PRESTATYN Sports turned in an encouraging effort before eventually falling to a narrow 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title favourites Llangefni Town.

The newly promoted side gave the promotion hopefuls a huge scare during a highly competitive contest, but it was the away side who drew first blood when recent signing Kevin Lloyd finished well after 12 minutes.

This provoked a strong response from the hosts, who levelled matters immediately following the restart when Kris Owen converted a chance on 13 minutes, only for Lloyd to strike again just before the break with 42 gone.

After the break saw Mark Hughes and John Hargreaves’ side come out with a renewed sense of purpose and summer acquisition Darren Cassidy was on hand to equalise again on 47 minutes after a period of pressure, but Cefni netted again after 70 when Dan Thomas finished well and despite Sports piling on considerable pressure in the closing stages it was not enough to secure a share of the spoils.

St Asaph City’s disappointing start under Daniel Brewerton continued as they fell to a 3-1 loss at promotion chasing Llanrug United.

Aaron Hughes put the home side two-up with a brace either side of half-time on 43 and 57 minutes, but veteran striker Carl Murray pulled one back for the Saints after a fine passage of play with 65 on the clock.

City threw caution to the wind in the closing stages and were undone by a quick counter-attack which resulted in Hughes firing his third of the afternoon after 80 minutes.

A goal from Andy Colecliff gave Kinmel Bay an encouraging 2-2 draw against Division Two title contenders Y Felinheli, with Meliden undone 4-1 at Aberffraw in what was their most disappointing performance of the campaign to date.