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Flint Mountain
Bellevue FC
J Aitken (17', 20', 31', 83'), J Williams (19', 52'), M Krukonis (23'), P Marshall (58' Pen), S Wilkes (62', 69')
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Sat 27 Jan 14:00 - North East Wales Football League - Premier Division

Mountain Cruise Against Spirited Bellevue

Despite a scrappy performance, Jack Aitken's four goal haul is the highlight, as Flint Mountain stroll to a win over the league's bottom side at the Northop Hall Pavilion

With the weather bringing yet more postponement misery last weekend, Flint Mountain were set to welcome Bellevue, the league's bottom side, to the Northop Hall Pavilion. With a tough run of fixtures coming up, manager Rob Marshall rung the changes, giving debuts to three new signings, Dylan Evans, Mike Reid and Modestas Krukonis, whilst Phil Marshall started a match for the first time in three years, after recovering from a serious knee injury.

Flint Mountain looked in control from the kick off, playing high in the Bellevue half, but not making a clear chances for themselves. The Mountain were also forced into an early change, as David James Jones was feeling unwell. Keiran Farr then replaced him in a straight swap in midfield.

It wasn't until the seventeenth minute that they opened the scoring. Phil Marshall picked up the ball on the right, before sliding it through to Jack Aitken in the penalty area, who fired home from close range. The goal seemed to open the floodgates, as the lead was doubled just two minutes later. It was Phil Marshall again who was provider, finding Jake Williams in the area, who turned and fired a low shot into the bottom corner.

A third goal arrived a minute later, with the ball being passed to Jack Aitken in space, before turning and running directly at goal. Despite a late challenge from a Bellevue defender, Aitken managed to stab the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net. Three soon become four, as debutant Modestas Krukonis capped his debut with a goal. After bursting down the left, Krukonis got into the penalty area, and after an initial shot was blocked, Krukonis blasted the ball into the net.

After half an hour, Jack Aitken had completed his hat-trick and Flint Mountain were looking comfortable, as the team looked for more, with Mike Reid and Dylan Evans missing opportunities to also score on their debuts, along with other missed chances. At half time, Modestas Krukonis was withdrawn and Sean Wilkes replaced him.

The second half started off it much the same way as the first. It took seven minutes of the half before Flint Mountain added a sixth goal, courtesy of Jake Williams. On the edge of the area, and with the goalkeeper off his line, Williams chipped the ball over the keeper and into the net. Bellevue then give away a needless penalty. In the absence of regulat penalty taker Colin Davies, Phil Marshall calmly stepped up and slotted the ball into the bottom corner, for his first goal since returning to Flint Mountain and returning from a serious knee injury.

After getting his goal, Andy Probert then replaced Marshall. It was then the turn of Sean Wilkes to get into the scoring, grabbing a quick double. Firstly, a lovely ball played into the area was misjudged by the goalkeeper. Wilkes anticipated the ball falling to him, leaving him with a tap in into an empty net. Wilkes then scored from a corner, cleverly controlling the ball, swivelling and firing into the net.

Flint Mountain were not done, and with seven minutes remaining, reached double figures. With a teasing ball delivered into the penalty area, Jack Aitken stooped low to head the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net. The lead could well have increased, but for the Bellevue goalkeeper, who made several good saves to deny further goals.

That win sees Flint Mountain jump to second place in the league, with the teams above not playing this weekend. Next up is the visit of Mold Town United to the Northop Hall Pavilion. Mountain will be looking for a repeat of earlier in the season, where they run out comfortable winners in August.

#WeAreTheMountain

Key moments

17:00
Goal Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
19:00
Goal Jake Williams scores for Flint Mountain
20:00
Goal Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
23:00
Goal Modestas Krukonis scores for Flint Mountain
31:00
Goal Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
52:00
Goal Jake Williams scores for Flint Mountain
58:00
Scored Penalty Phil Marshall scores a penalty for Flint Mountain
62:00
Goal Sean Wilkes scores for Flint Mountain
69:00
Goal Sean Wilkes scores for Flint Mountain
83:00
Goal Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain

Highlights

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83:00 Goal 10 - 0
Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
69:00 Goal 9 - 0
Sean Wilkes scores for Flint Mountain
62:00 Goal 8 - 0
Sean Wilkes scores for Flint Mountain
58:00 Scored Penalty 7 - 0
Phil Marshall scores a penalty for Flint Mountain
52:00 Goal 6 - 0
Jake Williams scores for Flint Mountain
End of period 1
31:00 Goal 5 - 0
Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
23:00 Goal 4 - 0
Modestas Krukonis scores for Flint Mountain
20:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
19:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jake Williams scores for Flint Mountain
17:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jack Aitken scores for Flint Mountain
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As it happened

  • Flint Mountain
  • Bellevue FC
  • 0
  • Jack Aitken Goal 17:00'
  • Jake Williams Goal 19:00'
  • Jack Aitken Goal 20:00'
  • Modestas Krukonis Goal 23:00'
  • Jack Aitken Goal 31:00'
  • Jake Williams Goal 52:00'
  • Phil Marshall Scored Penalty 58:00'
  • Sean Wilkes Goal 62:00'
  • Sean Wilkes Goal 69:00'
  • Jack Aitken Goal 83:00'

Team selection

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League round up

Other Premier Division results

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Mold Town Utd
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Plas Madoc FC 26 69
2. Penyffordd Lions 26 60
3. Offa Athletic 26 57
4. Airbus Broughton UK Youth 26 49
5. Connahs Quay Nomads U18 26 49
6. Acton FC 26 46
7. Flint Mountain 26 44

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