Cymru North: Dan’s the Man as Prestatyn beat Rhyl, Chaplin clinches Bay win over Llandudno, Flint beat Bucks

Prestatyn celebrate their winning goal against Rhyl. Pic: John Pickles

Prestatyn Town 1 (Davies 7)
Rhyl 0
Cymru North – Dec 28, 2019

Prestatyn Town maintained their seven-point lead at the Cymru North peak with a 1-0 home win over coastal rivals Rhyl, watched by a superb attendance of 976.

Danny Davies’ seventh-minute goal proved enough for the Seasiders to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Belle Vue back in August.

Davies broke the deadlock at the Motion Finance Stadium when he was picked out on the right-hand side of the box by a lovely delivery from Ben Maher and applied a clinical finish into the middle of the goal.

It was almost 2-0 when Dan Roberts’ fierce shot was superbly saved by Rory Crowther and the ball was cleared.

Play was held up for a nasty injury suffered by Rhyl’s Sam Molyneux, following which Town’s Zebb Edwards received a yellow for the offending challenge.

Close to the interval Crowther did well to keep out an Alex Jones free kick, then deep into added time Jordan Davies drove just wide for the hosts.

The second half was much more even with a Rhyl side possessing some highly promising youngsters giving as good as they got.

Prestatyn found the net but the goal was ruled out for offside before a tremendous piece of defending from Michael Parker foiled the Lilywhites.

Davies was thwarted by a great tackle before Crowther saved from Town’s scorer again.

Prestatyn’s Alex Jones was dismissed for a second yellow with four minutes left.

Rhyl tried hard to get back on terms, but the Seasiders took the points.

Rest of the Cymru North action

Joe Chaplin scored the winner against his old club as Colwyn Bay came from behind to win 3-2 at Llandudno.

Sion Edwards edged the Seagulls in front, but goals from Danny Hughes and Alfons Fosu-Mensah handed the Seasiders a half-time lead.

Mitch Bryant levelled on 65 minutes before Chaplin’s fine finish settled the issue at Maesdu Park.

Second-place Flint Town United proved too strong for Buckley Town, chalking up a 3-0 victory at Cae-y-Castell.

Mark Cadwallader (2, 1 pen) and Richie Foulkes produced the home net-finders.

Gresford goalscorer Jake Eyre in action against Llanrhaeadr. Picture: Chas Rowland

Matty Williams put Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant ahead at Gresford Athletic, but the hosts equalised through Jake Eyre to secure a 1-1 draw.

Rob Jones’ 90th minute cracker pinched Conwy Borough a 2-1 success at Llangefni Town.

Late-goal specialists Boro worked their magic again thanks to the midfielder, Corrig McGonigle also on the mark for the Tangerines in the 25th minute after Steffan Jones struck early for Cefni.

The prolific Llyr Morris added another double to his goals collection, one of them a penalty, in Ruthin Town’s 3-0 home triumph against Corwen.

Veteran Craig Wilkinson was also on the scoresheet for Town, who produced all of their goals in the second half.

Guilsfield grabbed the honours 3-0 at bottom side Llanfair United, Callum Bromley, Adam Jenkins and Adam Davies with the away goals.

On Friday night, Bangor City outscored Porthmadog 1-0, Emmanuel Agyemang with the 15th minute decider.

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