THREE points closer to the title.

That's the tale following another positive weekend for Corwen in Wrexham Area League Premier Division action.

Corwen made a rare Saturday afternoon visit to Holyhead Road to take on Chirk AAA for what has been dubbed the ‘A5 Derby’ in the past.

With second-placed Brymbo not playing, leaders Corwen knew that a win would take them three points clear of them with two games in hand and maintain at least a point gap over FC Queens Park.

The first chance came when Corwen's Scott Evans' corner found its way out to Kyle Jones, who played the ball into the box and Ryan Billington just missed it.

With twenty-eight minutes on the clock, Scott Evans put power behind a free kick 40 yards from goal.

It headed over everyone in the area and forced keeper Tom Belton to dive and divert the ball out for a corner.

The visitors had two attempts at goal in quick succession.

Scott Evans' attempt from 25 yards went over the bar, closely followed by Iorwerth ‘Ioz’ Jones' strike ruffling the side netting.

At the other end, Jack Edwards' low shot at goal was saved by the legs of Corwen keeper Dylan Jones.

In stoppage time, Nathan Davies collected the ball from a blocked Scott Evans free kick, but he could only send his shot from the edge of the box wide.

Corwen eventually took the lead early in the second half.

Dominic Doherty set up Scott Evans, who hit a brilliant first time shot at goal from the edge of the box, leaving Belton with no chance.

Evans' unstoppable effort went in off the crossbar in a candidate for goal of the season.

However, the scoreline was soon level once more.

When the visitors were slow to clear their lines, the ball found its way to Aston Williams, and his hooked effort went into the back of the net.

Five minutes later and the hosts went in search of the lead.

Louie Middlehurst was bearing down on goal and battling with Jak Newell for possession, but Dylan Jones came off his line to pounce on the ball.

With a quarter-of-an-hour left to play, Nathan Davies played a great pinpoint cross into the penalty area.

His brother Dale Davies rose into the air brilliantly to head the ball and send it pile-driving into the top corner.

From the restart, the hosts went in search of an equaliser.

They went close when Louie Middlehurst volleyed the ball at goal, but Dylan Jones was able to divert it wide.

A few minutes later and Nathan Davies was in the right place to block a Chirk attempt on the goal line.

The next Chirk chance came when Hari Gould sent his shot wide from close range.

Joe Williams had the chance to seal things for Corwen, but a bobble meant that his shot went wide.

The final whistle sparked ecstatic scenes from the Corwen players, who had moved one step closer to claiming the league title after collecting the three points from what is always one of the more difficult games of the season.