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Clwyd League: FC Nomads hammer Division Two leaders Rhuddlan Town Reserves

FC NOMADS showed why they are the hot favourites to lift the Clwyd League Division Two crown with a 5-1 victory at table-topping Rhuddlan Town Reserves on Saturday that extended their winning start to the season to 12 matches.

The outstanding Mark Evans marked his debut with a hat-trick as John Faulkner (pen) and Chris Taylor completed the scoring for unstoppable second-placed Nomads, who are one point behind Rhuddlan with three games in hand.

Third-placed Shotton Steel Reserves slipped behind the top two as they went down 2-1 at Abergele Rovers Reserves. Jason Wright offered the Steelmen’s reply.

Aston Park Rangers Reserves are looking up after they won 4-1 at home to Holywell Town Reserves.

Ryan Petruzzelli cancelled out Ritchie Coleclough’s opener, but that was as good as it got for the Wellmen as James Butler and Matthew Jordan (2) fired Aston to a comfortable success.

Jordan Sullivan second-half strike ensured Connah’s Quay Tigers of a 1-0 home win over Flint Town United 3rds.

Connah’s Quay Town moved within four points of pole position in the Premier Division with a 1-0 triumph at Llansannan.

Ben Howarth’s 65th-minute effort settled the contest.

Shotton Steel edged a 10-goal thriller at home to Penmaenmawr Phoenix 6-4.

Owen Pierce (2), Dave Powell (2 inc pen), Dane Mason and Matthew Howard were the Steelmen’s marksmen.

Terry Jones and Danny Buchanon scored early as Greenfield won 2-1 at home to Aston Park Rangers, for whom Josh Foulkes set up a tense finish.