GLAN Conwy put in a spirited display before eventually falling to a 2-1 home defeat to Denbigh Town.

The newly promoted side failed to recover from a poor start against the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One leaders despite controlling the contest for the majority of the second period.

They got off to the worst possible start and fell behind on five minutes when experienced striker Mark Roberts found the net after a prolonged period of pressure.

The Town skipper was in relentless mood throughout the opening stages of the clash, and he produced another moment of magic on 19 minutes, lifting the ball over a defender before demonstrating expert composure to loft the ball over the keeper and into the net to double their advantage.

Former St Asaph City marksman Jake Walker was the next to go close when put through on goal with 26 on the clock, shortly after Chris Bennett had a successful attempt ruled out for offside after Roberts’ initial strike rattled the cross bar.

The game took on a marked change following the interval as Glan regrouped, but they were unable to make the most of a significantly improved share of possession against a resolute Town rear-guard.

They finally managed to reduce the deficit on 57 minutes when Tom Rooney rose highest to produce a powerful header past Anton Sarnowski and leave things all to play for heading into the final quarter of the encounter.

The home side were buoyed by their goal and lay siege to the Town goalmouth for the remainder of the contest, with Sarnowski pulling off a series of incredible stops to ensure they had nothing to show from an incredibly positive second half display.

Their fifth defeat in 11 league contests leaves Glan sitting in seventh spot ahead of their trip to title chasing Llandudno Albion on Friday night.