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Tue 13
Flint Town United
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League
Cefn Druids
M Cadwallader (9'), C Harwood (19'), J Amis (67'), B Maher (86'), J Buckley (90')
Flint fire Five past Druids

Flint fire Five past Druids

By Nigel Sheen
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A sparkling display by the Silkmen saw them make it two wins from two thus far in Phase 2.


The men in Black & White picked up from where they left off on Saturday, showing early intent with particular success coming down the left hand side. Eddie Clarke showed his pace and skill from the off winning a couple of freekicks and corners which put Druids on the back foot straight away.
It was down the left flank where the first goal came from too. Harwood worked hard beating two men, before crossing a ball to the back post where Josh Amis cleverly turned it back across goal for Mark Cadwallader to smash home inside the 6 yard box after just 7 minutes.
The home side’s lead was nearly doubled almost instantly, following a Ben Maher free kick which was lifted into the box and tucked home by Sam Hart from close range, only for the Assistant to flag for offside.
It wasn’t long before the pressure paid off once more though. Druids’ centre back lost possession in the middle of his defensive half to Josh Amis who ran clear before slipping in Conor Harwood to cleverly stick it past the keeper to double Flint’s lead.
Flint started the second half in similar fashion to the first, allowing the Druids side no time on the ball. Harwood created the first chance of the second half after some more strong work at the by-line to get through two challenges and pull the ball back, but nobody was able to convert.
Moments later, Eddie Clarke was at it again beating his man and firing a ball into the box only for the centre back of Cefn Druids to divert it past the far post, albeit rather fortuitously.
The biggest chance since the start of the second half fell to Harwood who again found himself 1v1 with the goalkeeper after an Amis through ball had found him. However, this time he was unable to convert, and Mike Jones saved the effort.
On 67 minutes, a free kick was played deep into the box and when a header was missed, Amis showed his killer instinct by letting the ball bounce across his body before unleashing a half volley into the far corner of the net to score his first goal for the club.
Stand in captain for the night Ben Maher added a fourth late on when he picked up a rebound on the edge of the box and fired into an empty net to round off a fantastic midfield display.
It wasn’t over there though. Callum Bratley battled extremely hard in the midfield to win possession and then play in Jordan Buckley down the right hand side, who after coming off the bench, made no mistake in firing hard and low beyond Jones who had endured a torrid night in between the sticks.
All in all, a brilliant night at the Essity for Flint. Five goals, a clean sheet and another three precious points!

Report by Dan Broadbent
Reporter's Man of the Match - Josh Amis, (with 2 assists and a goal to open his account for the club and a tirelessly hardworking performance)

Line Ups :
Flint Town United - J. Rushton, C. Bratley (B. Lockley 90), E. Clarke, B. Nash, S. Hart, K. Edwards, B. Maher (c), R. Weaver (R. Foulkes 83), J. Amis (J. Hampson 90), M. Cadwallder (T. Weir 77), C. Harwood (J. Buckley 77). Unused Subs - Ryan Woods (GK), Evan Gumbs
Cefn Druids - M. Jones (c), N. Arsan (J. Taylor 46), P. Mooney, A. Simpson, E. Cartwright (R. Kershaw 46), A. Darlington (J. Faux 69), S. Phillips (H. Fuller 90), N. Flint, I. Cartwright (J. Wise 72), S. Edwards, C. Edge. Unused Sub - B. Edwards (GK)

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Match details

Match date

Tue 13, Apr 2021

Kickoff

19:45
Conor Harwood

Player of the match

Conor Harwood