THERE were goals aplenty for Meliden and Abergele following their latest friendly fixture successes.

Both sides were in ruthless form to come away with comfortable victories as they continue to build match sharpness in readiness for the new campaign, although there is simply no telling when that will be at this juncture as the Football Association of Wales continues to prioritise the top two divisions of the pyramid.

The Miners will be operating in the new NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division when it is permitted to start and they turned in a highly encouraging display to emerge from their home encounter against Llanelwy Athletic with a 7-0 triumph.

Joe Newell was the star of the show for the hosts, hitting no fewer than four goals during the clash, with James Cairns also displaying his finishing prowess to secure a hat-trick.

Abergele are also looking to build on a promising campaign last time out and ran riot over Penrhyn Bay Dragons with an 8-0 victory.

Former Prestatyn Town striker Jack Hoult helped himself to a hat-trick during a dominant display, with James Lloyd and Dom Holland also aiding their side’s cause with a brace apiece.

Liam Roberts also found the net for the visitors to round off the scoring, leaving Gele with plenty of reasons to be encouraged regarding their chances of a promotion push once competitive action begins.