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Football: Seven-goal success for Buckley Town as Flint Town United hit four in Druids draw

THERE were goals galore in Tuesday’s Cymru Alliance games.

While Buckley Town were busy securing an emphatic 7-0 success over Guilsfield at Globe Way, Flint Town United were involved in an incredible 4-4 draw at Cefn Druids.

Buckley boss Gareth Thomas was quick to hail his team’s display in midweek.

“To be fair, our finishing was superb,” said Thomas. “But we’ve been saying for weeks that someone was going to get a good hiding as we’ve been creating chances but we’ve been wasteful in certain games.

“The rain in the day helped the surface and the lads played some superb football during the majority of the game. We reminded the players that we can’t allow the season to drift out and, fair play, they went out and performed superbly.”

Buckley had lost 2-0 at home at Caersws last week, so Thomas rang the changes against Guilsfield, with Carl Lamb, Gareth Edwards and Joe Desormeaux all returning.

Neil Wynne put the hosts 1-0 up on 17 minutes and the second goal arrived soon after, Wynne volleying home a Tom Smith cross.

Lamb headed number three, a beauty from Desormeaux made it four and Derek Taylor added a fifth before the half-time break.

Goals by Lee Atherton and Lamb early in the second half completed a fine win for Buckley, who host Llanrhaeadr on Saturday (2.30pm).

The goals were also flying in at the Rock, where Druids needed a 93rd-minute strike to rescue a point against FLINT TOWN UNITED.

An extraordinary match saw the Silkmen go 3-1 down, only to surge back into a 4-3 lead. But Paul Speed pounced to seal a point for the Welsh Cup finalists in stoppage time.

Paul Williams had put the visitors 1-0 up after just 57 seconds. But then Druids struck back with three goals to take a 3-1 advantage into the break. Tom McGill and Shaun Beck got the Silkmen back on terms and, after Druids’ Tony Cann was shown a straight red card, Williams made it 4-3, only for Speed to level late on.

Flint, who drew 2-2 at Guilsfield on Saturday, are away to Rhos Aelwyd this Saturday (2.30pm).

They then travel back to the Rock to face Cefn Druids in the North East Wales FA Cup next Tuesday (7.30pm).

Leaders GAP CONNAH’S QUAY, who have not played for almost a fortnight, can wrap up the title with a home win over Cefn Druids this Saturday (2.30pm).

Nomads are unbeaten in 13 league games and boss Mark McGregor has a fully fit squad to select from.