Welsh Alliance League: Llandudno Albion and Denbigh set the pace in Division One

Llandudno Albion had to dig deep to beat St Asaph on Friday night. Pic: Albion Facebook page

Llandudno Albion and Denbigh Town share the leadership of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division One after both maintained perfect starts to the season at the weekend.

Leaders on goal difference Albion pipped St Asaph City 4-3 in a thrilling battle on Friday, while Denbigh edged a 3-2 verdict over Llanrug United the following day.

At Maesdu Park, club record scorer Dave Maddock lashed home the opener to make it 50 league goals for the Albion and 70 in all competitions.

Saints levelled when Mikey Hargrave was given all the time in the world to head in, but the home advantage was restored when Peter Jones burst into the box, worked the ball onto his left foot and drilled in his sixth goal in three matches.

Asaph were back on terms before the break through Josh Brown.

When the visitors went 3-2 up through Corey Brewerton’s fierce near post strike in the second period, Albion looked to be on their way to another loss against a bogey side of recent times.

However, Darren Jones’ men refused to give in and Luke Smith headed home from a corner in the 81st minute.

Four minutes from time, Dan Roberts got the final touch to another flag-kick from the left to clinch three massive points for the Llandudno outfit.

Denbigh took an early lead through Jake Walker at Central Park, but Llanrug battled back to lead just after the break via Alan Mark Owen’s superb header and a Dylan Owen penalty.

Mark Roberts equalised before, in the closing minutes, Billy Holmes was fouled in the box and Walker converted the decisive spot-kick.

Blaenau Amateurs made it back-to-back victories after goals from Iwan Griffiths and Meilir Williams sealed a 2-1 decision over Mynydd Llandegai, Ben Owen having put the visitors ahead.

Dean Redmond handed Bodedern Athletic an interval lead at Glan Conwy, but Jamie Jones’ thunderbolt free kick and Jordan Phillips’ 72nd minute net-finder ensured Glan celebrated a 2-1 result.

Dylan Parry and Tomos Saynor scored in Llanberis‘ 2-0 triumph against Prestatyn Sports, Aaron Hughes’ goal ensured Nantlle Vale beat Greenfield 1-0 and Llanrwst United romped to a 4-1 victory at Penrhyndeudraeth, Callum Parry (2), Leighton Griffiths and Sam Jones doing the damage, Rhys Hughes responding for the shellshocked hosts.

In Division Two, Llion Vaughan Jones (2) and Iwan Williams guided Gaerwen to a 3-1 result against Kinmel Bay, Anthony Colquitt for the visitors.

Mochdre Sports squeezed out a 2-1 win at Holyhead Town, James Frost and Tom Roberts for the travellers, Asa Thomas with the Harbourmen’s only reply.

Llion Morris and Ciran Jones bagged a brace each as Llannefydd overcame Aberffraw 5-3, an own goal making up the home five, with Stephen Jenkins, Nathan Moore (pen) and Gary Bolton hitting back for the islanders.

Llandudno Junction and Barmouth and Dyffryn shared a 0-0 blank, while Pwllheli versus Gwalchmai ended 1-1, Gareth Jones Evans the home scorer, Corey Sinnott for the Anglesey men.

Iwan Owen (2) and Carwyn Dafydd shared the limelight in Y Felinheli’s 3-1 defeat of Amlwch Town, Tomos Roberts the away scorer.

Andrew Thomas pocketed a hat-trick and Liam Roberts a single in Denbigh Town’s 4-0 whipping of Llanrwst United in the Reserves Division.

Morgan Roberts (2, 1 pen) and Jordan Donohue were Penmaenmawr Phoenix’s stars in a 3-1 beating of Colwyn Bay, while Kinmel Bay and Prestatyn Town shared a 2-2 split, Sam Roberts and John Mee for the home side, Lewis Hughes with a double for the Seasiders.

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