THE North Football Association were given a significant scare before extending their perfect record with a 5-4 win at Denbigh Development.

A late surge from the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One leaders saw them emerge with three points despite a hugely encouraging display from Craig Morris’ young side, maintaining their narrow two-point gap at the summit.

The visitors struck an early blow when Jordan Taylor found the net on four minutes, but they were behind at the break as a brace from Joel Rowlands and a solitary Elliot Chapman effort gave the hosts a shock advantage at the interval.

After the break saw another fine spell of possession saw the hosts extend their lead further thanks to a Morgan Jones attempt on 63 minutes, but the promotion favourites gave themselves a fighting chance heading into the closing stages when Taylor hit a quick-fire brace on 64 and 73 to complete his hat-trick.

This visibly shifted momentum in favour of the away side, who levelled matters on 82 through Jordan Paggett and secured an unlikely victory with six remaining when Nathan Jones fired in the decisive goal of the game.

Llysfaen also extended their unbeaten league start with a resounding 8-0 home success over Betws-y-Coed.

The promotion hopefuls sealed three points thanks to a dazzling first half display that resulted in goals from Reece Kearney (2), Nathan Russell and Sean Sheridan, and they continued this trend following the interval as a James Fallas treble and Sheridan’s second of the contest completed the rout.