GWALCHMAI opened up a five-point gap at the Gwynedd League summit after a late 2-1 home win over Llangoed.

The promotion hopefuls had to fight hard for another three points after coming back from a goal down in the first period, but Menai Bridge Tigers do have three games in hand on the current pacesetters.

The visitors opened the scoring on 31 minutes when Mitchell Jones found the net, but Gwalch’ restored parity to the score-line when Cian Owen hit the target with 59 on the clock.

With the game heading towards a stalemate, Gwion Thomas popped up with a dramatic winner on 84 minutes to extend the hosts’ unbeaten campaign to 16.

Mynydd Tigers also left it late in their 1-0 victory at Bontnewydd, with Karl Pritchard notching the only goal of the game with five minutes remaining.

In the Bob Owen Memorial Shield, Menai Bridge Tiger booked their place in the final with an emphatic 5-1 triumph over Talysarn Celts.

Despite the eventual result it was the away side that gained the upper hand early on when Jac Jones finished well on four minutes, but efforts from Dean Redmond and Sion Hogan gave the hosts a slender cushion at the half-time whistle.

The second period was a more one-sided affair, with Darren Gowans (2) and Redmond on target to ensure the Tigers reached the showcase.

They will take on Nefyn United in the final, who had goals from Steve Jones, Dylan Jones and Lucas Baltovic to thank for their 3-1 extra-time success at Bro Goronwy.