Vale of Clwyd & Conwy League: Rhuddlan still unbeaten, NFA produce dramatic fightback to keep 100% record

NFA (all blue) produced a stunning recovery at Denbigh Development to keep their 100% record. Picture: Stephen Whitfield

Rhuddlan Town maintained their unbeaten run and moved three points clear at the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier Division summit with a narrow 3-2 win over Llansannan at Rhydwen Drive, Rhyl.

Jay Whitehouse (2) and Matty Rees ensured Wayne Hughes’ side made it 10 league games undefeated, Rhys Hughes and Joe Maguire pushing the visitors close.

Bro Cernyw won 3-1 at Llanelwy Athletic, the visitors taking a three-goal lead into the break which they never looked like squandering.

In the 25th minute Owain Hughes scored from a corner after Llanelwy failed to clear their lines.

The hosts responded well, but on 37 minutes Cernyw centre-half Bryn Griffiths headed in from a flag-kick.

On 45 minutes, following play out wide, Owain Hughes received a diagonal ball and finished to make it three.

Llanelwy dominated play for the first 20 minutes of the second half, during which Steve Kirk found the net, but that was the end of the scoring.

Lloyd McElroy, Alec Stokes and Joel Jones scored for Llandudno Athletic in a 3-1 win against Rhos United, Ben Wheeler replying.

Llanfairfechan Town had to settle for a 2-2 home draw with Cerrigydrudion. Iwan Jones and Ryan Lewis struck for the hosts, Jac Edwards with both for Cerrig.

Postponed: Abergele v Meliden (unfit pitch).

Division One

This division produced the league’s game of the day as leaders NFA came so close to losing their 100% record, but managed to squeeze out a 5-4 victory at Denbigh Development.

Joel Rowlands (2), Elliot Chapman and Morgan Jones put Denbigh 4-1 up after 63 minutes, Jordan Taylor the NFA marksman.

But then the Rhyl side showed the mettle of potential champions as Taylor completed a hat-trick, then James Paggett and Nathan Jones struck in the final eight minutes to steal the points.

Llysfaen remain unbeaten and are top scorers in the division after an 8-0 whipping of Betws-y-Coed.

Reece Kearney (2), Nathan Russell, Sean Sheridan (2) and a James Fallas hat-trick produced the goals for Emlyn Robert Jones’ men.

Elliot Croston (4) and a massively popular goal from youngster Jack Paul Jones earned Llanfairfechan Town Reserves a 5-1 triumph at Henllan, Shaun Edwards for the hosts.

Steve Collins (2) and Sean Sharp made sure Llandudno Amateurs Reserves pipped Machno United 3-2 and it finished 6-4 for Penrhyn Bay Dragons at Rhyl All Stars.

Luke Jones (2), Matty Katsouris, Osian Spencer, Solomon Rickets and Tom Parry combined for the away tally, Shane Roberts, Adam Cassidy (2) and Mathew Parry for the hosts.

Five games in Division One and 38 goals scored.

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