PRESTATYN Sports are still searching for their first Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One victory of the season after they were beaten 5-3 at home by title-chasing Llandudno Albion.

A dismal start from Sion Williams and John Hargreaves’ side left them with too much to do in the second period against a side who have been firing on all cylinders of late, leaving Sports’ rooted to the basement ahead of their next outing at Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs on Saturday.

The visitors got their noses in front on 14 minutes thanks to a sensational individual effort from Ricky Jones, putting their early penalty miss behind them to gain a slender advantage.

Things went from bad to worse for Sports’ on 26 minutes when Joe Carey finished well after a spell of pressure, and Darren Jones’ men went further in front thanks to a powerful header from Jamie Moorhouse with five remaining of the first period.

After the break saw the home side’s fate sealed within moments of the restart when they conceded their second penalty of the contest, and this time they were successful as Joel Lloyd despatched the spot kick for Alboin’s fourth on 46 minutes.

Credit to the hosts, who kept pursuing a route into the game despite their deficit and got their reward on 70 minutes when Mark Jones hit the target.

Any hopes they had of mounting an incredible comeback were dashed on 75 minutes when Lloyd turned in a chance for his second of the afternoon, but Sports’ did manage to finish the game the stronger of the two sides which resulted in two more consolations from Jones and Ian Dunn.