Mixed fortunes for the Wellmen

2 weeks ago By Steve Roberts

A late goal denies the 1st team 3 points against Buckley Town but the Reserves pick up 3 vital points at Corwen.

“Disappointed with today's result, goals we are leaking lately are unacceptable after being so solid for most of the season. ” John Haseldin - Manager

The first team welcomed bottom placed Buckley Town to Halkyn Road and a late goal by the visitors saw the points shared.

Buckley had a dream start as Phil Molyneux gave the visitors the lead on 6 minutes, and the Wellmen were made to wait until the 24th minute to equalise as debutant Matthew Kendrick headed the Wellmen level. The score remained level at the break and on the hour mark, Phil Thompson put the visitors ahead again.

Substitute Mark Winslade put the Wellmen on level terms then with 7 minutes of the ninety minutes remaining, Graeme Williams fired the wellmen ahead. The joy was shortlived however as Buckley's Andy Watkin late free kick beat the wall and flew into the corner of Paul Turner's goal to earn Buckley Town a point.

Manager John Haseldin said after the game, "Disappointed with today's result, goals we are leaking lately are unacceptable after being so solid for most of the season. We've got 2 matches left and got to keep standards high and be better than that today. 17 year old Jack Pennington was the best player on the pitch on his first start for the club and there will be more to come from him."

The Reserves travelled to Corwen, looking to build on their midweek win over Castell AC, and returned home with all 3 points after a thrilling 2-1 victory.

A Wayne Edwards free kick gave the young Wellmen the lead after 7 minutes and the score remained 1-0 until Edwards doubled Town's lead on 60 minutes when again he scored from a free kick.

Corwen did pull one back with 10 minutes to go but the Young Wellmen held on for 3 vital points.

Manager Eddie Barry added, "Great attitude today by the reserves, Wayne Edwards leading the young lads to another great victory......roll on Tuesday".

Next up for the first team see's the lads play their last home league game of the season against Llanfair United, and the Reserves welcome Penycae to Halkyn Road on Tuesday night.

Updated 23:31 - 8 Apr 2017 by Steve Roberts

Where next?

Remaining Fixtures - season 2016/17 With the end of the season in the next few weeks, please see below a list of remaining League Fixtures for both teams.
Reserves pick up 3 points against bottom placed Castell AC Holywell Town Reserves faced Castell AC this evening at Halkyn Road and ran out 2-0 winners.
Fixtures
Fri 28 Apr
h
Reserves Cefn Druids
League 19:30
Tue 2 May
a
Reserves FC Nomads
League 18:30

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