JD Cymru Leagues(Cymru North)
CHIRK AAA 2 PORTHMADOG 1
Chirk recorded their first ever win in Cymru North with a injury time winner from substitute Ed Baker.
Chirk had battled away with Porthmadog all first half with few opportunities for either side and it was a corner in the last minute of the half that deceived the Chirk defence and Porthmadog defender Nathan Williams headed in at the far post to put the away side ahead at the break.
It was a hammer blow for Chirk but to their credit came out second half and took the game to Porthmadog with the away team with their backs to the wall in the opening exchanges in the second period.
However there were few chances and it took a mix up in the Porthmadog defence to give Chirk their break. A through ball was chased down by youngster Rhys Edwards and his pressure made the Porthmadog keeper kick against his own defender and the ball bounced kindly for Edwards to tap home from close range for his first goal since his loan move from TNS.
The game opened up and both teams went close with breakaway attacks but with the game seemingly petering out to a draw, in the dying minutes Chirk streamed forward and were awarded a last minute penalty with a defender tugging on a Chirk player. Up stepped Baker who calmly slotted the spot kick past Morgan Jones in the Porthmadog goal.
The home side went wild and the final whistle blew to give The Colliers their first 3 points of the season.
Chirk AAA 2-1 PORTHMADOG
29 August 2022
Mark Richards Adam Williams Jack Edwards Caleb Davies Ryan Williams Ashton Williams Steffan Rogers Ryan Davies Dale Davies Louie Middlehurst Rhys Edwards 62' Josh Jones Ed Baker 86'(7) 90'+3' Jack Orbell 65'(10) Lewis Clamp 80'(11) Harry Jones
Ken was born in 1976 at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and is one of five boys to parents Mary and Ken Snr.
He went to local comprehensive schools Ysgol y Waun and the Alun School, Mold, where he studied A-levels in Physics, Maths, English and Politics. After achieving four A grades, Ken went to Cambridge University to study social and political science, specialising in European regional policy and economics.
After graduating, Ken took time out in America before joining the Leader newspaper in his native North Wales. He studied for his NVQ in Journalism at Yale College in Wrexham (now Coleg Cambria) and also did freelance work for the Daily Express.
Ken has also served as office manager for Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami and was a community councillor in Pantymwyn, near Mold.
In May 2011, Ken was elected to the National Assembly with 42.4% of the vote in Clwyd South. His keen interests include enhancing the identity and tourism potential of Clwyd South, as well as improving mental health care and physical fitness. He is also determined to improve job and training prospects for young people, as well as protect crucial services for the vulnerable.
Having learnt Welsh at school until the age of 16, Ken remains a keen learner and is also a passionate supporter of the arts in Wales. He is a vice-president of Rhos Male Voice Choir and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and sponsors a host of local organisations including Brymbo, Chirk and Penycae football clubs.
In 2016, Ken was re-elected as AM for Clwyd South with an increased majority. After previously serving as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology and Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, he is now the Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy and Transport.