Llandudno Junction 0 Guilsfield 4

GUILSFIELD put a controversial week behind them to run out convincing winners at bottom of the table Llandudno Junction.

Earlier in the week the Guils match against Gresford Athletic was abandoned in the last minute after the Wrexham side had four players and their manager sent-off before staging an unprecedented walk off.

The Guils arrived at Junction as strong favourites and led inside the opening minute with Jake Cook converting after good work by new signing Jack Harris.

Three minutes later and the villagers doubled their lead with Cook completing his quickfire brace from Adam Jenkins’ cross.

Guilsfield totally dominated possession but struggled to make the most of their plethora of chances as Junction defended stoutly for the remainder of the half.

Guilsfield should have settled the outcome just before the break with the outstanding Cook tripped in the area only for Harris to spurn the resulting penalty.

It was a similar story after the break as Guilsfield dominated possession only to be let down by the final delivery and stubborn defending from the home side.

Sam Litchfield, Robbie James and Gareth Jones all missed from close range as the Guils strove to finally cement the spoils.

The pressure finally told with seven minutes remaining with Andy Ford scrambling home from close range.

The Guils added a deserved fourth to their tally late on with Harris atoning for his earlier penalty miss with a fine strike to open his account for his new club.

Manager Nathan Leonard praised his side, saying: “We set a fast tempo and be positive from the start but it was disappointing we didn’t kick on from there.

“Llandudno stuck at it and worked hard to be fair to them and we are just happy with the win and three points having struggled against some of the bottom sides so far this season.

“It was a good win and the lads did exactly what was asked of them which can only give us confidence going ahead to this weekend which will be a massive game for the club.”

GUILSFIELD: Wycherley, Bromley, Richards, Rogers, Litchfield (Weetman), James, Cook, Ford, Harris, Cathrall (Leonard), Jenkins (Jones).