MELIDEN manager Peter Evans picked up his first win since taking over at the helm with a 3-2 victory at Amlwch Town.

It has been a difficult few weeks for the club as it moves on from departed boss Gareth Jones, but they displayed their character to emerge with three points that sees them move into ninth spot ahead of their next Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two contest, which is a highly anticipated derby clash with promotion candidates Kinmel Bay on December 28.

A cagey first half in difficult conditions brought little in the way of incident, but the visitors managed to get their noses in front just before the break when prolific strike Matty Griffiths found the net on 40 minutes.

After the break saw the home side get themselves back into the contest on 52 minutes when Daniel Jones finished well, but recent re-signing Griffiths was on hand to restore the away side’s cushion with another well-taken effort with 69 gone to seal his brace.

This joy proved to be short-lived as Town struck back once again a minute after the restart when Chris Byast went straight up the other end and levelled matters, but Evans’ side dusted themselves off and notched a crucial third after 77 minutes when a fine passing move was finished off by Scott Stewart.

Despite having to withstand some heavy pressure in the closing stages, the visitors held firm to come away from their trip to Anglesey with a morale-boosting success.