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HUNT DOUBLE BOOSTS RHYL TITLE BID
Lee Hunt scored a brace as Rhyl overcame NEWI Cefn Druids 3-2 at Belle Vue
RHYL closed the gap on TNS at the top of the Welsh Premier League to one point with a 3-2 home win over struggling NEWI Cefn Druids.
But the Belle Vue outfit had to stage a fightback after the visitors took a 15th minute lead through Troy Hayden and then lost former Tranmere and Huddersfield midfielder Kenny Irons to a 19th minute red card for verbal abuse, adding to the Druids' disciplinary problems.
The Plas Kynaston club - already well adrift at the foot of the fair play league - also had six players booked and have now amassed five reds and 37 yellows in the current campaign.
Lee Hunt and Greg Stones put the Lillies in front before half-time, with Hunt adding a third after 57 minutes.
Ian Williams then set-up an anxious last five minutes with another for the ten remaining Plas Kynaston men.
Airbus UK brought more joy to Broughton on the day the Wingmakers announced a major new order and a jobs boost for the area.
Two goals in the last few minutes from defender Richard Smart and substitute Steve Hughes earned a 3-3 home draw in the first Welsh Premier League Flintshire derby for five years - only the fifth point of the season for Rob Lythe's men.
After conceding a 19th minute goal to recent Airbus signing Simon Andrews, visitors Connah's Quay Nomads were level again within a minute thanks to Tommy Mutton.
Veteran striker Stuart Rain scored twice more before the break for the Deeside men, one from the penalty spot, before the Wingmakers' late rally, Steve Hughes netting the equaliser via a deflection on the stroke of full-time.
10 December 2020