GWALCHMAI moved up to second in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two thanks to a resounding 5-1 success at Amlwch Town.

The newly-promoted side have made a fine start to life in the fourth tier and only goal difference separates them from Penmaenmawr Phoenix at the top of the standings.

The visitors got off to the perfect start when prolific forward Marc Evans was on hand to fire in the opener on nine minutes, before a quick-fire brace midway through the half from Gethin Davies gave them a commanding cushion at the break.

Town regrouped at the interval and got themselves back into the contest a minute after the restart when Tom Rowlands converted a chance, but their hopes were dashed thanks to two more strikes from Evans to secure the points and another hat trick for the former Llandudno standout.

Another marks-man in fine form was Rob Murfet, who guided Barmouth and Dyffryn United to a convincing 4-0 home rout over Pentraeth.

The influential figure played a leading role in his side’s success with a clinical treble, and Rob Owen’s second half effort on 57 minutes was another highlight from the clash.

There was no such luck for Aberffraw, who had nothing to show from a spirited display during their late 5-4 home loss to Kinmel Bay.

A hat trick from Gary Boulton and a solitary Richard Roberts strike looked to have secured a share of the spoils for the hosts, only for Bay striker Matty Griffiths to convert a stoppage time penalty to decide matters.