With a 100 percent record in October, including a stunning Welsh Cup triumph against a genuine northern super power, Flint Mountain are worthy recipients of the Grassroots North Wales Clwb y Mis/Club of the Month award.
Aden Shannon’s side began with a 3-1 success at home to Llannefydd in the Ardal Northern Cup.
Their only league game of the month produced a 2-1 away victory at Bethesda Athletic, but on Friday, October 13, Mountain achieved their finest result yet, a 3-1 beating of Tier 2 Cymru North leaders Holywell Town in the Welsh Cup.
In a third knockout win during October, Mountain progressed in the FAW Amateur Trophy on the 28th, whipping Rhyl All Stars from two levels below 9-1.
Flint Mountain are currently seventh in Ardal North West, but have plenty of time to work themselves into title contention.
Their reserve side are flourishing, sitting top of the tree in the FAW Cymru Reserves North Tier 3.
Flint Mountain – October results
Oct 28: Rhyl All Stars (away – FAW Trophy) 9-1 (Lloyd Ellams 3, 1 pen, Jack Sconce 2, Mike Hayes, Aaron Simpson, Tom Ruffer, Taylor Edwards)
Oct 13: Holywell Town (home – Welsh Cup) 3-1 (Rob Hughes 2, Lloyd Ellams)
Oct 7: Bethesda Athletic (away – Ardal North West) 2-1 (Tom Ruffer pen, Joe Holt)
Oct 4: Llannefydd (home – Ardal Northern Cup) 3-1 (Jack Sconce, Mike Hayes 2)
OTHER MAIN CONTENDERS
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Unbeaten in the Cymru Premier during October, Connah’s Quay Nomads outscored Pontypridd United 3-0 and Caernarfon Town 6-1, as well as drawing 1-1 with both Bala Town and Aberystwyth Town, making it eight points from 12 to stay on the heels of leaders The New Saints.
Neil Gibson’s side also turned over a very useful Caernarfon side 4-1 in the Welsh Cup this month.
Nomads’ second string are also in awesome form, topping the FAW Cymru Reserve North Tier 1 and 2 standings, their October results including a 7-0 pasting of The New Saints.
CPD Y Rhyl 1879
The Lilywhites hit the summit of Tier 3 Ardal North West in October thanks to wins over Conwy Borough (3-1) and Llay Welfare (2-0).
Gareth Thomas’ men also advanced in the FAW Amateur Trophy with a 6-0 demolition of Greenfield.
Connah’s Quay Town
Three wins out of three for Town in October, including very impressive away successes at Lex XI (4-2) and champions FC Queen’s Park (1-0) to move joint top of the North East Wales League Premier Division.
And the Deesiders ended the month with a giant-killing, the Tier 4 hosts knocking Tier 3 Hawarden Rangers out of the FAW Trophy 2-1.
Great set of results for Tier 4 North Wales Coast East Premier Division outfit Junction across October.
In the league, the Railwaymen whipped Llandyrnog United 5-2 and then saw off Cerrigydrudion away by the same score – inflicting their opponents’ first defeat of the season in the process.
And there was joy for Junction in the NWCFA Intermediate Challenge Cup as they came away from Mynydd Llandegai 3-0 victors.
Unbeaten Tier 5 North Wales Coast West Division One side Bontnewydd went undefeated through October.
In the league, they won 4-1 at Llangoed and drew 2-2 at unbeaten CPD Boded.
Meanwhile, in the NWCFA Junior Challenge Cup, Bont edged a 4-3 thriller at Caergybi and reached the quarter-finals with a 5-1 thumping of CPD Mountain Rangers.
CLWB Y MIS/CLUB OF THE MONTH ROLL OF HONOUR
October 2023 – Flint Mountain
September 2023 – Menai Bridge Tigers
July/August 2023 – NFA
August – Talysarn Celts
September – FC Queen’s Park
October – Holywell Town
November – Denbigh Town
December – Connah’s Quay Nomads
January – Colwyn Bay
February – Bow FC
March – Denbigh Town
April – FC Queen’s Park
May – St Asaph City