Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018

#JDWPL MD1 Round-Up - Sunday

Goals galore as Cofis, Nomads and Saints get off to winning starts.

Connah's Quay and the The New Saints made perfect starts to the new season as they ran up the goals on the opening day, while it was a dream start too for Caernarfon as they won on their return to the league.

Caernarfon Town 1-0 Cefn Druids

The Cofis got off to the best possible start with a victory over a below-par Cefn Druids at the Oval.

Cai Jones' volley was the difference between the teams as a strong home crowd helped their side over the line in the closing stages.

Druids could have been in front early on. Naim Arsan's long ball found James Davies, and the forward managed to knock it past Alex Ramsey only for Nathan Craig to clear off the line.

Craig was then involved in the games only goal. His corner was headed on by Gareth Edwards towards Jones, and the forward turned exquisitely to volley home past a wrong-footed Michael Jones.

The second half yielded few chances for either side, as Town held on to get off the mark for the season.

Llanelli Town 0-7 Connah’s Quay Nomads

Llanelli were given a harsh introduction to life in the JD Welsh Premier League as Connah’s Quay ran riot at Stebonheath Park.

Bakare celebrates his first in Nomads' big win. <em>Photo: Nik Mesney/NCM Media</em>

Bakare celebrates his first in Nomads' big win. Photo: Nik Mesney/NCM Media

Six different scorers, including a brace for Michael Bakare left the Reds reeling and the Nomads delighted.

Michael Wilde’s header on 6’ opened the scoring, as he turned home Bakare’s cross. Bakare then turned scorer on 14’ with a header of his own.

Declan Poole made it three on 24’, his low shot taking a deflection on it’s way in.

The home side regrouped and fashioned a spell of pressure before the break, but any hopes they had of a second half fightback were dashed when first Ryan Wignall and then Michael Parker found the net to extend the visitors’ lead.

Bakare then got a second moments later, again heading home to make it six.

There was still time for Laurence Wilson to get a seventh in injury time to give Andy Morrison’s side the perfect start to the new season.

The New Saints 5-1 Barry Town United

The champions also got off to a flyer at Park Hall, beating Barry Town United 5-1.

A quick brace from Chris Seargeant just before the half changed the outlook of this one, coming soon after the visitors had got back into the game through Curtis Watkins.

Blaine Hudson had headed the home side in front on 15’, before Watkins grabbed a header of his own on 38’ to level.

Seargeant struck twice though just before half time, his second a curling shot which gave Mike Lewis no chance.

Barry battled to get back into the game after the break, but another quick fire double, this time from Greg Draper, with just under twenty minutes left killed the game off and sealed the points for Saints.

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