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Football: Flint Town United unable to recover from horror opening at Caersws

A DISASTROUS trip to Caersws ended in a 4-1 defeat for Flint Town United.

Paul Davies’ side were caught cold and after 11 minutes trailed 3-0.

The chaos began as a corner drifted straight in past Flint keeper Mike Jones after only six minutes.

Three minutes later the hosts had doubled their lead, a poor defensive clearance form the Silkmen falling to Scott Williams who scored from 10 yards.

And things got worse two minutes later as Neil Mitchell ran 30 yards unopposed to score low into the corner of the net.

The Silkmen finally managed to put a halt to their hosts’ rampaging attacks and shore things up and then, on 16 minutes, they were given a lifeline as Caersws keeper David Jones was shown a straight red card for handling the ball outside the box.

Facing 10 men Flint began to dominate possession and push hard to get back into the game.

Just before half time Paul Williams forced a good save out of Caersws’ stand-in keeper from close range.

The second half saw the Silkmen continue to apply increasing pressure but with no end product.

One of Flint’s best chances arrived on 72 minutes but the usually reliable Jon Rush somehow failed to test the keeper from 10 yards.

Caersws then broke away from the pressure to make it 4-0 on 74 minutes after launching a long ball upfield.

Flint defender John Davies attempted to head it straight back but the ball dropped kindly for Adam Jenkins who ran the ball on, rounded Jones and tapped the ball home.

The Silkmen spoiled Caersws’ clean sheet with 10 minutes remaining when a fine corner from Ryan Hedges was headed home by Nathan Peate.

There was one more moment of drama when Caersws were awarded a penalty four minutes from time but Jones puled off a great save.

RHYDYMWYN travelled to in-form Porthmadog and despite securing a well earned point left disappointed they hadn’t taken all three.

A first half injury time goal from Lee Reynolds put Rhyd 1-0 down but Chris Guy levelled on the hour mark and Rhyd pressed for the winner.

Porth took the lead again on 77 minutes but Rhyd debutant Tom Littler equalised two minutes later.

Rhyd then had a great chance to snatch the victory as Tom Evans went clean through, but his decision to square the ball rather than shoot saw the opportunity squandered.

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