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Rhyl 4 Buckley Town 1

Buckley’s lack of game time, only one game in three weeks proved to be a major factor as they lost 4-1 to a well organised Rhyl team.

Rhyl’s first goal was well worked but then two mistakes by Buckley’s rearguard gave Rhyl two soft goals.

Jake Roberts pulled one back for Buckley with his third goal in three games.  

Another slip allowed Rhyl’s Piscorski to complete his hat-trick.

In the dying minutes, Phil Molyneux drew a brilliant save from Rhyl’s keeper.

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones ©

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JD Welsh Cup Round 3 Draw

The 3rd round draw for the JD Welsh Cup took place today (11th November) following the second round of matches played over the weekend.

The 3rd round of the JD Welsh Cup will take place on the weekend of the 6/7/8th December.

The draw is as follows:

JD WELSH CUP ROUND 3 DRAW

Penybont v Porthmadog

Pontardawe Town or Croesyceiliog v Buckley Town

Swansea University v Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC

The New Saints v Mold Alexandra

Barry Town United v Newtown

Cardiff Met v Pontypridd Town

Aberystwyth Town v Ruthin Town

Cefn Druids v Guilsfield

Abertillery Bluebirds v Connah’s Quay Nomads

Penrhyncoch v Prestatyn Town

Colwyn Bay v Airbus UK Broughton

Rhyl v Chepstow Town or STM Sports

Carmarthen Town v Ammanford

Goytre United v Caernarfon Town

Flint Town United v Bala Town

Afan Lido v Llandudno

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Holyhead Hotspur 0 Buckley Town 3

Goals from Aron Williams, Jake Roberts (pictured) and sub Phill Molyneux took Buckley Town into the 3rd round draw of the JD Welsh Cup.

Holyhead started the game in the Buckley Town half winning most of the second balls.

Then against the run of play, a perfect pass from Jake Roberts to Aron Williams was coolly slotted away to put Buckley Town one up.

For the rest of the half, Holyhead pressed forward but did not create any clear chances.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first. Then a moment of magic when Aron Williams received a pass from Phil Molyneux, put in a perfect cross and it was met by Jake Roberts who thundered it into the back of the net.

To Holyhead’s credit, they took the game to Buckley Town but the game was finally finished when Phil Molyneux outran the Holyhead defence and calmly slotted away to make the final score Holyhead 0 Buckley Town 3.

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones ©

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Blaenau Ffestiniog 0 Buckley Town 2

A goal and an assist from Aron Williams and an early strike from Jake Roberts saw Buckley Town through to the second round of the JD Welsh Cup.

Considering the weather conditions it was amazing that Blaenau Ffestiniog were able to put this game on.

Jake Roberts opened the scoring from a deft pass by Aron Williams after 8 minutes. Buckley then hit the woodwork three times.

To Blaenau’s credit, they opened Buckley’s defence twice but failed to convert.

The second half saw Buckley struggle to dominate the game. On 69 minutes Buckley carved out their first real chance and Aron Williams made it two.

Blaenau Ffestiniog had two chances to get a goal back with one hitting the upright. To Blaenau Ffestiniog credit they never gave up until the final whistle.

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones ©

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Penrhyncoch 2 Buckley Town 1

With Buckley playing downhill at Cae Baker in the first half they took the game to the hosts.

After 15 minutes, the pressure paid off with a soaring header from Lewis Hone making it 1-0 to the visitors.

Penrhyncoch had a golden chance to equalise but put the ball over an open goal.

The second half saw Buckley well on top with Penrhyn’s goalkeeper Leigh Jenkins keeping them in the game with many good saves.

However, after a crowd disruption that seemed to spur on Penrhyncoch, they scored two quick goals through Steff Davies on 77 and 79 minutes.

Buckley will rue their missed chances.

Match Report courtesy of Dave Jones. Read more at Grassroots North Wales

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones ©

For match stats see here

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Buckley Town 2 Llanfair United 1

The first half was pretty much one-way traffic as Buckley Town looked to open Llanfair up and to score the first goal in the game. That first goal proved elusive and it began to feel like one of those days that you would rue those missed chances. That feeling grew stronger when at the start of the second half an Andrew Hughes shot for Llanfair looped up over Joey Mararuk in the Buckley goal to make it 0-1.

The pattern of the game did not change but the formation and personnel did as Buckley Town went chasing what would now be an equaliser. Eventually, the pressure told on 72 minutes with a goal from top goal scorer and central defender Callum Humphries.

Buckley now had the bit between their teeth and with three points the goal went in search of a winner. On 78 minutes it came when Dylan Roberts picked up the ball on halfway line in the left-back position and set off on one of his at pace runs. He soon found himself in the box and unleashed a rocket that flew past the goalkeeper with no chance of him saving it.

A session of keeping the ball in the corner followed to see the game out and Buckley had the points they needed. Unfortunately, it has not led to a climb of the table because of the results around us. Hopefully, that will happen next week on the road in what will be a tough trip to Penrhyncoch.

Pictures courtesy of Trevor Jones ©

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Ruthin Town 3 Buckley Town 1

For Buckley Town this game did not even start until the substitutions were made in the second half. They changed both the attitude and the desire to get something out of the game after falling 2-0 down by half time.

One of those subs Connor Littler reduced that lead to 2-1 after 78 minutes and Buckley then put Ruthin under sustained pressure. Lewis Hone had a great header ruled out by the linesman which would have made it 2-2 and also had two other great chances thwarted by Ruthin keeper Ryan Goldston to pull the difference back before Ruthin broke away to score a third after Joe Makaruk brought down a Ruthin forward to prevent him scoring. Unfortunately, he could not stop the ensuing penalty, and Ruthin made it 3-1 on the day.

Buckley’s performance and the availability of all players in the squad need to significantly improve if they are to avoid a relegation battle this season and that battle commences with a home game against the club 3rd bottom Llanfair United next Saturday where 3 points will pretty much be a necessity.

Pictures courtesy of Nic Johnston ©

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