BLAENAU Ffestiniog Amateurs picked up a notable scalp in their first Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One outing with a 4-2 victory at Llanrug United.

The newly promoted side got off to the best possible start against a side expected to be in contention for the title at the end of the season, and the Quarrymen were rewarded for an impressive start on eight minutes when Sion Jones fired in the opened.

This was met by a swift response from the home side, who levelled matters with 17 on the clock thanks to a superb finish from recent re-signing Kev Lloyd, but summer arrival Meilir Williams restored the visitors’ cushion thanks to a well-taken effort on 29 minutes.

The same player was on hand to double their cushion after the break with 63 gone, and Williams rounded off an exceptional competitive debut for the club with a hat-trick strike to increase their cushion and all-but seal their triumph 11 minutes from time.

Owain Owen did manage another consolation for the hosts on 83 minutes, but it failed to take the gloss of a standout first outing at third-tier level for the away side.

Prolific forward Peter Jones was the star of the show for Llandudno Albion in their resounding 5-0 success at Llanrwst United.

The promotion candidates extended their perfect start to season with another ruthless attacking display, with Jones netting no fewer than four times throughout the contest, including two from the penalty spot.

Club stalwart Dave Maddock was another beneficiary of Darren Jones’ free-flowing style of football on show, turning in a solitary effort on 22 minutes to double their advantage.

A thrilling contest between Penrhyndeudraeth and Nantlle Vale saw both sides share the spoils in a 3-3 draw.

Goals from Steve Jones and Liam Watson for Pen were cancelled out by Tom Mahoney and Cai Henshaw to leave things all square at the break, with Aaron Hughes and Adam Griffiths trading goals in the second period to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.