Prestatyn Town cruise back to top of the table


Aaron Haley

PRESTATYN Town moved back to the top of the table with their first Premier League win over Llanelli, having cruised to a 3-1 victory.

Victory moved Neil Gibson’s men a point clear of Bangor and TNS, who also picked up weekend wins, with Gareth Wilson, Andy Parkinson and the player-manager, who fired home a stunning third to kill the game, all on the scoresheet.

Wilson opened the scoring just six minutes in, following up Jason Price’s effort which was well saved by Craig Morris in the Llanelli nets.

Gibson and Michael Parker both struck the woodwork and Dave Hayes had a deflected effort sneak just wide as the Seasiders bossed the opening exchanges, but the Reds earned themselves a lifeline when Geoff Kellaway hammered home an equaliser against the run of play on 28 minutes.

Town’s dominance continued in the second half, with Parkinson restoring the lead on 48 minutes. Neil Gibson was again involved, supplying the experienced forward to head home his eleventh of the season.

Parkinson combined with Price to go close to a third, but Gibson capped a superb individual performance with the decisive goal, stroking in a collectors item left-footed finish from the edge of the box.

Morris was at his best to deny Parker a fourth goal, as the Seasiders regained top spot.

With no match this weekend, Prestatyn return to action on Saturday, November 17 with an away trip to Carmarthen Town which is also being screened live on S4C’s Sgorio show at 3.45pm.

* A 70th minute Keiron Ellis goal gave Prestatyn’s reserves a 1-0 win over Flint Town United at Cae-yr-Castell on Friday night.

The victory moves Town’s second string up to second in the Reserves Premier League.

The youth side played out a 2-2 draw with Meliden Reserves and the point keeps both sides in touch at the top of the Combination Reserve League.

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