RHYL moved up to third in the JD Cymru North standings with an emphatic 4-0 home triumph over Corwen.

The Lilywhites got back to winning ways against the struggling side with a patient display full of quality in the right areas, and they will look to take this positive momentum into nest Saturday’s trip to Gresford Athletic (2.30pm).

Manager Eddie Maurice-Jones, said: “The game started off frustratingly as we thought it would. We told the lads to be patient and they gave me a disciplined performance.

“As the game went on the gaps started to open up and we punished them in the right areas so credit to every one of the lads for digging deep and getting a result.

“Sam (Molyneux) has a great goal instinct which is why we threw him in straight away after injury, and the more he plays the more he is going to give us. To have Spud (James Murphy) back after another long lay-off is another big plans and it shows the sort of quality we have to really hurt teams.

“We have another big game next week against Gresford which is a big one as there is a lot of association between the two clubs, and although it is going to be a difficult test if we play to our strengths then we will be alright.”

A cagey first period was finished off in style by the Lilies, who broke the deadlock on 44 minutes when Molyneux marked his return to the side with a neat finish after a Murphy attempt was parried into his path.

Matthew Williams missed a glorious chance for the visitors just after the break when he flashed a header over on 47 minutes, and they were made to pay for this failed attempt when Murphy unleashed a superb effort into the corner with 59 gone.

Things got even better for the hosts on the hour mark when Murphy’s cross was steered in by Creamer to secure the points, and Molyneux capped off a fine individual display with his second of the afternoon to complete the rout late on.