AS Flint Town United were moving dead level with Cymru Alliance leaders Llangefni Town, Mold Alexandra were rocked on Saturday after the highly-rated Gary Burns broke his leg in four places.
The serious injury completely took the shine off Mold’s 4-2 victory at Berriew in which Graham Randles (2), Terry Pughe and Dave Bryan got their goals.
Defender or midfielder Burns was taken to hospital in Shrewsbury and underwent an operation in which a steel pin was inserted into his leg.
Second-half strikes from Paul Williams, Jon Kenworthy (pen) and Alan Dawson saw Flint Town United to a 3-0 success at Ruthin Town which meant they finished the afternoon with an identical record to pacesetters Llangefni Town – played 23, won 17, drawn four, lost two, goals for 62, goals against 19, and points 55.
Flint had the chance to take over at the top last night as they entertained Lex XI in a clash which took place after the Chronicle went to press.
Buckley Town ended their four-match winless league run with a 2-0 triumph at Gresford Athletic on Saturday given to them by Stuart Hayes and Tom McGill, who has since been recalled by Colwyn Bay.
Meanwhile, Caernarfon Town’s future has been secured – meaning their record will not expunged. That’s good for Buckley, Mold and Flint, who have taken four, six and six points respectively off the Canaries this season.