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LLANRWSTS'
FOOTBALLING HISTORY

Club

Colours

GWYDYR ROVERS

LLANRWST UNITED

THE WELSH F. A. CUP

LLANRWST TOWN
(Llanrwst Town goals given first)
1912/13  Prel Rd     Away 0 v 5 Llanberis
1920/21  Prel Rd    Away  2 v 5 Llandudno FC
1921/22  Prel Rd     Home 0 v 5 Colwyn Bay
1923/24  Prel Rd     Home 2 v 0 Llandudno Junction
                1 Qual Rd Home 5 v3 Llanfairfechain
                2 Qual Rd  Away 1 v 2 Penmaenmawr 
1924/25  5 Qual Rd Away 1 v 3 Llandudno Junction
1932/22  2 Round   Home 1 v 5 Holywell Arcadians
1950/51  1 Round    Away 1 v 1 Blaenau Ffestiniog
                         (abandoned 20 minutes)
                 Rematch Away  0 v 6 Blaenau Ffestiniog
1952/53  2 Round   Away  0 v 2 Flint Town Utd
1953/54  2 Round   Away    v    South Liverpool
                                      (walk over)
                3 Round   Home 1 v 1 Caernarfon Town  
                3 Replay  Away  1 v 4 Caernarfon Town
1954/55  2 Round  Away  3 v 7 Holyhead Town
1955/56  2 Round  Away 2 v 5 31st TRRA Kinmel
                            (played at Llanrwst)
1956/57  2 Round  Away 5 v 4 Blaenau Ffestiniog
                3 Round  Away  0 v 1 Blaenau Ffestiniog


GWYDYR ROVERS
No trace of any Welsh F.A. Cup Games

LLANRWST UNITED
(Llanrwst Utd goals given first)

1985/86  1 Round  Home 1 v 3 BSC Shotton      
1986/87  1 Round  Away v Holyhead Utd Juniors   
                          (Holyhead Utd Juniors withdrew - W/O)
                 2 Round  Away 2 v 4 Holywell Town   
1987/88  1 Round Home 3 v 1 Llandudno Ams  
                 2 Round Home 3 v 3 Rhydymwyn   
                 2 Replay Away 3 v 2 Rhydymwyn    
                 3 Round Home 0 v 3 Bangor City   
1988/89  1 Round  Away 1 v 4 Bethesda Athletic   
1989/90  1 Round Home 1 v 3 Nantlle Vale    
1990/91  1 Round  Away 2 v 3 Conwy Utd    
1991/92  1 Round  Away 1 v 2 Rhyl               
1992/93  1 Round  Away  0 v 3 Llanfair PG   
1993/94   Prel Rd   Home 1 v 1 Nefyn    
                  Replay    Away 1 v 4 Nefyn      
                         (played at Llanrwst)
1994/95   Prel Rd  Away 0 v 0 Y Felinheli   
                  Replay  Home 3 v 4 Y Felinheli   
1995/96   1 Round Home 3 v 2 Rhyl Delta   
                 2 Round Home 2 v 6 Cemaes Bay FC   
2005/06  1 Round Away  0 v 2 Caerwys    
                 2 Round Home 3 v 2 Llandudno   
                 3 Round Away  0 v 3 Llangefni     
2006/07  1  Round Away 1 v 0 Hawarden Rangers  
                2  Round Away  1 v 3 The New Saints

For a full and comprehensive guide of all Welsh Cup results, round by round, from 1877 to date, visit the Welsh Football Data Archive site;  

http://www.wfda.co.uk/welsh_cup_year_index.php


LEAGUE  CAMPAIGNS


NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE

1898/99               Pl  Pts
Llanrwst               14  18
Bangor                 11  16
Colwyn Bay          14  14
C'narfon Ironopolis   9  12
Rhyl                     13  12
Holyhead Rail. Inst  9   8
Llandudno Swifts   10   7
Menai Bridge         10   7
1899/1900            Pl Pts
Bangor City          14  24
Llanrwst               14  28
Holywell               14  16
Rhyl Utd               14  14
Llandudno Swifts   14  12
Caernarfon Iron.     14  12
Colwyn Bay           14   7
Holyhead Rail. Inst 14   7
1900/01               Pl  Pts
Bangor                 13  18
Rhyl                     13  16
Holyhead              14  16
Caernarfon I.         13  14
Holywell                13  14
Llandudno Swifts   13  14
Llanrwst                12   9
Penmaenm'r RWF 11   2

1901/02          Pl  Pts
Caernarfon I.   12  19
Bangor           12  18
Colwyn Bay    13  17
Rhyl               12  14
Llandudno       13  13
Holyhead        10    6
Llanrwst         12    6
Lanberis         12    1

1902/03           Pl  Pts
Porthmadog      18  28
Bangor             18  24
Colwyn Bay      18  21
Llanrwst           18  21
Penmaenmawr  18  15 
Llanberis          17  13
Caernarfon I.     14  14
Rhyl Ath           14  10
Conwy              17   8

1903/04              Pl  Pts
Bangor               16  28
Porthmadog        15  22
Conwy                16  20
Colwyn Bay         16  18
Llandudno           16  17
Llanberis             15  15
Llanfairfepwll        16  10
Llanrwst              16   8
Penmaenmawr     16   6

1904/05              Pl  Pts
Bangor C.  Res   14  24
Porthmadog       13  20
Colwyn Bay        14  16
Llandudno          14  14
Holyhead Swifts  11  10
Conwy               14   8
Llanfairfechain    14   8
Llanrwst             12   6
1905/06                Pl  Pts
Bangor City           12  19
Holyhead Swifts     12  19
Colwyn Bay           12  15
Porthmadog           12  13
Llandudno Ams      12  10
Llanrwst                12   4
Blaenau Ffest        12   4

1906/07

Llanrwst did not compete

1907/08              Pl  Pts
Bangor Cy Res   20  34
Holyhead Swifts   20  26
Beaumaris FC     20  24
Colwyn Bay Utd   20  21
Llandudno Ams    20  21
Rhyl Ath.c Res    20  19
Conwy                20  16
Caernarfon Utd    19  16
Denbigh Utd        20  15
Blaenau Ffest      20  15
Llanrwst              19   8


1908/09           Pl  Pts

Beaumaris       20  32
Caernarfon Utd 20  28
Llandudno Ams 20  24
Bangor C Res   20  23
Holyhead Swifts 20  18
Conwy              20  18
Denbigh            20  18
Colwyn B. Utd   20  13
Llanrwst            20  12
Blaenau Ffest    20  11

1909/10           Pl  Pts
UCNW Bangor  18  29
Caernarfon Utd  18  25
Holyhead Swifts18  21
Llanrwst           17  21
Bangor C Res   17  17
Landudno Ams  18  16
Colwyn Bay Utd 18  14
Pwllheli             18  13
Blaenau Ffest    18  12
Llanberis           18   8

1910/11               Pl  Pts
UCNW Bangor     18  29
Caernarfon Utd     18  25
Holyhead Swifts   18  21
Llanrwst               17  21
Bangor C Res       17  17
Llandudno Ams    18  16
Coilwyn Bay Utd   18  14
Pwllheli Town       18  13
Blaenau Ffest       18  12
Lanberis Utd         18   8

 

1911/12                Pl  Pts 
Caernarfon            20  31
Bangor Town Res  20  30
Holyhead Swifts    20  28
Denbigh Utd          20  21
Ffestiniog Town     20  21
Rhyl Utd               20  21
Llandudno Ams     20  19
Colwyn Bay Utd    20  17
Llandudno Junc     20  13
Llanrwst Town       20  12
Llanberis Utd         20   8

1912/13             Pl  Pts
Ffestiniog Town  20  30
Caernarfon         20  28
Rhyl Utd            20  24 
Denbigh Utd       20  21
Colwyn Bay Utd 20  20
Llandudno Junc  19  19
Holyhead Swifts 18  19
Holywell Utd       19  17
Bangor City Res 18  16
Llanrwst Town    18   8
Llanberis            18   7

1919/20              Pl  Pts
Bangor Coms      18  28
Bangor Rail Ins    18  28
Holyhead Rail Ins 18  23
Colwyn Bay         18  22
Denbigh              18  20
Conway              18  15
Blaenau Ff Coms 18 15
Llanrwst              18  12
Caernarfon Ath    18  10
Portmadoc          18   7
Coms = Comrades
Ins = Institue
 

1920/21              Pl   Pts
Holyhead Rail Ins 22  36
Holywell Utd        22  33
Denbigh Utd        22  28
Bangor Ath          22  26
Blaenau Ff Coms 22  25
Llandudno           22  24
Colwyn Bay        22  23
Conwy                22  22
Caernarfon Ath    22  16
Llanrwst             22  13
Portmadoc          22  11
Ogwen Valley       22   6


VALE OF CONWAY LEAGUE

1929/30            Pl  Pts
Conway Casuals 22  43
Glan Conway      24  37
Llanrwst             21  33
Dolgarrog           22  28
Mochdre            23  27
Pentregwyddel   25  27
Colwyn B Coms 19  22
Craigydon          21  17
R B Llandudno   22  16
Betws Y Coed   15  14
Penmachno       22  10
Rhyd y Foel       23  8
Llysfaen            19   6
Llandudno Junc 10   2
R B= Royal Blues
1930/31            Pl  Pts  
Craigydon          18  31
Llanrwst             18  31
Pentregwyddel   18  23
Glan Conway     18  20
Betws y Coed    17  17
Dolgarrog           18  15
Conway Casuals 16  15
Colwyn B Coms  16  15
Llandudno Junc   18   7
Mochdre             18   5




1931/32        Pl  Pts
Craigydon        20  36
Llanrwst            20 36
Glan Conway    20  27
Blaenau F Res  20  21
Pentregwyddel  20  21
Cwm Rangers   20  20
Colwyn B Coms 20  18
Dolgarrog          20  16
Dolwyddelen      20  16
Penmachno       20  7
Llandudno Junc  20  5


NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE

1932/33           Pl  Pts
Caernarfon Ath 18  27
Llanfairfechain  18  24
Holyhead T      18  24
Llanrwst          18  21
Llandudno       18  18
Bangor C Res  18  17
Pwllheli           18  15
Conway Utd     18  13
Bethesda Vic   18  14
Blaenau Ff      18  13
Vic = Victoria.
1933/34         Pl  Pts
Rhyl Ath Res  18  31
Llanfairfechain 18  25
Portmadoc      18  23
Llandudno       18  23
Blaenau Ffest  18  20
Bangor C Res 18  17
Bethesda Vic   18 13
Llanrwst          18 13
Holyhead        18  10
Colwyn B Res 18   5 
             

VALE OF CONWAY LEAGUE

1934/35            Pl  Pts
Llanrwst            20  32
Penrhyn Utd      20  30
Colwyn B Coms 20  26
Talybont Utd      20  23
Dolwyddelen      20  23
Penmachno       20  21
Trefriw Spa        20  15
Glan Conway     20  14
Bleaunau F Res 20 13
Llandudno Res   20 13
Betws y Coed    20   8
1935/36          Pl  Pts 
Conway Bor.   18  32
Llanrwst         18  27
Glan Conway  18  23
Betws y Coed 18  20
Llandudno Res 18 17
Dolwyddelen    18  16
Penrhyn Utd    18  12
Talybont Utd    18  12
Penmachno    18  12
Trefriw Spa      18   8         
1936/37          Pl  Pts
Llanrwst          18  32
Penmaenmawr 18  25
Conwy Bor       18  23
Dolgarrog         18  21
Dolwyddelen    18  19
Llandudno Res 18  18
Betws y Coed  18  18
Penrhyn Utd    18  13
Glan Conwy     18  10
Trefriw Spa      18  12

1937/38          Pl  Pts
Llanrwst           20  33
Penmaenmawr 20  27
Llandudno Junc 20 24
Llandudno Res 20  23
Dolgarrog         20  20
Trefriw Spa       20  17
Glan Conwys   20  14
Dolwyddelen    20  14
Llanfairfechain  20  12
Betws y Coed  20  10

NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE 1898/99


Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent
4th November 1898
LLANRWST v. COLWYN BAY.
Played at Llanrwst.
Llanrwst won the toss, and pressed for the first five minutes, but, unfortunately, they could not score. From a corner, Elias scored first point for Llanrwst.
The visitors then scored, which was disallowed as a player was off-side. Llanrwst right wing had a run, and Eames scored off Elias's shot.
Half-time: Llanrwst, 2; Colwiyn Bay, nil.
Two minutes from the restart, J. R. scored a third point for Llanrwst.
F: Llanrwst, 4; Colwyn Bay, 1,

Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald and North and South Wales Independent
4th November 1898
LLANRWST TOWN v. CARNARVON IRONOPOLIS.
Played at Llanrwst. Llanrwst won the toss. From a corner, Carnarvon scored, and from a shot off, Evan James equalised for Llanrwst.
The visitors pressed, and made a good attempt to score, but Hayes saved nicely. James again scored for Llanrwst.
The home left wing played a neat combined game, but the visitors' backs defended well.
Half-time: Llanrwst, 2 goals; Carnarvon, 1 goal
In the second half, the Llanrwst team had much the best of the game, adding four goals, and when the whistle sounded, the score stood Llanrwst, 6; Carnarvon Ironopolis
, 1.
Other results
Bangor 2 Menai Bridge 1
Rhyl Reserve 0 Llandudno Reserve 1
Colwyn Bay 4 Holyhead Swifts 1


John French Pierce
Llanrwst Town FC
Winners of the 1936-37
Jack Owen Cup

Received the following request from Michael Vickers of Penrith, Australia KD:

I am currently ploughing around trying to find out as much as I can about my paternal grandfather - John French Pierce,born 7 August 1915 and died November 1991.

Any information that could assist in finding more about John would be very well received.

If you can help Michael, he can be contacted via mail@penmon.org

 Alun Tudur has been in touch with Michael about
John French Pierce,
and has supplied more information courtesy of Beti Pierce
which is included here.

John's parents were Thomas Pierce and Mary nee Davies.

HisFather Twm Pyrs as they called him locally (Thomas Pierce) came originally from Dinbych (Denbigh) in North Wales and was a plasterer who served in the Somme as a private in the Royal Welch Fusuliers during the first World War.

John was born on the 7th August 1915.John's birth certificate has the family address as 4 Wellington Street Llanrwst.John was named after a General French who was famous at the beginning of the 20th century.

The family were Welsh speaking and lived in a house called The Plough in an area called Scotland Street in Llanrwst, since demolished.
The house was double fronted and had a piano. Wil one of his bothers played the piano and John French enjoyed singing.



John in the 1930s

He played for Llanrwst Town for a couple of years including the Vale of Conway League Championship for 1936/37 and the Jack Owen Cup - per the medal below.

Llanrwst Town
Vale of Conwy League Champions
1936/37

Click here to see League Table

Courtesy of the Welsh Football Data Archive


Jack Owen Cup Medal
1936 - 37

For a period of time he was a professional footballer playing for the Belfast Celtic team in Northern Ireland. 


Belfast Celtic
F.C.
(click here for the history of the club).

Belfast Celtic -
The Grand Old Team
(click here to visit the webpage)


John joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers with his cousin Robert Davies and landed in France just after the D-Day landings.During the Second World War, he served in India and then in Burma where he may have contracted a tropical disease.
When he came back to Llanrwst his skin was yellow and he spent some time convalescing in The Waterloo Hotel in Betws y Coed which was converted into a hospital during the war.



John, left, with cousin RobertDavies 


Robert 's parents were Robert senior and Mary Davies. Bob Bach (little Bob), Robert Davies died in the 1970s.

John was terribly wounded around the same time - haven't found the exact date yet. John was confined to a wheel chair and spent a long time in Stoke Mandeville hospital.

He would have been around 32 when the first Stoke Mandeville Games took place so, with John being a sportsman, I am also looking at whether he was involved in these as well.

I have been trying to get the Stoke-Mandeville connection as JFP was supposedly very active sportsman (Rugby union supposedly) and was in this hospital around the time Guttman started the games.


John in a rugby shirt around 1941

 

If you can help Michael with his family history enquiry,
he can be contacted via
 mail@penmon.org

For a full and comprehensive guide to the historic North Wales Coast League Tables, visit the Welsh Football Data Archive site at 

http://www.wfda.co.uk/league_nwcoast_index.php

For a full and comprehensive guide to the historic Vale of Conway League Tables, visit the Welsh Football Data Archive site at;  

http://www.wfda.co.uk/league_vale_conwy_index.php


Vale of Conway League

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945/46

Pl

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Llanddulais FC

12

10

1

1

52

24

21

Llandudno Junction FC

12

8

2

1

37

12

18

Conway FC

12

5

4

3

30

25

14

Penmaenmawr FC

12

5

0

7

37

33

10

Llanrwst Town FC

12

3

4

4

27

38

10

Colwyn Bay FC

12

3

1

8

26

35

7

Dolgarrog FC

12

1

0

11

20

61

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1946/47

Pl

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Conway FC

18

4

3

1

87

33

31

Llanrwst Town FC

18

3

0

5

71

27

26

Dolgarrog FC

18

8

4

6

52

30

20

Penmaenmawr FC

17

8

3

6

50

52

19

Llnadudno FC Res

18

8

1

9

54

53

17

Llysfaen FC

18

7

2

9

56

52

16

Betws Y Coed FC

17

5

4

8

39

52

14

Colwyn Bay FC Res

18

4

5

9

42

58

13

Dolwyddelan FC

16

4

3

9

37

58

11

Trefriw Spa FC

18

4

1

13

37

63

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1947/48

Pl

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Llanrwst Town FC

20

16

1

3

91

31

33

Dolgarrog FC

20

14

1

5

75

40

29

Machno United

20

13

1

6

88

36

27

Llandudno FC Res

20

11

3

6

62

41

25

Llysfaen FC

20

9

5

6

79

46

23

Llandudno Junction FC Res

20

9

3

8

57

62

21

Dolwyddelan FC

20

7

4

9

49

67

18

Colwyn Bay FC Res

20

6

4

10

36

71

16

Betws Y Coed FC

20

3

5

12

32

58

11

Trefriw Spa FC

20

3

3

14

38

67

9

Blaenau Ffestiniog FC Res

20

3

1

16

40

128

7



 Gwydir Rovers
1959 - 60

 Winners of the Jack Owen Cup
League Championship
League Cup


DAVE POWELL

David Powell

WELSH INTERNATIONAL

GWYDYR ROVERS   WREXHAM,   SHEFFIELD UNITED,
  CARDIFF CITY
hclick here to read about his footballing career
DAVE POWELL

ASSOCIATION
WITH
ACCRINGTON STANLEY F.C. 

Llanrwst Town F.C,

Above; Llanrwst United's historic stand which they obtained from Accrington Stanley's Peel Park ground,  when they resigned from the Football League during the 1961/62 season. My thanks to Phil Smith, Chairman Llanrwst United FC for this information.                               
When Accrington Stanley reformed in 1968, they moved to the Crown Ground. I don't think they asked for their stand back!!                
Accrington's kit in 1962 is pictured above.


Accrington Stanley v Colchester United 13th January 1962.
Three weeks later Accrington Stanley played their last match in the Football League
(Photo courtesy of Trevor Beal, Braintree Town F.C.)

Accrington Stanley''s former ground at Peel Park

Stand at Accrington's Peel Park in 1962.

 Llanrwst F.C
in the 1970s


 If you can name the players
please contact  mail@penmon.org


Llanrwst F.C. mentioned in:

Red Dragons
The Story of Welsh Football
by Phil Stead

is a must buy book

for any Welsh football enthusiast.

Published by

Y Lolfa
First impression
2012

ISBN
Hardback

978-1-84771-488-6
Softback
978-1-84771-468-8