Ardal North West – Mold close in on title, wins for Denbigh, Porthmadog, Vale and Rhyd

Great action from Felinheli v Mold. PHOTO: Alun Roberts (Ajar Photographics)

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CPD Y Felinheli 0 Mold Alexandra 4

Mold edged ever close to title glory with an emphatic win at Cae Seilo on Saturday.

Boosted by Mike Cunningham being named Ardal North West Manager of the Month for March, the Alex made it nine straight league victories.

Eight more points from their remaining five league games will secure them the championship.

Dafydd Griffith gave the visitors a ninth-minute lead at Felinheli, Dom Doherty made it 2-0 on 15 and Danny Warren added a third with 27 on the clock.

Warren notched his 30th league goal of the season in the 77th minute, also making it 42 in all competitions.

Denbigh Town 4 Rhostyllen 1

Jake Walker (red – right) asks a question as hat-trick hero Danny Clarke (No 11) looks on. All Denbigh Town photography is produced by STEPHEN WHITFIELD and ROY GUNTHER – huge thanks

Dan Clarke delivered a dynamic hat-trick as Denbigh kept hold of second spot.

Rhostyllen made the livelier start and Town keeper Stuart Griffiths had to be sharp before the hosts took a 10th minute lead.

Clarke sweetly sent a well-placed left-footed shot out of the reach of keeper Luke Christie from 18 yards.

Denbigh missed further good chances and paid the price when the visitors levelled on 26 minutes, Drew Wickens sending a looping header over Griffiths’ outstretched arms.

Town rallied and Mark Roberts intercepted a Rhostyllen ball at the back and broke free on goal to coolly round Christie and tap home to make it 2-1.

A minute later Clarke had his second with another left-foot special.

Once again Denbigh were slow coming out of the blocks for the second half and were thankful to Griffiths for a great reaction stop.

However, on 51 minutes the reds extended their lead after the industrious Paul Fleming was brought down just outside the Rhostyllen box. Up stepped Clarke to bend a venomous left-footed strike around the defensive wall and beyond Christie.

Town’s last home gameof the season happens this Friday at Central Park when they entertain Llanrwst United, 7.30 pm kick off.

Porthmadog 1 St Asaph City 0

Substitute Rhys Alun’s 79th minute goal finally clinched a hard-earned victory for Port over a resilient Saints.

With keeper Luke Jones in fine form, Asaph kept the hosts at bay before going close to scoring themselves via a glancing header by Jason Foulkes.

On 25 minutes, both Paul Lewis and Julian Williams missed sitters in quick succession to the growing frustration of the Traeth faithful.

The second period was barely four minutes old when replacement Rhys Alun let fly from 25 yards and forced a fine finger-tip save by Luke Jones, who diverted the shot onto the bar.

Mid-way through the half, more dismay for the home side when a well-placed Marcus Banks volleyed over.

Luke Jones then brilliantly saved a great left-footed half-volley by Rhys Alun.

Finally, 11 minutes from time, the referee awarded Port a relatively soft penalty after a coming together in the box.

Up stepped Rhys Alun and though his initial effort was brilliantly saved, the same player was alert enough to slam the rebound home to the delight of most of the very commendable 302-strong crowd.

Nantlle Vale 3 Llay Welfare 2

Jamie Jones struck twice and Math Jones bagged the winner as Vale took all three points at home to the always dangerous Llay.

In just the third minute, Jamie Jones made it 1-0 and he completed his brace in stoppage time at the end of the first half.

Two quick goals on 72 and 75 minutes from Jonny Taylor and Jack Edwards brought the visitors level, but Matt Jones responded with the decider on 79.

Llay manager Mike Gadie was shown a red card.

Rhydymwyn 3 Llanuwchllyn 1

After going a goal down early in the second half, Rhyd rallied to earn the spoils.

Iolo Jones broke the deadlock in favour of Llan in the 47th minute, but substitute Matt Gilsenan levelled after 62.

Robbie Dunn made it 2-1 before Gilsenan soon added his second and the home team’s decisive third.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

Llanuwchllyn 4 Brickfield Rangers 1

Sam Evans, Gwydion Ifan, Iolo Jones and Nathan Davies (penalty) shared the goals for Llanuwchllyn in a convincing home triumph.

Chris Dixon pocketed an 82nd minute reply for Brickfield.

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