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Pontardawe Town 3 Buckley Town 1

Aled Bellis scored Buckley Town’s only goal very late on in the game as the side went out of the JD Welsh Cup at the 3rd round stage. The team had a long journey home after being beaten comprehensively 3-1 by Pontardawe Town.

You have to wonder however if the outcome of the game would’ve been so different if Buckley had taken the three chances, they had in the first 10 minutes. In that period of play, Buckley was certainly on top.

Phill Molyneux had a chance to score but for once was outmuscled in front of the goal. Then what appeared to be a perfectly good goal was overturned by the linesman for a foul on the goalkeeper. This was a harsh decision as there did not seem to be any contact. The next chance came when Callum Humphreys had a goal disallowed for being marginally offside.

From that moment on Pontardawe seemed to grow in belief and slowly took control of the game.

The hosts were a yard faster and were able to find their men and win most of the second balls.

From then on Pontardawe took control of the game and their Craig Davies marshaled their defence giving Buckley very few chances.

In the second half, the game was killed off as the hosts had three chances and scored from two of them.

Buckley’s consolation goal came from Alex Bellis very late on in the game so it’s back to league action for a Buckley Town after a very disappointing display.

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Buckley Town 5 Penycae 0

Two from Jake Roberts and one each from Josh Jones, Tom Gunson, and Sam Spridgeon saw Buckley take all three points on a difficult playing surface that cut up dreadfully as the game progressed.

Penycae had their moments but they were simply outclassed by a better side on the day.

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Conwy Borough 2 Buckley Town 3

Conwy Borough kept Buckley Town honest throughout the game but it was Buckley that came out on top with a 2-3 win at Y Morfa.

Connor Littler, who had a fine game for Buckley Town, opened the scoring after six minutes reacting first in the box to knock the ball home (pictured left).

Conwy struck back when Craig Whelan fired home after twelve minutes but Aron Williams should have made it 1-2 when he missed from a yard out when it looked easier to score than miss. Then Corrig McGonigle scored a worldy from close to the halfway line, totally against the run of play, just on the stroke of half time.

Buckley came out for the second half determined to get back level and so they did when Aron Williams finished in typical style to make it 2-2 on forty-nine minutes.

Connor Littler then scored his second and Buckley Town’s third and winning goal (main picture and right) when he rose highest at the near post from a Keiron Moore corner.

Buckley could have gone further ahead and Conwy did go close late on but Town closed the game out well and sealed three good points on the road.

 

 

 

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Buckley Town 1 Gresford Athletic 1

This game should have been all over in the first 18 minutes as Buckley had four clear cut chances to score but all were denied by former Buckley keeper Ben Jones. The saying goes that if you don’t take your chances you will be punished and from the fourth of these saves Gresford broke out on the counter to make it one-nil.

They then switched off at the restart and before they knew it Buckley were level as Aron Williams outran the Gresford defence and finished neatly past the advancing Jones.

In the second half, neither side could break the deadlock. Gresford came closest with a Kieran Evans free-kick that slammed against the Buckley bar but neither side could find that decisive moment to take all three points and the game finished 1-1.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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