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All-conquering Rhyl open up six point gap

Published date: 28 November 2012 |
Published by: Aaron Haley
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ALL-CONQUERING Rhyl FC opened up a six point gap at the top of the Huws Gray Alliance after hammering nearest rivals Cefn Druids 4-1.

One each from Marc Evans, Stefan Halewood, Danny Hughes and Paul McManus helped the unbeaten Lilys to a thoroughly deserved win, their 13th from 14 games.

Rhyl boss Greg Strong was delighted with another accomplished performance, and said his side, who have already knocked in 57 goals this season, are still getting better.

“Everything about the performance was what you wanted to see – we were good at the back, played some good football and created plenty of chances.”

“A lot of the lads have played together before, but we do have some new lads here as well. The back four and midfield three are really settled, and with so many options in attack we can change things. I hope we’ll continue to see them get better.

“They’re getting better to manage every week.”

“I think they did the team-talk for us, they said before hand that we’re not as good as we were last year, which a lot of the lads read and wanted to prove wrong. The stats don’t lie; we’re ten clear of them now, and it was a silly thing to say.

Logs slotted in his 17th of the season to give Rhyl a 12th minute lead, but Cefn drew level mid-way through the half.

Stefan Halewood ensured Rhyl went in at the break ahead after converting Mark Powell’s free-kick on 36 minutes, and Hughes gave Rhyl a two-goal cushion with a trademark driven strike.

McManus made sure ten minutes into the second half with the fourth.
Next up are eighth placed Porthmadog, and Strong said he expected another tough match at the Belle Vue on Saturday.

“Porth are another tough side who play some good football. I have a lot of respect for their manager who looks to do things the right way, and we know we’ll get a good game of football. We know we’ll have to be at our best”

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