PENMAENMAWR Phoenix moved top of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two with a 2-0 triumph at Kinmel Bay.

The title contenders took advantage of Y Felinheli’s league inactivity to open a three-point gap at the summit having played two games more than their championship rivals.

Manager Martyn Jones, said: “It was another solid performance from the lads, we got the early goal which was a huge help especially in the tricky conditions.

“I thought the lads coped really well against the wind in the first half, naturally the defence were busy as the ball just kept coming back with the wind.

“In terms of conditions the second half was slightly easier for the lads but Kinmel increased pressure looking to get back into the game, again as a team we defended superbly and were well worthy of the clean sheet to ensure the win.

“It’s another big win for us as we head into back to back home games to see out January.”

A disappointing start from the visitors saw them go behind after just four minutes when James Burgess’ strike found the net, and Bay were denied by two stunning saves from Tom Paddock on the half hour mark that kept them behind.

This proved crucial as a quick counter-attack from the home side saw them double their advantage on 34 minutes, and this time it was Dan Williams who was the beneficiary of some outstanding approach play to convert what was the final goal of the contest.

After the break saw the Bay aim to use the difficult conditions to their advantage in pursuit of a way back into the game, but despite controlling possession for long periods they were unable to find a way past the resolute Phoenix rear-guard.

There was no such luck for Mochdre Sports, who gave Gaerwen a scare before eventually falling to a 3-2 home loss, and Llandudno Junction were beaten 3-0 at Barmouth and Dyffryn United.