MENAI Bridge Tigers reached the Bob Owen Memorial Shield second round with a hard-fought 3-2 home win over Talysarn Celts.

The current Gwynedd League champions came from two-down to book their place in the hat after a rousing end to the tie, but their backs were against the wall early on as Glyn Thomas and Jac Jones gave the visitors a commanding cushion on 17 and 20 minutes respectively.

They were given a lifeline towards the end of the first period in the form of a penalty on 36 minutes that Callum Davidson duly converted, and the same player was on hand to level proceedings after the break with 64 on the clock.

There was still time for further drama which went in favour of the hosts, with Tom Parry popping up at the death to give Bridge the lead for the first time and seal a passage to the next round with four minutes remaining.

Glantraeth reached the competition’s third-round stage thanks to a 3-2 triumph at Bro Goronwy.

Bradley Brand was the star of the show for the away side, producing a clinical display on his way to a hat-trick, the deciding strike coming on 85 minutes.

The hosts ran them extremely close and looked to have sent the game into extra-time through two quick-fire efforts from Jac Thomas and Ryan Jones.

Nefyn United extended their 100 per cent record on home soil and moved into seventh with a 2-1 success over Ogwen Tigers.

A scoreless first period was brought to life when Adrian Roberts gave the away side a shock lead from the spot, but a brace from Dylan Jones on 70 and 75 minutes gave United the points.