FC Queens Park top Welsh National League Premier table with Mold Alex victory
Wrexham side Queens Park’s resurgence in the Welsh National League Premier Division continued on Saturday, as a Mike Latham goal secured a 1-0 win over Flintshire’s Mold Alex.
The win keeps the club top of the league with nine wins from 13 games, but they face a challenge to keep the top spot with title rivals Brymbo and Corwen both having three games in hand over them.
Following the victory, assistant manager Gary Tomlinson praised the squad for their discipline throughout the afternoon at Alyn Park.
“Mike Latham is doing really well playing as a centre midfielder for us at the moment , and our lads stuck to a game plan given to them by our manager Dave Evans perfectly.
“Our two banks of four across the defence and midfield worked their socks off, and in Richard Jones upfront we have a experienced striker who must be a nightmare to play against as a centre half, as he does his job of holding the ball up and linking with the midfield very well.”
And Tomlinson acknowledged the significance of the victory against a strong Mold Alex side who were on a good run of late.
“Mold are a very good outfit that had beaten both the much fancied Brickfield Rangers and Corwen in two of their last three games so it was a massive win for us , the togetherness in our changing room is something that I am particularly happy with ,it’s a pleasure to be involved with a good honest bunch of lads that love playing football.”
But it was almost the game that never was, as a mix up with the officials meant the game was saved from postponement by a last minute volunteer – which Tomlinson was unsurprisingly grateful for.
“One final mention must go to referee Gordon Burrows who stepped up and reffed the game after the original official never turned up.”