SUPPORTERS at a football club held a minute's applause for former Rhyl FC groundsman George James.

Mr James died earlier in September.

He spent virtually his lifetime with Rhyl Football Club and then as the groundsman. There is a stand named after him at Belle Vue which is opposite the main stand.

The game on Saturday, September 25 was between CPD Y Rhyl 1879 and CPD Llansannan (North Wales Coast East Premier league).

The new Phoenix club is called CPD Y Rhyl 1879 and it was formed only last year.

Adam Roche, managing director and club secretary, said: "Prior to kick off the Lilywhites faithful all rose to their feet to show their respect and celebration of the life of Rhyl FC legend George James with a minute’s applause.

"Belle Vue welcomed 11th placed Llansannan in what proved to be yet another entertaining fixture at Belle Vue with no less than five goals.

"The deadlock was broken in just the 11th minute after referee Peter Kewley points to the spot following a challenge in the penalty area and top scorer Carl Lamb stepped up and calmly fired to the goalkeeper’s right making it 1-0."

"Minute 31 saw Macauley Taylors whose pace was a threat all afternoon fire a fierce effort saved well by the visiting goalkeeper only for Dan Lloyd to find the net from the rebound securing his second goal of the season. Macualey Taylor was in the thick of the action again in the 44th minute this time turning provider for the ever-composed Carl Lamb, a pinpoint cross from Taylor and Lamb made no mistake ensuring the Lilywhites went into the break 3-0 to the good.

"CPD Llansannan came out from the half time break with a fresh impetus and began the second half on the front foot. Only five minutes played in the second half and up stepped Llansannan number nine Gruffudd Roberts with a great left footed strike leaving home keeper Ryan Roberts with little chance to deny him 3-1.74 minutes played and first team player/coach Warren Adam turns provider with a fantastic left footed cross from the right wing, up leapt Lilywhites number nine Macauley Taylor to find the bottom left corner with a great deserved header. This marked Taylors first strike since a challenging injury lay off which he picked up at the start of the season, final score 4-1."

Gareth Thomas said: "I am really happy with the performance. It could have been 7 or 8 goals in the first half.

"We also managed to get through the game without picking up any injuries so very happy with that also.”