Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 8 Sept 2012
at Bastion Gardens, Prestatyn
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Nick Pratt
Rhys Wilson's challenge on Andy Parkinson for his red card (Photo: Mark Chesterton)
TWELVE months to the day since they had recorded their biggest ever Welsh Premier victory of 6-1, Prestatyn Town went one better at Bastion Gardens on Saturday - and against the same opposition, writes Dave Jones of the Daily Post.
Prestatyn player-manager Neil Gibson, who scored twice himself, could hardly have been more delighted.
“It wasn't the scoreline so much, but the manner of the performance,” he said. “We played some fantastic football. We certainly didn't expect to win 7-1, but we were full value for it. We'd have been more than a match for anyone in this league today.”
Striker Andy Parkinson, back from injury, did not take long to make an impact when he made it 1-0 after four minutes following good link-up play between Michael Parker and Gibson.
Parker added a second from the penalty spot on 18 after Parkinson had been fouled.
Jason Price added number three, finishing off a flowing move with a stooping header.
Carmarthen replied through Tim Hicks early in the second period, but Prestatyn regained control on the hour when Gibson waltzed through the Old Gold defence before firing home for a fine individual goal.
Price made it four goals in three starts from a Parkinson assist and a Gibson right-foot strike on 66 minutes brought up the half-dozen.
The hosts completed the rout on 69 minutes when Parkinson was felled in the box again, and Parker put away his 24th top flight goal in a Seasiders shirt.