FIVE-STAR Llanrhaeadr have preserved their slender lead at the top of the Summer League standings.

The frontrunners did the damage in the first half as they claimed a 5-0 win during their Monday night derby trip to Rhewl.

On a glorious summer evening, Llanrhaeadr were on top from the first whistle and they went close to claiming the lead in the fifth minute when an effort hit the bar.

They didn't have too long to wait to go in front, though, and Elis Vaughan opened the scoring in the ninth minute.

Things got even better for the visitors just two minutes later.

When a Rhewl attack was broken up, a long ball forward found Rhys Rowlands.

Rhys Rowlands scores his first goal

He burst into the box and cracked a superb left-footed effort into the corner of the net.

It was Rowlands at the double after half-an-hour, although this came in unusual fashion.

His free kick from distance took a wicked bounce to go over the head of Rhewl keeper Dave Carroll.

Rhys Rowlands' unusual free kick!

Kevin Evans added goal number four from a set piece with three minutes of the first half left to play and Tomos Hywel made it 5-0 right on the stroke of half-time.

Four-midable Cefn remain within a point of Llanrhaeadr following their 4-0 win at Clawddnewydd.

Top marksman Jake Walker bagged two of the goals, taking his tally for the campaign up to 10.

Also on the scoresheet were David Evans and Owain Roberts.

Llangynhafal are the Summer League's form team and a magnificent seven kept them in the hunt for the top honour.

Garmon Hafal struck twice as Llangynhafal won 7-0 at Caerwys, securing their sixth win on the bounce.

Tom Seddon, Sion T Roberts, Charlie Caton, Tom Sharples and Tom Dyer also found the target.

Nantglyn made a return to winning ways courtesy of a 3-1 verdict at battling basement side Ysceifiog.

Two goals from Dafydd Owen and one from top scorer Geraint Jones sealed a 3-1 success for Nantglyn, who remain fourth.

Keith Ainsworth supplied Ysceifiog's response.

Henllan kept alive their Summer League title hopes thanks to a 4-0 home victory over Llandyrnog.

Sam Jones (2), Ally Stubbs and Mathew Jones scored as Henllan won their sixth game of the season.