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Football: Gap Connah’s Quay held to draw by 10-man Porthmadog

TABLE-TOPPING Gap Connah’s Quay will be hoping to break a frustrating sequence of draws when they travel to Ruthin Town this Saturday (2.30pm).

Saturday’s 1-1 stalemate with 10-man Porthmadog at Deeside Stadium was the Nomads’ third drawn in a row.

Their failure to turn draws into victories is becoming a concern for Quay boss Mark McGregor, despite the fact his side are unbeaten in eight games.

“We know we will have to win all of our remaining homes to have a chance at retaining our title,” said the manager.

Chris Williams put Porthmadog in front in first-half stoppage time on Saturday, but then the visitors had keeper Richard Harvey sent off on the hour for bringing down Danny Forde.

Using the extra man to their advantage, Nomads equalised 15 minutes from time through player-boss McGregor.

Elsewhere, a 2-1 win for Cefn Druids at Rhyl saw the Ancients move up into second and close to within five points of Nomads.

BUCKLEY TOWN have been active in the transfer market this week after slipping down to third place over the weekend.

They lost 3-1 at home to Conwy United last Friday and then saw Tuesday’s meeting with Guilsfield postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It has been a week of comings and goings at Globe Way, with leading scorer Mike Burke joining title rivals Cefn Druids and midfielder Ben Smith signing for Blue Square North outfit Vauxhall Motors.

Burke notched his 16th and final goal for the Bucks against Conwy last Friday.

The departed duo have been replaced by no fewer than five new players this week.

Goalkeeper Khalid Al Samaarie has joined from West Kirby, while vastly experienced defender Mark Allen comes in after his long spell with Airbus came to an end recently.

The Bucks have also recruited former Accrington Stanley man Adam Strode, ex-Everton Academy player Jacques Bonfrer and former TNS and Droylsden striker Carl Lamb.

Buckley are away to Porthmadog this Saturday (2.30pm).

FLINT TOWN UNITED are in fine form after reeling off their fifth successive league victory on Saturday.

The Silkmen wrapped up a 2-0 win over visitors Llanrhaeadr, Matty Harvey scoring both goals.

Frustratingly, Flint are without a league fixture this weekend but they return to Huws Gray Alliance action a week on Friday with a home game against Conwy United.