LLANDUDNO Albion narrowly missed on a place in the Lock Stock Cookson Cup third round after they fell to a penalty shootout loss to Llangefni Town.

The current holders’ defence of their crown is over despite pushing the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One leaders all the way, with Darren Jones’ side going ahead after just eight minutes when a fine move saw prolific forward Dave Maddock steer into the net from close range after good work from Peter Jones.

This joy proved to be short-lived as the visitors struck back almost instantly when Liam Morris got on the end of a superb delivery from Cai Powell-Roberts for the leveller with 12 minutes on the clock.

After the break saw Cefni grab the initiative for the first-time courtesy of a brilliant free-kick from Iwan Jones, but Albion received a boost when Chris Saxon was dismissed for the away side for a second bookable offence.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Chris Roberts’ men doubled their advantage when Kevin Lloyd unleashed a stunning drive from the half way line which found its way over the goalkeeper, but Maddock was on hand to get the hosts back into the contest midway through the half.

An additional 30 minutes was assured late on when Peter Jones hit a late leveller, and with neither side able to get a winner it was left to the spot-kicks which saw Town emerged 6-5 victors.

Llandudno Junction also bowed out of the competition with a heavy 5-0 loss at Penrhyndeudraeth.

Meilir Williams was the star of the show and capped off a tremendous display with no fewer than four goals to lead his side to glory, with the Railwaymen contributing to their own downfall thanks to an own goal a minute after the hour mark.