BODEDERN Athletic’s Lock Stock Cookson Cup tilt ended at the second-round stage thanks to a 3-0 loss at Denbigh Town.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One rivals squared-off for a place in the next round, with a minute’s silence held before the contest in memory of legendary Town groundsman Derek Hughes who passed away last week.

Ricky Williams’ side managed to restrict the title challengers throughout the first period, but they were finally undone after the break when a Jordan Barrett set-piece was met by the head of skipper Mark Roberts, who glanced his side into the lead on 65 minutes.

Barratt and Roberts were the instigators in the home side’s second of the afternoon on 71 minutes, combining well in the final third before presenting former St Asaph City captain Paul Fleming with a chance that he duly converted to double their cushion.

A stunning save from home custodian Anton Sarnowski denied the visitors a route back into the tie on 85 minutes, and this proved to be crucial as the hosts wrapped up the encounter late on when Barratt capped off an impressive individual display by turning in a Billy Holmes delivery to complete the scoring.

Athletic will hope to avoid a second consecutive knockout competition exit this weekend when they travel to Pentraeth for a Mawddach Challenge Cup first round clash.