PRESTATYN Town FC are into the third round of the Welsh Cup following a 6-0 thrashing against Rhostyllen.

The Seasiders showed their gulf in quality to the North East Wales Premier Division Wrexham side on Saturday, September 4. Goals came from Jamie Reed (14th minute), Ashley Ruane (30th), Ryan Keyo (38th), Tom Rowlands (69th), Mason Blackwell-Jones (71st) and Sam Spridgeon (72nd), with midfielder Brandon Burrows named man of the match by the fans in attendance.

“That’s what we needed,” said Burrows, amongst manager Ben Heath’s haul of summer signings. “I think we did lack confidence over the last couple of weeks.

“All the lads put a great shift in.”

The win comes as Prestatyn face Colwyn Bay in a crucial six-pointer at the 4 Crosses Arena at 7.30pm on Friday. The reds are four points behind their opponents but have two games in hand, while the Seagulls have the home advantage with over 500 fans attending each home game this season - the best turnout in the league.

“A cup run always helps the squad as it gives an opportunity to rotate some players and boosts team spirit going into the league games the following week,” Heath said.

“I feel we still haven’t got out of third gear due to the rebuild being weeks before our first competitive game. We have used the first six or seven games as our teams pre-season. Losing one in nine isn’t a bad start but we felt that we should have won the games we drew. Hopefully over the coming weeks we can kick on.

“We are really happy with many individually and I’m sure those that haven’t been hitting the heights we wanted will very soon.

“Friday is our first real test to see where we are. We are looking forward to the game, not just as it will be a big crowd under the lights but also to play away after so many at home.”