ABERGELE missed out on a chance at silverware as they suffered a 2-1 extra time defeat to Llandudno Athletic in the Premier Cup final.

The showcase, which was played at the home of Huws Gray Alliance side Denbigh Town, was a hotly contested affair throughout between the two Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division rivals, which required an additional 30 minutes to determine a winner.

Athletic came out with an imposing manner to start the tie and they were presented with a golden opportunity on ten minutes when they were awarded a penalty, and Danny Talbot held his nerve to put away the spot kick to open the scoring.

This brought a positive response from Gele, who managed to get a foothold into the game and levelled matters on 21 minutes when Sam Ashton finished well after some impressive possession in the build-up.

Both sides missed chances throughout the remainder of normal time as the final remained on a knife-edge on its way to extra time, and the crucial moment arrived on 111 minutes when Jack Williams produced a clinical effort to find the corner.

Despite their best efforts, Gele were unable to secure another equaliser to give Athletic the bragging rights, with the pair set to square off once again in the JT Jones Presidents’ Cup final on Friday, April 26 at the same venue.

In the only Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One fixture of the weekend, Rhos United confirmed a third placed finish thanks to a 2-1 victory at Llanfairfechan Town Reserves.

The visitors made hard work of their win, but two goals in the space of three minutes from Joshua Morris and Si Owens on 70 and 70 were enough to secure the three points and lift them above Henllan, who end a promising campaign in fourth spot.