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Home | 08 April 2017

Match Report

A thrilling late comeback saw Rhyl claim all three precious points in a pivotal game against relegation rivals Airbus.

The Lilywhites were behind early in the second half but rallied and recovered with two goals in the last 15 minutes from Chris Rimmer and Steve Lewis to earn a crucial victory.

It took time for Rhyl to settle into the game however, with Airbus commanding the opening stages. Chances though were few and far between.

The best of the chances fell to the Lilywhites; first Buckley fired over from close range before Toby Jones was set through on goal and forced Nield into a good save.

It was the visitors however who broke the deadlock when Tomassen tapped in at the far post from a whipped free kick just minutes into the 2nd half.

An urgent Rhyl side stepped up their play but lacked a cutting edge to break down Airbus' defence.

The goal was coming though and after Coyle had hit the bar with a cross - Chris Rimmer finally grabbed the equaliser; heading in from a Toby Jones free kick with just over 10 minutes left.

 The goal sparked the game into life and Rhyl could have scored a quick second when a long ball put Toby Jones through on goal, however the ball bobbled and his effort looped over the bar.

Airbus, who would be relegated following just a draw, threatened to grab a winner themselves but it left themselves vulnerable to the counter attack.

The final stages had been a dramatic and thrilling contest and Steve Lewis last gasp winner was a perfect climax. Christian Langos worked his way into the box and squared it across goal to find The Beast at the back post who tapped in sparking wild celebrations on the Rhyl bench.

The win means Rhyl will take high spirits and momentum into the next crunch match against Aberystwyth in what will possibly prove to be the biggest game of the season as the Lilywhites fight to stave off relegation.

(pictures courtesy of www.chestertonphotography.co.uk )

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Match Stats

Starting Line Up

Dan Lavercombe
Chris Rimmer
James Jones
Lewis Coyle
Mike Sharples
Mike Walsh (68')
James Bell
Alex Jones
Toby Jones
Oliver Buckley (84')
Josh Davies (65')


Aaron Simpson
Tom Hartley
Zyaac Edwards (68')
Steve Lewis (65')
Christian Langos (84')