Chirk claim first Cymru North win with last minute winner

29 August 2022

JD Cymru Leagues(Cymru North)


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.

Final Result


Fixture Date

29 August 2022

Ed Baker
Line up

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