Caerwys 5 Mold Town United 3
A third straight win under new manager Jordan Hadaway moved Caerwys up to fourth in the North East Wales League, reports Steve Griffith.
Joining Hadaway in the dugout on Saturday was Andy Mackie, who will offer valuable assistance from the sidelines.
The home team started brightly, stringing some decent passes around and Deiniol Bower’s clever play down the left flank saw his shot from 20 yards out tipped over by Ben Tudor.
After three minutes neat play by Tom Cumming down the right set up recent signing Ryan Jones to score from 12 yards.
Debutant left-back Lewis Harrison, who had been linking up well, suffered a groin strain early on and was replaced by the reliable Ruari Wood.
Wood’s long throws into the opposition box proved a constant danger throughout the game.
At the other end Aaron North went close for Mold before his header on 33 minutes went through the legs of Rhys Williams for a soft equaliser.
Mold then took the lead when Steve Wilson’s shot from a tight angle crept in at the far post.
Caerwys rallied and after Jack Mackie headed over the bar, Ryan Jones equalised with a great header from a Jon Edmonds cross right on the stroke of half time.
The hosts started well after the break and Jones claimed his hat-trick with another decent effort on 50 minutes after a great cross from Jack Cox.
A precision pass from Bower set up a wonder strike from Elgan Hughes on the hour before Brendan Jones pulled one back for Mold.
Edmonds crowned a great game with his team’s fifth goal with two minutes left. This was a much better display from a Caerwys team which looked more settled and composed.
Winning manager Hadaway said: “It’s great to see us enjoying our football again, we are playing good football and getting the results we deserve. The lads are battling and working hard for each other on the pitch which is what we missed in parts of this season.
“Next week is a tough away trip to top of the league Brymbo but myself, Andy and the lads are looking forward to the game!”
Chirk Town 0 Sychdyn 1
The last unbeaten record in the North East Wales League was shattered after Sychdyn claimed a 1-0 victory at Chirk Town.
The Taverners, second in the table, were undefeated in nine matches, but Nathan Howartson’s 30th minute goal ended that fine run on Saturday.
Chirk still trail leaders Brymbo Victoria by four points, but have two games in hand.
Connah’s Quay Veterans 6 Buckley Town Veterans 0
Leon Bowen netted four goals as Quay romped to a six-goal success in the Veterans Premier Division.
Craig Fitzpatrick and Alec Sumner added a goal apiece for the hosts.