North East Wales League – Penyffordd win major Championship clash, Greenfield unable to hit the summit

Caerwys Reserves and Ruthin Town Development (red) in combat. Picture: JONATHAN REES

NORTH EAST WALES FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORTS – MARCH 26

PREMIER DIVISION

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Greenfield 1 FC Queen’s Park 1

Although Greenfield went level on points with leaders Chirk Town after Saturday’s draw, the Holywell area side remain second on goal difference.

Scott Beck’s men were unable to get the win they desired which would have put them top.

As for Queen’s Park, despite missing key players they managed to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 matches.

The Wrexham team’s task was made all the more difficult with the withdrawals of club captain Curtis Neary and top goalscorer Barry Torrence.

Nonetheless, the Park started like a house on fire and in just the second minute Liam Davies used all his strength to win a free kick in a dangerous position.

Tony Jones whipped in a delightful ball for Davies to leap highest and bullet a header home.

Park maintained the early pressure, but after Greenfield settled they took command.

The home side won a penalty for handball, which Danny Calvert converted.

Both teams had chances in an exciting second half.

Park captain for the day Joey Jones made two unbelievable saves and at the other end Jack Hanley found himself clean through on three occasions but was unable to score.

Callum Roberts delivered a delightful cross that was deflected against the crossbar and it ended one-apiece.

Hawarden Rangers 3 Castell Alun Colts 0

Ryan Tierney (2) and Louis Anglesea secured the win for the hosts over the next-to-bottom side.

New Brighton Villa 2 Mynydd Isa Spartans 1

Lewis Jones and Harvey Tattum provided the second-half goals that ensure Villa ended up victorious after Petre Alexandru had edged the visitors ahead.

Overton Recreational 0 Lex XI 3

Aron Carter, Ricky Evans and a Shaun Cowley own goal ensured Lex went home with the spoils.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION

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Penyffordd Lions 4 Ruabon Rovers 2

In this battle of the top two, leaders Penyffordd moved four points clear with a game in hand after seeing off second-place Ruabon.

Ben Hughes hit a hat-trick for the Lions, Oliver Johnson having scored first in the third minute.

Lee Price and Michael Jones kept Rovers in the contest.

RESERVE DIVISION

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Caerwys Reserves 1 Ruthin Town Development 2

JONATHAN REES captures more action from Caerwys Reserves v Ruthin Town Development

Iestyn Gadd and Robert Jones grabbed the goals which clinched the points for Ruthin, Shay Davies replying for the hosts.

Castell Alun Colts Reserves 0 Llay Welfare Colts 2

Late strikes from Joshua Venables and Levi Coleman secured the honours for the travellers.

Cefn Mawr Rangers Reserves 3 Llangollen Town Reserves 4

Despite trailing 2-0 and 3-2 in this thriller, Llangollen ran out narrow winners thanks largely to a Joseph Morris hat-trick.

Emanuel de Conceicao Rodrigues Couto added a single for the visitors.

Callum Dutton, Ryan Harden and Edward Ellwood scored for the home side.

Mynydd Isa Spartans Reserves 3 FC Queen’s Park Reserves 3

Kallum Pierce’s treble was not enough to win the day for Spartans.

Levi Parry’s 92nd minute equaliser salvaged a point for the Park, whose other marksmen were Ben White and Matthew Bithell.

NEWFA HORACE WYNNE CUP

Llangollen Town 6 Connah’s Quay Town 2

Quay’s run of six straight wins came to an abrupt end at Tower Fields.

Llangollen ran out clear victors thanks to a goal apiece from Rupeni Thorn, Jake Hayward, Kristian Jones, Dan Weir, Samuel Giles and Benjamin Wilson.

John Coady and Jamie Wynne pocketed consolations for the visitors.

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