AN UNDER-strength Prestatyn Sports were unable to continue their impressive recent runs of results as they fell to a 4-2 loss at Mynydd Llandegai.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side were left counting the cost of a poor start in their 12th loss in 27 contests, and they are now in a four-way battle for fifth spot ahead of Sports’ final game of the campaign at home to Penrhyndeudraeth on Monday, April 22.

Things did not begin well for the away side, who fell behind on seven minutes when Osian Jones hit the target after a period of pressure, and things went from bad-to-worse soon after when Craig Wheeler took advantage of some hesitant defending to fire in a second for the hosts.

Mark Hughes and John Hargreaves’ side were undone once again on 19 minutes as Gethin Jeffries despatched a third after some more impressive possession, and their victory was confirmed after the break when Jeffries broke clear and finished well for his second of the afternoon.

Credit to the visitors, they kept plugging away and managed to impact the score-line for the first time on 55 minutes when squad mainstay Shane Middleman converted a chance, and the prolific Dean Hyland notched another consolation thanks to a superb strike with 81 on the clock.

Unfortunately for the away side this did not impact the overall result, but they remain in fifth spot and one point ahead of Llanrug United, who do have four games in hand during the run-in.