PENMAENMAWR Phoenix moved to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two summit with a dramatic 3-2 win at Llandudno Amateurs.

The in-form promotion hopefuls rallied late on to secure another valuable three points that moves them above Gwalchmai on goal difference with 11 games played.

Manager Martyn Jones, said: “It’s hard to find the words to describe the game.

“I felt we started the better side and then a chaotic five minutes saw us give away two cheap goals, that obviously gives us a mountain to climb going into half time.

“The lads battled on and there’s no point hiding behind the fact that Llandudno going down to ten men was a turning point in the match.

“I have to give credit to the home side, even at 2-2 they pushed for a winner where most would shut up shop and take the point.

“I was thinking to myself a draw would have been a fair result but then when Ethan (Jones) hits a strike like that in the dying seconds of the game Its a goal that’s worthy of winning any football match.

“It was another sign of how far we have come, in the past going 2-0 down would have been the end of us, we’d roll over. We aren’t that side anymore, the character the lads shown to get themselves back in it made me really proud.”

Sandy Malone’s men opened the contest on the front foot and took a two-goal lead into the break thanks to efforts from Joseph Collier and Joe Jones, but they had a man sent off early in the second period which proved to be a significant turning point.

Quick-fire attempts from Alfie Caldecott and Sean Williams levelled matters on 72 and 78 minutes, and Ethan Jones unleashed a stoppage time thunderbolt to secure the points.

There was no such luck for Mochdre Sports, who were beaten 3-1 at Gwalchmai, and Llandudno Junction were on the wrong end of a 5-3 loss at Pentraeth.