Football: Flint Town United establish their place among the leaders with 6-1 victory
FLINT Town United pitched themselves firmly into the promotion picture in the week they applied for the necessary domestic licence to play in the Welsh Premier by beating Llangefni 6-1 on the road.
The convincing win moved them up to third in the Huws Gray Alliance as they continue to show their rivals that they deserve to be considered as contenders.
Missing Mike Banks, Danny Dobbins and Lawrence Reilly, Flint took 20 minutes to settle down.
Once they did, they asserted their authority over the game and took the lead on 26 minutes, Matty Harvey firing home from a corner.
Jon Rush made it two as half-time loomed and Paul Davies’ Silkmen were in control.
Early in the second half Stewart Carroll whipped in a corner and Phill Lloyd flicked it in at the near post and three minutes later the visitors were 4-0 up, another Phill Lloyd effort from range deflected past the Llangefni keeper.
A momentary lapse at the back allowed the home side to pull a goal back but it was already no more than a consolation and as if to underline the point substitute Luke Tyson looped a corner into the Llangefni box within a minute of their goal and another sub, Johnny Hill powered a header home.
Flint wrapped the game up on 80 minutes when Phill Lloyd beat the offside trap to shoot, the keeper parrying the ball to Tyson who placed his shot firmly in the net.
GAP CONNAH’S QUAY player/boss Mark McGregor survived calls for his sending-off to help his side to a 2-1 victory.
Hosts Cefn Druids took the lead in first-half injury time and looked good to inflict defeat on the Nomads until 14 minutes from time.
McGregor seemed to shove Joe Price to the floor on 76 minutes and received a yellow card, rather than the red Cefn Druids believed appropriate.
Within minutes McGregor had made the most of the decision as he struck Nomads equaliser.
Then, seven minutes from the end, disaster struck for Druids Kieron Duckett was sent off for a second booking allowing Nomads to exploit the extra man, James McIntosh heading a late winner to maintain their momentum.
BUCKLEY TOWN trailed twice at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant but fought back to earn a 4-2 victory.
Ben White and Daniel Kelly pounced for the hosts in the first half but the Bucks’ Anthony Williams and Tim Bigland levelled.
In the second half Gareth Thomas’ men pushed on and Matthew Hughes and Mike Burke clinched the spoils.