BUCKLEY TOWN were their own worst enemies as Prestatyn Town moved 12 points clear at the top with a 5-0 away win.

Dan Moore’s men gave themselves a mountain to climb as Jordan Davies scored within 60 seconds and Dan Roberts added a second midway through the first period.

Bucks boss Moore said: “We let ourselves down hugely in the first-half conceding from two dead-ball situations, we are disappointed in the lack of concentration and simply carrying out the basics properly to defend our box.

“We struggled to get ourselves up the pitch and create any real opportunities first half, but equally I think our goalkeeper has had too much to do.”

A tactical alteration helped Buckley get a greater foothold in the game, but Prestatyn punished their hosts with strikes from Jack Kenny and Ian Griffiths’ stoppage time brace.

Moore continued: “We spoke at half time about areas of the game which we felt we could do more in and changed the shape, and we were happy with how we started the second half.

“We looked a lot sharper, had a lot more ball higher up the pitch, and created some great goal scoring opportunities, but lacked the quality when we got there to get ourselves back in the game in terms of the scoreline. The final two goals came at a time when we had lost our defensive shape which was understandable.

“It was certainly not a 5-0 game, but we have been punished today by a team who we expect will win the division, and it’s a serious learning experience for us which we must use to improve.”