RHYL moved up to fourth in the Huws Gray Alliance standings with a 3-0 home triumph over Buckley Town at the Educate Resource Stadium.

The home side almost got off to a flyer when a sweeping counter-attack presented a chance to Sam Molyneux on four minutes, but the former Gresford Athletic frontman was unable to convert.

Recent signing Raphael Glauser flashed a ferocious effort wide on six minutes, and in-form forward James Murphy also fluffed his lines from close range with 18 gone.

The Lilies’ were finally rewarded for their persistence on 22 minutes when Mike Pritchard produced a fine finish to open the scoring after latching on to a quality through ball from strike partner Molyneux.

Murphy was causing considerable problems with his ability to find space in the final third, and his powerful effort was superbly diverted before his evening was cut short through injury towards the end of the first half.

After the break saw a stunning last-ditch tackle from Max Peate deny Adam Eden a clear goal-scoring opportunity, with Rory Crowther comfortably saving a Connor Littler attempt during an impressive start to the second period from the visitors.

Glauser narrowly missed out on reaching a through ball that would have left him one-on-one after an hour of play, but the Frenchman had a huge say in the game’s next big incident on 75 minutes when his probing pass found Molyneux in space, and this time the striker made no mistake with the finish to double their advantage.

This proved to be crucial in terms of the overall outcome of the game, with Eddie Maurice-Jones’ men seeing out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion, with Molyneux notching his second of the evening late on to ensure they bounced back from their derby defeat at Bangor City in impressive fashion, although Town did notch a consolation with the final action of the game.