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Denbigh defeat makes it 3 losses in a row

Denbigh defeat makes it 3 losses in a row

By Nigel Sheen
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A weakened Flint side were relatively easy prey for a Denbigh outfit who gained a measure of revenge for the 6-1 defeat suffered earlier in the season


Aden Shannon took the opportunity to give some of his youngsters a taste of first team action, in the absence of several of his senior squad players. And whilst, in terms of the result on the night, it looks like a decision which has backfired, in the wider perspective, it is surely to be commended that he blood players and have a look at them. After all, we are now in a position where any league title aspirations have long since passed and we are safe from any threat of relegation, so why not experiment a little ?
Up against a strong Denbigh side, who were probably still smarting from their heaviest defeat of the season following our first meeting, it was always going to be a test of character, and in the first half especially, Flint were found wanting.
It did start brightly for the home side, though, as Kyle Smyth outpaced his marker on 7 minutes, and put in a low cross which found Abe Dobson, whose effort was saved by ex-Flint keeper Elliot Power in the Denbigh goal.
The visitors should have gone in front on 25 minutes, when a Carl Rogers cross was met by Mike Sharples, who was untroubled by the attentions of any of the Flint defence, only for him to head horribly over from 6 yards out with the goal gaping.
Flint keeper Ross Dalton kept his side in it on 29 minutes, when he pulled off a terrific stop to deny Kristian Pierce, who ran through on goal after selling a dummy to Mark Williams.
The breakthrough Denbigh had been threatening arrived just after the half hour mark, when the entire Flint midfield and defence backed off Phil Molyneaux, inviting him to shoot from long range. He duly obliged, and found the back of the net.
The lead was doubled two minutes into the second half, when prolific goalscorer at this level, Alan Bull, made a darting run into the box to get on the end of a ball, and swept it into the net.
Bull could have doubled his tally shortly after, when fed by Pierce, but this time unlike his earlier opportunity, he missed the target.
Dalton again came to his side's rescue on 64 minutes, as he once again produced a smart stop to deny Pierce.
Flint managed to muster a decent chance a few minutes later, when the industrious Dobson found Johnny Hill, but he dragged his shot wide of the target.
Late on, Joe Culshaw almost brought more respectability to the scoreline, when a snapshot from the edge of the box flew just wide.
All in all though, it was a comprehensive win for the visitors, as Flint were very much second best on the night.

Match Report Details supplied by Will Price

Line Ups :
Flint Town United - R. Dalton, J. Hill, J. Culshaw, C. Jones (c) (A. Goundrey 78), M. Williams (P. Martin 72), J. Davies, A. Dobson, S. Cunningham, L. Randles (J. Abraham 50), J. Palmer, K. Smyth. Unused Subs - P. Djan, E. Quinlan (GK)
Denbigh Town - E. Power, S. Kisitu, C. Rogers (S. James 46), L. Smith, M. Sharples, S. Tate, K. Pierce (S. Lewis 65) , M. Hughes (c), A. Bull, P. Molyneaux, D. McIntyre. Unused Subs - S. Jones, M. Roberts, M. Cronshaw

Goalscorers :
Denbigh Town - P. Molyneaux (31), A. Bull (47)

Bookings :
Flint Town United - S. Cunningham (84)
Buckley Town - D. McIntyre (59)

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Match details

Match date

Wed 30, Mar 2016

Kickoff

19:30

Meet time

13:00

Competition

Huws Gray Alliance