LLANGOED LIFT LUCAS OIL DARGIE CUP

8 months ago By McCann Dave

WITH POWERFUL SECOND HALF PERFORMANCE

Kon-x Wales Anglesey Football League
Saturday 11th of March 2017
It’s been a long wait, twenty eight years in fact, but manager, Viny Walker and his squad lifted the prestigious Dargie Cup with victory over Valley at Bangor City F.C on Friday night.
The game did not start all that well for Walker’s men with Valley taking immediately control of the game, moving the ball around with confidence and ease and Llangoed struggled to get to get to grips with their oppo0nents. For all their dominance of possession Valley weren't creating any chances on the Llangoed goal and despite a sluggish start it was Llangoed who broke the deadlock. .Awarded a corner kick, Matty Owen swung the ball into the crowded goal-mouth and in the scramble Darren Edmunds was quickest to react and poked the ball home [37]

Valley where almost level immediately from a corner kick the ball fell to Ashley Hughes 12 yards out but he smashed his shot high and wide and Llangoed breathed a sigh of relief.
Half time Llangoed went in 1-0 to the good but on the display Valley at least deserved to be level.

Manager Walker re-shuffled the pack at half time changing the system to try and get a foothold in the game and it seemed to work almost immediately as from the kick off Llangoed gained control of the game. On 50 minutes Callum Graves was introduced for Llangoed and and his quality on the ball allowed Llan more possession and more penetration. Five minutes after and score line was doubled when Matty Owen tried a pot shot from all of 30 yards which somehow found its way into the back of the valley net.
On 60 minutes Mathew Roberts entered the pitch and almost cored with his first touch, taking on two players he cut the ball back but his effort was well saved by the Valley keeper.
Callum Graves released Carwyn Williams down the right flank and his cross was smashed home by Mitchell Jones [62] .

Llangoed were now almost unstoppable playing two touch football which was great to see for their fans but it was leaving the Valley lads obviously deflated with the score line and the frustration began to tell and on 68 minutes they were reduced to ten men as match official Heinz Broering produced a red card.

On 73 minutes it was 4-0 when the clubs top scorer Carwyn Williams found himself in front of an empty goal to tap in from 6 yards and eight minutes later rout was complete when Carwyn doubled his tally for the night after some lovely football found him free wide on the right edge of the box . His first touch was to control the ball, his next a clinical low drive into the bottom corner of the net for what was probably the goal of the night

AFTER MATCH QUOTES.
Llangoed Manager ,Walker sai9d after the game, “...the score line was harsh on Valley, it was never a 5-0 game but as I explained to their boys unfortunately if you switch off or lose your heads against us we are the type of team that will hurt you and that's exactly what happened”. He went on to say, “... you have to give Valley credit for their first half performance though. “
This is the first time Llangoed have lifted this trophy since 1989 and in a way puts our club back on the football map. The victory was even more special to see the smile on Owen "spo" Williams face when holding that trophy a man who this club and myself owe everything to”

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