What a difference a week makes.
Buckley Town put simply were not at races today against Rhyl and the level of performance was way below what we saw last week against Airbus, especially in the second half. They did have chances early on and more clinical finishing by Aron Williams and then Jake Roberts would have seen them ahead.
It was not to be and Rhyl were two goals to the good by the half hour mark with goals from Mike Pritchard and a penalty from Kristian Pierce after Buckley keeper Joe Makaruk was adjudge to have brought down the Rhyl player.
Kieron Moore pulled one back before half time and it looked, at that point, they would make a game of it but a poor second half put paid to any chances of a favourable result.
Three more Rhyl goals from Matt Cooke (on 58 and 90minutes) and Matt Worrall in the 85th minute sealed their best away victory for 6 years. Aron Williams did pull one goal back (see video) in the 89th minute for Buckley Town but it was too little too late.
Manager Dan Moore was not happy and after the game said, “‘The second half performance was an embarrassment. The worst I’ve seen since the start of last season.”
“In the first half we were reasonable. We created chances and were well in the game at half time.”
“We were still not where I would like to have been and at least we did compete across the pitch.”
“We let ourselves down in the second half and with that performance I’d like to apologise to everyone who came to support us.”
“It was unacceptable and we’ll be doing everything possible to put things right next Saturday, as we go into an important cup tie against Denbigh Town in the FAW Cup.”