LLANDUDNO Albion bolstered their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title chances with a 5-3 win at Prestatyn Sports.

The visitors got their noses in front on 14 minutes thanks to a sensational individual effort from Ricky Jones, putting their early penalty miss behind them to gain a slender advantage.

Things went from bad to worse for Sports’ on 26 minutes when Joe Carey finished well after a spell of pressure, and Darren Jones’ men went further in front thanks to a powerful header from Jamie Moorhouse with five remaining of the first period.

After the break saw the home side’s fate sealed within moments of the restart when they conceded their second penalty of the contest, and this time they were successful as Joel Lloyd despatched the spot kick for Alboin’s fourth on 46 minutes.

Credit to the hosts, who kept pursuing a route into the game despite their deficit and got their reward on 70 minutes when Mark Jones hit the target.

Any hopes they had of mounting a comeback were dashed on 75 minutes when Lloyd turned in a chance for his second of the afternoon, but Sports’ did manage to finish the game the stronger of the two sides which resulted in two more consolations from Jones and Ian Dunn.

Glan Conwy moved to within four of league-leading Holyhead Hotspur thanks to a 2-1 stoppage time triumph at Mynydd Llandegai.

Things looked bleak for Howard Vaughan’s men when Alwyn Roberts netted for the hosts on 54 minutes, but they hit back midway through the half thanks to a superb strike from Conor Davies with 68 on the clock.

With the game heading for a stalemate, Keating Hoe Pike popped up at the death to decide matters and secure three points for the visitors with the final attacking action of the contest.