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Football: Flint Town United survive attempted comeback by Ruthin

BASEMENT boys Ruthin Town put up stern resistance at Cae-y-Castell but Flint Town United held on to take the points 3-2.

The visitors were denied a blatant penalty on 22 minutes when Matty Harvey committed a foul in the box and the Silkmen capitalised on their fortune, taking the lead on 26 as Ryan Hedges skipped past two defenders to fire the ball home.

Two minutes later Ruthin got their penalty at the second time of asking and Stuart Hayes tucked it away to equalise.

It was the 73rd minute when Flint edged ahead once more, Paul Williams’ cross deflected in by a Ruthin defender.

Four minutes later the Silkmen seemed to put the game to bed as Shaun Beck scored.

Ruthin grabbed a 90th minute goal through Tom Matishock to set up a tense period of injury time, but Flint hung on.

BUCKLEY TOWN earned their sixth draw in 14 games at Globe Way as they finished 0-0 against Porthmadog.

On a wet pitch Porth dominated the early stages and only a superb goal line clearance from Joe Freeman stopped Porth scoring.

Buckley were struggling to adapt to the conditions but a tactical switch from Gareth Thomas after half-an-hour changed the shape and it looked like paying off as the Bucks got a foothold.

Just before half time Derek Taylor had the hosts’ first chance but couldn’t convert.

During the interval Buckley skipper John Leonard was replaced following a heavy challenge from Porth’s Kerry James.

The second half was lively but a surprisingly entertaining match ended goalless.

RHYDYMWYN travelled to Guilsfield hoping to secure some league points but instead they were beaten 7-3.

Guilsfield went ahead after two minutes.

Within an hour they led 4-0 and added a fifth before Sam Roberts pulled one back for Rhyd.

After another home goal Dan Nolan doubled Rhyd’s contribution and Dave Bryan grabbed a third for the visitors, but it proved only a consolation.

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