HENLLAN failed to make significant inroads in Llanelwy Athletic’s advantage as they were held 1-1 at Rhuddlan Town Reserves.

With the runaway Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One leaders’ clash against Penrhyn Bay Dragons postponed due to the unavailability of a match official, their promotion rivals could only muster a share of the spoils against a spirited Town side, leaving them six points behind Athletic having played a game more.

The away side began the contest in stylish fashion and went ahead after just eight minutes when Jason Hessian hit the net following a period of sustained pressure, but they were pegged back in unfortunate circumstances when a Henllan player diverted into his own net with 35 gone.

Despite their best efforts during the remainder of the clash, the visitors were unable to find a way past the resolute Town rearguard and had to be content with a point as a result of their efforts.

There was better fortune for Rhos United, who turned in a fine attacking display to emerge from their trip to Llysfaen with a resounding 4-1 success.

Strikes from Tref Jones, Simon Owen, Tom Collier and an own goal were enough to get the visitors a victory with minimal fuss, and Cameron Hayles was on target for Llanfairfechan Town Reserves in their narrow 2-1 win at Betws-y-Coed.