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Football round-up – Richie Hughes hits double Deeside Sunday League hat-trick

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DEESIDE SUNDAY LEAGUE: Hitman Richie Hughes hit a double hat-trick as Mill Tavern put their league woes behind them to book their place in the semi-finals of the Division Two Cup with a 7-3 home success over Red Lion Strollers.

Chris Brooks complemented man of the match Hughes’ haul with Dave Littler and Mathew Holmes (2) reducing the deficit for Strollers.

Ewloe Social Club put one hand on the Division Two title after they romped to a 9-2 home win over Red Hall while their closest rivals drew.

Five-goal star Leon Bowen, Alan Evans (2), Robin Gibbons and substitute Dave Bryce did the damage with Carl Wright and Lee Cousins replying for Hall.

Second-placed Melrose, thanks to ace Carl Thomas (2 inc pens) and Dave Smith, came from three down to draw 3-3 at third-placed Top Monkey, who were cruising through Brynley Preece, with a lob, Gareth Hansen and Adrian Forrester.

Boar’s Head Ewloe hauled themselves up to fourth with a 2-0 home triumph over Flint RBL.

Adhoc Marsh Lane lived up their billing as Division One favourites with a 3-0 victory at previous pacesetters Cross Foxes which moved them back top.

Shaun Beck and Richard Whittaker (2) struck after the break.

Boar’s Head are up to fourth following their 9-3 home cruise over Bridge Inn.

Hat-trick heroes Darren Prichard and Stuart Hayes led the Boar’s charge, supported by Wes Brereton, Terry Pughe and Dean Gittins. Tom Owen and Royston Cartwright (2) responded for Bridge.

Castle Inn slipped to fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw at fifth-placed Abbots Arms, for whom Sam Jones rescued a point two minutes from time when he cancelled out Liam Henry’s opener.

Hare & Hounds are level on points with Division Three table toppers Blue Bell after they maintained their fine form with a 5-1 success at home to Leprechaun, who they leapfrogged into second.

Steven Hughes (2), taking his tally for the season up to 20, Gary Tebble and Adam Davies (2), whose double included a 25-yard chip, got the goals for Hounds, with Bobby Raggett netting third-placed Leprechaun’s consolation.

Rob Roberts (2) and Luke Goodwin saw Potters Wheel to a 3-1 win at Mountain Park, for whom Dave Lloyd was on target in a more even second half.

Bar Lloyd, courtesy of Mark Probert (2) and Jamie Edwards, won 3-2 at The Burntwood, who set-up a grandstand finish through Steve Bellis (pen) and Rhys Edwards.

Mostyn’s dreams alive

CLWYD LEAGUE: Mostyn Dragons held their nerve to keep their league and cup dreams alive on Saturday.

The Division Two pacesetters booked their place in the semi-finals of the Halkyn Cup with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory at home to St Asaph after the clash of the title rivals finished 1-1. Sam Watson equalised for the Dragons.

Holywell Town Reserves crashed out after going down 4-1 on spot-kicks at Meliden after the second-round tie ended 1-1. John Griffiths had put the Wellmen in front.

Gap Connah’s Quay Reserves suffered a shock 2-1 REM Jones Cup loss at Glan Conwy Reserves after Jamie Cross had brought them level.

Caerwys twice came from behind through Tom Dove and Nicky Voyle only to be edged out 3-2 at Llandudno Junction Reserves while Aston Park Rangers Reserves lost 3-2 at Y Glannau after leading through Dave Bayliss and Matthew Conway.

Flint Town United Reserves’ Premier Cup hopes ended at the second-round stage as they fell 4-0 at home to Abergele Rovers.

Brynford United, thanks to Will Lloyd and Chris Bedford, won 2-1 at home to Penmaenmawr Phoenix in the Premier Division.

Aston Park Rangers threw away a two-goal advantage, given to them by Anthony Weaver and Ashley Aldon, as they drew 2-2 at home to Rhuddlan Town, John Haseldine offered Greenfield’s consolation as they were beaten 2-1 at table-topping Mochdre Sports, while Halkyn United Reserves were thrashed 5-0 at home by Llansannan.

Shotton Steel’s Division One championship challenge was hit by a 4-0 reverse at new leaders Llandudno Reserves.

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