CPD Y Rhyl 1879 were back in league action on Saturday (February 12) as they thrashed Llanfairfechan Town 6-0 at Belle Vue, ensuring an unbeaten run of 14 games in the league.

The Lilywhites, in their red away, kit started the game immediately on the front foot, forcing a corner, and former Everton academy player Leon Atkins curled a right-footed effort into the box, only for visiting goalkeeper William Jones to palm the ball into his own net in the first minute.

The visitors then found their composure and made the game difficult for the home side, looking to catch the Lilywhites on the counter-attack.

On the half-hour mark, following some great work from Atkins on the left, the number 11 slotted the ball through to the in-form wing back Casey Faulkner to neatly strike home, putting Rhyl 2-0 up at half-time.

With 67 minutes played, up stepped captain Reece Fairhurst, who travelled with the ball from his own box through the Llanfairfechan midfield to unleash a left-footed drive from 25 yards with which the away keeper had no chance, making it 3-0.

Then, 13 minutes later, industrious midfielder Jordan Worthington also found the net from range, making it 4-0.

The goal of the game then came following an excellent delivery from Fairhurst, who found Kieran Ellis in the box, whose delightful first touch gave him the opportunity to swivel to fire the Lilywhites into a 5-0 lead.

And just a minute later, substitute Eamon Buhalfaia found the net, ensuring the Lilywhites secured a 6-0 victory.

1879 coach Andy Wilmot said: “Great performance from the lads, six goals and a clean sheet.

“Attention now turns to a home semi-final next week in the cup, which is arguably the biggest game in CPD Y Rhyl 1879’s short history.”

Indeed, next up is Penmaenmawr Phoenix in the Cookson Cup semi-final on Saturday, February 19 at Belle Vue - kick off is 1.30pm.