In the first Round of the Nathaniel MG Cup Buckley Town found themselves 2-0 down to Colwyn Bay but managed to drag themselves back into the game with two late goals from substitute Shaun Tinsley.

The Bay lead for most of the game surviving an Aled Bellis miss from the spot, until Tinsley made it interesting in the 84′.

Tinsley scored again in the 90′ to get Buckley on level terms and the game went straight to penalties at the final whistle.

Despite more drama in the shoot-out with goalkeeper Joe Makaruk saving one and then scoring one himself, Buckley could not secure the advantage that would have seen a remarkable turnaround.

Colwyn Bay held their nerve and secured the win 5-6 and it is they that progress to the next round.

Great to see football back at The Globe again given all the hard work that has taken place since March to ensure that a game could be played safely, all be it behind closed doors. Credit goes to all Buckley Town’s volunteers for making this possible.

Buckley manager Dan Moore gave his reaction after the tie.

“We were disappointed how the first half went. We conceded two goals and Colwyn Bay haven’t had to do too much to cause us problems.

“We spoke at half time how we could impact the game a lot more going forward and the players did follow that through in the second half and I did think we caused them a lot more problems.

“Aled missing the penalty was a blow but we carried on and scored two in the last ten minutes with Shaun, who we brought on.

“From a character and desire perspective I’m really pleased with the way the players carried on.”

“It was a typical penalty shoot-out I suppose. It looked like it was going to go Colwyn Bay’s way and then Joey saves one and we end up losing it in the end.”

“The most pleasing thing for us was the fact that we continued through the 90 minutes and applied ourselves.”

“We had two players making their debuts for us today with a couple more on the bench who have never played at tier two before.”

“It was good to see us playing a competitive game having had such a big break and to see some of the patterns and detail that we’ve worked on over the last few months coming out, especially in the second half.”

Photos courtesy of the FAW

Full Time


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Buckley Town027
Colwyn Bay208


Date Time League Season Full Time
12th December 2020 2:30 pm Nathaniel MG Cup 2021 90′

Buckley Town

1Joe Makaruk Goalkeeper
2Rhys Hewitt 12 Defender 55′
3Dylan Roberts Defender
4Joshua Jones Midfielder
5Luke Blizard Defender
6Chris Roberts Defender 67′
7Jack Pennington Midfielder
8Samuel Wainwright 14 Midfielder
9Jake Roberts Forward
10Aled Bellis Midfielder
11Ruben Lima 15 Forward
12Jordan Walker 2 Midfielder 87′
14Shaun Tinsley 8 Forward 84′, 90′
15Callum Webber 11 Forward

Goalkeeping Coach: Rich Goodier
Assistant Head Coach: Alan Edwards
1st Team Manager: Dan Moore

Colwyn Bay

1Andrew Coughlin Goalkeeper
2Morgan Ashworth Defender
3Michael Williams Defender 9′
4Kian Owen Defender
5Lewis Sirrel Defender
6Sam Downey Midfielder
7Julian Williams Midfielder
8Damian Ketley 14 Midfielder 67′
9Joseph Chaplin 15 Forward
10Jack Higgins 16 Forward
11Sion Edwards Forward 44′
13Patrick Rutter Goalkeeper
14Jordan Carrington 8 Defender
15Callum Parry 9 Forward
16Toby Jones 10 Forward

1st Team Manager: Craig Hogg
Assistant Coach: Iain Bennett
Goalkeeping Coach: Michael Price
Head Therapist: Lisa Edwards


Referee1st Assistant Referee2nd Assistant Referee
David WrightSteven RobertsKatie Hannah


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