CPD Y Rhyl 1879 hit near rivals Kinmel Bay for seven as they secure a 16th win from 18 games in the North Wales Coast Football Association (NWCFA) East League Premier Division.

The Lilywhites controlled much of the early stages with the swirling wind causing challenges for both goalkeepers.

Rhyl took just 15 minutes to break the deadlock when bustling forward Kieran Ellis found the net following a Mike Walsh free-kick which the home keeper struggled to hold onto.

Another nine minutes passed, and it was Ellis again who was in the thick of the action, striking the crossbar with a looping header.

Then, after 27 minutes, it was former Kinmel Bay midfielder Jordan Worthington who rose above the home defence to find the net with a towering header, making it 2-0.


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On 33 minutes, Ellis doubled his goal tally, taking the game to 3-0, and he soon found the net again to complete a first half hat-trick with a ferocious strike into the bottom left corner against his former club.

It was an eventful half-time period as Bay’s number eight, Barry Roche, was shown a second yellow card on the way into the changing rooms.

The second half started in similar vein as the first, 1879 manager Gareth Thomas opting to ring the changes with his team in preparation for the busy April and May schedule.

With 58 minutes played, following a handball in the penalty area, veteran forward Carl Lamb stepped up, but only managed to hit the post with his spot-kick.

But five minutes later, it was Lamb again in the action, and he secured 1879’s fifth goal of the game – but the Lilywhites weren’t finished yet.

Despite a spirited second half display by the home team, talented youngster Leon Atkins found the net following some great work by substitute Frankie Davies on the right-hand side delivering an excellent cross to an unmarked Atkins who made no mistake with an tidy finish.

Finally, recent new signing Danny Edwards scored a goal on his debut, firing home with a lovely free kick into the bottom left corner of the goal.

The game finished 7-0 with a convincing performance for the Lilywhites, dominating from start to finish cheered on by another excellent Rhyl away support.

Coach Andy Wilmot added after the game, “Another one ticked off; three points and a clean sheet.

“The club is in a really good place, everyone involved is really enjoying the journey we are all on.”

Next up for Rhyl 1879 is a league home fixture against Glan Conwy on Saturday, April 16 at Belle Vue (2.30pm kick-off).