GLAN Conwy took another giant leap towards the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two title with a thumping 9-0 home victory over Meliden.

Howard Vaughan’s men remain in pole position to secure promotion back to the third tier, and they remain a point behind leaders Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs with two games in hand.

The home side raced into an early lead when prolific forward Jordan Phillips opened the scoring on four minutes, and the former Mochdre Sports standout doubled their tally immediately following the restart.

This was swiftly followed by an excellent strike from Morgan Owen following a fine team move on 17 minutes, and Azzy Boyle notched a fourth for the home with just 32 on the clock.

A miserable first period for the visitors was made worse when an own goal on 39 minutes gave Glan a five-goal cushion at the interval, and this same pattern of play continued after the break as Phillips rounded off another clinical display with his hat-trick from the penalty spot with 54 gone.

Some more prolonged pressure from the home side brought yet another goal on 65 minutes when Jamie Jones converted a chance from close range, and Conor Davies was the next to find with target on 77 with a neat finish.

There was still time to rub further salt into the visitors’ wounds, with striker Merrick Knight completing the rout four minutes from time.

They have a pivotal clash at Llannefydd on Thursday, before concluding their campaign at home to Pwllheli, who also hold out title hopes, on May 11.

Penmaenmawr Phoenix aided Glan’s promotion chances with a 2-1 home triumph over Pwllheli.

Talented youngster Benn Lundstram’s opener for the home side on 15 minutes was cancelled out by a Jake Jones effort with 29 gone, but a second half strike from Aaron Keating gave the hosts three points.