RHYL picked up their second JD Cymru North victory in succession with a 2-1 home triumph over Llangefni Town.

The Lilywhites had to work hard to maintain their 100 per cent record after a rousing display from the newly promoted side, and Eddie Maurice-Jones’ men face a pivotal week of action that could go a long way to determining their overall fortunes at the end of the campaign.

They begin with a trip to Llandudno on Tuesday evening, before welcoming derby rivals and title favourites Prestatyn Town to the Educate Group Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm).

Head coach Richard Williams-Cooke, said: “They made it hard for us as we knew they would, but I thought we grew into the game and dominated a lot of the ball.

“We moved it well through the phases and scored two really good goals. At half-time we were cruising but warned the lads about them coming again, and within moments of the second half we conceded from a set-piece for the second successive week which is disappointing and after that they got at us a bit.

“The strength-in-depth within the squad is really good now as you saw with Raphael (Glauser), Aaron (Hassall) and Ben (Nash) all getting minutes, and it sets us up nicely for another important week and a big local derby on Saturday which everyone is looking forward to.”

A cagey opening to proceedings saw the home side struggle to penetrate the fierce Cefni resistance, who set up extremely well, but the deadlock was finally broken on 24 minutes when James Murphy sent Sam Molyneux through on goal, and the forward produced a confident finish past Tyler French to open his account for the season.

Things got even better for the Lilies’ immediately following the restart as Murphy unleashed a superb left-footed effort that flew into the corner to double their advantage.

The hosts were in complete control for the remainder of the first period without adding to their tally, and Cefni got themselves back into the game after the break when Alun Roberts bundled the ball into the net from close range following a corner with 49 on the clock.

This visibly buoyed the away side as they went in search of a leveller, which almost arrived on 66 minutes when Jake Jones forced Keighan Jones into a smart stop after some exceptional individual work from livewire striker Matthew Jones.

A fine run and cross from Cai Owen narrowly evaded Asa Hamilton as the home side looked to seal the win, but they managed to hold on in the face of some consistent pressure late on to pick up another notable success.