THE North Football Association booked their place in the REM Jones Cup semi-final with a thrilling 6-5 extra-time home victory over Llandudno Amateurs Reserves.

The Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One title challengers were pushed all the way during a pulsating second round clash that eventually went the way of the hosts, thanks in no small part to another sensational individual display from Jordan Taylor.

One of the deadliest finishers in the division enjoyed another profitable weekend with two first half strikes on 18 and 42 minutes, and he added to his tally with 59 on the clock to seal his hat-trick.

Taylor proved to be the difference-maker for his side in the additional 30 minutes, converting two more opportunities to make it five for the afternoon and steer his side to a final four berth.

Daniel Williams also found the target for the home side on 57 minutes as they fought off a spirited effort from the Amateurs that almost saw them come away with an upset.

Steve Collins was the standout performer from the visitors’ perspective on his way to an outstanding treble, with James Kane and Todd Davies also finishing well in defeat.

NFA will now gear up for their semi-final contest at championship rivals Llysfaen, who sit one point behind in the standings with a game in hand.