HOLYWELL TOWN are now favourites for the title after claiming a hugely important win.

In their lofty derby at home to Flint Town United, it was the Wellmen who came out on top with a tense 1-0 victory.

Jamie Breese netted the decisive goal after a quarter-of-an-hour, turning home Morgan Murray’s assist.

A 17th win of the season moves Holywell up to second in the standings and they’re two points off leaders Airbus with three games in hand.

Wellmen boss Johnny Haseldin felt his side deserved the result and he told S4C’s Sgorio: “Big win for us. Really enjoyed it, to be fair. It was a good derby.

“Obviously, the pitch is played for a big battle and we’ve come out on top.

“I think, with the chances we’ve created, possession that we’ve had, we got the result that we deserved in the end.”

Flint slip to third place in the league and they’re two points behind Holywell, having played a game more than their title rivals.

Silkmen boss Lee Fowler told Sgorio: “Very disappointing, because it ended up with us losing three points.

“But I think we had enough chances to at least get something out of the game.

“We had clear-cut chances, which we just couldn’t put it back in. So, you have to give credit to Holywell, because they defended for their lives and that was the difference in the game.”

Only victories will keep Airbus in the title hunt and they did their hopes no harm with a 6-0 thrashing of Prestatyn Town.

Four goals in the first 25 minutes meant there was no doubt where the three points would end up.

Craig Lindfield, Nick Rushton, Sam Baker and Dan Collins all struck to put the Wingmakers in control by half-time. Kaiden Cooke and James Davies added further goals for good measure late on.

Porthmadog remain three points from safety following their 3-2 loss at home to Llandudno.

Rowan Davies, Fabrizio Murtas and Karl Clair netted in the closing stages as Llandudno provided an epic fightback.

Corrig McGonigle and Sam Jones netted as Bangor 1876 defeated Caersws 2-0.