Caernarfon Closing In On Alliance Promotion Dream

Caernarfon Town moved a step closer to the Huws Gray Alliance title and promotion with a 4-0 win at Ruthin Town.

Darren Thomas, Danny Brookwell and Jamie Breese scored first half goals to put the Cofis in control and Breese added the fourth after 57 minutes.

Caernarfon are now seven points clear at the top with three away fixtures play, against Caersws, Gresford Athletic and Llandudno Junction.

The three clubs immediately behind Caernarfon cannot catch the leaders, but Denbigh Town, Holyhead Town and Porthmadog still have enough games in hand to close the gap.

The Cofis’ long held ambition of returning to the Welsh Premier League received a boost on Friday when it was announced the club have been awarded the FAW’s Domestic Licence for next season.

They will be promoted if they win the Alliance title.

Jamie Breese.

Tyn Lon Volvo Garage Man of the Match: Jamie Breese.

Caernarfon Town: Alex Ramsay, Joe Williams, Chris Williams, Clive Williams, Rhys Roberts, Nathan Craig, Jamie Crowther, Gareth Evans, Jamie Breese, Darren Thomas, Danny Broookwell. Subs (used): Kevin Lloyd, Shaun Cavanagh, Kevin Lloyd.  Not used: Liam Jones, Telor Williams.

Bottom two FA Queens Park and Llandudno Junction faced each other at the Flyover ground.

Tom Williams put Queens Park in front after 24 minutes, while Jack Nettleton equalised seven minutes later in a 1-1 draw.

In the Huws Gray Cup first round Holyhead Hotspur had Dean Garmey sent off after 10 minutes, but opponents Guilsfield failed to take advantage.

The only goal of the game was scored by Tomos Clarke, who fired home from a penalty during the second half.

In a quarter-final tie Gresford Athletic held a 1-0 advantage at Penrhyncoch thanks to a Mike Latham free-kick halfway through the first half.

Latham made it 2-0 on the hour and the striker clinched Gresford’s place in the semi-finals with his third five minutes from time.

Llandudno Junction are back in the Huws Gray Alliance Cup despite losing their quarter-final 7-0 against Rhyl.

James Murphy led the way with five goals, while Tom Hartley and Alun Webb were the other scorers.

Rhyl were later eliminated from the competition after being found guilty of fielding an ineligible player.

There are two Alliance away fixtures left for Rhyl to complete their season and they are against Airbus Broughton and Denbigh Town on Wednesday, April 14.

Webb has signed for Swedish Second Division club Gallivare Malmbergets on loan and has committed until November. The Swedish season has just started.

Huws Gray Alliance Cup 2017-18, results and fixtures:

First round: Airbus Broughton 3, Ruthin Town 0; Caersws 1, Gresford Athletic 3; Holywell Town 0, Flint Town United 1; Porthmadog 2, Caernarfon Town 0; Llandudno Junction 4, Denbigh Town 0; FC Queens Park 0, Rhyl 2; Holyhead Hotspur 1, Guilsfield 0.

Second round: Llandudno Junction 0, Rhyl 7 (Junction later awarded a buy, Rhyl fielded ineligible player); Airbus Broughton 0, Flint Town United 1; Penrhyncoch 0, Gresford Athletic 3.

Quarter-final, Saturday, April 18: Porthmadog v Holyhead Hotspur.

Semi-finals, Saturday, April 21: Llandudno Junction v Gresford Athletic; Porthmadog or Holyhead Hotspur v Flint Town United.

Huws Gray Alliance fixtures

April

Wednesday 11 Caersws v Gresford Athletic, Denbigh Town v Porthmadog, Holywell Town v Llandudno Junction.

Saturday 14: Airbus Broughton v Rhyl, Caersws v Caernarfon Town, FC Queens Park v Denbigh Town, Flint Town United v Porthmadog, Gresford Athletic v Guilsfield, Holywell Town v Penrhyncoch, Ruthin Town v Holyhead Hotspur.

HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE 2017/18

Rank Teams Pd Won Drawn Lost For Against GD Pts
1 Caernarfon Town 25 17 7 1 89 29 60 58
2 Airbus Broughton 27 16 3 8 66 42 24 51
3 Rhyl 26 13 8 5 62 43 19 47
4 Guilsfield 25 13 7 5 47 34 13 46
5 Denbigh Town 22 14 2 6 56 39 17 44
6 Holywell Town 21 12 6 3 61 29 32 42
7 Porthmadog 22 12 3 7 62 40 22 39
8 Gresford Athletic 24 11 5 8 50 47 3 35
9 Ruthin Town 24 9 4 11 46 43 3 31
10 Flint Town United 24 8 4 12 41 38 3 28
11 Holyhead Hotspur 26 8 3 15 35 54 -19 27
12 Penrhyncoch 23 6 8 9 35 43 -8 26
13 Caersws 21 3 3 15 29 57 -28 12
14 FC Queens Park 23 1 3 19 20 91 -71 6
15 Llandudno Junction 23 0 4 19 23 93 -70 4

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