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Tue 03
Flint Town United
Prestatyn Town
It's deja vu for the Silkmen as the Seasiders win again

It's deja vu for the Silkmen as the Seasiders win again

By Nigel Sheen
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For the second time in 11 days, Flint lost out to Prestatyn by one goal to nil, and on this occasion were denied a place in the Welsh Cup semi final

In fact, if you take out the wind factor, which was a strong presence in the first game, the two matches were remarkably similar, with Flint again having the best of the first half, creating some good chances but unable to put any of them away, and then Prestatyn generally dictating things in the second period, and taking their opportunity.
This time it was substitute Jack Kenny who did the damage. He had barely been on the field for a couple of minutes, having replaced the ineffective Sam Duffy, when he latched onto a Jordan Davies pass to shoot past Aaron Jones on 55 minutes, when the Flint defence had failed to clear their lines properly.
After a cagey opening period, Flint took the initiative, and had their first sighting of goal after 10 minutes, when Dom McHugh had a shot that Jon Rushton dealt with comfortably. Rushton had to be at his very best, though, on 17 minutes when he saved smartly from Richie Foulkes, who was presented with the chance following good work by Callum Bratley.
As the half wore on, Flint were the side doing most of the pressing, with Prestatyn's best outlet being Jordan Davies, who was looking dangerous on the break for the visitors.
Myles Hart was dispossessed by Mark Cadwallader on 23 minutes, and the Flint forward forced another good save from Rushton, as he kept his side on terms once more.
Flint had two more good efforts in the half, both of which were Stuart Jones headers from corners, but each time they missed the target and went wide. Prestatyn's best chance fell to Alex Jones, who almost profited from an underhit back pass, but Aaron Jones was alert enough to win the foot race to the loose ball and clear the danger.
Cadwallader got on the end of a long ball from Tom Kemp on 50 minutes, but screwed the shot into the side netting. From that point on, Prestatyn started to take control of the game. On 54 minutes, Jordan Davies was foiled by Jones in the Flint goal when he was through in a one on one situation. But the Silkmen were almost immediately rocked by Kenny's goal, as their defence started to look shaky.
They then had to endure a very nervy 20 minutes or so, as the Seasiders looked to put the game to bed, but were unable to apply the finishing touch, going close on a couple of occasions.
Flint tried to respond as the game entered the closing stages, but were unable to take advantage of set piece situations, as the delivery was all too often lacking in quality. Bratley drilled a shot just wide on 73 minutes, following a good attacking move, and then right at the death, Cadwallader thought he had been fouled in the box, but all he received for his troubles was a yellow card, as he squared up to some Prestatyn defenders in the aftermath of the incident.
So, for the third time this season, Prestatyn emerged as winners by the odd goal, once again boasting that extra bit of nous and know how to see them over the line.

Line Ups :
Flint Town United - Aaron Jones, Tom Kemp, Dom McHugh, Stuart Jones (Jacques Welsh 58), John Davies, Brandon Burrows, Chris Li (Jordan Barrow 46), Richie Foulkes (c), Callum Bratley, Mark Cadwallader, Kyle Smyth (Nathan Brown 65). Unused Subs - Tony Davies, Andy Brown
Prestatyn Town - Jon Rushton, Dan Roberts, Zebb Edwards, Kai Edwards, Myles Hart, Ben Maher (Ross Weaver 90), Alex Jones, Mike Parker (c), Jordan Davies, Danny Davies, Sam Duffy (Jack Kenny 52). Unused Subs - Jack Higgins, Elijah Beattie, Oliver Buckley

Flint MOM - Mark Cadwallader (worked tirelessly both in attack and defensively when needed, especially at corners, where he cleared dangerous balls on a number of occasions)

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Tue 03, Mar 2020




Mark Cadwallader

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Mark Cadwallader