LLANDUDNO struck another huge blow in their request to retain the Specsavers National League Division One North crown with a 10-3 success at Nant Conwy.

The Goats’ geared up for this Saturday’s home clash with pacesetting Bethesda with a determined display that secured a league double over their championship rivals, which leaves the current champions five points behind Pesda with two games in hand after extending their perfect top-flight record to nine contests.

An offside infringement on seven minutes gave the home side their only points of the afternoon through a successful penalty by Rhydian Jones, and some fierce resistance from the Nant defence enabled them to hold the visitors scoreless throughout the first period and retain their three-point cushion.

After the break saw the Goats’ put their power play to good use early on and they levelled matters on 45 minutes when former Nant standout Arthur Lennon drilled a penalty of his own through the uprights.

The extremely physical derby encounter was a bruising affair throughout and resulted in six yellow cards, but the decisive moment arrived four minutes from time when Lloyd Owen touched down under the posts after a period of unrelenting pressure that finally saw the Nant rear-guard wilt.

Lennon was successful with the conversion attempt, and the away side managed to withstand a late onslaught to come away with another vital win.

Colwyn Bay made a huge stir in Specsavers National League Division Two North thanks to a 15-12 home victory over title hopefuls Mold.

The improving Bay squad dug deep to pull off their finest win of the campaign to date, moving them to fifth spot in the standings.