PRESTATYN Town struck another telling blow in their quest for the JD Cymru North title with a 3-2 victory at Flint Town United.

The Seasiders’ emerged with a crucial three points against a side expected to be challenging for honours at the end of the season, with Town overcoming a numerical deficit in the second period to seal their triumph.

Neil Gibson’s men are now seven points clear of second placed Conwy Borough after ten games, and they will look to extend their cushion next Saturday when they entertain newly promoted Llangefni Town (2.30pm).

Gibson, said: “Emotions were running high but I have got to give credit to everyone in the dressing room, the subs who did and didn’t come on, the players not involved cheering from the sideline, the backroom staff and the supporters as it felt we really were all in it together.

“To be a man down and show the character we did when things were going against us was pleasing, if you don’t have that then you aren’t going to win football matches and it is another sign that we are building something really special here.

“It’s a really strange decision to send Jack (Kenny) off as he tells me he was acting as a peacemaker, but the main thing is that we scored three goals and picked up another very important three points.”

Kenny put Town into the lead a minute before the break but was then dismissed at the half-time for his involvement in a melee that also saw United manager Niall McGuinness sent to the stands.

After the interval saw the home side level matters through a Mark Cadwallader header on 55 minutes, but the visitors regained the advantage shortly following the restart when a Jordan Davies strike flew into the net with 59 on the clock.

The Silkmen regrouped quickly and equalised once again on 63 minutes through another header from skipper Richie Foulkes, and an end-to-end contest brought further drama on 72 when Rob Hughes converted yet another Town penalty this season to seal the points.