MENAI Bridge Tigers progressed to the Bob Owen Memorial Shield third round with a narrow 3-2 home success over Glantraeth.

The Gwynedd League leaders secured their second win against Warren Gibbs’ side in as many weeks as they go in search of multiple honours this term, and they broke the deadlock after a strong start on 14 minutes when Wisdom James converted a chance.

This was met by a positive response to the setback from the visitors, who levelled proceedings on 31 minutes when Sean Davies finished well, but this joy proved to be short-lived as the prolific Dean Redmond restored their cushion with 39 on the clock.

After the break saw the home side crucially double their advantage on the hour mark, and once again it was Redmond that slotted into the net to make it five goals in his last two games against the recently reformed side.

An Andy Clarke effort after 63 minutes gave the away side a fighting chance late on, but the Tigers held firm in the face of some stern pressure to book their place in the hat.

Also reaching the next stage of the competition were Talysarn Celts, who had a superb first half showing to thank for their 2-1 home victory over Waunfawr.

David Jones got the hosts off to a flyer with a well-taken finish after 15 minutes, and they pulled further clear after 40 through a Jac Jones strike.

The away side halved the deficit on 75 minutes when Aled Pritchard converted, but Celts closed the game out comfortably to secure the win.