Ardal North West – Denbigh hit 10, Brickfield bag nine, while Albion hero reaches 100 goals

Connor Bailey made some top saves for Brymbo before unfortunately going off injured. Picture: DENBIGH TOWN PHOTOGRAPHY IS PRODUCED BY ROY GUNTHER AND STEPHEN WHITFIELD – MANY THANKS

LOCK STOCK ARDAL NORTH WEST REPORTS – APRIL 9

Brymbo 0 Denbigh Town 10

Denbigh hit double figures for the third time this season, on this latest occasion at the expense of a troubled Brymbo, who finished up with nine men.

As well as having several regulars missing through Covid and travelling with the bare 11, the Steelmen also had a player sent off and another forced off injured.

After just five minutes, the game was effectively ended as a contest.

Danny Clarke danced around three Brymbo players before unleashing a teasing cross into the box which keeper Connor Bailey failed to deal with.

The resulting rebound fell to Jake Walker, whose first time effort resulted in a deliberate handball by Owen McGrath inches from the goal-line.

The referee had no choice but to brandish a red card to McGrath and award Denbigh a penalty, which Kristian Pierce put away.

Following some close calls, Town went two-up on 25 minutes when Mark Roberts’ thunderous shot from outside the box was too powerful for Bailey, despite the keeper’s admirable effort to prevent a goal.

Keiron Roberts soon broke his season duck with a superb strike from outside the box.

Things went from bad to worse for Brymbo on 36 minutes with gloves man Bailey forced off injured.

With no available substitutes, the hosts found themselves down to nine men with almost an hour left to play.

On the stroke of half-time, Josh Davies got in on the act, firing home an unstoppable first time half-volley.

Half-time: 0-4

The goals flowed for the visitors in the second half.

More Denbigh pressure on the Brymbo goal

Pierce burst down the left before seeing his cross inadvertently fired into his own net by Rob Cooper.

On 63 minutes, Denbigh had six, Walker with a quick swivel on the edge of the box before firing in an unstoppable low shot.

Josh Davies added the seventh with a clinical volley from a Mark Roberts cross.

Defender Craig Rogers claimed a goal from a corner before Walker slammed in his second.

Mark Roberts rounded things off when he burst clear from halfway and coolly slotted past the stand-in keeper.

That made it 10 for a Denbigh side which has already beaten Rhuddlan Town 12-2 in the Welsh Cup and Rhydymwyn 11-2 in the league this season.

Brickfield Rangers 9 Blaenau Amateurs 1

Haci Ozlu hit a hat-trick for Brickfield in a ruthless display at Clwyedog Park.

Ozlu struck on 1, 60 and 71 (pen) minutes, while Andy Vale netted after 4 and 14, Gerson Neto on 28 and 56, while there was one apiece for Issac Dawson and Owen Jones.

Rangers also had Jardel Lima Teixiera red-carded in added time.

David Kian Jones notched a consolation for the Quarrymen.

Llanuwchllyn A Mold Alexandra A
(abandoned 73 mins)

This game was abandoned after 73 minutes when Llanuwchllyn’s Jack Evans suffered a serious leg injury.

Ardal North West leaders Mold were 3-1 ahead at the time, with Rhys Nash, Jacob Wise and Henry Carver on target, Joe Evans replying for the hosts.

A decision is awaited on whether the match will have to be replayed.

Llay Welfare 0 Llandudno Albion 2

Dave Maddock became the first Albion player to reach 100 goals for the club in this excellent victory at The Ring.

Adam Hold was also on target for the visitors.

Nantlle Vale 1 Porthmadog 1

All square at Maes Dulyn, where a late surge by Nantlle Vale almost won them the game.

Julian Williams’ 32nd minute goal handed Port a half time lead, but Ashley Owen levelled for the hosts on 54.

Only a cracking Paul Pritchard save in the latter stages denied Vale the win.

Rhydymwyn 1 Llanrwst United 1

Callum Parry’s 26th league goal of the season in the 90th minute rescued a point for Llanrwst.

Rhydymwyn had led through Owen Manley’s 42nd minute strike.

Sam Jones missed a penalty for the visitors just past the hour.

Saltney Town 1 Rhostyllen 0

Tommy Booth’s 80th minute net-finder from a Sam Spridgeon assist booked maximum points for Saltney at Sandy Lane.

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