LLANDUDNO Albion held off a late fightback to secure a narrow 4-3 home triumph over derby rivals Llandudno Junction.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title hopefuls started the game well and went ahead on 12 minutes when Jack Atherton found the net, and things got even better for them just before the break when Luke Smith doubled their advantage with 41 gone.

There was still time for further drama towards the end of the first period when another impressive attack resulted in Peter Jones notching a third after 44 minutes, but the Railwaymen improved considerably after the interval and got back into the tie on 76 thanks to a neat finish from Mark Jones.

This was swiftly followed by another for the away side courtesy of the in-form Jack Nettleton, but their hopes of a comeback were dashed when Atherton notched his second of the afternoon on 88.

A nervy ending to proceedings was assured as Rickey Greaves netted for Junction in stoppage time, but Darren Jones’ men remained resolute in the closing stages to pick up the points.

There was no such luck for Llanrwst United, who were denied a share of the spoils at the death in their 3-2 loss at Prestatyn Sports.

Despite the eventual result it was the visitors who started the game on the front foot and they were rewarded for their bright opening on eight minutes when Callum Parry steered a chance past Ryan Jones.

The home side got back on level terms after 15 minutes when Tom MacDougall converted a chance, and they managed to gain the upper hand soon after when Robbie Dunn managed to steer into the net with 31 gone.

The Rwsters equalised on 57 minutes when Chris Nicholson hit the target, but Sports recovered instantly and notched their third on the hour mark courtesy of a nice finish from James Harper.

There was huge drama in the final minute of the clash as United were given a penalty, but Jones managed to pull off a stunning spot kick save.