Denbigh Town 0 Buckley Town 1

Shaun Tinsley grabs all three points with a fine individual strike.

30th March 2019
0 - 1
Full Time

As previously in the season Buckley Town found it difficult to deal with the physicality of Denbigh Town who tried to make it difficult for them to play any kind of passing game on a hard and dry pitch as a result of a lack of recent rain. The result was not a pretty game to watch with the ball in the air more than Buckley would have wished.

Buckley did open the game the brightest of the two sides and had their best period of the game for the first half hour. It was during that period Aron Williams was able to break free down the right and crossed for Jake Roberts. From his challenge in the air with Denbigh’s skipper Toni Davies the ball fell to Shaun Tinsley’s right ten yards from goal. He lifted the ball over defender Stu Vernon’s head to get the ball onto his left side and fired the ball home past Craig Vernon in the Denbigh goal with a left footed strike.

The second half was played mostly on the back foot as Denbigh came straight out of the dressing rooms looking for an equaliser. The best chances of the half fell mostly to Denbigh but on the occasions, they were able to get decent shots in on goal, Buckley captain Joe Makaruk was there to make the save. He made two good stops on either side of his goal diving at full stretch to turn the ball away for corner kicks.

The last few minutes became increasingly about Buckley Town holding on to what they had with Denbigh throwing everything into a final blitz to try and win something from the game, even sending the keeper up for corner kicks. Buckley held firm and earned another three points away from home. Denbigh will now have to battle to retain their place in the league with three tough games remaining at Rhyl and at home to Holywell and Llanrhaeadr.

Pictures Courtesy of Nic Johnston

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Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
30th March 2019 2:30 pm Huws Gray Alliance 2019 90' 141


Central Park
Central Park, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 3EW


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Denbigh Town000
Buckley Town101

Buckley Town

1Joe Makaruk Goalkeeper
2Luke Blizard 16 Defender
3Dylan Roberts Defender
4Luke Douglas Defender
5Callum Humphries Defender
6Lewis Hone Defender
7Aron Williams Forward
8Keiron Moore Midfielder
9Jake Roberts Forward
10Aled Bellis 14 Midfielder
11Shaun Tinsley 15 Forward
12Chris Hibbert Defender
14Phill Molyneux 10 Forward
15Adam Eden 11 Forward
16Joshua Jones 2 Midfielder
17Rhys Jones Midfielder

Goalkeeping Coach: Rich Goodier
Assistant Coach: Jason Aldcroft
1st Team Manager: Dan Moore
Head Therapist: Rhian Williams


Referee1st Assistant Referee2nd Assistant Referee
David WrightNathan WheatleySimon McCormick