Chirk win local derby

09 October 2021
Chirk grabbed back the bragging rights with a narrow 2-1derby win over neighbour's Cefn Albion to maintain both our 100% league record and top spot.
It was a feisty affair at Holyhead Road and with a large contingent of Albion supporters making the short journey to Chirk, it was always going to be tight game.
Both teams battled it out in the first 30 minutes with The Colliers having the majority of possession without creating any real chances. First real chance fell to Albions Callum Mannion but he shot wide from a good position.
Chirk continued to press and had a header cleared off the line just before the interval.
The second period saw more of the same with Chirk continuing to dominate possession but it was Cefn who went in front on 53 minutes when Mikey Latham took advantage of a defensive mistake by Chirk to majestically chip Chirks keeper Josh Newell from 20 yards, a brilliant goal.
Cefns lead was short lived as defender Matty Williams pulled Chirk level on 59 minutes when he shot home from close range.
Things got worse for the Albion minutes later when Callum Mannion was shown a second yellow on the hour mark and was shown red.
Chirks numerical advantage was immediately exploited when Louie Middlehurst fired them ahead minutes later following a goal mouth scramble.
Cefn tried in vain to get back level but Chirk were not for giving up their lead and comfortably held on to make it 9 wins out of 9 in the Ardal North East League.
It was Albions first league defeat but they are a strong team and will be challenging for honours at the end of the season.
Man of the match with a brilliant display was Dale Davies 👏
#beserk #100%record
Final Result

Chirk AAA 2-1 Cefn Albion

Fixture Date

09 October 2021

Player of the Match
Dale Davies