KINMEL Bay’s reserve side qualified for the North Wales Coast Football Association Reserves League Cup semi-finals after a hectic victory against Llanrug United.

This 10-goal spectacular was preceded by matches between these teams seeing the Bay lose 3-1 in August 2021, win 2-1 in April, and now emerge victorious 7-3 in May.

During this time, the Bay team is re-shaping under an experienced management team, with clear positive results showing in the reserves and senior teams.


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After the match, Llanrug coach Ewan McElroy, who was on the touchline throughout, said: “It was a close game, to be honest.

“The first minutes were a shambles for us, and fair play to Kinmel Bay; they came out fast. But it was not a 7-3 game; it was a much tougher game than that.”

Within three minutes, the Bay were two goals up; first from Tyler Prime, and then Mason Richards, both starting from free-kicks in the Llanrug half.

Then, the score shifted to 3-0 when Declan Bellamy scored in the 17th minute.

The 37th minute saw Anthony Jones’ first goal of three in the match, this one assisted by Callum Foster, bringing the Bay to a 4-0 lead.

Close to the end of the first half, Llanrug’s Sion Parry opened the visitors’ score and just on half-time, Richards missed a Bay penalty, closing the half at 4-1 to the Bay.

Sam Griffiths, assisted by Sion Evans, added a goal for Llanrug shortly into the second half, with their third score in the 55th by Ethan Kiernan, assisted by Alex Lynes.

A few minutes later, Anthony Jones scored his second for the Bay, assisted by Joshua Jones; and his third came in the 80th minute from a blistering free-kick.

Tyler Oakley-Evans closed the Bay’s score of seven goals when he was assisted by player-manager Will Hughes in the 83rd minute.

Llanrug also lost Alex Lynes to a second yellow card in the 79th minute.

After the game, Hughes said: “We played Llanrug a few weeks ago in the league; that was a tough game, so we knew what we were up against.

“Now, building on last week against Llanberis, we are through to the semi-finals; our fitness and formation are working.”