Rhyl 2

Penrhyncoch 2

PENRHYNCOCH battled for a deserved point at Rhyl to maintain their battle for survival.

The ravaged Roosters twice hit back to level and could have won at the last only for Cledan Davies’ penalty to be saved by home goalkeeper Rory Crowther.

Rhyl started the match on top with ex-Newtown midfielder James Murphy testing goalkeeper Lee Jenkins before Jordan Barrow lashed over the bar from distance.

Despite growing into the game the Mid Wales side struggled to create and were punished on the stroke of half-time with Will Bell heading home after Penrhyn failed to clear a corner.

However Penrhyncoch were back on terms five minutes into the second-half with ex-Aberystwyth defender Davies blasting home a 25 yard free-kick to galvanise his side.

The next quarter of an hour saw both sides enjoy spells of possession before the home side regained their lead with Alan Webb’s 73rd minute cross deceiving Jenkins and dipping into the net as the large crowd of 380 celebrated.

Once again the Roosters hit back almost immediately with Sion Meredith scrambling his side level after the Rhyl defence was found wanting from Matt Mousley’s cross.

Rhyl appeared to press the self destruct button in the final 10 minutes with Barrow earning his marching orders for an x-rated tackle on Liam Lewis.

Moments later another infringement from the hosts saw Davies given the chance to snatch victory from the spot only for Crowther to save his side’s blushes with a fine save.

PENRHYNCOCH: L Jenkins, E Evans, C Davies, S James, J Foligno, Mousley, Murfet, N Blake, S Davies, S Meredith, L Lewis. Subs: G Lewis, Allen.