CPD Y Rhyl 1879’s 2023-24 league campaign drew to a close with a 3-1 win at Llangefni Town on Wednesday (May 1).

It proved an ideal response to their 3-0 defeat against Conwy Borough the previous Saturday (April 27), and saw Rhyl finish on 60 points.

They currently sit second in the Ardal North West League, but could finish third should Llay Welfare pick up points from their three games in hand.


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The Lilywhites couldn’t have made a worse start, though, conceding after just 48 seconds when Allan McMinimee finding the back of the net with a great effort.

But on 18 minutes, the influential Callum Parry slotted the ball into the bottom right corner past oncoming goalkeeper Steve Sinclair to bring Rhyl level once again.

Parry doubled his tally on 57 minutes to put Rhyl ahead, slotting home into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1.

He continued to be influential throughout the second half, calving out several opportunities, with Rhyl unlucky not to have increased their lead further.

But with 89 minutes on the clock, Parry picked up a James Jones through ball, once again making no mistake to secure his hat-trick.

Manager Gareth Thomas said: “Firstly, can I thank the supporters who travelled tonight and got behind the team - much appreciated from us all.

 “I thought we were good value for the win with 12 players (to choose 11 from), with a couple of dropouts throughout the day due to work commitments.

“Those lads in the changing room knew we needed a reaction, as everyone knows Saturday’s performance wasn’t good enough.

“But tonight, they were superb to a man, and recovered from the early blow of conceding after 48 seconds and dominated the game.

“That group is hurting, as we know we have been below par with performances the last few weeks, but we can’t sugar coat it.

“We have had lads who have let us and the club with down with lack of commitment, not being good enough for the club at any level.

“We will sit down as a management group and see what the summer holds, but finally I’d like to thank those lads tonight, who were superb and committed to the job in hand.”