Town Slip Up At Lakesiders
By Sam Williams
Second Loss For WDPL Side At Maes Tegid
With Bala already boasting 4 wins from 4 games in the Under 19 Development League, Llandudno had a tough task on their hands if they wanting to inflict the first blemish on the 100% record.
Bala started well and went close on a few occasions through Will Owen, who proved to be a threat all afternoon.
Llandudno went close just after 25 minutes when a flick on from Aron Hughes was met by Osian Jones, but it somehow avoided the target and trickled wide.
After half an hour the deadlock was broken, an inviting cross from the right wing was turned in by Bala winger Matty Curtis to make it 1-0. Llandudno did not let their heads drop, and 5 minutes later Ant Marshall met a corner which was saved by keeper Ryan Goldston then he reacted brilliantly to the rebound from Luke Jones tipping it round the post which what looked a certain goal.
The second half kicked off with a glorious chance for Bala, good build up play down the right resulted in a cross met by Cullen Rodgers, but he got underneath it and he blazed over.
From then Llandudno began to take the game to Bala without really causing Goldston any real trouble, Morgan Owen hit a free kick wide and Aron Hughes flashed a shot across goal, meanwhile the danger man Owen nearly found a way around the Llandudno backline but McKenzie Slaven done well on the cover.
Llandudno remained in the game throughout, but after a swift counter attack that man Owen managed to avoid 2 challenges before firing past Harris to put the game beyond Llandudno’s reach.
Credit to Bala making it 5 from 5, but Llandudno worked tirelessly and their effort and work rate couldn’t be faulted.
Harris, Slaven, Marshall (c), C.Jones, L.Hughes, Owen, Thomas, I.Jones, Os.Jones, L.Jones
MOM : Morgan Owen – Really got a grip of the game 2nd half and played aggressively throughout in the centre of midfield.