GLAN Conwy put in a spirited performance before eventually falling to a narrow 1-0 reverse at Denbigh Town.

The newly promoted side gave the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One leaders a real run for their money at Central Park during another determined display against a side expected to be challenging for honours at the end of the season.

The home side almost broke the deadlock on two minutes when John Terry’s half volley went just over, with Sam Tate and Dan Clarke also narrowly missing the target during the opening exchanges.

A resolute display from the visitors saw them restrict their opponents to very few opportunities for the remainder of the first period thanks to strong organisation and some impressive saves from stopper Adam Jones.

After the interval saw Tate, Vernon and Jake Walker all spurn good opportunities for the hosts as they dictated tempo from the outset, with the former St Asaph City man rattling the cross bar with his attempt.

The visitors’ task was made even more difficult on 64 minutes when Thomas Rooney was shown a straight red for a rash challenge, and Town made the most of their numerical advantage to notch the only goal of the game soon after when Clarke made no mistake with his latest effort after good work from Tate.

Llandudno Junction’s indifferent start to life in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two continued with a 2-1 loss at Amlwch Town.

A brace from Ryan Rowlands in the first half was enough to condemn the Railwaymen to defeat, with Mark Jones levelling matters briefly on 22 minutes.