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Barmouth Dyffryn
Prestatyn Sports
S Jones (4'), P Lewis (10', 81')
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Sat 11 Aug 14:30 - Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Football League - Division One Attendance 120

Opener ends in a Draw

Season opener ends in 3-3 thriller

Saturday we welcomed newly promoted Prestatyn Sports F.C. to the new look Wern Mynach. A healthy crowd of 120 attended to see what turned out to be a thrilling encounter between two teams of a similar disposition.

Manger Carl Ryan rung in the changes over the off season, bringing in several new faces to strengthen the team. New boys Adam Walters and Joe Ephraim made the starting line, with youngsters Ben Fisher, Nathan Porter and George Townshend on the bench. Stephen Bratt would captain the side with Daniel Griffith moved to midfield following an outstanding season where he didn’t miss a game, the home side would set up in a 4-4-2 formation.

The match got underway with both teams bolting out of the traps, Prestatyn would have their first effort saved by New Goalkeeper Adam Walters, low to his right, the Magpies went straight up the other end down the right, Paul Lewis delivering a delightful cross in to Shane Jones, with stunning composure he brought the ball down off his chest and fired the ball on the volley past the goal keeper into net. Barmouth would score again moments later when Paul Lewis made a driving run down the left this time, went passed 2 Prestatyn players and smashed the ball off the bar, the Prestatyn goalkeeper cleared the ball off the line, but the Referee’s Assistant on the far side indicated that the ball had crossed the line to make in 2-0. It took the visitors only 5 minuets to get a goal back, on 15” Rob Dunn headed home following a well worked corner. Barmouth would be under the cosh for the remainder of the half, Captain Stephen Bratt and his defensive partner Joey Jones remaing steadfast whilt wave after wave of Prestatyn pressure was absorbed. The visitors would get a well worked goal disallowed ruled for off side on 38” which was a warning of what was to come, minuets later Darren Cassidy found himself unmarked on the right hand side for Prestatyn, he received the ball rounded the keeper and put the visitors all square going into the half time break.

Barmouth & Dyffryn 3 - 3 Prestatyn Sports 11/8/18, Pics by Rod Davies Photography
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The second half was a carbon copy of the first, Barmouth would start the half strongest, Paul Lewis with an effort saved early on, on the hour Dave Harding (standing in for Carl Ryan) made the first changes of the match, a bold move bringing on youngsters Ben Fisher (16) and Andrew Peter Papirnyk (18) for Llion Owen and Joe Ephraim respectively, Dave Harding would also change the formation to a 4-3-3, a move that had an instant impact with Paul Lewis seeing an effort go just wide, Andrew Peter Papirnyk would see an effort blocked after he received a wonderful pass from Shane Jones on the edge box, he saw his effort blocked by a Prestatyn defender. Nathan Porter would replace Jono Harrison on 70”, the youngster well deserving of his senior debut following an impressive performances in preseason. The visitors would take the lead for the first time on 75”, a slick counter attack from a Barmouth corner down the right ended with Tom McDougall scoring, shooting low down to the near post of the keeper. Adam Walters would be called into action again on 78“, tipping a shot from inside of the box, at full stretch out for a goal kick. 3 minutes later Barmouth would bring the score equal for the last time, a magical ball from Joey Jones following a surging run from central defence, found Paul Lewis through a crowd of players, without hesitation he moved the ball on to his shooting foot and smashed into the top corner, a superbly finished strike. The last 10 minutes would see Prestatyn pin Barmouth to their own box, Adam Walters called into action with another dramatic save at full stretch, Ben Fisher also showing maturity beyond his years getting stuck in at right back, the visitors would have a second goal ruled out for offside on 90”, their pressure didn’t pay off and the match ended all square at 3-3.

Following the match Manager Carl Ryan was full of praise for his team, a match that was played against a Prestatyn side that clearly had been together a while the boys showed determination and grit under great pressure.

Chairman William Huntley was full of praise for the visitors, commenting that the visitors would fair well in their first season in division 1. As a Club we wish all at Prestatyn, players, officials and fans a prosperous season and look forward to the reverse fixture, if it’s half as existing we’re in for a belter.

Following his 2 goals and assist, Fans Man of the Match went to Paul Lewis, a superb individual performance he’s again showing his class on the field. Credit has also got to go to goalkeeper Adam Walters, on his debut he had the crowd on their feet following some stunning saves, he will be integral to the success of the team moving forward.

Next up for The Magpies is a home fixture against Nantlle Vale this Wednesday, kickoff 18:30. Come down and support the lads.

Key moments

Goal Shane Jones scores for Barmouth Dyffryn
Goal Paul Lewis scores for Barmouth Dyffryn
Goal Goal for Prestatyn Sports
Goal Goal for Prestatyn Sports
Goal Goal for Prestatyn Sports
Goal Paul Lewis scores for Barmouth Dyffryn


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81:00 Goal 3 - 3
Paul Lewis scores for Barmouth Dyffryn
75:00 Goal 2 - 3
Goal for Prestatyn Sports
70:00 Sub Off
Jonno Harrison is substituted off for Barmouth Dyffryn
70:00 Sub On
Nathan Porter is substituted on for Barmouth Dyffryn
60:00 Sub Off
Llion Owen is substituted off for Barmouth Dyffryn
60:00 Sub Off
Joe Ephraim is substituted off for Barmouth Dyffryn
60:00 Sub On
Ben Fisher is substituted on for Barmouth Dyffryn
60:00 Sub On
Andrew Peter Papirnyk is substituted on for Barmouth Dyffryn
End of period 1
42:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Prestatyn Sports
15:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for Prestatyn Sports
10:00 Goal 2 - 0
Paul Lewis scores for Barmouth Dyffryn
4:00 Goal 1 - 0
Shane Jones scores for Barmouth Dyffryn
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Barmouth Dyffryn
  • Prestatyn Sports
  • 0
  • Shane Jones Goal 4:00'
  • Paul Lewis Goal 10:00'
  • Goal 15:00'
  • Goal 42:00'
  • Llion Owen Sub Off 60:00'
  • Joe Ephraim Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ben Fisher Sub On 60:00'
  • Andrew Peter Papirnyk Sub On 60:00'
  • Jonno Harrison Sub Off 70:00'
  • Nathan Porter Sub On 70:00'
  • Goal 75:00'
  • Paul Lewis Goal 81:00'

Team selection

Walters, Adam Walters, Adam
Owen, Llion Owen, Llion
Bratt, Steve Bratt, Steve
Evans, Geth Evans, Geth
Jones, Joey Jones, Joey
Harrison, Jonno Harrison, Jonno
Ephraim, Joe Ephraim, Joe
Jones , Jake Jones , Jake
Jones, Shane Jones, Shane
Lewis, Paul Lewis, Paul
Griffith, Daniel Griffith, Daniel

League round up

Other Division One results

Llangefni Town
Llandudno Albion
Llandyrnog Utd
Nantlle Vale
Llandudno Junction
Llanrwst Utd
St Asaph City


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Nantlle Vale 9 18
10. Llanberis 14 18
11. Mynydd Llandegai 12 15
12. St Asaph City 12 12
13. Llandyrnog Utd 13 12
14. Barmouth Dyffryn 17 12
15. Llandudno Junction 15 7

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