TOM Sharples' late header send Llangynhafal into top spot in the Summer League.

As the 2019 league reached the halfway stage, Llangynhafal edged out defending champions Cefn 2-1 to take over at the top.

Sharples' 80th minute goal settled matters and things remain extremely close at the top.

Llangynhafal, Cefn and Henllan are all on 22 points, a point clear of Llanrhaeadr and three points ahead of Nantglyn.

Both of the high-flyers were missing key players for Tuesday night's contest.

Llangynhafal's leading marksman Garmon Hafal was missing, as was Jake Walker, Cefn's top scorer.

Alun Vaughan-Evans gives Llangynhafal the lead

The hosts got their noses in front after a quarter-of-an-hour.

Cefn failed to deal with a ball into the box and Alun Vaughan-Evans scored the opener.

The visitors looked lively on the attack and they levelled things up through Ellis Davies seven minutes later.

Cefn celebrate Ellis Davies' leveller

Both sides had decent opportunities in the second period, but the key goal went in Llangynhafal's favour.

A corner found Sharples in the dangerzone and his header went into the net.

Tom Sharples nets Llangynhafal's winner

Gwion Owen attempted to spark a late fightback and Cefn were on the front foot for the remaining 10 minutes.

Llangynhafal keeper Dylan Jones was in terrific form, though, denying Owen and Rhys Johnson as Cefn turned up the heat.