MYNYDD ISA SPARTANS showed that they won't relinquish the Under-19s League top spot easily after beating Penyffordd 4-0.

Spartans maintained their one-point advantage at the summit courtesy of a goal in each half from Jordan Walker and single efforts by Dan Shorrock and Harri Mitchell.

Breathing down Spartans' necks are Rhydymwyn, who kicked off the new year with a hard-fought 2-1 home success over basement outfit Llay Welfare Colts.

Nik Golebiowski gave Rhydymwyn the lead at the break, before Josh Sellings doubled the home side's account. Louis Davies made a game of things for Llay.

Chirk AAA are in third, two points off the top, and they were convincing 5-1 victors over FC Brickfield, who saw David Boiling net their consolation effort.

Cameron Roberts and Bradley Pierce put Chirk 2-0 up at the interval, before Harry Evans (2) and Lewis Jones completed the away side's scoring.

Brickfield Rangers also impressed as they left Mold Alex with a 5-2 success. Harry Massey bagged a first-half brace, while Jamie Samuels, Max Northall and Kian Davies completed the away team's scoring.

Coedpoeth United and Holywell Town shared eight points and the points as they played out an entertaining encounter.

Ross Hardy-Partington and Rhys Jones both scored twice for Coedpoeth with Bailey Roberts (2), Callum Pritchard and Jake Cooke hitting back for Holywell.

Sunday's fixtures: Brickfield Rangers v Brymbo Lodge; Coedpoeth Utd v Penyffordd; Holywell Town v FC Brickfield; Llay Welfare Colts v Mold Alex; Rhydymwyn v Mynydd Isa.

Connah's Quay Nomads missed out on the chance to put real pressure on the Welsh Premier Development League pacesetters after they drew 2-2 with The New Saints.

Nomads, playing their game in hand on leaders Cefn Druids and second placed Airbus, fell behind on the hour-mark, but hit back almost immediately through Jacob Barratt's close range header.

Tom Weir headed Nomads into the lead with 20 minutes remaining, Eric Green keeping his side in front with an excellent save soon after.

But disaster struck in the fifth minute of injury time as TNS converted a penalty to earn a share of the spoils, before Green was sent-off.

Bangor City moved level on points with TNS, who are fourth, after cruising to a 6-1 home success over Rhyl.

Sam Jones, who scored for the first team in their victory over Buckley Town a day earlier, helped himself to a hat-trick, with Alex Boss, Gethin Thomas and Cian Williams completing the rout for the Citizens.

Sunday's fixtures: Bala Town v Rhyl; Bangor City v Newtown; Caernarfon Town v Flint Town Utd; Connah's Quay Nomads v Cefn Druids; The New Saints v Llandudno.