LLANSANNAN remain in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title hunt thanks to a 5-2 home victory over Llanelwy Athletic.

Tom Lewis’ in-form side recovered from a goal down to stay in contention and 12 points behind Rhuddlan Town with two games in hand.

Things did not get off to the best start for the hosts, who fell behind after just four minutes through a neat finish from Joe Lloyd.

The newly promoted side’s joy proved to be short-lived as Kieron Kendrick’s impressive strike on 19 minutes levelled proceedings, and the same player was on target to give the Sannan a slender cushion at the break when he found the net with five remaining of the half.

After the interval saw Gwion Evans double their advantage on 49 minutes after a strong opening to the period, but Athletic halved the deficit with 53 gone thanks to an attempt from Luke Stanley.

Veteran forward Geraint Jones extended his fine run of recent form in front of goal with a well-taken goal on 56 minutes, and he notched his second of the afternoon in stoppage time to complete the scoring.

Abergele remain second in the standings after a 1-0 home win at Rhos United.

A second half strike from Kane Williams on 58 minutes put Gele ahead before the match was brought to an early halt due to a serious injury suffered by the United goalkeeper.

League secretary Bryan Roberts confirmed the result with stand after an agreement was reached between both sides.