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Rhyl FC

Connah's Quay Nomads v
Rhyl FC

Kick off:19:30 Friday, 27 Apr 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 430

Referee: Rob Duncan

Rhyl Victory Ends their Season in Style

Two second half goals for John Hulse's Rhyl secured another three points for the Lilywhites who finish the season in Runners-Up and on 69 points. The second place was secured for the Belle Vue men before the match at Flint this evening, but Hulse would still have wanted a strong performance and the maximum points infront of just under 500 people for this nearby derby match.

For the Nomads, their European dream was ended last weekend, but their boss Nev Powell went into the game hoping for a final win to cao a fine season at Flint, in their last game at Cae-y-castell, before their move back to the Deeside Stadium.

The First Half failed to muster any goals for either side, but the deadlock was broken in the 70th minute, when striker Andy Moran opened the scoring for the visitors. The Lilywhites hotshot was recalled to the starting eleven in a three-pronged attack with Dave Cameron and Paul Roberts and he managed to repay his boss in style.

The game was settled ten minutes later, when Nomads defender Dave Swanick, was an unfortunate scorer past his own 'keeper Paul Smith, the former Rhyl stopper.

Lee Hunt, who was a second half sub for Roberts, was presented with the Principality sponsored, Daily Post Phil Stanley Player of the Year Memorial Award at the game and he also won the Rhyl Supporters Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. The Lilywhites finished the season seven points adrift of Champions TNS, but if their top scorer Lee Hunt was fit and available all season, it may have been even closer.