BLAENAU Ffestiniog Amateurs endured a disastrous weekend for their championship hopes following their 3-1 defeat at Pwllheli.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two promotion hopefuls now sit in second spot after the loss and Glan Conwy’s win at Kinmel Bay, with Howard Vaughan’s men also having two games in hand that could prove crucial come the end of the campaign.

The home side got off to a bright start and they were rewarded on 27 minutes when Jamie Banks opened the scoring after a period of pressure, and the same player was on hand to double their advantage after the interval with another well-taken strike with 49 on the clock/

Mark Jones wrapped up the points for Pwll’ on 73 minutes, with the visitors’ managing a consolation late on through Bryn Humphries.

Griff John was the star of the show as Y Felinheli closed the gap on the top six with a comfortable 5-1 home victory over struggling Mochdre Sports.

The prolific forward was in ruthless form throughout and managed to secure a hat-trick for his effort, with Iwan Owen also despatching a brace to complete the rout.

Goals from Dylan Williams and Andrew Wannup gave Gaerwen a creditable 2-2 draw with Llannefydd, and Pentraeth ran riot at Holyhead Town to seal a 6-2 triumph on their travels.

A brace apiece from Danny Connolly and Marquis Holland did the majority of the damage, with Jack Walsh and Owen Roberts also on target for the away side. Asa Thomas hit two in reply for the Harbourmen.

There was no such luck for basement dwellers Amlwch Town, who were heavily beaten 5-1 at Penmaenmawr Phoenix.