RHUDDLAN Town struck another telling blow in their quest for the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division with a 4-2 home win over title rivals Llanfairfechan Town.

The long-time leaders extended their unbeaten record to 13 with another determined display, leaving them six points clear of Abergele with two games in hand and ten ahead of Saturday’s opponents having played a pair more.

Manager Wayne Hughes, said: “Not the best game of football with both the wind and the pitch playing apart.

“It was a fantastic result, but not the game I expected with our passing game falling well off the mark.

“Our keeper’s kicking against the wind was absolutely fantastic. I’ll take the result over the performance and it’s a massive step towards the title.”

A blistering start from the hosts saw them go ahead after just two minutes when Matty Rees pounced to put away a chance to break the deadlock.

Things got even better for Town soon after when a sensational strike from Ben Smith on nine minutes increased their advantage, but the visitors got themselves back into the contest thanks to an Iwan Jones effort with 20 on the clock.

The away side were presented with a golden opportunity to level matters with a penalty towards the end of the first period, but the spot kick was blazed over the bar and the danger was averted.

After the break saw the visitors finally restore parity to the score line on 48 minutes when Ryan Lewis latched on to a wayward pass before finding the corner.

This was met by a swift response from the championship favourites, who got their noses in front once again with 49 gone when Rees despatched his second of the afternoon.

The hosts managed to secure another pivotal three points on 72 minutes thanks to the prolific Rees, who produced a superb individual run and finish for his hat trick to round off the scoring.