Parry dou­ble boosts Cit­i­zens’ top-four hopes

Hard-work­ing team ef­fort knocks Flint off stride

Bangor Mail - - Sport - Huws Gray Al­liance

BAN­GOR City gave them­selves some timely cheer in the Huws Gray Al­liance af­ter pulling off a 2-1 win over Flint Town United in their last ac­tion of the sea­son at Nant­porth, writes John Bridg­wa­ter.

Vic­tory, cour­tesy of a brace from Rob­bie Parry, his sec­ond from the penalty spot, was built on a hard­work­ing team dis­play from the young Cit­i­zens.

It halted a three-match los­ing run, and sees City re­main fifth in the ta­ble, and still in with a chance of a fourth place fin­ish.

Mark Cad­wal­lader replied for a Flint side that, while chasing run­ners-up spot, strug­gled to get into their stride for much of the en­counter.

Al­ready rel­e­gated Holy­head Hot­spur suc­cumbed 2-1 at home to Ruthin Town, who fin­ished in a cred­itable sev­enth spot.

Top scorer Llyr Mor­ris scored twice for the vis­i­tors, his sec­ond a penalty, ei­ther side of a re­ply from the An­gle­sey men.

Porth­madog boss Craig Papirnyk ended his fiveyear pe­riod in charge at the Traeth on a dis­ap­point­ing note af­ter his side slumped 2-0 at home to Guils­field.

Port could still fin­ish run­ners-up, though, but only if Flint fail to win their re­main­ing game against Prestatyn Town.

First half goals from Luke Fran­cis, with a crisp strike on seven min­utes, and sea­soned striker Danny Bar­ton close to half-time, earned the de­pleted Guils a third straight win that lifted them up to sixth in the ta­ble.

Cory Wil­liams fired a hat-trick as Conwy Bor­ough

swept aside Rhyl 5-0 at Belle Vue, with Cor­rig McGonigle and Gethin Maxwell also on the mark.

It was a poor fin­ish to the sea­son for the Li­ly­whites, but Conwy never looked back once they were ahead on nine min­utes when lead­ing scorer McGonigle dis­patched Wil­liams’ cross.

Wil­liams then opened his ac­count fol­low­ing a de­fen­sive mis­take on 13 min­utes, then added a sec­ond from a cor­ner on 27 be­fore Maxwell in­creased the mar­gin with a fine strike from out­side the box seven min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod. Wil­liams com­pleted his hat-trick with a penalty on 65 min­utes, be­fore Ben Heald saved Mike Pritchard’s spot kick at the other end mo­ments later.

Den­bigh Town ended a run of five straight de­feats with a 3-1 home vic­tory over Llan­rhaeadr – but they re­quire their base­ment ri­vals Pen­rhyn­coch and Holy­well Town to drop points in their re­main­ing games if they are to stay clear of the drop zone.

Mark Roberts led the way fol­low­ing a de­fen­sive mixup, be­fore com­plet­ing his hat-trick with two more goals be­fore the break; the sec­ond a pow­er­ful header be­fore rac­ing clear to notch the third.

The Mid Wales vil­lagers im­proved af­ter the break, and Khyam Wy­ton re­duced the ar­rears with a 73rd minute penalty af­ter be­ing brought down in the box.

De­spite the de­feat, Llan­rhaeadr are now safe from rel­e­ga­tion af­ter re­sults else­where went in their favour.

With two games left, Holy­well’s rel­e­ga­tion fate re­mains in their own hands de­spite be­ing pegged back by Stef Davies’ in­jury time strike in their 3-3 draw at base­ment ri­vals Pen­rhyn­coch.

The Well­men had led on three oc­ca­sions through Sam Jones, Damien Ket­ley and Mark Winslade, but Pen­rhyn again showed their bat­tling qual­i­ties to hit back through Jon Foligno and Cledan Davies be­fore St­eff Davies lev­elled a third time a minute into stop­page time.

Cefn Al­bion lifted the FAW Tro­phy af­ter beat­ing Pon­tar­dawe Town 4-0 in the fi­nal at Aberys­t­wyth’s Park Av­enue.

Rob­bie Parry (blue) hit a dou­ble for Ban­gor against Flint

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