CPD Y Rhyl 1879 won their first home league game in five weeks on Saturday (October 7) with a 3-1 victory against Conwy Borough at Belle Vue.

Before the game, an impeccable minute’s silence was held following the death of Ron Jones, a loyal supporter and volunteer of the former Rhyl FC.

On nine minutes, a fantastic through ball by Miles Todd beat the Conwy defence and put Oli Buckley through on goal; he struck low, to the goalkeeper’s right, and into the net.

Just 15 minutes later, a similar move to the first goal saw Rhyl go 2-0 up, after a sublime assist by James Cairns set up Buckley to double his tally.


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But Rhyl’s lead was cut within three minutes, after a nice Conwy move resulted in Jack Williams heading home to halve the deficit.

On 90 minutes, though, the Lilywhites were awarded a penalty following a foul on Kieran Ellis.

Mark Roberts stepped up, and calmly slid the ball into the bottom left-hand corner, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way and sealing the three points for Rhyl.

Next up for Rhyl is another tough home game, as they entertain Llay Welfare, looking to overcome the Wrexham outfit following a 3-0 loss in the league cup.

This will kick off at 2.30pm on Saturday (October 14).