LLANRUG United’s hopes of claiming the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One crown were dealt a blow as they drew 1-1 with Barmouth and Dyffryn United.

David Noel-Williams’ side are now in third position and four points behind Llandudno Albion with three games in hand, but they have crucially played more than their more significant title rivals Bodedern Athletic and Llangefni Town due to their cup commitments.

The home side made an imposing start on proceedings and were rewarded with the game’s opener on 17 minutes when Carl Griffiths turned in a chance following a neat passage of play.

This provoked a strong response from the visitors, who levelled matters in first half stoppage time through Joe Ephraim, and neither side were able to convert any of the chances that came their way after the break to ensure both went home with a share of the spoils.

Nantlle Vale’s unbeaten home record now stands at eight games after an impressive 4-0 victory over Llandyrnog United.

Dylan Williams got them up and running with a superb effort on the half hour mark, with Ashley Owen, Aaron Dafydd Thomas and James Bell all netting in the second period for the fifth placed side to round off the scoring.

There was no such luck for Mynydd Llandegai, who were beaten 4-0 by a resurgent St Asaph City on home soil, with Penrhyndeudraeth failing to hold on to a lead in their 3-1 loss to league-leading Llandudno Albion.

Llanberis enjoyed better fortunes in their 3-0 win over basement dwellers Llandudno Junction, with Owain Jones (2) and Arwyn Price on target.