NIALL MCGUINNESS was left to reflect on his toughest defeat as a manager after Flint Town United lost 3-2 to title rivals Prestatyn Town.

Jack Kenny gave Prestatyn the lead a minute before the break, but the striker was sent-off on the stroke of half-time, along with McGuinness.

Mark Cadwallader drew Flint level only for Jordan Davies to restore the Prestatyn lead, which was cancelled out for a second time by Richie Foulkes.

Rob Hughes kept his nerve from the spot to win the contest for Prestatyn, who were indebted to goalkeeper Jon Rushton as the former Connah’s Quay stopper saved a penalty from Foulkes.

The defeat saw Flint slip to fifth in the table, 10 points adrift of table topping Prestatyn.

Taking to Twitter, McGuinness found the defeat tough to stomach, writing: “Wow toughest defeat I’ve had to take as a manager.

“Game plan was right the lads did everything right

“Just can’t afford to make that many mistakes against the top sides.”

Prestatyn boss Neil Gibson was delighted with his side’s character as they left Cae-y-Castell with an impressive three points.

“I’ve got to give a huge amount of credit to everyone who is in my dressing room, because the players, backroom staff - and fans - felt we were in it together,” Gibson told Prestatyn’s official website.

“When we were a man down and we needed that character in the second-half when things were going against us - that’s the sort of thing you win football matches with.

“If you don’t have that character, team spirit and togetherness, right from the captain to any supporter, then you don’t win games of football.

“We are building something quite special here and I think that’s got us through in the end.”

Asked whether victory has already wrapped up the title for Prestatyn, who are seven points clear of second placed Conwy, Gibson dismissed that notion.

“I think it’s too early to say anything like that,” he said.

“There is no way it’s a title deciding game because there are so many matches and points to play for.

“We are very happy with where we are in terms of position.”

Bangor City secured a 3-2 success over Llanrhaeadr after comfirming World Cup winner Pedro Pasculli as their new manager.

Pasculli, who played alongside Diego Maradona as Argentina lifted the 1986 World Cup, has been confirmed as the permanent successor to Stephen Vaughan Jr

“It’s a big pleasure to be here in Wales,” Pasculli told Sgorio.

“I want to work hard with the guys to get Bangor to where they deserve.

“We want the fans to enjoy the football and to win.”

A 90th minute penalty from Franceso Serafino secured the three points for Bangor.

Thomas Gale’s opener for Llanrhaeadr was cancelled out by goals from Aldair Neto and Massimo Sammartino, before the visitors made it 2-2 through Dan Hindley.

But Serafino won it for the Citizens in the dying stages as Llanrhaeadr suffered a third loss of the season.