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Football: Buckley squander two-goal lead and Flint come from behind to beat Caersws

BUCKLEY Town boss Gareth Thomas was left wondering how his side failed to take all three points at Globe Way as they drew 2-2 with Llandudno Town in the Huws Gray Alliance.

The Bucks were a goal up inside a minute as Neil Wynne opened his account for the season from a corner.

A handful of good chances went begging before Sam Pugh powered home from another corner.

After the break, Thomas saw his charges falter as Ross Rule grabbed two quick goals within 10 minutes of the restart and the Bucks struggled to regain their early dominance.

Afterwards Thomas said: “The first half performance was as good as any in my time at the club but in the second half we never got out of first gear.”

FLINT TOWN UNITED earned a 2-1 win over Caersws despite missing injured striker Shaun Beck.

Visiting Caersws took the lead in the first half against the run of play.

The Silkmen’s finishing was left wanting early on and Mark Griffiths put Caersws into the lead.

But Paul Williams scored within three minutes of the turnaround and three minutes after that, Simon Thelwell scored the decisive goal.

“We played well but we have to learn how to kill games off,” said Flint boss Paul Davies.

“We are likely to be without Shaun Beck for six weeks with a torn muscle but it is an opportunity for our other forwards, including new signing Tom McGill, to have a go.

“We now have to show we can beat lower teams like Penycae, although their new boss Simon Sedgewick will set them right.”