Rhyl FC Reserves

Fixtures, Results & Reports 2002/2003

*Ty'n Lon Volvo Welsh Alliance*

Date Opposition
(Home games in CAPITALS)
Comp Score Scorers
August '02
Sat 17th Llandudno Junction WA 0-1
Tue 20th Denbigh Town WA 1-2 Steve Bowen
Sat 24th Bethesda WA 1-3 Stewart White
Sat 31st RHYDYMWYN WA 5-2 J Maguire 2, D Lindsay, K Lewis, S White
September '02
Tue 3rd Sealand Leisure WA 3-3 Gareth Davies 2, Dean Jones
Sat 7th Y Felinheli WA 0-1
Sat 14th LOCO LLANBERIS WA 1-1 Dean Moss
Sat 21st Penmaenmawr Pheonix WA 2-0 Dave Hays, Dean Moss
Sat 28th Denbigh Town Cookson1 2-1 Peter Evans 82", Joe McMahon 85"
October '02
Sat 05th Conwy United WA 1-0 Karl Evans 82"
Sat 12th Bodedarn WA 1-1 Dave Fuller 89"
Sat 19th BETHESDA WA 2-3 Dean Jones, Steve Bowen
Sat 26th Rhydymwyn WA 1-1 Dean Hays 81"
November '02
Sat 02nd PENMAENMAWR BARR1 6-0 Stewart White 3, Steve Bowen 3
Sat 23rd Conwy United Cookson2 3-2 Stewart White 3 (55,58 & 84 min)
December '02
Sat 7th Caerwys WAL 2.15pm
January '03
February '03
March '03
April '03

Reserve Reports 2002/2003

Saturday 17th August: Away at Llandudno Junction (lost 1-2)

Missing a few influential players and with Rhyl looking a very youthful side, this tie looked like it could go either way. With both having a couple of half chances early in the game it didnt look like either team would take control. Rhyl however did start to settle, and it was starting to look as if they could cause us a few problems.Ally Davies shoots past the out stretched Rhyl Keeper Denley Smith and Steve Williams were solid at the back and Matty Corcoran in midfield was starting to link up well with Andy Davies and Gary John up front. Our breakthrough came after a good move down the right by John Paul Colville forced the play and Ally Davies ran through from midfield to pick up the ball just outside the box to shoot the ball home, passed the out stretched keeper.  

Andy Davies put in a solid performance on his league debutRhyl started strongly in the second half and were putting some good moves together causing us problems, finding it hard to gain control of the play we found ourselves being put under more and more pressure as the half went on. The excellent work by our defence was keeping Rhyl at bay, with 20 minutes remaining Oliver Walters made way for Ian Pattinson and  Nathan Jones was also introduced into the midfield. With Rhyl pushing for the equaliser we could have extended the lead in the 80th minute, after some good play through the midfield by Paul Evans, Nathan Jones spotted the keeper off his line but his effort to place the ball over the keeper went narrowly over the cross bar. Andy Davies still working hard up front also had a half chance just before the end and having weathered the storm the points were safely in the bag.

(Report and photos courtesy of LlandudnoJunctionFC.co.uk)

Tuesday 20th August: Away at Denbigh Town (lost 1-2)
Both teams start brightly and press the ball well. No alarm bells at either end but Denbigh enjoyed the lions share of possession forcing several corners in the first 10mins. Jon Slater (13) beat the offside trap carried the ball 20yds before coolly slotting the ball passed the helpless Mark Billingsley in the visitors goal.
Steve Bowen (22) equalised after Adie Howatson had uncharacteristically spilt a cross. Denbigh dominated the rest of the half but failed to add to their tally. Just before the break Dale Milne hit a free kick which thunder back off the cross bar.
Denbigh pressed Rhyl back straight from the re-start and Gary Roberts (47) steered the ball home after good work by Paul Edwards and David Webster. Shortly after Gary Roberts broke clear again but the keeper held his chip at full stretch.
The next chance fell to Gavin Millett but his header went over then Neil Wakefield headed wide from 8yds. Denbigh maintained a high tempo and at times Rhyl were chasing shadows. Late in the game Gary Roberts attempted an audacious chip which just cleared the cross bar. Denbigh should have killed the game but as it was Rhyl kept plugging away and the anxious home crowd were baying for the final whistle.
(Report courtesy of DenbighTownFC.com)

Saturday 3rd September: Away at Y Felinheli (lost 0-1)
AN own goal by luckless Dean Jones - the only effort to find the net - cost Rhyl dearly as they crashed to their fourth defeat in six Tyn Lon Volvo League starts.
Looking to get their challenge for a respectable position underway Rhyl saw the points elude them in the most frustrating manner as Jones was pressured into putting the ball beyond the reach of his keeer Mark Billingsley in the twenty-fifth minute.
From then on Dave Fuller´s side battled relentlessly to negate this self-inflicted blow but somehow the Felinheli defence survived a tide of endeavour to make that one slice of fortune take on the value of three precious points.
Rhyl had few weaknesses at the back and came through with distinction as they denied their hosts a more orthodox goal with a storming display that fully merited at least an honourable draw.
Instead it left the Lilywhites having to endure their fourth defeat in six starts to go with their lone win and a draw.
Now player-manager Fuller will be hoping for a change of fortune when Rhyl get a chance to upset leaders Loco Llanberis in an intriguing encounter at Belle Vue this Saturday.
Loco have chalked up six wins already and if Rhyl can impede their advance it would go a long way to sweetening the injustice of this tough verdict.
(Report courtesy of the Rhyl Journal)

Saturday 28th September: Away at Denbigh Town - CooksonCup (Won 2-1)
TWO stunning goals in the last eight minutes sent trailing Rhyl storming through to the second round of the Tyn Lon Volvo Cookson Cup in this derby thriller.
Defences ruled for the first seventy minutes although it was Denbigh who looked more likely to crack the stalemate as they pressured the Rhyl defence but ended up paying a high price for frittering away a sequence of scoring opportunities.
Eventually Denbigh's dominance was rewarded with a goal from Gary Roberts.
It was no more than the relegated Cymru Alliance League hosts deserved and it promised to be enough to secure their ticket.
But in a stunning transformation Rhyl found themselves back on terms with an equaliser in the eighty-second minute from Peter Evans, who had looked RhylÕs most threatening player throughout.
Catching the Denbigh cover out of position, the lethal Evans fired wide of keeper Adie Howatson to set up a grandstand finish.
With barely five minutes remaining Rhyl produced their killer second when Joe McMahon punished a goalkeeping error.

(Report courtesy of the Rhyl Journal)