PRESTATYN Town avoided only their second JD Cymru North defeat of the season after sealing a late 2-2 home draw against Porthmadog.

The Seasiders’ saw their lead at the summit reduced following Flint Town United’s win over Llangefni Town on Friday evening, but they did manage to extend their unbeaten run ahead of a crucial few weeks for Neil Gibson’s men.

Town have another stiff test awaiting them this Saturday in the form of Bangor City, who have shown signs of life in recent weeks under manager and former World Cup winner Pedro Pasculli.

Danny Davies spurned the first chance of the game after good work from Alex Jones on seven minutes, with Jordan Davies’ audacious chip almost deceiving Port stopper Richard Harvey a minute later after another period of pressure.

The hosts were presented with the perfect chance to break the deadlock on 29 minutes when they were awarded a penalty.

Davies’ attempt was saved by Harvey before the striker reacted first to put away the rebound and open the scoring.

After the break saw defender Kai Edwards almost double the home side’s advantage when his header sailed narrowly wide, but Port were growing more into the game as the half progressed which brought a deserved reward midway through the half.

It came from Shaun Cavanagh, a recent signing from Caernarfon Town, who cut in from the right-hand side on 64 minutes and unleashed a thunderbolt past Jon Rushton to level proceedings.

Cai Jones fired an effort over as Port looked to take the lead for the first time soon after, which they managed to achieve on 82 minutes when Cavanagh’s outstanding free kick came back off the bar and rebounded off the unfortunate Rushton and over the line.

Their hopes of securing a notable victory were dashed in the closing stages when Zebb Edwards delivered an expert set-piece of his own five minutes from time to ensure both sides had something o show from an entertaining affair.

The result leaves the Seasiders’ 13 clear of Flint having played two more than their title rivals, with the two sides set to square off in a pivotal league clash on February 22.