The much anticipated Derby did not disappoint.
Glan Conwy were coming off a respectable 2-3 defeat to table toppers Glantraeth on the Monday evening, whilst Llanrwst Utd suffered what looked like a heavy defeat to Llanrug, but those that were there knew different.
Llanrwst were missing keeper Chris Wright through illness and most recent keeper Paul Roberts was working late, this gave youngster Adam Redrup his opportunity to shine again. Redrup had been fighting it out with Loui Harris in the Rwsters Reserves for the Number 1 spot, with both standing out.
Hedd Williams was chosen to play in defence again after his recent fine form and Jac Parry and Aron Hughes both starting in an attacking 4-3-3 formation. Recent goal scorers Luke Roberts and Callum Parry were on the subs bench.
Glan were out of the blocks the quickest, Chris Lloyd and Andy Booker looking to capitalise on the Rwsters nerves.
A great ball over the top on 10 minutes wasn’t dealt with by Redrup and Chris Lloyd was quickest to react, his left foot shot curling in to the bottom corner. 1-0.
Llanrwst Utd didn’t panic and kept everything the same, with Al Roberts and Leighton Griffiths dominating the midfield with plenty of accurate passes to the front three of Aron Hughes, Jac Parry and Paul Cassidy. The movement of the front three were causing problems and on 30 minutes, the Rwsters were awareded a penalty. With Penalty taker Callum Parry on the bench, up stepped Leon Doran who sent the keeper the wrong way. 1-1.
Jac Parry was jinking passed players before being taken down in dangerous positions. Al Roberts quality from dead ball were making the Glan defence and keeper nervous and a second goal was on the cards.
Leighton Griffiths was unlucky to see his thunderous volley coming back off the underside of the bar, Paul Cassidy also hitting the post from a tight angle. 1-1HT
The Rwsters had been in this position a few times in recent weeks, but failed to take advantage of possession and not taking their chances.
On 55 minutes, the Rwsters were awarded another penalty, Luke Blundell bundled Griffiths over in the six yards box. Doran stepped up again, but this time Josh Roberts pulled off a great save to keep the score 1-1.
The second goal, which turned out to be the winner, came on 68 minutes. Doran playing a clever one two with Hughes was smashed the ball in to the back of the net.
Glan offered little in attack and it was all Llanrwst. Luke Roberts saw his effort coming off the post and again Josh Roberts pulled off a great save from Luke Roberts.
Callum Parry came close in the dying minutes but his effort clipped the cross bar.
Barry Owen commented: After the first ten minutes I thought we were worthy winners. I just cant believe it ended 1-2 as it could have been 1-5 to say the least. I’m pleased with the performance from one to eleven and now I’m hoping we can get as many points as possible to stay in the league.
Man Of The Match - Aron Hughes