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CPD Porthmadog v
Rhyl FC

Kick off:19:30 Friday, 5 Sept 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 309

Referee: Mark Petch

Four out of Four for Impressive Lilywhites

Rhyl made it four wins out of four with a victory at Y Traeth to extend their lead at the top of the Table.

In a lively start, Mark Connolly forced Richard Harvey to turn his low shot around the post, then the Port 'keeper did well to deny Gareth Owen. However, after avoiding conceding the expected early goal, Port grew in confidence and on the half hour John Rowley was brought down on the edge of the box and ex-Rhyl striker Marc Lloyd Williams' low free-kick was blocked on the line by Josh Johnson.

Ironically, another break by Rowley led to Rhyl's first goal. When the move broke down, a quick thrust gave Danny Williams, having his best game for the Lilies so far, the opportunity to chip a perfectly weighted ball over the defence putting Jamie Reed clear and the striker fired low past Harvey.

Port started the second period in determined fashion as Lloyd Williams shot narrowly wide from 25 yards before LeeKendall's punch denied the League's record marksman.

Rhyl rode the storm and gradually got on top. With 74 minutes gone Gareth Owen's corner was worked across to the right and Neil Roberts rose at the back post to head Connolly's cross in from close range, making it five goals this season for the ex-Wrexham striker. In the final minute substitute Craig Jones was typically in the right place to add a third for Allan Bickerstaff's side.