RHUDDLAN Town struck another huge blow in their quest for the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title with a 3-2 home win over Llansannan.

Wayne Hughes’ league-leading side secured a late winner against their championship rivals to move nine clear of Tom Lewis’ men having played a game more, and there was further good news for the club as Llanfairfechan Town were held at home by Cerrigydrudion.

The Town boss, said: “A very good result for the lads, we decided to change the formation around today and really take the game to Llansannan.

“The early goal set us on our way followed by a quick second, but credit to Llansannan who looked the better team in the early stages of the second half.

“Delighted with the win and fantastic to see Steven Flanagan have a fantastic game after signing from Kinmel Bay to make a massive impact and goalkeeper Liam Curzon making his return after signing back from Rhos United to start the game after not playing for two months.”

A strong start from the hosts saw them open the scoring after just eight minutes through a neat finish from Jay Whitehouse, and they managed to increase their cushion soon after when another impressive spell of pressure presented a second good opportunity to Whitehouse, who made no mistake to secure his brace with 18 on the clock.

After the break saw the away side get back into the contest on 49 minutes thanks to a strike from Rhys Hughes, and their improved play brought further rewards when experienced midfielder Joe Maguire hit the target to level proceedings with 20 remaining.

There was still time for further drama which went in favour of the home side, who snatched a pivotal three points at the death when Matty Rees produced a moment of magic to deftly lob the visiting goalkeeper on 85 minutes to decide matters.

Hughes’ side will look to extend their lead at the summit this Saturday when they make the trip to newly promoted Llanelwy Athletic.