RHUDDLAN Town moved top of the early Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division standings with a hard-fought 3-2 win at Rhos United.

Wayne Hughes’ side are now three games unbeaten to start the campaign after another determined display that sees them enjoy a one-point cushion over Abergele and Bro Cernyw.

Things did not begin well for the visitors despite the eventual outcome, with Lewis Sealy making the most of the space afforded to him to secure the opener on 24 minutes.

After the break saw Town stamp their authority on proceedings from the whistle and they were immediately rewarded when Jay Whitehouse restored parity to the scoreline with 48 on the clock, and things got even better for the away side midway through the half thanks to a Nathan Smith strike that put them ahead for the first time in the contest.

This joy proved to be short-lived as Femi Alison levelled matters for the hosts on 67 minutes, but Hughes’ side dug deep following the setback and secured three points courtesy of a Connor Bucknall effort with 70 gone.

Abergele maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a resounding 5-1 home victory over Cerrugydrudion.

A brace from prolific forward Jack Hoult did the majority of the damage, with James Lloyd, Sam Aston and Tom Fortune also on target during the rout.

Newly promoted Llanelwy Athletic picked up their first point with a 2-2 draw at Y Glannau.

Second half goals from Dan Price and Sam Stepforth were enough to claim a share of the spoils for the visitors, with Rhys Thomas Clark and Joey Fontana finding the net for the home side during an entertaining affair.

There was no such luck for Meliden, who fell to a 2-1 home reverse at the hands of promotion hopefuls Bro Cernyw.