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Football: Gap Connah’s Quay lead the promotion charge in the Huws Gray Alliance

GAP Connah’s Quay head into tomorrow’s clash with bottom club Rhos Aelwyd four points clear at the top of the Huws Gray Alliance.

They will need to maintain their momentum as chasing Rhyl have two games in hand over Mark McGregor’s side but the Nomads will be pleased to already have their points on the board.

Rhyl entertain Llandudno at the same time as Rhos visit the Deeside Stadium (7.30pm) and an unlikely victory for Tudno and three points for Nomads would be a welcome boost to their promotion hopes.

Nomads extended their gap at the top of the Alliance with a 3-0 win at Llangefni last Saturday.

Lee Jones got Nomads off the mark, driving the ball into his own net on the half-hour.

There followed a rare goal from Craig Jones, the captain participating and a series of neat interchange passes before prodding the ball home.

Leading 2-0 at half-time, Nomads were cruising and the returning Liam Loughlin, signed from Bala Town in midweek, sent Jamie Petrie through on goal with seven minutes remaining to cap the win off with a third goal.

FLINT TOWN UNITED welcome Penycae to Cae-y-Castell on Saturday (2.30pm) aiming to record three successive wins, following our victories against Caersws and Llangefni.

Last time the sides met the Silkmen triumphed 4-2.

Boss Paul Davies will be keen to avoid any more injuries to his squad as Flint slowly regain full availability with next weekend’s Welsh Cup tie against Neath looming.

Jon Rush should continue to partner Shaun Beck up front, following his confident display last week against Caersws and Mike Banks could also come into the reckoning, following his introduction as a second half substitute last Saturday.

Against Caersws, Flint won 1-0 , Chris Reilly grabbing the goal on 38 minutes, tapping home a cross from the byline by Beck.

BUCKLEY TOWN drew level on points with Rhyl and maintained their outside hopes of the title with a 3-1 victory at Llandudno Town.

Gareth Thomas fielded the same eleven who beat Penycae by the same scoreline the previous week and got the same result, Andy Rooney opening the scoring in the second half after chasing down a poor clearance before Matt Hughes headed home an Andy Moran free kick.

Neil Wynne then slotted home in the 89th minute to complete the scoring.

On Saturday the Bucks welcome Llangefni Town to Globe Way (2.30pm).