LLANDUDNO Junction picked up their second victory of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One season with a 1-0 triumph at Llandyrnog United.

It has been another season of re-building for the Railwaymen with a young squad following their relegation from the Huws Gray Alliance, but they turned a resolute performance into three points to boost their survival hopes.

A tight contest was decided on 77 minutes when Jack Nettleton converted a chance for the visitors, who held on in the face of some stern pressure from Ryan Harden’s men in the closing stages to emerge victorious.

Llandudno Albion slipped to fifth spot in the standings as they were held 2-2 at Llanberis.

Darren Jones’ side got off to the best possible start when Peter Jones opened the scoring in the first minute, but they were pegged back soon after when Owain Jones’ strike levelled matters with 15 gone.

The visitors regained the initiative after 33 minutes when an Adam Holt effort found the net, but they were undone at the back once again after the break when Callum McDonald rescued a point for the hosts on 65.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix advanced to the Take Stock Van Hire Challenge Cup third round with a dramatic penalty shootout win at Gaerwen.

The home side made a positive opening to the tie and took the lead on three minutes through Paul Bryant, but Phoenix responded well to the setback and levelled matters on 21 when veteran striker Mike Lundstram finished well.

Martyn Jones’ side drew first blood in extra time when Alfie Caldecott gave them a slender advantage on 102 minutes, only for Darren Lewthwaite to send the game to penalties just five minutes before the end of the game.

Phoenix managed to hold their nerve to book their place in the hat thanks to a 4-3 shootout success.