Llanrwst Utd V Glan Conwy
With the heavy rain during the week, Llanrwst Utd’s pitch, Gwydir Park was waterlogged, but the management team were desperate to get the game played, as Llanrwst Utd have 13 games to play between April the 1st and April 29th. The clubs committee agreed for the game to be played at LLandrillo College 3G pitch, with Gary John’s Glan Conwy team also agreeing.
Llanrwst Utd named the same side that beat Llanberis 1-0, in their previous game, this was the first time all season that they could name the same starting eleven in consecutive weeks. Encouraging news for the Rwsters, was the return of Hedd Williams and Adam Thomas to the squad after both have been out with long term injuries.
Glan Conwy started the game brightly, looking to play out of the back, Carl Stephenson marshalling a 3 man defence and Luke Blundell’s energy breaking forward from midfield. On 12 minutes, Callum Parry turned sharply and was only inches away from opening the score line, his effort just clipping the cross bar. With Llanrwst growing in to the game, Jac Parry and Matthew Mullender combined well down the left, Parry was through on goal but his effort hit the side netting from a tight angle. A good shot from Tom Paddock was spilt by Chris Wright in the Rwsters goal on 25 minutes, but Wright did extremely well to save the follow up on from Paddock and then again from Charlie Jones.
A well taken Gwyn Jones corner found Josh Francis, but his effort was blasted over from four yards out. With half time approaching, the Rwsters would have felt a bit frustrated after missing some great chances, 0-0.
A few stern words must have been said in the Llanrwst Utd changing rooms, as a minute in to the second half, 16 year old Jac Parry found space on the left hand side, he drove in to the area, and his curling effort beat the Glan Conwy keeper.
Matt Beach and Callum Parry were linking up well in the final third for Llanrwst, and the second goal of the game always looked like it would be for the Rwsters. Matt Beach played a fantastic ball in to the path of Leon Doran, who was taken down in the box, with Referee Billy Fuller awarding a penalty. Up stepped Callum Parry, who sent the keeper the wrong way. 2-0. Llanrwst Utd have no fixture this weekend.
Manager Barry Owen: It was important that we got the 3 points today as we need to give ourselves the best possible chance of avoiding relegation. I thought we were worthy winners, based on chances created, but we still missed some big chances. Gary John’s got Glan Conwy working hard for each other, and we had to match them for 90 minutes to make sure we got the 3 points.