PRESTATYN Town continued their pre-season fixture list with a 2-1 home loss to Vauxhall Motors.

The Seasiders’ were on the wrong end of a result for the first time this summer at the Motion Finance Stadium, with Neil Gibson’s side looking to make a significant impression at the business end of FAW Tier 2 North when competitive action gets underway next month.

Despite the eventual result, the home side got off to a good start and spurned some early opportunities when Danny Davies, Jordan Davies and Jack Kenny all going close in the opening quarter hour.

They were made to pay for the inefficiency in front of goal on 36 minutes when a dangerous delivery from Michael Burkey was finished well for the opening effort.

This was met by a strong response from the hosts, who got back on level terms just before the break when Rob Hughes, a recent high profile signing from Connah’s Quay Nomads, delivered a superb free kick from long range that found its way into the net.

After the break saw the visitors gain the upper hand once again just moments following the restart, with Jordan Cobley producing a fine piece of skill before firing in a near-post strike from 20 yards out with 48 gone.

The home side bounced back once again with Hughes and Kenny narrowly missing the target after more good work from Davies, and Kenny somehow managed to miss the target from six yards on 65 minutes following fine approach play from Zebb Edwards.

This miss proved to be telling in relation to the overall outcome of the contest, which was a worthwhile exercise for both sides to ready themselves for the season.