber the opponent’s supporters. It also helps the home club from a financial perspective showing that we not only support our own team but grass roots football in general.

On a final note, it was sad to see that the stand at the far end of the Y Morfa ground had been demolished due to structural issues. It helped enclose the ground and gave Y Morfa the distinctive look of a proper football stadium. In order to comply with FAW Tier 2 Criteria Borough took the decision to demolish the stand and it will now be replaced with a new 200 seat structure. We wish Conwy Borough success in this venture and that they can find all the funding necessary to complete this task as soon as possible.

Video

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
12th January 2019 2:30 pm Huws Gray Alliance 2019 90'

Ground

Y Morfa
Y Morfa, Penmaen Road, Conwy, Conwy, LL32 8HA

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Conwy Borough022Draw
Buckley Town112Draw

Conwy Borough

2

Buckley Town

1Joe Makaruk Goalkeeper
2Josh Gannon Midfield
3Chris Roberts Defender
4Josh Jones Midfield
5Callum Humphries Defender
6Lewis Hone 12 Defender
7Rhys Jones 14 Midfield
8Kieron Moore Midfield
9Shaun Tinsley 15 Midfield
10Aled Bellis Midfield
11Adam Eden Forward
12Luke Blizard 6 Defender
14Phill Molyneux 7 Midfield
15Jake Roberts 9 Forward
16Rhys Powell Midfield
17Tom Douglas Goalkeeper
  2 2 4

1st Team Manager: Dan Moore
Physio: Rhian Williams
Assistant Manager: Alan Edwards
Coach: Jason Aldcroft
Goalkeeping Coach: Rich Goodier

Officials

Referee
Michael Gray
1st Assistant Referee
Nathan Wheatley
2nd Assistant Referee
Ryan Hughes

post

Buckley Town FC 0 Bangor City FC 2

Buckley gave a dogged performance and kept themselves in with a chance until late in the second half when eventually the experience of Bangor City shone through as they hit two late goals to take the points.

Bangor had the best of the first half and pretty much controlled the game for the first 45 minutes reducing Buckley to the odd chance on the break. A well organised and experienced side kept Buckley on the back foot for the entire half with any Buckley passing play picked off as they tried to break out.

Bangor should have taken the lead with a controversial penalty when player-manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s experience bought his side a spot kick, after he was allegedly brought down in the box by Buckley keeper Joe Makaruk after being put clean through in on goal by an excellent through pass. Luckily for Buckley Makaruk was able to make amends with a fine save and the Buckley faithful felt justice had been served. The sides went in level at the break.

Buckley came out for the second half much better and decided to take the game to Bangor. As usual the flanks were the best source of inspiration and set pieces began to give Buckley hope. It was from one such corner that Buckley had their best chance of the game and if Callum Humphries had hit the target rather than shot high, wide and handsome things may have been different. At the end of the day he is a centre back, so we will forgive him that and for the most part he and his partner at the back Lewis Hone defended admirably.

In the end, Bangor crafted two goals. The first from a deep cross to the back stick that was headed back across goal for Marc Williams to score point blank on 75 minutes. The second from a fast break as Buckley pushed all their players forward looking to pull one back from Sam Jones on 85 minutes.

It was good to see Chris Roberts and Phill Molyneux make returns after lengthy periods out of the side through injury. Their experience has been missed. With Luke Douglas returning from suspension and hopefully Luke Blizard and Jake Roberts from illness, manager Dan Moore should have a full complement of players to chose from over the coming weeks, as we look to secure the points, we need to stem the slow slide down the standings. First up is the away trip to Conwy where we will look to reverse the narrow defeat, we suffered in the second game of the season at the Globe.

Match Stats, photos and video: See here

 

post

2018

Buckley Town FC would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for the tremendous support throughout the entire year of 2018.

The club has experienced great highs this year and none of that would be achievable without you the fans. From the league win vs Brickfield at home, where 604 fans flooded the Globe to the current run of form for 2018.

Some highlights to mention. The 3-2 comeback where Jake Roberts scored the 30-yard screamer Vs Chirk AAA. Pretty much no games for a month at the end of February to March. The 5-0 win over Cefn Albion away, everything just flowed that day. The 100 plus Town supporters who made the trip to Brickfield where Buckley equalised late on through Aled Bellis. Then onto the big one. Aled Bellis scoring an injury time penalty to gain promotion for the Bucks. That cheer was something else. Never seen the Globe so full. 

Video courtesy of Paul Bradley

Onward from that the Juniors holding their tournament at the Globe. A well organised event structured perfectly by the them, giving hundreds of children the chance to play football.

Then the inclusion of 5 local lads into the reserves. The football club is heading into the right direction whilst working with its local community.

The 2018/19 season has been positive thus far. The 21 points collected and the ever-growing local talent pool. Not to exclude the goals from halfway line by Phill Molyneux and Josh Jones. Beating Prestatyn Town on their own patch 4-0 plus all of the other great games of football. Dan Moore’s Manager of the Month and Joe Makaruk’s Player of the Month Awards.

Here’s to the next year.

And thank you once again for your full support.

All at

Buckley Town FC

post

Llanrhaeadr YM FC 2 Buckley Town FC 0

Buckley Town dominated this game with Llanrhaeadr YM from kick off to final whistle yet came away from it with nothing.

With key players missing through injury, suspension or illness Buckley found it difficult to break down a big and physical Llanrhaeadr side on a pitch that destroyed any chance of Buckley’s free flowing passing game being able to come to the fore. Instead it became a battle of attrition as either side found it difficult to put together more than two passes on a rutted playing surface with grass ankle deep. In fact, the only visible sign that a lawn mower had been anywhere near the pitch was to cut the pitch markings around the ground so that they were visible with the naked eye and allow the pitch marker to roll over the surface.

Buckley’s only real clear-cut chance of the game came in the second half when Callum Humphries flicked on a cross with his head that bounced onto the top of the bar and away,

All in all, a game to forget and we can now look forward to the visit of Bangor City to the Globe next Saturday in the reverse of our opening day fixture.

Match Stats, Photos & Video

post

Gresford Athletic FC 3 Buckley Town FC 3

Gresford Athletic and Buckley Town shared six goals in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Clappers Lane.

Buckley had the best of the first half hour and penned Gresford into their own half where they had to defend set play after set play. It was from one of these that Jake Roberts opened the scoring for Buckley after fifteen minutes, when following his own corner kick Gresford cleared their lines only for the ball to fall right back into Roberts path. He whipped a cross back into the box where Lewis Hone had gotten ahead of all the Gresford defenders and was able to steer the ball off his fringe into the far corner.

Gresford raised their game and began to get themselves back into it. Jordon MacCarter levelled for Gresford just before the break with a well taken strike that left keeper Joe Makaruk no chance.

Gresford started the second half much the brighter whilst Buckley were still in the changing rooms. Yet it was Buckley that went ahead courtesy of a Lewis Hone goal. Jake Roberts was again the provider from a corner kick that Hone rose highest to and powered his header down and past Gresford keeper Ben Jones.

Then Gresford had Jack Chaloner dismissed for a second bookable offence but the ten men looked more than able as they managed to score again when Jordon MacCarter grabbed his second of the game and then Sam Molineux put them in front with only eight minutes remaining.

Buckley then took the game to Gresford as they desperately looked to get themselves back on level terms having let the lead slip from their grasp. Five minutes from time Jake Roberts continued his recent run of scoring to grab his second of the game with a fine strike on the turn and levelled the game.

Match Stats, Photos & Video

post

Buckley Town 0 Denbigh Town 2

A lacklustre performance from Buckley Town ended with a 2-0 victory for Denbigh Town.

Denbigh were the more aggressive from the outset and did not allow Buckley to get their passing game going, winning most of the second balls.

Goals from Jordon Barrow on 40 minutes and Pat Hinchcliffe on half time sealed the points for Denbigh.

Buckley improved in the second half and had more of the game but the only real chance of note was a powerful shot from Adam Eden that flashed across the face of the goal but ultimately wide.

Buckley will really need to improve their game, as on Tuesday night they go into a NEWFA Challenge Cup game at home to Saltney Town. They were 4-0 winners today and given it is a derby game they will be looking to turn Buckley over. Buckley on the other hand are on a poor run of form and will really need to lift themselves or another defeat will come their way.