Rhyl FC 704


5 - 2

Bala Town

Rhyl FC v
Bala Town

Kick off:19:30 Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010
at Belle Vue
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 371

Referee: Matt Bridges

Connolly leads the way for Five Star Rhyl

A five-star first half display from Greg Strong's Rhyl ended Bala Town's excellent run of form and sent the Lilywhites back into the top three at Aberystwyth Town's expense.

The hosts got off to an excellent start when full-back Andrew Pearson registered his first goal for the club on nine minutes. The deadline-day signing from Altrincham was playing just his third game for the club, when he opened his account.

Winger Chris Williams then doubled the advantage for the hosts on 14 minutes, and just five minutes later, Mark Connolly scored the first of his brace.

The free-scoring midfielder's second came on 32 minutes, to give Strong's side 4-0 lead Striker Robert Turner then scored an unimaginable fifth with just 36 minutes on the clock to stun Bala 'keeper Leon Bimpson and the visiting team. Just a minute later John Toner salvaged some pride for the Lakesiders and the former Rhyl man scored his second in the second-half to round-off the night's proceedings.