LLYSFAEN maintained their slender advantage at the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One summit with a convincing 4-0 home win over Machno United.

The current pacesetters eased through their latest fixture with minimal fuss despite being frustrated during the opening exchanges, leaving them a point clear of the North Football Association having played a game more than their title rivals.

Their extended possession finally paid off with the opened midway through the half that came courtesy of Sean Sheridan on 25 minutes, but the hosts were unable to add to this during the remainder of the first period after missing a wealth of good opportunities.

After the interval saw their fortunes in front of goal significantly improve, with Alex Jones doubling their advantage on 46 minutes and Sheridan converting his second of the contest with 56 on the clock.

The home side wrapped up proceedings on 61 minutes when Reece Kearney found the net, with Llysfaen now unbeaten in eight league games, winning seven and drawing one.

NFA extended their 100 per cent record thanks to a hard-fought 3-1 victory at Henllan that saw a quick-fire brace from Jordan Taylor on 11 and 19 minutes put them in a commanding position early on.

They added to their tally after the break when Nathan Jones hit the target, with Ed Tomas netting the home side’s consolation.

Jason Pierce was the star of the show for Betws-y-Coed in their thrilling 4-3 success at Rhyl All Stars.

The forward was in ruthless form throughout on his was to a second half hat-trick, and Sam Llewelyn also found the net for the visitors.

Jacob Jones, Mehmed Barzev and Shane Roberts converted chances for the hosts, who were unable to hold onto a two-goal advantage heading into the break.