15 February 2010
Denbigh Town Juniors under 12s v St. Asaph Stingers 13 February 2010
Denbigh under 12s fielded an experimintal line up when they entertained improving St. Asaph Stingers at Lower
Park on Saturday. Both teams looked a little untidy to start and the first goal, awarded to centre forward
Ifan Batty for the Reds, came after a free for all scramble in the visitor's six yard box. Batty added a second after
a well timed run and fierce shot followed shortly after by the goal of the match by Gruffudd Roberts who almost burst
the net with his long range effort. Ashley Andrews made it 4-0 before the break. Denbigh kept up the pressure in the
second half with further goals from Robin Sheridan, Ifan Jones and Man of the Match Ifan Batty who completed his hat trick.
Adam Jones made it 8-0 before Ashley Andrews scored again to make it Denbigh 9 - St. Asaph 0. Although this was a comfortable
win for the home team Stingers showed flashes of good football with Dylan Waterson and Sion Spencer being a constant thorn
in the side of the Denbigh team.
Report by Steve Whitfield
08 February 2010
6 February 2010 Prestatyn Athletic v Denbigh Town Juniors under 12 Prestatyn Athletic, on their home
ground, were determined to gain revenge on Denbigh after their defeat the previous week but it was the inevitable goal
from Gruffudd Roberts for the Reds that broke the deadlock when his shot flew in off the underside of the bar on 8 minutes.
Prestatyn were back in the game within minutes though and for the majority of the first half both teams fought
for control. It took something special to put the visitors in charge and two spectacular 20 yard thunderbolts from
Ashley Andrews did just that to put Denbigh 3-1 up at half time. Prestatyn scored first in the second half but there was to
be no comeback as Josh Morris, Adam Jones and Tom Evans scored three fine goals for the visitors before Prestatyn pulled
one back to make it 6-3. Roberts and Jones scored another goal each to notch up an emphatic 8-3 away victory
for the League leaders before the whistle finally ended the misery for the frustrated Prestatyn team. There were
signs that Denbigh were coming back to their best particulary in the second half. Special mention must go to keeper Theo Dyer
whose accurate and varied distribution was a feature of the game. Two of Denbigh's goals came from the shot stopper via
the midfield to the back of Prestatyn's goal without a home team player touching the ball.
Report by Steve Whitfield
08 February 2010
Denbigh Lions Under 11s Travelled to Prestatyn this weekend knowing this was going to be the hardest game of the season
so far. The game started very well for Denbigh having several attempts but not being able to find the target. Prestatyn had
there fair share of the ball aswell but neither team could find the opening goal, so the 1st half ended 0-0
The 2nd half
started excellently for the Denbigh team almost straight from the centre the lions were in front Daniel Lewis received the
ball just inside the opposition half went around 3 players before rifling home. Denbigh continued to press but couldn't find
another goal, Prestatyn then scored a very Dubious goal the winger ran the ball up to the by line 3 Denbigh players all screaming
the ball had gone outta play before he crossed the ball play continued and Denbigh scored an own goal from the resulting cross.
Both teams pressed for a winner but neither could find the winning goal. All in all a good result for the Lions And a great
Man of the Match went to Andrew Thomas
Report by NJ Wheats
31 January 2010
Denbigh Town Juniors under 12 v Prestatyn Athletic
Denbigh Town under 12 s resumed their League title bid with a re arranged home game against Prestatyn Athletic on Saturday
but once again found them selves having to come back from behind after going a goal down in the first ten minutes. Midfielder
Cameron Miller began the fightback with a number of fine shots from the edge of the box with one finally beating
the diving Prestatyn keeper to draw level. There was nothing between the two teams at this stage until Denbigh's
Bongi Mashaba managed to sqeeze the ball home from the tightest of angles whipping the ball in from near the left corner
flag just before half time. Only he will ever know if it was really a cross or an attempt at goal ! Denbigh made a few tactical
changes at the break bringing in star player Gruffudd Roberts from the wing into a central striking role and introducing
new signing Josh Morris to counter the physical presence of the visitors in midfield. The changes paid off almost
immediately with Roberts soon scoring two superb goals to put Denbigh in a more comfortable position. Substitute Rauirdh Houston
also had an influence on the game and his well placed strike before the finish gave Denbigh a flattering 5-1 home win. Both
teams face each other again next week as the second half of the season begins.
24 January 2010
Lions under 11s returned to league action today for the 1st time since the end of October as they travelled to St. Asaph reports
Nathan Wheatley. Both teams seemed up for the game and it was an even start to the match. It was Denbigh that took the lead
from Daniel Lewis, he pounced in the area after the keeper had made a good save. St. Asaph never gave up and kept battling
away and were rewarded with a very well worked goal which was finished off by the attacker in some style. Back came the lions
and they were soon back in front. The ball was swung over from Denbigh's left hand side and Andrew Thomas rose to head in
a fine goal, the 3rd goal was a little lucky, a corner again from left was flicked on by Louis Roberts which somehow bounced
under the keeper and into the net. The 2nd half was shaded slightly by Denbigh but both keepers were called into action on
several occasions, tackles also started getting stronger as the match went on, in all a well deserved for the Denbigh boys.
Man of the match went to Daniel Lewis, although each Denbigh player was outstanding.
03 January 2010
Rhyl Glans Deportivo v Denbigh Town
under 12s League Cup second round.
Denbigh under 12s travelled to Rhyl on Saturday to compete in the second round of the League
Cup against Glans Deportivo. Missing two key defenders the visitors were forced to reshuffle the back four. Perhaps it
was this or the fact that Denbigh had not played since November 2009 but what ever the reason Denbigh simply were not
themselves and found themselves giving the home team a 2 -0 lead within sixteen minutes. Captain Adam
Jones rallied his troops then and the fighting spirit returned as Denbigh pushed forward to get back into the game. Minute’s
later winger Gruffudd Roberts broke free from his marker and after bearing down on the goal fired an unstoppable shot into
the net. On twenty-five minutes, Jones himself gained possession of the ball in his own half and ran towards goal with two
defenders chasing. It looked as if he had left himself too much to do but his clever flick over the advancing
keeper made it 2-2 before half time. Game on!
Both teams started the second period in a determined mood and although Denbigh came close,
more than a few times it was Deportivo who again took the lead making it 3-2. Town would not lie down though and five
minutes later Roberts beat two men on the left before sending over a superb cross leaving Tom Evans the job of putting
it away from two feet out. 3-3. Eight minutes later it was Rhyl who scored to take the lead yet again! 4-3.
Denbigh pressed and pressed and Roberts, Evans and Ashley Andrews all came close before Bongi Mashaba's shot was beaten down
by the excellent Deportivo keeper into the path of Roberts who smashed it into the roof of the net. 4-4. As the minutes ticked
away and extra time loomed it looked as if Denbigh had snatched it but Andrews' shot was saved as the referee
blew the final whistle.
Denbigh were the stronger team in the extra twenty minutes and as Rhyl tired Roberts
struck the woodwork three times but to the obvious anguish of the players and visiting fans that vital goal would
not come and Deportivo finally put Denbigh to the sword with five minutes left winning 5-4.
So, an exhausted Deportivo team go through to the next round but unlucky Denbigh left
reflecting on their poor start, those missed chances and the heroics of Rhyl's goal - keeper. The
referee's man of the match award went to Daniel Whitfield playing in an unfamiliar central defence role for Denbigh.
23 November 2009
v Denbigh Town Juniors under 12yrs
Due to concern
about the condition of the Lower Park pitch Denbigh
Town's under 12 home fixture was switched to that of Dyserth United.
It looked a tight game until on 12 minutes Gruffudd Roberts collected the ball on the left - a little shimmy, cut
inside, a fierce left foot toe poke and the ball was nestling in the net to make it 0-1. Dyserth nearly drew level as they
fought back but on each occasion, the ball was scrambled away by the Town's defence. On 20 minutes, Bongi Mashaba
made an appearance for an injured teammate, which had an immediate impact on the game. Good passing by Rauridh Houston and
Cameron Miller found Mashaba who ran through on goal but curled his left foot shot just the wrong side of goal. Minutes later
though he made no mistake with a similar effort after good work by winger Roberts and then shortly afterwards celebrated yet
another goal as he made it 0-3. Just before half time Dyserth made it 1-3 after being awarded a penalty for handball
against an unlucky Denbigh player who raised his arm to protect his face. Ashley Andrews' strong header off the line
at the beginning of the second period seemed to kill off any thoughts of a Dyserth come back and the game was
all but won when goal-machine Roberts jinked past two players to score a fourth Town goal. Houston, who had been passing the
ball well all game got his own deserved goal before the finish to allow a happy Denbigh Town team to travel home chalking
up a fine 1-5 away win.
23 November 2009
U14's survived the weather on Saturday when the entertained Aztec Diamonds at Central Park. Denbigh got off to the worst possible start, as they were one down
inside the first minute. Denbigh improved slightly but were unable to prevent Aztecs mounting attack after attack and
eventually the pressure told as Aztec's went two up before the break.
In the second
half Denbigh decided to wake up and put Aztecs under almost constant pressure for the entire half. The goal eventually
came direct from a free kick from Man of the Match Elliot Smith, but after this Denbigh created chance upon chance but could
not convert any of them and eventually Aztec's broke to score a killer third goal in the dying minutes to seal a 3 - 1 victory.
The teams will meet again next week at Central
Park in the 3rd Round of the NWCFA Cup, which is a repeat of last years final in which Denbigh were victorious.
16 November 2009
Denbigh Town Under 10’s
maintained their winning streak this week with a flurry of goals whilst playing away to Pentre United. Denbigh were denied
their first chance of scoring but David Lawson-Cook soon slipped the first one in to give our boys an early lead. The fast
pace continued with the team communicating well together and their hard work paid off with another goal before the half time
whistle courtesy of Iwan Murray. Denbigh stepped up their game even further in the second half putting real pressure on Pentre’s
defence although an unfortunate own goal gave one away to the opposition! However, Denbigh’s third goal soon came from
Iwan Murray with a spectacular shot, which flew over the top of the goalies head into the top of the net! The high tempo continued
and Denbigh’s fourth goal came from a free kick, which allowed Osian Roberts to tap the ball in, with Conor Jones following
closely with another. Iwan Murray then managed his hat trick by crossing another one past the goalie into the left hand corner.
Pentre did not give up however putting up a brave defensive display and they took advantage of a momentary lapse in concentration
scoring their first goal of the game. However, Denbigh did not take this lightly and Conor Jones sneaked the final goal into
the right hand corner making the final score 2-7. The whole Denbigh team should be proud of themselves for a good performance
on what was their first heavy pitch of the season and a special mention goes to Osian Roberts and Kieran Jones who link up
extremely well down the right hand wing. Well done boys!
08 November 2009
U14's got back into league action on this week following their success in the NWCFA Cup last week when they entertained
league title rivals Prestatyn Athletic at Central Park on Saturday. Denbigh started the game slowly and allowed the Prestatyn side to dominate
the early proceedings as they created early chance after chance. Lady luck was certainly shining on the Denbigh boys
as Prestatyn hit the woodwork 4 times during the early exchanges. Before the break Denbigh broke through Sion Hughes you got
to the by-line and crossed for Jake Jones to score at the far post to give Denbigh an unexpected lead at the break. In the
second half, Manager Rich Blake changed the Denbigh tactics to counteract the Prestatyn approach. This change was soon
rewarded as Denbigh extended their lead through Dominic Chamberlin who broke free to score a fine sole effort. Prestatyn
pulled one back through a penalty to set a tight, thrilling last 10 mins. Denbigh continued to press and soon got the
3rd and clinching goal through Sion Hughes to seal a fine 3 - 1 victory.
08 November 2009
Rhyl Glans Deportivo
v Denbigh Town Juniors under 12s
Denbigh Town under 12s travelled to Rhyl to play Glans Deportivo on Saturday
7th November. The pitch, which is one of the best in the League, looked in excellent condition and there was an air of expectation
from both camps. Town played the ball around straight from the kick off and the chances soon began to appear. Adam Jones was
unlucky to see his effort kicked off the line and Deportivo's keeper made a brilliant point blank save denying Rhys Lloyd.
It was not until the twenty fifth minute that the impish midfielder Cameron Miller carved an opening that found Ashley Andrews on the right allowing him to drill the
ball home and settle the nerves of the visitors. Five minutes later Gruffudd Roberts hit an unstoppable
shot to put the Reds two goals ahead at the break. As expected Deportivo came out in an attacking mood but centre backs
Lloyd and the ever cool, reliable Iwan Johnson refused to give them an inch. It was not long until Denbigh began
to control the game with some superb passing football, which frustrated the Deportivo players but impressed everyone watching
from the sidelines. A third Denbigh goal came from a long throw in by Andrews to Jones. The midfielder pushed the ball
forward in front of Miller who delighted in finishing the move off with a low well-placed shot. Centre forward
Tom Evans worked tirelessly up front and he was rewarded with ten minutes left when he made it 0-4. The final act
came when the two substitutes Ifan Batty and Gethin Barlow linked up culminating in a fine goal by Barlow which
helped chalk up a 0-5 win. This was the best performance yet by the young newly formed Denbigh team prompting
the opposing coaches and referee to compliment the visitors on the style of football played. Denbigh Town Juniors under 12’s remain at the top of the league after an impressive victory
against Rhyl Glans Deportivo.
03 November 2009
extremely wet and blustery day saw Denbigh Town Under
10’s play away to Prestatyn Athletic Celtic this week. Both teams started the game in high spirits despite the weather,
although Denbigh soon proved to be the stronger side with the majority of ball play staying in their half. It wasn’t
long before the scoring was opened by Man of the Match Connor Jones, with a screamer from the halfway line cutting its way
through the middle of the field. Obviously, training is paying off for our boys as a few good set pieces saw Connor Jones
curve his second goal in shortly before the half time whistle. The second half continued in much the same vein with Iwan Murray
putting in a fantastic performance and before long a scuffle at the goal mouth resulted in James Miller putting a third goal
away. Prestatyn fought back bravely creating a couple of real chances for themselves but Denbigh denied them a chance of a
comeback with Ben Andrews touching the final goal of the game in making the full time score 4-0 to Denbigh.
03 November 2009
After the problems
of the last couple of weeks, Denbigh Town U14's were able to kick-start their season again on Saturday when they started the
defence of the NWCFA Cup they won last season. They entertained
Nantlle Vale at Central
Park in match that proved to be extremely tight until the dying minutes. Both sides started well and to
their credit, both played nice passing football. after squandering a couple of early chances Denbigh opened the scoring
following some good work from Sion Hughes down the left, he crossed for Josh Jones to tap in from close range. Denbigh
soon doubled their lead following a fine solo effort from Sion Hughes. To their credit, Nantlle Vale kept playing excellent
football and put Denbigh under mounting pressure and eventually scored the goal of the game with cracking shot from 25 yards
by their Captain, which left Luke Farley no chance in the Denbigh goal.
The second half
was nip and tuck right until the end and could easily have gone either way, until Cameron Jones took advantage of the Vale
pushing forward for the equaliser to score the killer third goal minutes from time to seal the 3 - 1 win for Denbigh.
01 November 2009
Denbigh Town under 12s v Abergele Town Saturday 31October 2009
Abergele Town under 12s arrived at Denbigh in a determined mood and put the home team under pressure from the kick off.
However a good counter attack by Denbigh on 8 minutes led to the first goal. Gryffydd Roberts beat a number of Abergele players
on the left wing to reach the bye line before pulling a fierce low ball accross the goal which was met by Ifan Jones sprinting
in at the far post . Abergele, undaunted, made it 1-1 midway through the half with a fine long distance shot. This was proving
to be a real test for Denbigh despite the best efforts of Man of the Match Cameron Miller in midfield who appeared to
be involved in every move. It was Miller's pass that eventually found Roberts again on the left who swept the ball goalwards.
Centre forward Tom Evans finished it off but the ball was deemed to have already crossed the line and the goal was awarded
to the winger. The goal of the game came early in the second half after full back Daniel Whitfield beat three Abergele
players as he charged down the right wing before slightly over hitting his cross. Roberts chipped it back in
and Tom Evans hit a spectacular volley from the edge of the area which clipped the underside of the cross bar before
rolling down the back of the net. Abergele came back though and made it 3-2 ten minutes later until winger Roberts
put Denbigh further into the lead and the game looked won with only nine minutes left on the clock at 4-2. A strong, physical,
Abergele simply would not lie down and made it 4-3 after a defensive mix up by the home team. It still looked like a home
victory but with a minute to go an Abergele forward was brought down at the edge of the penalty area. The resulting
free kick was charged down by the defenders but was retaken as the Denbigh players were not the required ten yards away. The
second attempt flew into the net to make the game level. It has to be said that it was two precious points lost rather than
a point gained for Denbigh but they still remain perched at the top of the league after five unbeaten games.
25 October 2009
Denbigh Town Lions Under 11s travelled to
Abergele Town for this weeks fixture on the back of 3 straight Victories, The lions knew that today’s game was going
to be a strong test, The match was played in very strong windy conditions which didn’t help either team, each team had
a couple of efforts Abergele were unlucky not to take the lead after some good work the striker found himself 1 on 1
with the Denbigh keeper The shot stopper stood firm and saved his effort, at the other end Denbigh were unlucky not to take
the lead after a corner Marc Wheatley saw his effort tipped onto the bar.
The 2nd half started at a much faster pace and
Denbigh were quicker out of the blocks and soon found themselves 2-0 after 2 long range efforts from Daniel Lewis within a
few minutes of each other, Abergele came back and scored a scrambled goal after some very good passing, the match was then
Denbigh vs. the Abergele keeper, and the visitors were rewarded with the goal of the game Scott Griffiths received the ball
just inside his own half Turned took a touch and hammered the ball into the back of the net, Straight from the restart Abergele
made the score 3-2 the ball was picked up on the left wing he took a couple of touches before hammering the ball into the
top corner. That was the end of the scoring and a fine 3-2 for Denbigh Lions
Man of the Match went to Daniel Lewis but
each lion played there heart out today.
24 October 2009
Denbigh Town under 12s, who have maximum points so far this season, travelled to St Asaph on Saturday 24th October
to play Stingers who are struggling at the foot of the table. It was an easy win for Denbigh who scored 18 goals to
the home team's 1. The scorer's for Denbigh were Tom Evans 4, Robin Sheridan 3, Gryffydd Roberts 2, Cameron Miller 2
Ashley Andrews 2 with Steve Parkinson , Iwan Johnson, Adam Jones, Jake Brookes and Gethin Barlow all marking up 1
18 October 2009
Bad news greeted
Town under 12 football team before their biggest test so far this season. Star
keeper Theo Dyer has broken his arm playing rugby and will now be out for about six weeks. Defender Dafydd Montgomery
bravely agreed to stand between the sticks for this home match against the much fancied Rhyl Hearts Pumas. The Reds started
strongly enough but it was Pumas who took the lead on five minutes after a break down the left to make it 0-1 to the visitors.
There is a new found confidence and team spirit with this Denbigh team however and there was not the slightest sense
of panic. It was not too long before the improving Bongi Mashaba pulled the home side level and on 14 minutes a great through
ball from Cameron Miller sent Gryffydd Roberts racing down the middle to smash home a now typical left foot rocket.
Pumas made it level after a free kick rebound off the Denbigh wall allowed their left winger a second effort at goal but it
was Denbigh who took the lead again just before the break with a well taken goal by Tom Evans. Denbigh came out strong
in the second half and Mashaba, sprinting into the box finished off a five pass Denbigh attack to make it 4-2 for
the home team. The goal of the game came minutes later when the excellent Roberts chipped an advancing Pumas defender
before volleying the ball home before it touched the ground. Ashley Andrews made it 6-2 allowing Denbigh to coast home and
record a really excellent win which will not go unnoticed by other teams hoping to win this League. The man of the match
was awarded to stand in keeper Montgomery but also worthy of special mention was the strong confident display of Ifan
Jones playing in an unfamiliar position of left back.
18 October 2009
Denbigh Town Lions Under 11s Entertained Prestatyn
Athletic Rangers This Sunday, With Confidence High after 2 excellent high scoring victories, Denbigh knew that today’s
game was going to be tough
The Game started Very Even With both sides having plenty of chances, It was the away team that
opened the scoring, Forcing a corner on Denbigh’s left hand side, the ball was swung over, Denbigh’s defence and
goalkeeper stood static as the ball found its way straight into the net, There Heads never dropped though and kept battling
away, and were soon rewarded with a bit of a lucky goal, a shot came in from outside the box everyone thought the keeper had
it safely tucked up but he somehow managed to spill it right to the feet of Louis Roberts who gleefully tapped home. This
seemed to spur Prestatyn on, and they soon edge themselves back into the lead, after a Long throw in the ball found its way
to the far post and the attacker had the simplest of headers, the score was 2-1 at half time
Denbigh came out a lot more
determined in the 2nd half and were piling on the pressure, there persistence paid of Andrew Thomas drilling one home into
the far corner of the net much to Denbigh’s Delight, the home team were now pouring forward and were nearly caught on
2 occasions but for excellent tackles From Josh Parry & Tomas Pendlebury, The match looked to be heading for a 2-2 draw
but Denbigh’s players had other ideas And after a bit of a scramble Sam Roberts popped up to put the ball into the back
of the net to make it 3-2 to the hosts. Every Denbigh Player Was excellent today Man of the Match Going to Daniel Lewis.
11 October 2009
TODAY DENBIGH LIONS UNDER 11s STEPPED INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH AN AWAY GAME IN GRONANT VS TEAM RURAL, THE LIONS WERE IN
SUPURB FORM AND CAME AWAY WITH A 17-0 VICTORY writes NJ Wheats.
THE GAME WAS TOTAL 1 WAY TRAFFIC AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE
DENBIGH OPENED THE SCORING THROUGH DANIEL LEWIS, WHO HAD A SIMPLE TAP IN AFTER THE GOALKEEPER SAVED A ADAM ROYTHORNE SHOT,
NUMBER 2 QUICKLY FOLLOWED THROUGH LOUIS ROBERTS FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX, GOAL 3 WAS A GOAL OF REAL QUALITY ANDREW THOMAS
RISING AT THE FAR POST TO HEAD IN A GREAT CROSS FROM LOUIS,NUMBER 4 WAS STRAIGHT FROM A GRONANT CORNER ANDY THOMAS PICKED
UP THE BALL IN HIS OWN AREA AND THREAD A GREAT BALL THROUGH TO SCOTT GRIFFITHS WHO HAMMERED HOME, NUMBER 5 WAS DANIEL LEWIS
TAPPED HOME AFTER A MAZY RUN. GOAL 6 WAS STRAIGHT FROM THE KICK OFF ANDREW THOMAS HAMMERED HOME FROM OUTSIDE THE AREA, GOAL
7 WAS THE RESULT OF SCOTT GRIFFITHS FOLLOWING UP AFTER MATHEW COOKE HIT THE POST, THE 8TH WAS A SIMPLE TAP IN FROM LOUIS ROBERTS
THIS BROUGHT AN END TO THE 1ST HALF
THE 2ND HALF WAS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME WITH DENBIGH IN TOTAL CONTROL,GOAL NUMBER 9 WAS
THE RESULT OF A GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE AND WAS TAPPED HOME BY LOUIS, THE 10TH CAME FROM SAM ROBERTS WITH A NICE FINISH AT THE
FAR POST, GOAL 11 WAS A REAL SCREAMER FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX FROM ANDREW THOMAS, ANDY ALSO GOT THE 12 WITH A SIMPLE TAP IN,
GOAL 13 WAS AN EASY FINISH FROM LOUIS AFTER A GOOD SAVE FROM THE KEEPER, NUMBER 14 WAS YET ANOTHER LONG RANGE EFFORT FROM
DAN LEWIS, THE 15TH WAS FROM ANOTHER GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE FINISH FROM MATHEW COOKE, GOALS 16 & 17 WERE BOTH CONVERTED BY
SCOTT GRIFFITHS FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX
MAN OF THE MATCH WENT TO DENBIGHS NUMBER 9 DANIEL LEWIS
04 October 2009
This week Denbigh Town Lions under 11s entertained
St. Asaph, after last weeks defeat this was a match Denbigh needed to win. They delivered that victory in style by running
out 7-1 winners.
Scott Griffiths scored the 1st with a great lob over the keeper into the far corner, that was quickly
followed up with a neat finish from Andrew Thomas. Denbigh were playing some awesome football, simple 1 touch passing and
moving had the opponents running in circles, the teams came out for the 2nd half and to be fair it was Denbigh that were dominating
the ball, 3 more goals quickly followed from Louis Roberts (2) and Daniel Lewis. St Asaph were then rewarded for there persistence
with an own goal, Denbigh Lions kept driving forward and the 6th goal was the goal of the match the ball found its way to
Mathew Cooke after some great passing he beat 2 players before crossing the ball straight onto the head of the incoming Scott
Griffiths for his 2nd, with the clock running down Denbigh managed to get their 7th after a mazy run Daniel Lewis hammered
home. Man of the Match went to Andrew Thomas but to be fair each Denbigh Player had an awesome match.
04 October 2009
A bumpy pitch and very strong winds meant that Denbigh's under 12s visit to Abergele's Pentre Wolves was never going
to produce a pretty game. Both teams appeared evenly matched until the deadlock was broken on ten minutes when Abergele's
excellent keeper failed to hold a powerful drive from winger Gryffydd Roberts. The ball bounced off his chest and midfielder
Gethin Barlow being the first to react, sprinted forward and calmly placed the place the ball home to make it 1- 0 to
the reds. For the next ten minutes Denbigh hoping to press ahead pushed the ball forward with Roberts, Adam Jones
and Bongi Mashaba all coming close. Some may say that Wolves were unlucky not to go into the break on 'even stevens' though after
a well struck free kick flew inches past Denbigh's goal. Wolves came out in the second half determind to get something
from the game and Denbigh's keeper Theo Dyer did very well when dealing with the many high swirling balls that came his
way. Denbigh showed a lot of discipline and kept their shape throughout knowing that it was a matter of keeping cool
and grinding out a result and they nearly scored a second on forty five minutes when Gryffydd Roberts broke
on the left but his low shot rebounded wide off the upright. With a minute left Ashley Andrews for Denbigh sealed the
win with a really superb shot from fully thirty yards out which sailed high into Abergele's net. Pentre Wolves 0 - Denbigh
28 September 2009
U 10s v St Asaph U10s;
Denbigh boys played away this weekend and started the game at a fast pace passing the ball fluently, with some good runs by
the two wingers David Lawson Cooke and James Miller. The midfield was bossed by Conor Jones and Stefan Jones from very early
on but the deadlock was eventually broken after 15 minutes with a melee in the box allowing Conor to poke one through. However,
just before half time St Asaph took advantage of a lapse in concentration from our boys and pressed forward scoring a great
equaliser just before the whistle. Denbigh entered the second half revved up with Conor and Stefan passing some neat balls
through the middle, passing off to the second goal scorer Iwan Murray who scored a belter from outside the box. Denbigh’s
defence was sewn up with this weeks Man of the Match Conor Clarke ensuring that nothing got through and the game finally ended
with Stefan sinking one final goal bringing the full time score to 3-1 in Denbigh’s favour. A special mention goes to
St Asaph’s goalie for the brave defence of his goal and Denbigh now look forward to their next game away against Rhyl
U14s v Pentre U14s:
Denbigh Town U14's belatedly got the season started
on Saturday following an aborted visited to Prestatyn Athletic the previous Saturday with a home match against Pentre Athletic.
Rustiness showed in the Denbigh performance as they had not played for nearly two weeks following their last pre-season outing.
They started slowly but were able to create a couple of half chances through set pieces for Matthew Blake. The first
goal of the season soon game though through Sam Davies from close range, this was followed up by another from Josh Jones and
then Sam Davies repeated the trick scoring his second again from clos range following a fumble by the Pentre keeper.
Pentre though to the credit did not stop playing and kept putting Denbigh under pressure and score the goal of game with a
fine strike from 20 yards.
the second half Pentre applied more pressure and got the second, but Manager Rich Blake responded by giving Alex Lewis his
debut and he duly replied with two goals to secure a 5 - 2 victory. Reports by Peter Glynn
27 September 2009
Denbigh Town under 12s football team played host to Rhyl Hearts Rockets at Lower Park on Saturday for their first League
game of the season. Both teams appeared a little nervous at first but it was Denbigh who broke the deadlock on sixteen minutes
after Ashley Andrews was fouled on the left hand side. The winger took the freekick himself and flighted a pinpoint cross
on to the head of Bongi Mashaba who rose above the defenders and headed the ball expertly into the Hearts' net. Despite further
chances coming their way Denbigh could not increase their lead and they were completely dismayed to see a long shot from the
visitors nestle into their net past the outstretched keeper Theo Dyer to bring the game level on half time. After the
break Denbigh proved the strongest and Mashaba added a second followed by his partner Tom Evans who took the ball from
a throw in and smashed it low into the net to make it 3-1. Hearts pulled one back but could not match the marauding
Denbigh forwards. Evans scored his second before centre half Iwan Johnson joined the fray with a beautiful hooked shot to
make it 5-2. The floodgates were open now and Evans scored his hat trick with a brilliant first time left foot chip over the
advancing keeper. He added his fourth shortly afterwards and Adam Jones scored a fine solo goal before the whistle to
make it Denbigh 8 Hearts 2. A loud cheer went up for Denbigh with much praise falling on Tom Evans for his great four
goal second half display !
20 September 2009
Denbigh Town Lions under 11s kicked off the new season in the same way they ended the last, with a nice victory, we travelled
to Rhyl to play Aztec Panthers and came away with a 3-1 victory
Denbigh did all of the pressing in the 1st half and
were rewarded Early on with a nice finish from last seasons top scorer Scott Griffiths, with Denbigh Dominating all of the
play it wasn't a suprise when we scored a 2nd soon after after good work down the left hand side the ball ended up at the
feet of Mathew Cooke for a simple tap in.
2-0 was the score at half time, the 2nd half went pretty much the same way soon
it was 3-0 and nice shot from the edge of the box from Andrew Thomas found its way into the bottom corner. Fair play to the
Panthers who never gave up and were rewarded not long from full time with a nice break away goal
Man of the match for Denbigh
Lions Was Scott Griffiths
11 May 2009
weekend Denbigh Town under 10's came up against Aztec Celtic youth, missing a couple of key players still managed to come
out 8-0 winners and totally controlled the game from start to finish, Denbigh were 4-0 at the break with 2 goals each from
Scott Griffiths and Andrew Thomas, 2nd half was the same as 1st total 1 way traffic, Aztec changed there keeper at half time
and to be fair to him he made some great saves, Denbigh were not to be denied though and scored a further 4 goals from Tomas
Pendelbury, Adam Roythorne, Sam Roberts and another from Andrew Thomas to complete his hat trick.
Man of the match
went to Adam Roythorne who was outstanding, we are due to play Aztec again next Sunday but unsure whether or not this happening,
so this could have been our final game of our debut season, so I’d just like to say congratulations to each and
every1 of u on an excellent season.
03 May 2009
Deadly Diamonds Grab Cup Semi Spot
Denbigh Diamonds Under 15s napped out a 5-1 win to book themselves a semi final date in the North Wales Girls Football
League Cup , reports Peter Glynn live from Llanrug.
On paper it looked like a tough ask to travel away to a useful Gwynedd outfit , and early doors the visitors had
to absorb some serious Llanrug pressure , with Hollie Williams excellent in the Diamonds nets and Hannah Cumpston Jones busy
in the full back position. Denbigh upped the pace and after 15 minutes took a deserved lead , with Elen James Owen hooking
home a quality Sophie Rawlinson corner. Llan threatened well in response. It was the persistence of Siobhan Jones and Rachel
Pierce Jones that kept Denbigh in it , with excellent last ditch defending on three separate occasions and this kept the Vale
club ahead at the break.
The second stanza saw Denbigh grab control of proceedings , with debutante Steph Short firing home after hesitation in
the home defence. It was all going according to plan until a mix up at the back let in Emma Jones to give Llan a lifeline.
But almost immediately Denbigh regained their two goal cushion when a Becks ball into the danger area was
chased down by the willing Short. The ball fell to Paige Morris on the edge of the box and her first time controlled volley
found the target to register a goal of quality.
At 3-1 there was now only one team in it and Denbigh , with the wind from the Fricsan at their backs , peppered the Llanrug
defence. Steph Farley blasted one inches wide. Rawlinson ran riot down the left and the ball was brilliantly saved by
the Llan keeper when Morris got onto the end of her perfect cross. Yet at the other end , hats off to Siobhan whose pace
prevented a Llan shot on goal.
With time running out , Denbigh began to pick off the home side. Short snatched her second ten minutes before the end
- a one on one with the keeper which was converted in nerveless fashion - and completed her hat trick just before the final
whistle , the best of the bunch , running clear , staring down the advancing keeper and slotting home with aplomp.
Denbigh Diamonds: Hollie Williams , Siobhan Jones , Rachel Pierce Jones , Hannah Cumpston Jones , Sophie Rawlinson
, Rebecca Williams , Paige Morris , Elen James Own (c) , Steph Short , Steph Farley.
Hollie Williams : Was strong at corners , got down well to the shots that came in. Was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet.
Siobhan Jones: Persistence and effort kept her team in it when Llanrug burst forward , using her pace to put off the
forwards who looked set to score.
Rachel Pierce Jones : Strong and full of quality. Had one of her best games , and her last ditch tackles denied Llanrug
a number of opportunities to go for goal.
Hannah Cumpston Jones : Started at right back and did her job , keeping , with the assistance of her defence colleagues
, the Llanrug forwards at bay. Pushed up front in the second half and almost snatched a goal at the death.
Sophie Rawlinson: Fantastic game , busy up and down the flank , dangerous long throws and quality corners made her a
big player on the day.
Rebecca Williams: A rock in centre midfield , putting body on the line and , despite taking a knock , fought to the end.
Paige Morris: A number of trademark runs caused panic in the Llanrug defence. Her goal settled the nerves and her non
stop running was important to the team cause.
Elen James Owen: The captain led by example , grabbing the opening goal and holding the ball in her forward role.
110 percent effort showed towards the end of the game. Another great effort.
Steph Short: Hat Trick on debut. Laid the ball off well , held the ball up to allow colleagues through. Took her goals
with clinical assurance. Confident and hard working in front of goal. Knows where the goal is.
Steph Farley : Played up front in the latter stages of the first stanza and played second half at right back. Persistent
and tough in the tackle , another good game from Steph.
26 April 2009
Denbigh Town U13's travelled to Llanrhumney, Cardiff for the Welsh National Tesco Cup Finals on the 18th & 19th April.
In their first match they played the South Wales area winners and unfortunately lost 3 - 1, we started slowly
and got caught cold by two early goals said Manager Rich Blake. Once we settled down into the short format game
we started to improved but were only able to get the one goal back through Josh Jones.
In the second game we played the Gwent area winners and played much better and took the lead through a Ciaran Lucas freekick
and then towards the end of the game conceded a late breakaway goal against the run of play to draw that game 1 - 1 which
meant that we didn't qualify for the final. The game was marred though by a serious injury to Conor Hughes (broken wrist) and
Matthew Blake (suspected broken ribs) which may keep both players out for the rest of the season.
On the whole though the weekend was enjoyed by all players and parents who attended and all the boys represented Denbigh
and the NWCFA exceptionally well. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the weekend,
Denbigh Building Plastics for the Team Polo Shirts and Denbigh Town Council who made a generous donation towards the tracksuits
for the team.
26 April 2009
Denbigh Town under 10s were aiming to make it 6 unbeaten as they faced Abergele Town at home, Abergele had beaten us
earlier in the year but confidence is high at the moment so went into the game thinking we would win.
Game started off
end to end with Denbigh hitting the woodwork 3 times, finally getting the break through from Tomas Pendelbury, Denbigh’s
second goal was the goal of the game a screamer that flew into the top corner from Mathew Cooke, Denbigh then scored
2 goals in quick succession from Scott Griffiths, Abergele never stopped trying though and were rewarded with a
goal on the stroke of half time.
The second half was much more even with tackles flying in from both teams towards
the end of the match Denbigh got their 5th goal from Andrew Thomas, man of the match went to Tomas Pendelbury.
13 April 2009
Denbigh Town U13's warmed up fro next weekends Welsh National Tesco Cup Finals by gaining a last minute entry into the
Welsh Football Festival held in Denbigh over the Easter Weekend. The national tournament was for U12's through to U17's
attracting teams from all over the UK and Ireland and as far afield as Malta.
Denbigh played their group matches on the Saturday when they took on Craiglea from Ireland and won 4 - 0, Bridge Colts
'B' from Rochdale who they beat 5 - 0 and then Avondale from Cork, Ireland who they beat 2 - 1. This unbeaten run of
matches put Denigh top of the group and through to the semi finals.
On Sunday they returned to take on St Maluchy from Dublin in what turned out to be a tense semi final in which Denbigh
took the lead twice, but were pegged back each time by a determined Irish side. Extra time followed but the dreaded
penalties were required in which Denbigh nervously won 8 - 7.
The final was played on Denbigh's Central Park pitch in front of a large crowd basking in the sunshine. Standing
in Denbigh's way were Bridge Colts 'A' and although Denbigh Town U13's gave everything they were outmuscled by the more physical
bigger Rochdale side and eventually succumbed 1- 3.
Denbigh Town U13's did themselves and the Town proud in this major tournament and gave everything they could, but
unfortunately fell at the fianl hurdle, hopefully they can go one step further in Cardiff next weekend.
06 April 2009
Denbigh Town under 10's
were at home to Abergele United this week in glorious sunny weather, its the 2nd time we've met Abergele in the last few weeks,
a couple of weeks ago a 5-0 score line set the confidence high for the match, Denbigh registered there highest win of the
season with a 13 - 2 victory with goals from Scott Griffiths (4), Andrew Thomas (4), Jordan MacDonald (2) and 1 each from,
Mathew Cooke, Josh Parry, & Jonathan Coxon. Man of the Match was Jordan MacDonald.
05 April 2009
Denbigh Town U13's travelled to Rhuddlan Utd on Saturday and came away with a fine 4 - 0 victory. Manager Rich
Blake mixed the team up to give those players who hadn't played much in the last couple matches a run out, and they soon got
into their stride as Cameron Jones opened the scoring within the first few minutes. He then double his and the teams
tally after 10 mins.
Rhuddlan though responded well and continued to play some nice football and put Denbigh under pressure when they could.
The Denbigh players though were able to get the ball on the floor and play some impressive passing football and further
goals came through a Ciaran Lucas penalty and Sion Hughes.
Denbigh can now concentrate on their preparations for the Welsh National Tesco Cup Finals in Cardiff on the 19th April.
31 March 2009
Denbigh Town under 10's travelled to Dyserth this week on the back of 2 straight wins, both teams started the
game at a fast tempo with the tackles flying in, Dyserth took the lead after an unfortunate own goal, back came Denbigh and
were rewarded with a great finish from Andrew Thomas, it was 1 - 1 at half time, Dyserth started the better in the 2nd half
but Adam Roythorne was a rock in midfield, Dyserth did score the next goal though to make the score 2-1 to the hosts, but
once again back came Denbigh equalising for a 2nd time through Scott Griffiths, straight from the restart though whilst Denbigh
still celebrating Dyserth broke through and scored a 3rd goal. But Denbigh weren’t to be denied at least a point and
got a well deserved 3rd equaliser from a Mathew Cooke header now that’s a collectors item doesn’t happen very
often, both teams battled away for a winner but neither team could find another way through so it was a very entertaining
3 - 3 draw
31st March 2009
Denbigh U9s 4 Prestatyn U9s 0
This weeks game started with Prestatyn setting a fast pace and Denbigh Town Under 9's didn't wake up for the
1st five minutes! Once they did however, they certainly played the game displaying good passing skills. Conor Clarke opened
the scoring with his debut goal this season from a corner set up by Stefan Jones. Denbigh soon picked up the tempo making
sure the game flowed quickly and a good run from the midfield by Conor Jones set up Stefan to score from a pass into the box
making the score at half time 2-0 in Denbigh's favour. The second half started with our boys continuing the fast pace and
a fine display of passing between Iwan Murray and Stefan Jones resulted in the games third goal knocked in by Iwan. It also
became obvious that allowing the full backs to take the throw ins began to pay dividends as a good throw in allowed Osian
Roberts to score from well inside the box. Kieran Hughes earned this weeks Man of the Match accolade for his fine defensive
display and all Denbigh Town's players should be commended for the quality of play. We look forward to meeting Prestatyn
in the final!
29 March 2009
Denbigh T U13s v Prestatyn U13s League Semi Final
Denbigh Town U13's came back down to earth with a bump on Saturday in their League Semi Final against Prestatyn Athletic
after their heroics in the NWCFA Cup Final 2 weeks ago.
The game started at a pace but was not helped by the exceptionally strong wind that hampered the play of both sides.
Prestatyn got into their stride the quickest and raced into a 2 goal lead aided slightly by some sloppy defending by Denbigh,
but to their credit Denbigh showed great character and refused to give up and managed to pull goals back through Domonic
Chamberlin and a Ciaran Lucas penalty. Then just on the stroke of half time Prestatyn scrored a cracker to give them
the interval lead.
Denbigh rallied again early in the second half and again had Domonic Chamberlin to thank as he pulled them level again.
The game then became an end to end affair as both sides looked for the win, but Denbigh just seemed to be lacking their
edge of late and it was Prestatyn who scored two late goals to seal a final berth.
23 March 2009
Denbigh Town ran out winners this week in the local derby against St Asaph by 4 goals
to 1, St Asaph started the brighter of the 2 teams, but Denbigh started to take control after 5 mins or so and were rewarded
by an excellent long range finish from Jordan Macdonald, but once again back came St Asaph and were rewarded with an equaliser
after a deflected shot sent the Denbigh keeper the wrong way. So at the break the score was 1-1 Denbigh took control of the
2nd half and were rewarded with further goals from Scott Griffiths, Andrew Thomas and Josh Davies the 3rd goal in particular
was after an excellent passing move from the home team, Andrew Thomas was nominated man of the man for the home team, this
is Denbigh’s 2nd win in a row after last weeks 5-0 win away to Abergele United
15 March 2009
In a thrilling NWCFA U13 Cup Final held at Pengwern Hall Rhuddlan on Saturday, Denbigh Town U13's emerged as winners
against Aztec Diamonds. The game was tense and nervous to start but Denbigh settled quickly and started to dominate
the proceedings in the first half, and were only denied an early lead through some fine goalkeeping by the Aztec Keeper and
a few chances just going wide.
Eventually though the pressure told and Denbigh worked another chance which was duly taken by Josh Jones to give Denbigh
a 1 - 0 interval lead.
At half time Manager Rich Blake urged his team to continue playing the passing football they had during the first half
and also try to put the Aztec players under even more pressure and that is exactly what they did. More chances came
and went but eventually Man of the Match Ciaran Lucas got the second goal after about quarter of an hour of the second half.
This spurred Aztec in to life and their game started to improve for the last quarter as they started to create chances, but
were unable to take any in the main due to some brave goalkeeping by Luke Farley. Then with 5 minutes remaining the
dangerous Jeven Mitchell eventually got a goal for Aztecs which led to a very nervy last 5 minutes for the players and also
the 100 or so supporters that Denbigh had at the ground.
Denbigh though were able to hold on and lift the NWCFA Cup in fine style and with an excellent all round performance
as every player gave everything for the victory. Special mention should be made though to those squad members who didn't
get to feature in the match as it was so tight, Carwyn Madoc Jones, Marchal Emery, Domonic Chamberlin, Sam Davies and Conor
Denbigh now travel down to Cardiff on 18th & 19th April to play in the Welsh "Tesco Cup" Final and if they are successful
in that will then represent Wales in the Home International Finals to be played at Bolton's Reebok Arena in May
10 March 2009
Denbigh Under 9’s were knocked out last week by the Hearts United
team who proved to be too strong for them on the day and as a result the boys went to the Eddie Lloyd Cup match in Prestatyn
this week with apprehension. However, right from the initial whistle they played excellent football with some really good
passing between all phases, and a fine cross from Iwan Murray resulted in an unfortunate miss by Ben Andrews. It wasn’t
long however before the goal was crossed in from a corner and after a goal mouth scramble was knocked in by Conor Jones making
the score 0-1 at the half time whistle. Denbigh continued into the second half with sound pass and play, getting stronger
as the match progressed and a second goal followed a good set piece working the ball up from midfield, with Iwan Murray scoring
from close range. Osian Roberts then placed himself well to poach a third goal for the Denbigh boys. The lads remained quite
comfy until the final 5 minutes when a lapse in concentration from the midfield allowed a Prestatyn player to break away and
claim their consolation goal making the final score 1-3 to Denbigh. This weeks Man of the Match went to Conor Jones for his
midfield performance displaying good control & passing. Stefan Jones partnered him well with Conor Clarke, Kieran Hughes
and Iwan Hughes remaining rock solid at the back.
09 March 2009
Denbigh Town U13's warmed up for next weeks NWCFA U13's Cup Final with a convincing 6 - 0 victory over Pentre Athletic
Pentre made things difficult for Denbigh in the first half and were only able to establish a 1 - 0 interval lead although
Denbigh did play some attractive attacking football, but failed to convert the chances created other than the one taken by
Manager Rich Blake made wholesale changes at the interval in an attempt to rest and give all his squad match practice,
but the result was overwhelming with 5 more unanswered goals coming from Cameron Jones (3), Sion Hughes and Josh Jones.
Denbigh Town U13's now look forward to the biggest game in the clubs history next week against fellow Rhyl League side
Aztec Diamonds, with the match being held at Pengwern Hall, Rhuddlan with a 10.30 kick off.
02 March 2009
Denbigh Town U13's travelled to Rhyl Spartans on Saturday who they beat 6 - 2 the previous week, but this week put
in a real Jekyll & Hyde performance , reports Richard Blake. The performance was not a patch on those put in recently
as Denbigh failed to pass the ball with any confidence, close the opposition down and take any of the few chances they created.
Rhyl rightly took the lead from a strangely awarded free kick, but just before the break, current top scorer Sion Hughes
added to his tally to pull Denbigh level.
The second half followed a similar vein with Denbigh struggling to find any rhythm at all but Sam Davies was put through
by Andy Clarke and calmly chipped the on rushing Rhyl Keeper to score the winner.
Hopefully Denbigh will have got this poor performance out of their systems before the upcoming big games which are
24 February 2009
Two good teams pitched against each other this week as Denbigh Under
9’s played Prestatyn Athletic away and with end to end play all through the first half the half time score came in at
0-0. The game was commanded by the defenders for both sides with each team proving to be rock solid in defence. However the
deadlock was broken halfway through the second half with a 30 yard cross being knocked in by Conor Jones for Denbigh whilst
the goalie was off his line. A special mention should go to the entire defence for Denbigh this week, with strong individual
performances by Iwan Hughes and Tommy Hughes ensuring that a match that should by rights have finished 0-0 ended 1-0 in Denbigh’s
17 February 2009
Denbigh Under 9’s played host to Prestatyn Athletic Celtic this
week and began the match confident of beating them for a second time, this time on home turf. Indeed after a strong start
from our boys and a few good chances, Iwan Murray put the first goal past Prestatyn’s goalkeeper midway through the
first half. Denbigh continued to dominate the match and the first half ended 1-0 in our favour. The second half continued
in much the same way with the Denbigh boys' taking every chance possible to increase their lead with a second goal coming
from Conor Jones. A strong defence helped to ensure that Prestatyn couldn’t draw level, with Kieran Hughes putting in
an excellent performance and support in midfield coming from Morgan Hughes. One final goal from Stefan Jones sealed the victory
with the final score 3-0 to Denbigh.
15 February 2009
Denbigh Town U13's played the most important game of their careers to date on Saturday when they took on Mostyn Dragons
at Pengwern Hall Rhuddlan in the NWCFA Tesco Cup Semi Final. Denbigh started quickly and nearly opened the scoring in the
first couple of minutes as Josh Jones put narrowly wide. Denbigh put Mostyn under constant pressure after that
and eventually opened the scoring through Josh Jones. Mostyn came back into though through some sloppy defending by
Denbigh to equalise. Denbigh didn't let this effect them though and they kept on playing flowing football and got
the second goal again through Josh Jones following an exquiste pass by Andy Clarke. Deja Vu then struck and Mostyn
again profitted from some poor defending.
In the second half it was even stevens as Denbigh seemed to go through a nervous stage as the half went on,
then with 5 minutes remaining up popped Sion Hughes to grab the winning goal and book Denbigh Towns place in the premier North
Wales Cup competition.
This will be the first time a Denbigh Town Junior side has reached the final of this competition where they
will take on local Rhyl League rivals Aztec Diamonds in the final.
01 February 2009
Denbigh U13s v Prestatyn Rangers U13s
Denbigh U13's progressed to their second semi final of the season on Saturday with a hard earned 4 - 1 victory over Prestatyn
Rangers. Denbigh started sluggishly and were unable to pass the ball with any fluency but took the lead through a fine
solo goal by Jake Jones. Prestatyn equalised deservedly before half time and on the balance of play should have been
Manager Rich Blake made changes at half time which had an immediate effect as Denbigh started to control the game and
added a further 3 goals through Cameron Jones, Alex Jones and the highlight of the match a 45 yard freekick from Andy Clarke.
Denbigh now travel to Mostyn next week for the semi final of the North Wales Coast FA Cup.
08 December 2008
Denbigh Town Under 9’s visited the home ground
of Hearts Warriors this week and started the match with a strong performance, although a small lapse of concentration
in the 10th minute saw Hearts open the scoring with their first goal. However Denbigh Town responded quickly
to the threat with a superb header by Conor Jones, which could possibly take the coveted ‘Goal of the Season’
accolade, bringing the score to 1-1 at half time. The second half commenced with both teams playing strongly and the entire
team for Denbigh Town continued to fight valiantly. Unfortunately
for Denbigh, Hearts managed to make the most of two rare openings resulting in a final score of 3-1 in favour of the home
team. Conor Clarke and Iwan Murray both put in a good individual performances for Denbigh and Hearts’ Man of the Match
title went to goalkeeper Matty Owen for some fine saves throughout the game.
08 December 2008
Following last weeks tremendous win over Aztecs, Denbigh Town U13's travelled to Prestatyn Rangers on Saturday.
Manager Rich Blake urged his team to put in the same level of effort this week to ensure the result last week was not wasted.
Denbigh started slowly, but gradually started to get into the game despite pressure from Prestatyn and eventually took the
lead through Josh Jones.
Then just before the break Prestatyn were awarded a dubious penalty which was nearly saved by Carwyn Madoc Jones in goal.
Town were asked to raise their game and effort in the second half which they duly did and eventually took the game away from
Prestatyn with 4 further goals from Conor Hughes, Jake Jones and 2 from Sion Hughes to give them a 5 - 1 victory..
This win now leaves Denbigh tied in top spot in the league.
23 November 2008
Following last weeks emphatic 8 - 3 victory over local rivals St Asaph, Denbigh Town U13's travelled to Pentre Utd (Abergele)
on Saturday and produced another splendid performance. Denbigh have over recent weeks regained their confidence which
was lacking during the early season and are now passing the ball well and playing the flowing football they are capable of.
Denbigh started quickly and raced into a 4 - nil lead inside 10mins, which gave Denbigh total control of the game. Pentre
Utd pulled one back with the last kick of the first half, but Denbigh could have easily have had 10 by the break.
At half time manager Rich Blake asked his team not to go "goal hungry" and keep playing football, which they duly did
and added another 3 goals, with Pentre again getting a late consolation to record a 7 - 2 final scoreline.
The Denbigh scorers were Cameron Jones 3, with one apiece for Josh Jones, Domonic Chamberlin, Sion Hughes and Alex Jones.
Special mention must also go to Carwyn Madoc Jones who is doing an admirable job in goal standing in for the injured Luke
19 November 2008
Denbigh won 2-0 last weekend with a goal in each half, Denbigh started the brighter of the 2 teams and were rewarded
with a fine goal from Andrew Thomas, Denbigh also had a couple of other chances to increase there lead but were thwarted by
some great saves from the Dyserth keeper, Denbigh continued to press in the 2nd half but couldnt find another way through,
Dyserth had a couple of good chances But some fine saves from the Denbigh keeper and great blocks from the defence kept Dyserth
at bay, Denbigh finally got there 2nd goal not far from the end of the match through Scott Griffiths after a massive goalmouth
scramble, man of the match went to Andrew Thomas but in fairness every player for Denbigh played very well.
18 November 2008
Denbigh Town Under 9’s played host this week to the Aztec Sparks who proved themselves
to be very worthy opponents. The game itself was played end to end with first class defensive skills displayed by both teams
and Iwan Hughes in particular put in a tremendous performance at the back. Ben Andrews made some excellent runs to goal to
no avail and by half time the score stood at 0-0 which only goes to show the quality of football being played. The second
half began at a high pace and it soon became clear that the game was coming down to a battle of the midfield, in which the
Aztecs had the upper hand. Matty Owen pulled off some very fine saves on behalf of Denbigh Town to keep the Aztecs
at bay and Conor Jones made numerous efforts to put one past them, unluckily hitting the crossbar each time. In the final
stages of the second half the Aztecs finally managed two quick goals dashing Denbigh’s hopes of winning a game which
really should have finished as a 0-0 draw. Final score, Denbigh Town 0, Aztec Sparks 2.
11 November 2008
Denbigh Town Under 9’s faced their toughest
opponents so far this season in the form of Prestatyn Athletic. The game started with a high tempo from both teams and Prestatyn
Athletic took an early lead with the first goal being earned through good team work and a solid attack. Denbigh’s defence
had to be at its best and two goal line clearances, one from Kieran Hughes ensured that Prestatyn didn’t increase their
lead. However, after end to end play for the remainder of the first half along with some fine defensive work and a strong
performance by Morgan Hughes the honours remained with Prestatyn. The second half started in much the same spirit as the first
with both teams playing end to end and the Denbigh boys finally got their break with a goal from midfielder Conor Jones bringing
the score level. Iwan Murray in defence managed to help prevent Prestatyn’s quick attacks and in fact earned the Man
of the Match accolade from our opponents for his efforts. Stefan Jones also put in a brave performance in defensive midfield
with Conor Jones breaking through Prestatyn’s defence once more to score the winning goal ten minutes before the final
whistle. Both teams should be commended for an extremely good game and in fact a draw would have been a fair result. As it
was the match finished with Denbigh Town winning 2-1.
02 November 2008
Town U13's progressed into the Quarter Finals of the NWCFA Cup last weekend at the expense of Prestatyn Rangers who they beat
5 - 2.
put in their best performance of the season to date as they started with a high tempo game and finally got their passing going
which help them race into a 2 goal lead in the first 5 minutes. Prestatyn pulled
one back before the break, but then Denbigh continued were they left off in the second stanza and added a further three goals,
before Prestatyn got a consolation before the end.
Denbigh goalscorers were Andy Clarke (pen), Ciaran Lucas, Dom Chamberlin, Sam Davies and Josh Jones.
25 October 2008
Denbigh Town U14’s 4 – 0 Conwy
Denbigh Town U14’s progressed to the
next round of the North Wales Coast Cup with a convincing win against a strong and physical Conwy Borough team. Sam Tate struck the first blow after twenty minutes with a brilliant left-footed shot from twenty five
yards out. The hosts got a second soon after the break when Kieran Bonar successfully
converted a penalty after being brought down in the box. Denbigh battled hard
against a dogged Conwy and were rewarded for their efforts by a long range goal from Osian Williams and then another from
Kieran Bonar who skilfully negotiated two defenders before slotting home the fourth.
This was a much better performance by the whole Denbigh team. The midfield,
led by Gwion Owen, gave the opposition no time on the ball to create any chances and the defence kept their shape throughout
the match. Hopefully Denbigh can now take this form into the league.
18 October 2008
Denbigh Town U13's put in their best performance of the season so far in this NWCFA 2nd Round tie against Mochdre on
Saturday , reports Rich Blake.
Going a goal down early on in the first stanza, Denbigh battled back in the second half to eventually level and then
take a 2 - 1 lead, only to see Mochdre then increase their efforts and take a 3 - 2 lead with only 5 minutes remaining.
In the last minute Jake Jones broke clear only to see his shot hit the inside of the post, roll across the line and out
to be cleared by Mochdre, Denbigh thought their chance had gone, but in added time Denbigh managed to force a corner which
Jake Jones took and he managed to steer the corner straight in to the goal to get Denbigh out of jail and force Extra Time.
Denbigh superior fitness told and they were able to add 2 further goals in the extra periods to force the 5 - 3 result
in their favour. The Denbigh goalscorers were Dominic Chamberlin 2, Jake Jones, Ciaran Lucas and Sion Hughes, with special
mention going to Man of the Match Josh Jones, who ran himself into the ground for the team cause
11 October 2008
Denbigh Town U14 4-5 Pentre UnitedDenbigh
U14’s missed out on a golden opportunity to return to the top of the league this weekend in a close match against Pentre
United. The visitors went one goal ahead in the early stages but a goal from
Osian Williams and then another from a set piece cross by Robin Cartwright to Kieran Bonar who put it in the back of the net,
gave Denbigh the upper hand. The Denbigh lads then allowed Pentre far too much
possession, failing to close them down and missing important tackles, which enabled the opposition to add four more to their
tally. The second half saw Denbigh dominating for large periods of the game,
and although Man of the Match Kieran Bonar missed a penalty, they managed to keep up the pressure allowing Osian Williams
to score another two. The last ten minutes had Pentre desperately hanging on
to their slim lead, but despite a valiant effort the hosts had left it too late to grab an equaliser.
Denbigh Town U13's poor start to the season continued with a 4 - 1 reverse at home to Aztec Diamonds. Denbigh were
slow to start and were 2 down inside the first quarter of an hour. Cameron Jones pulled one back just before the break
for Town. In the second stanza Denbigh improved slightly and looked the better side in parts, but were unable to add
to their tally and eventually conceded a further 2 goals.
The Denbigh game lacked pace and a fluency in their passing which hopefully will return before next week's
game at Home to Prestatyn Rangers.
Denbigh Town U-13s v Pentre United U-13s
Following the 6 - 2 hammering of St Asaph last week, Denbigh Town U13's entertained Pentre United on Saturday (27/9/08).
The game followed a familiar pattern so far this season with Denbigh not taking their chances and ending the half one nil
down. Four changes and some stern words from Manager Rich Blake at half time had the desired effect and Denbigh proceeded
to score 4 goals in 12 minutes after half time to ease themselves into a comfortable lead. As they relaxed Denbigh were
able to add a further 3 goals to their total to end up 7 - 1 winners.
Denbigh have so far been able to win their last two matches without reaching heights of last season, but they will need
to be at their best next week when they travel to Aztecs in Rhyl for an early season crunch match.
Diamonds 2 Kinmel Bay 2
opening league game for the Denbigh Diamonds U-15s. It was a really hot day and what a tremendous game both sets of girls
served up . Denbigh began strongly , dominating the first ten minutes , and were unlucky not to snatch a lead on 3 minutes.
Following a sweet run by Kathryn Jones , Diamond's captain Elen James Owen fed a first time ball through to Paige Morris who
scraped the bar with a sizzler. The Bay girls responded and Hannah Cumpston Jones had to fend off a quick breakaway , but
then Paige slammed an effort against the post with the rebound miraculously ending in the Bay keeper's arms. Kinmel were useful
on the break and opened the scoring through Lucy and a minute later doubled their tally through Brooke. But Chantelle Barker
responded for the Diamonds and nearly pulled one back a minute before the half time whistle , only to see her fine effort
saved by the impressive Bay custodian. Lowri and Anona were then on hand to block off a visitors attack and prevented an almost
certain Kinmel third.
second stanza saw Denbigh in the ascendancy , playing some good combinations in midfield with Steph and Rachel in fine determined
form , together with some superb crossing of the ball by Paige and Elen. Kathryn
and Becks began to dominate in the middle of the park , snuffing out the Bay threat , and with ten minutes left on the stopwatch
, Chantelle nipped in to grab a goal for the home side , an effort that was even applauded by the visitors players. It was
now all Denbigh as they sniffed a deserved point and it duly came when Kathryn latched onto a Paige through ball and spanked
one home through the despairing Bay keeper.
Diamonds Team : Hannah , Rachel , Steph , Anona , Paige , Becks , Chantelle , Kathryn , Lowri
Score : 2-2
Sponsor : Glass-Act Windows.
of the Match : Paige Morris
20 September 2008
Denbigh Town U14’s 4 – 2 Rhuddlan Town U14’s
Denbigh Town U14’s continued their strong start to the season with a convincing win against a strong Rhuddlan Town side. Denbigh got off to a bad start by conceding a goal in the first few minutes then missing
a penalty. This seemed to spur Denbigh into action and they enjoyed long periods
of sustained pressure and possession, culminating in a goal each for Osian Williams and Kieran Bonar.
The second half saw Denbigh Town
continue to dominate and the Rhuddlan defence struggled to cope with the pace of Osian Williams, who went on to score his
second hat trick of the season. In the final quarter Rhuddlan demonstrated why
they finished in the top three last season by scoring a second and putting Denbigh’s
defence under a huge amount of pressure. Denbigh showed a vast improvement from
last season by staying solid at the back, and excellent performances from goalkeeper Gethin Juckes-Hughes and man of the match
Jordan Wynne at right back helped make it impossible for Rhuddlan to break through.
Denbigh are hoping to continue their winning ways this weekend when they welcome a formidable Prestatyn Athletic
team to Central Park.
13th September 2008
Denbigh Town U13's got off to the worst possible start in their season opener against Prestatyn Athletic on Saturday.
It started well enough as Denbigh took a 2 goal lead which to be fair flattered the Denbigh side and they were eventually
pegged back and overtaken comprehensively as Prestatyn ran out 6 - 2 victors which also included a penalty save by Denbigh
Keeper Luke Farley.
The Denbigh performance lacked any passion, determination and commitment which is usually evident from Rich Blake's side
and he let his men know that improvements must be made prior to next weeks local derby against St Asaph
30th August 2008
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15th July 2008
Denbigh Diamonds Under 13's
Young Denbigh Diamonds sparkled at
the Northwest Girls Football Tournament held at Morfa Leisure Centre Kinmel Bay.
Playing against more experienced
teams from the surrounding areas , Denbigh Diamonds were undaunted when faced with players twice their size and experience.
Fred Berry , manager , was impressed
with his girls:
"As their manager I was more
than proud of them, they have a fantastic attitude, and they listened intently to everything that was being asked of them.
Other teams' managers were astounded at how well the Diamonds’ played for a team who had never played football together
Fred Berry's first outing as a Diamonds manager was a huge success and achieved something quite fundamental in
what the set up is all about.
"It is important to me
the players have fun and by the looks on their faces they surely did. I ask all managers and teams in this area to partake
in encouraging fun in the game at this level. It was fantastic."
A big thank you to Bill Darwin
and his team, for a wonderful job in putting such tournaments on and to the parents who ferried and supported the team.
07th July 2008
Town Juniors FC
Wanted 2008 / 09 Season
Town Juniors FC are preparing for the new season and are on the look out for new players in the following age groups
9's - Wes 01745 813071
10's - Nathan 07928 406912
12's - Andy 01745 816887
13's - Richard 01745 812802
sessions and training will begin shortly for all teams.
you are interested in playing football for Denbigh Town Juniors in the Rhyl & District Junior League then please contact
any of the above.
club are also interested in hearing from anyone who is interested in helping out either coach or manage a Junior team for
which full training and support will be given.
04th July 2008
Denbigh Diamonds Girls FC enjoyed an excellent Presentation
Evening at Plas Pigot Country Club on Friday July 4th.
Special Guests were the Mayor and Mayoress , Cllr. and Mrs. Geraint Lloyd-Williams who presented the trophies to the
girls. Each girl received an award in recognition of their season's play. Special awards went to the following:
Most Improved Player: Lowri Eloise Roberts
Top Goal Scorer: Lowri Jackson
Players Player : Lowri Eloise Roberts
Coaches Player of the Year: Hannah Cumpston Jones
Manager's Player of the Year: Paige Morris
Rod and Sandra Roberts received a card and wine as a thank you for the hard work over the past years.
The Chairman reported that two extra teams have been created , under 13s and Senior Ladies. The U-13s will be managed
by Mr. Fred Berry and the Ladies by Mrs. Sharon Clayton. The Chairman stated that these two appointments were excellent
, and showed there were exciting and successful times ahead for the club.
Training takes place at the Astro Turf and is as follows:
Under 13: Wednesday 6-45pm -7-45pm ,
Under 15: Thursday 7pm-8pm
Ladies: Wednesday 7pm - 8pm
The Chairman thanked all the parents for their hard work at matches and traveling , which involves as far away as Anglesey
and Chester. Also to Marian , the Welfare Officer , for her work.
Denbigh High School continue to support the Club and we are grateful for the use of their playing facilities.
Thanks also to the sponsors without whom we would not be able to continue , especially Denbigh Town Council and North
The guests enjoyed an excellent buffet , courtesy of Sandra Roberts , and a Disco.
Many thanks to Plas Pigot , bar staff and Dave the Disco.
31st May 2008
North Wales Girls League U15
Denbigh Diamonds 1 - 2 Colwyn Bay
The Diamonds last game of the season ended as a real nail biter but for most of the match it was shear frustration and
agony for their management and fans. Denbigh never stopped attacking throughout. In the 1st half it was Lowri Roberts who
did most of the damage with countless runs down the right wing her crosses were excellent but unfortunately Denbigh couldn’t
take advantage as they squandered chance after chance. Colwyn Bay created a few chances of their own but Denbighs keeper
Hannah Jones was up to the task again today. However, 5 mins before half time a Colwyn Bay throw in, level with Denbighs
goal area, bounced up high over the defenders head and fell nicely to the
striker who lashed the ball home from 3 yards out. Half time 0 - 1 to the visitors. Denbigh were still shell shocked
as the visitors kicked off the 2nd half. The Diamonds midfield and forwards were caught napping as Colwyn Bay went straight
throught them unopposed and as the
defence tried to close them down it was to late to stop the Bay scoring a 2nd. 0 - 2. Denbigh fought back and continued
attacking as they had in the 1st half creating several easy chances which once again went begging. With 20 mins left on the
clock Paige Morris of Denbigh side
stepped a defender and struck a well placed shot into the bottom right corner of the goal. 1 - 2. It was all hands to
the pump for both teams now as Denbigh went for the equaliser and Colwyn Bay defended for their lives. The home team struck
the bar and the post but despite
peppering the Bay goal the score remained at 1 - 2.
Flint Town Girls FC 3 - 1 Denbigh Diamonds Girls FC
Rod Roberts Reporting : A trip to Flint for Denbigh Diamonds Girls FC penultimate game of the 07/08 season was always going
to be a difficult fixture but the Diamonds were optimistic after their last showing, away to league leaders Mold, where they
narrowly lost 1 - 0. The three previous meetings between these teams had seen Denbigh win one and draw two. However, Flint
were quicker out of the traps and immediately put Denbigh under pressure and after only five mins a twenty yard shot caught
the Diamonds keeper unsighted and finished up in the right bottom corner. Not the start Denbigh were looking for. Flint then
played into Denbighs hands by going deep defensively, inviting Denbigh to attack them through Paige Morris (player
of the match)in midfield. She passed the ball well using Lowri Jackson and Rachel Jones to hold the ball up while the
rest of the midfield got forward. Unfortunately they couldn’t create any clear cut chances. Then four mins from half
time Flint snatched a breakaway goal with a cross from the right flank which was sweetly struck by the striker. 2 - 0 at half
time. Flint came forward more in the second half with both teams sharing 50% of possession and one goal each. Paige Morris
launched the ball over the Flint defence for Lowri Jackson to lob the out coming keeper with a well timed volley which
makes her top scorer for Denbigh this season. The Diamonds pressed Flint right to the end with Sophie Roberts playing
all over the pitch and Hannah Jones (GK) having an excellent game.
Meanwhile , the Denbigh Diamonds under 17 and
Ladies squads will begin training for the 2008-09 season on Wednesday 4th June 7-30pm - 8-30pm at Denbigh Leisure Astro-Turf.
NORTH WALES GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE U/15’S
Thursday 15th May 08
Mold 1 - 0 Denbigh Diamonds
Diamonds faced the league leaders and cup winners, travelling to Mold in a match which was widely presumed to be a stroll
in the park for the impressive reigning champions who needed to win to keep them top, above Kinmel Bay. However, Denbigh
didn’t stick to the script of the sacrificial lamb and it was Mold who were sweating, especially in the second half.
Martin Jones, the Diamonds manager changed the team set up and went with a back four instead of the usual back three. The
girls kept things very tight all over the pitch giving Mold a hard time trying to find some space to play their usual passing
game and restricted them to long range shots which goal keeper, Hannah Jones, who was named player of the match, coped with
and made two excellent first half saves. Mold scored the only goal of the match three mins before half time when
their winger cut in from the right and shot low for the target. Her shot was blocked but the ball sat up kindly
for the striker to lash home from six yards. At the break, Denbigh were in a buoyant mood and felt they might get something
out of this game if they could create chances. Second half, Mold continued to be the aggressors but Hannah's goalkeeping
was excellent catching every ball that went near her. Diamonds captain and defender, Sophie Roberts and midfielder Kathryn
Jones were also nominated for having played very well. Mold supporters had their hearts in their mouths on a few occasions
as Denbigh created chances of their own but failed to beat the home keeper. This was more like the Denbigh Diamonds
we’re used to seeing with every player giving their all.
08th May 2008
Girls and Ladies football is to receive a boost in Denbigh , with Denbigh Diamonds Girls FC now seeking
players to form U-11s , U-15s U-17s and a Ladies team for the 2008-09 season.
This follows numerous enquiries from interested players , and as a result training sessions have been arranged at Denbigh
Leisure Centre's Astro-Turf as follows:
Under 11 - Starting Wednesday 4th June 6-30pm -7-30pm
Under 15 - Currently Monday & Thursday 7pm - 8pm
Under 17 - Starting Wednesday 4th June 7-30pm - 8-30pm with a Ladies date and time to be confirmed.
If you are interested in playing football for your local town , please contact Secretary Ally Bennett on 01745 818744
or Martin Jones on 07719079245.
Denbigh Diamonds Girls FC will be playing in the Walled Town Friendship Circle 5 Towns Link Tournament on 14th June.
This is the second successive year that the Denbigh girls have been involved in the tournament which includes teams from Beaumaris
, Chester , Conwy together with host town Caernarfon.
02 May 2008
North Wales Girls Football League Shield - U/15’s
Colwyn Bay 9 - 1 Denbigh Diamonds
Despite the one sided score line it was definitely not a one sided match.
Denbigh Diamonds started off the better with some good passing and movement but the girls just couldn’t find that
killer pass to break the deadlock. By contrast, once Colwyn
Bay got into their stride they seemed to score with every opportunity
aided by some excellent finishing. Lowri Jackson scored for Denbigh Diamonds to give their
fans something to cheer
in this frustrating game. Lowri Roberts was deservedly awarded player of the match for Denbigh for an excellent defensive
performance with Hannah Jones (GK), Kathryn Jones and Paige Morris also having had a good match.
26th April 2008
Denbigh U12's entertained Prestatyn Rangers on Saturday at Central Park and came out on on top with a 3 - 0 victory ,
reports Rich Blake.
Denbigh were made to work hard for the victory though by a very competitive Rangers outfit. Denbigh created
three excellent chances in the first stanza, but the Denbigh forwards had left their shooting boots at home and were unable
to convert any of the chances that came their way.
Denbigh increased the pressure in the second half and were able to break the Prestatyn resistance with goals through
Josh Jones, Jake Jones and Andy Clarke
Denbigh hosted St Asaph on Thursday evening and ran out 6 - 2 winners with goals through Josh Jones 3, Cameron Jones
2, and Matthew Blake 1
05th April 2008
Denbigh U12's travelled to Rhuddlan Town on Saturday and recorded an emphatic 8 - 1 victory , reports Rich Blake.
The scoreline somewhat flatters Denbigh as in the first half their passing was poor , managing to pass to Rhuddlan
players more than their own. This gave Rhuddlan belief and allowed them to equalise Denbigh's early goal, but by half
time Denbigh had restablished a 2 - 1 lead. A half time rocket sparked Town into life and their passing game improved
and allowed them to control the second period and add a further 6 goals by the end of the game. The scorers for Denbigh
were Cameron Jones 3, Josh Jones 2 and one apiece for Matthew Blake, Domonic Chamberlin and Andy Clarke.
4th April 2008
GIRLS TESCO CUP TRIALS
Denbigh Diamonds U/15’s Girls FC who compete in the North Wales Girls League are having a tough season in this
highly competitive age group. However, the team were given a big vote of confidence when five of their players were
invited for trials by the North Wales Coast FA who, for the first time are setting up and entering a regional girls team into
the prestigious national TESCO CUP competition. The team will travel to Aberystwyth to compete in a knockout tournament with
the other welsh regional teams. If successful they will then travel to “The City of Manchester Stadium” representing
the whole of Wales in the National Finals against teams from Scotland, England and Ireland. The five players selected for
trials from Denbigh Diamonds are Sophie Roberts, Rebecca Williams, Elen J Owen, Paige Morris and Kathryn Jones. The
trials were held last week at Colwyn Bay and so far Kathryn Jones has been selected for the team whilst the other four girls
have been put on stand by. On behalf of Denbigh Diamonds committee, parents and fellow players I’d like to say well
done and good luck to all those players involved.
1st March 2008:
Denbigh travelled to Rhyl on Saturday to play Aztec Diamonds in the semi final of the League Cup and were involved in
a truly excellent game of football. Both teams were committed to playing free following football with some excellent
young talent on view. Denbigh started the better and were quickly into their stride as they moved the ball about quickly
and accurately. The Denbigh midfield broke up any Aztec attack with the defence standing firm when they did get through.
The first goal eventually came when Jake Jones broke free down the right and the ball was played in for Cameron Jones
to score. Aztec's then up the tempo and controlled the game for the last ten minutes of the half and scored a dubious
equaliser and then another fine individual effort to give them a 2 - 1 interval lead.
Denbigh responsed and played the second half and again played excellent football as did Aztec's but Denbigh's
persistence finally paid off as Josh Jones equalised and then in the final 10 minutes Cameron Jones got his second to
put denbigh 3 - 2 up. Then with only 2 minutes left a freekick was only half cleared by the Denbigh defence and
Aztec's scrambled it home.
Extra time followed with both sides committed to the win but no goals came. It was then down to penalties
which followed the same pattern as the game with one side edging ahead and then being pegged back as it went down to the tenth
penalty which Aztec's scored to give them a narrow victory by 8 -7.
Credit must go to both sides for playing out an excellent game, but Manager Rich Blake was full of praise for his whole
squad in the way they played and push Aztec's 100% record to the very limit.
Denbigh Town U12's continued their good start to the season on Saturday when they entertained Prestatyn Rangers.
Manager Rich Blake made several changes to the starting line up but this didn't seem to hamper the Denbigh performance as
they played their best football of the season to date as their passing and movement ripped the Prestatyn side apart and Denbigh
raced into a 7 - 0 lead at the interval. To their credit Prestatyn re-grouped at half time and took the game to Denbigh
in the second period and only allowed Denbigh to add a further goal to the total to record an 8 - 0 victory. The Denbigh
goals came through Cameron Jones (3), Ciaran Lucas (2), Josh Jones (1), Danny Snaith (1) and a Andy Clarke penalty.
Denbigh Town U12's recorded their 3rd successive league victory on Saturday when they entertained St Asaph. Having
beaten the same oppostion 2 weeks earlier 8 - 1 in the League Cup , Denbigh relaxed too much in the first half of this league
encounter and let St Asaph dominate the half by playing the more controlled football. Only a goal late on
from Ciaran Lucas allowed the host a slender lead at half time. Following a talking to by Manager Rich Blake , Denbigh
went out in the second half and started to play the football they have shown they are capable of playing this season and further
goals from Man of the Match Ciaran Lucas, Cameron Jones (2), Danny Snaith and a first goal for the club from Carwyn Madoc-Jones
ensured that Denbigh ran out 6 - 0 winners to keep up the pressure on the 2 teams above them in the League Table
Denbigh Town U12s Goalscorers: Ciaran Lucas (2) Cameron Jones (2) Danny Snaith , Carwyn Madoc-Jones
Denbigh Diamonds u/13s girls football team captain, Sophie Roberts, had plenty of reasons to celebrate
after winning an armful of trophies including the Supporters player, players player and the managers player of the season
awards. The proud captain of the only girls football team to represent Denbigh Town received her rewards at the annual end
of season junior presentation night at the Plas Pigot club. Sophie has also been selected to represent the North East Wales
league. They will play several fixtures including games against The Wirral, Everton, Chester,
Wrexham and others. Denbigh
Diamonds manager, Martin Jones, presented the trophies which also included Top Scorer - Paige Morris and Most Improved Player
- Anona Davies-Smith. The Diamonds will be playing in their new Inter Milan kit next season which was very kindly sponsored
by Denbigh Town Council. Any girls aged between 12 and 15
interested in playing football please contact Martin Jones on
01745812810, or Rod Roberts on 01745816620.
Denbigh Town FC Juniors Fun Day took place on Saturday 16th June 2007.
There were a number of attractions to
keep young and old occupied , such as army inflatable assault course, weapons display, command tasks, bouncy castle, soccerama,
face painting, drinks and refreshments, BBQ and a soccer skills course.
Special thanks to Wes Farley , who is a serving
member of the British Army and who organized the attendance of members of his Regiment on the day. It is thanks to his hard
work and the enthusiasm of his men that the day was such a success with the inflatable assault course proving a BIG hit with
the children who came along. The club would also like to thank Bodidris Beef and Henllan bread for their support and Townsend
Supplies and ATS Tyres for allowing us to use their fences to put the signs back up, advertising the whole event. Also huge
thank you to the managers and parents who helped me out on the day and helped make it a day to remember.
obstacles in our way, not least of which was the initial removal of the publicity signs by the County Council and the none
too summery weather, everyone that came along seemed to have a good time. The aim of the day was to give the children of Denbigh
a good old fashioned fun day out and to raise the profile of the club. Whilst there is no question that the fun day out was
achieved, we still need to reiterate the point that the future success and growth of the club is dependant on more adult volunteers
coming forward. The Secretary was approached by a number of parents on the day; enquiring about their children joining a Denbigh
youth team and we have no shortage of young players. However, we have no parents/adults to act as managers and are therefore
unable to create any more teams. We are desperate for a manager for our existing U13 yrs team and if we are unsuccessful in
finding someone by the end of July, this team will fold and the players move to teams out of the town, which would be a terrible
disappointment to us all. We are also in need of an assistant manager to help with our U15yr team as the existing manager
is unable to commit every weekend due to work commitments.
Anyone out there who feels they could lend their support
in any way would be most welcomed and can contact Sarah Blake on 01745 812802. Full support and training will be provided
and paid for by the club and no experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm!! It is a commitment each week to run the
teams, but the rewards of the children's enthusiasm and enjoyment makes it more than worthwhile
RHYL AND DISTRICT JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE Under 10's
RHYL AND DISTRICT JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE Under 11's
RHYL AND DISTRICT JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE Under 13's
RHYL AND DISTRICT JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE Under 15's