Rhyl Rovers v Llandudno Albion

1.15pm  2 May 2016

Vale of Clwyd and Conway League, Premier Division
Rhyl Rovers 3 Llandudno Albion 7 (att 16)

I took the easy option this Bank Holiday, heading for a single game on the north Wales coast rather than driving long distances chasing two or more matches.

I was rewarded with plenty of goals, and a fixture that was okay despite having an end of season feel to it.

Llandudno Albion had already won the league, and their attention was more on a forthcoming cup final than a league game at a Rhyl Rovers side who also had little to play for. In those circumstances it could have been a dull contest, luckily it wasn't.

Rovers took an early lead, which they held only briefly. A penalty restored the hosts' advantage, but again it didn't take Albion long to level. Then two goals in quick succession meant the visitors led 4-2 at half time.

Rhyl Rovers pulled a goal back early in the second period, but eventually Llandudno Albion's superiority shone through and they established a commanding lead thanks to three more goals.

The venue was pitch accessed from Rhydwen Close in Rhyl, not far from the town centre and seafront and tucked in behind a housing estate. It's just a pitch, not railed or roped off, but it has an enclosed feel.

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