DAN Clarke was the hat-trick hero as Denbigh Town made it three wins on the bounce in the Ardal North West League with a comfortable 4-1 success over Rhostyllen.

It was Rhostyllen who made the brighter start, with Denbigh taking time to get into the game.

On five minutes, Town keeper Stuart Griffiths was forced to dive quickly to his right hand side to pull off a fine one-handed save.

Denbigh reacted and on 10 minutes, Clarke broke the deadlock.

He sent a well-placed left-footed shot out of the reach of Rhostyllen keeper Christie from 18 yards.

It was almost 2-0 minutes later when Jake Walker sent a low drive just wide of the post.

Denbigh were now on top and creating plenty of chances.

From a Sion Jones free kick, Mike Sharples' diving header went inches wide of the target.

Town were soon regretting these early missed chances as they allowed Rhostyllen back into the game.

After Will Nevitt went close, Rhostyllen levelled with Scott Swords' cross finding Drew Wickens to send a looping header over Griffiths’ outstretched arms.

Denbigh did regain the lead on 38 minutes.

Mark Roberts intercepted a Rhostyllen ball at the back and broke free on goal to coolly round Christie and tap home from close range.

In a great spell for Denbigh, they went further ahead just a minute later.

Dan Clarke had his second with another fine left-footed strike to take Town into the break with a 3-1 lead.

Once again Denbigh were slow coming out of the blocks and they were thankful to Griffiths in their goal as his lightening reactions saved a certain goal two minutes into the second half.

However, on 51 minutes Denbigh extended their lead.

Paul Fleming was brought down just outside the Rhostyllen box and up stepped Dan Clarke to bend a venomous left-footed free kick around the wall and away from the outstretched Christie’s arms for a fine hat-trick.

Billy Holmes continued to press for Town’s fifth as he went on a run down the left flank only for a last ditch tackle to thwart him.