Trearddur Bay United v St Asaph City

4.45pm  29 August 2015

Welsh Alliance, Division One
Trearddur Bay United 4 St Asaph City 3 (att 304)

The marathon that is the Welsh Alliance "hop", 11 games over four days, arrived in Trearddur Bay for a late afternoon kick-off, giving me the chance to tick off a new ground just a short drive from my earlier match at Valley.

As always for hop games, the host club were well organised to cope with the influx of spectators, who lined the pleasantly-situated pitch, which is just across the road from the beach.

The home side, with the breeze at their backs and the bright sun behind them, dominated a one-sided first half, scoring early and trebling their lead by half time. They added a fourth in the opening minute of the second half, then lost their way and allowed St Asaph back into the game.

The visitors went from being on the wrong end of a hammering to scoring three times, and, as the game came to an end, coming very close to equalising.

There's no cover at Trearrdur Bay's Lon Isallt ground, not that any was needed on a sunny afternoon. The pitch is railed off on three sides and enclosed by a stone wall on the side the borders the road, while players change in a pavilion in the corner.

After the final whistle the "hop" moved on to an evening kick-off at Llangefni, while I headed back home.

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