CPD Y Rhyl 1879 put their poor form behind them with a 4-1 home win against CPD Y Felinheli on Saturday (March 30).

The hosts had won only four of their last 12 league games, but peppered the Y Felinheli goal within the opening minutes of this match.

Rhyl’s domination paid off after good work down the right by debutant Harvey Edgar on 17 minutes.

Edgar turned and crossed the ball to the far side of the penalty box for Rhyl’s number 10, Callum Parry, to rise and head home the first goal of the game and his 19th of the league season.


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Shortly after the half-hour mark, Rhyl doubled their lead after some excellent work again by the Parry, who held the ball up in the Y Felinheli box before laying it off to left-back, Chris Bennett.

He then hit the ball into the top right-hand corner of the goal from outside of the box leaving the Y Felinheli goalkeeper no chance.

Rhyl’s first half was tainted by an injury to Meirion Wyn Pugh, who went off with a knee injury and was replaced by Kieran Baker on 40 minutes.

The away side then built a spell of pressure as Rhyl re-organised at the back and, after a pressurised back pass, Y Felinheli’s Guto Huws found his rebounded shot go into the Rhyl net on the stroke of half-time.

But on 71 minutes, from a direct attacking run against a tiring and spirited Y Felinheli defence, substitute Luke Griffin laid on a plate a chance for Oli Buckley to stroke the ball home for Rhyl’s third.

Griffin was at it again this soon after, smashing home Rhyl’s fourth following a James Cairns corner to seal the hosts’ 4-1 win.

Rhyl manager, Gareth Thomas, said: “This was a pleasing performance considering the players we had missing.

“I thought we dominated the game throughout, and played some good stuff at times, and it was good to see us finally being more clinical with the chances we created.”

Rhyl next travel to Anglesey for a game under the lights on April 5 (7.45pm kick-off) against Llangefni.

The Lilywhites will be seeking revenge against a team who were clear winners in the Belle Vue fixture in February, beating Rhyl 4-1.