Thrilling Lakesiders hit three!
The Lakesiders delivered an impressive team display in the Friday night football at The Rock with a first half demolition of Cefn Druids.
Bala started incredibly strong and from the outset were looking dangerous on the counter attack with Jones, Robles and Venables looking to cause problems early on.
Town didn’t have long to wait before they broke the deadlock as they went ahead after 10 minutes of play. Louis Robles picked up the ball in midfield, driving towards the box and picking out the unmarked Mendes who hit the ball first time from the edge of the eighteen yard box into the bottom left hand corner to give Town the lead.
They could’ve gone further ahead from the restart when a short corner by Henry Jones came back to him which he squared across the face of goal towards Robles but his backheel flick creeped inches past the far upright.
With fifteen minutes on the clock, Bala extended their lead as Sean Smith pulled the ball into the area from the byline into the path of Henry Jones who struck first time into the net with the ball taking a slight deflection off Peate.
Bala were queuing up with opportunities. Venables set-up Mendes who fired into the side netting from five yeards prior to Venables heading over the crossbar.
The Lakesiders’ pressure continued with Robles putting the ball into the net but having it cancelled out due to offside before Bala made it 3-0.
A looping cross from the right by Robles saw Venables jump higher than anyone to head downwards for the ball to bounce off the back of Jones into his path and volleyed into the top left hand corner on 37 minutes and giving them a 3-0 halftime lead.
After such a dominant first half, Druids came out with a bit of fight in the second half as they looked for a reply.
A freekick on the edge of the D saw Neil Ashton rattle the base of the post which was a let off for the Lakesiders.
Town weathered the storm and took back a hold of the match with the midfield of Mendes, Burke and Smith pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
Burke blazed over the crossbar from 30 yards before Henry Jones tested from distance and saw his effort palmed away by Jones in the Druids net.
Hayes, Leslie and Molyneux were introduced with Town looking to further their advantage.
In the closing stages, Burns put in a teasing ball into the area but Hayes nor Venables were able to capitalise on the chance and Druids were able to clear the danger.
A performance to be proud of by the Lakesiders who all dug deep and put on a show especially in the first half as they notched back to back wins.
It’s a quick turnaround as we return to action in the Nathaniel MG Cars League Cup v Bangor City at Maes Tegid on Tuesday evening.
Match photos can be seen here.