PORTHMADOG moved up to third in the Huws Gray Alliance standings with a 3-0 win at Denbigh Town.

The in-form side turned in another display of genuine quality to move above Bangor City after they were beaten by Ruthin Town, and Craig Papirnyk’s men will look to continue their memorable campaign on Saturday when they host Conwy Borough (2.30pm).

A cagey opening brought little in the way of chances, with Jake Walker forcing Port stopper Paul Pritchard into a smart save on 22 minutes in what was the first real opening of the contest.

The away side got their noses in front soon after when forward Julian Williams’ header from a Sion Edwards delivery gave Craig Vernon no chance.

Things almost got better for the visitors soon after when a Shaun Cavanagh cross had to be dealt with by Vernon, with Williams despatching a header wide of the target shortly following the half hour mark.

Town missed two good opportunities at the end of the first period through Pat Hinchcliffe and Lewis Sirrell, and Port immediately punished them after the break when the outstanding Williams rounded off a fine team move with another headed goal from a Gruff John cross on 47 minutes.

The visitors wrapped up the points on 67 minutes when another impressive team move saw Iwan Lewis notch a third, and Tomos Emlyn’s deflected effort narrowly evaded the net during a dominant spell with 80 on the clock.

Any slim hopes of a comeback for the hosts were dashed when experienced striker Mark Roberts was shown a red card for retaliation, allowing high-flying Port to see out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to record their 13th success in 24 second tier contests this term.