LLANDUDNO Albion’s poor start last season already looks to be a distant memory as they go in search of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title.

Darren Jones’ men had nothing to sow for a sensational second half of the previous campaign that hampered their chances of catching Llangefni Town to secure the championship, which was down in no small part to their indifferent opening that saw them fall way off the overall pace.

Although this was a deficit they valiantly tried to make up in the closing stages, Darren Jones’ men look eager to ensure this does not become an issue this time around after winning each of their opening three contests to top the early third tier standings.

Jones has managed to keep the core of his talented squad together whilst strengthening where needed, and the confidence they have gained from their opening three victories is going to stand them in enormously good stead as they look to keep up with the likes of Holyhead Hotspur and Denbigh Town as the season progresses.

It does help that they have two of the most prolific forwards anywhere in the division that both have the capability of hitting the 30-goal mark, and the partnership of Peter Jones and Dave Maddock has really hit the ground running and has already resulted in ten goals between the pair.

Maddock has become synonymous with the club since their inception and superb rise through the Welsh domestic pyramid, and he always seems to be in the right place at the right time, coming up with the good on a consistent basis.

With six goals to his name already this term, Jones is further highlighting his incredible potential to play even higher and he looks to have finally found a home at the Albion, who pride themselves on developing young, hungry players that fit in with their ethos, with each one fighting together in the hope of achieving their overall goals.

These qualities were especially evident in their recent success at home to St Asaph City, where they came from behind to secure a dramatic 4-3 victory to maintain their 100 per cent record.

Although a controversial sending off aided their chances considerably late on, this was a game they might not have got anything out of last season, certainly during its early stages, so it can only be seen as a positive sign and one that should make the rest of the league sit up and take notice.

It is a good start, but only that. Their predicament could look much different if they fail to get anything from their trip to Glan Conwy on Wednesday and a tricky looking visit to Llanrug United on Saturday, but confidence is high within the group that will only stand them in good stead going forward.

This is an ambitious club with plenty going for it, and they now have a solid platform from which to build a successful campaign they did not have the luxury of last year.