Ardal Northern – Mold Alex stay on course for West title, Chirk AAA crowned East champions

Mold Alexandra (blue) on the mark against Rhostyllen. Picture: BRIAN PRYDDEN – many thanks

ARDAL NORTHERN REPORTS – APRIL 23-26

ARDAL NORTH WEST TOP 8 – Tuesday, April 26

Mold Alexandra 4
Rhostyllen 1

FAW Trophy winners Mold need just five points from their remaining four matches to make sure of adding the Ardal North West title to their list of honours.

Michael Cunningham’s side sit second on goals scored – level on goal difference and points with leaders Denbigh Town – following Tuesday night’s 4-1 success over Rhostyllen at Alyn Park.

Denbigh have now finished their fixtures, while the Alex still have Saltney Town and Porthmadog to play at home, plus Nantlle Vale and Llanuwchllyn (rearranged game) away.

Mold fell behind to an eighth minute Lee McBurney goal on Tuesday before skipper Rhys Nash levelled on 19.

Danny Warren, whose goal secured the FAW Trophy on Saturday, then notched his 31st in the league this season after 24 minutes to make it 2-1.

Henry Carver added a third for the leaders three minutes before the break.

Steve Watkins set the seal on things by making it 4-1 in the 55th minute.

Llanuwchllyn 0
Denbigh Town 4

Report: Iwan Jones

Town finished their season on a high note with a 4-0 triumph which put them top on goals scored, level on points and goal difference with Mold.

However, Dewi Llion Jones’ side have now completed their fixtures, while Alex still have four to play and look likely to finish as champions.

Denbigh could still claim runners-up spot depending on how third-place Porthmadog perform in their final three matches.

Two goals from Mark Roberts, along with strikes from Jake Walker and Jacob Barratt, were enough to secure three points at the Village Hall ground, Llanuwchllyn.

Denbigh’s early pressure told in the 18th minute. Keiron Roberts’ 20-yard shot had keeper Rob Dascalu at full stretch to palm the ball away for a corner.

From Danny Clarke’s flag-kick, Mark Roberts flicked his header beyond Dascalu to make it 1-0.

Other chances presented themselves to Town’s attackers, but they had to be content with a slender 1-0 lead at half time.

Llanuwchllyn came out for the second half with more attacking purpose and Town’s keeper Aaron Jones had a busy first 15 minutes.

At the other end, Walker was unlucky not to get his 26th league goal of the season when he latched onto a brilliant cross from Sion Jones, but his header clattered the crossbar.

Llanuwchllyn upped the ante and Jones pulled off an exceptional save as Sam Tyrer tried to lob him from 10 yards.

Denbigh needed the comfort of a two-goal cushion and it came courtesy of a penalty on 75 minutes. Billy Holmes was crudely pulled to the ground and from the resulting spot-kick Walker stepped up to fire in.

It went to 3-0 when Sam Tate drilled a low fierce cross into the box and Mark Roberts glanced a header into the corner of the net.

A minute later and Barratt knocked in the fourth with a well-placed finish.

ARDAL NORTH WEST TOP THREE

Denbigh Town: Played 30 Won 21 Drawn 5 Lost 4 GF 105 GA 37 (GD + 68)
Mold Alexandra: Played 26 Won 22 Drawn 2 Lost 2 GF 93 GA 25 (GD + 68)
Porthmadog: Played 27 Won 20 Drawn 3 Lost 4 GF 85 GA 20 (GD + 65)

ARDAL NORTH WEST – Saturday, April 23

Brymbo 0 Nantlle Vale 7

A big away win for Nantlle at struggling Brymbo, Jamie Jones (2), Cai Morgan (2), Telor Williams and Jamie Thomas (2) sharing the goals.

Llanuwchllyn 1 Saltney Town 1

Despite having Jake Johnson red carded in the 39th minute Saltney managed to come away with a point.

Garmon Hafal put Llanuwchllyn ahead in the 49th minute, but Tommy Booth levelled things up on 86.

St Asaph City 4 Rhostyllen 2

James Williams was a hat-trick hero for a St Asaph side which rounded off their campaign by deservedly taking maximum points at Roe Plas.

On many days this season, Saints have looked better than a side in the bottom three and this was one of them.

Williams struck on 21, 39 and 85 minutes, Simon Fawcett also on the mark for the hosts, while Drew Wickens and Tom Douglas replied for Rhostyllen, who had Kevin Roberts red carded after 64.

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Carno 0 Cefn Albion 4

Albion stayed in the hunt for runners-up with a convincing victory at Carno, Conner Kendrick, Alex Williams, Nic Jones and Mike Latham (penalty) sharing the goals.

Machynlleth 1 Dolgellau Athletic 0

Callum Page’s 56th minute penalty sealed the points for Machynlleth at Cae Glas.

Chirk AAA 4 Berriew 0

Chirk AAA were crowned inaugural champions of the Tier 3 Ardan North East lead after seeing off Berriew 4-0 at Holyhead Road on Sunday.

Ashton Williams got the party started with a 27th minute opening goal and a Dale Davies penalty on the half-hour put the champagne on ice.

Tomos Williams made it 3-0 just before the hour and Jack Edwards added a fourth in the 69th minute.

This achievement was reported on in more depth on Grassroots North Wales at the weekend.

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