RHUDDLAN Town moved three points clear at the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division summit with a 5-0 victory at Y Glannau.

The title hopefuls managed to overcome Christian Fontana’s side with minimum fuss to move improve their championship credentials over Abergele with a game in hand, extending their unbeaten league start to nine in the process.

Manager Wayne Hughes, said: “It was a good result for us with having an injury list as long as my arm.

“Three players also playing though the pain barrier to help the team, which shows how much it means to everyone here.

“Great day at the office for us. Made up with the win and a massive well done to everyone who stuck in and got the job done.”

A physical start from the home side saw plenty of meaty challenges in the opening stages of the contest, but Town weathered the early storm and went ahead on 21 minutes when a Jay Whitehouse attempt was deflected into the net for what went down officially as an own goal.

The prolific forward was not to be denied soon after when he was presented with another opportunity to double their advantage with 26 on the clock, and Whitehouse was the beneficiary of some more impressive approach play for his second of the afternoon in first half stoppage time after fine work from Matty Beach.

After the interval saw the hosts use the windy conditions to their advantage in a much improved display during the second period, but they were unable to take any of the chances that came their way and were undone by Whitehouse yet again late on when the striker completed his hat-trick with two remaining.

Whitehouse capped off a clinical individual display with his fourth during the final attack of note in the contest, with Beach once again teeing up his teammate for his third assist of the encounter.