KINMEL Bay were ousted from the Take Stock Van Hire Challenge Cup at the second-round stage as they were beaten 4-3 at Llannefydd.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two side were unable to recover from a poor first half display despite rallying in the second period, and Andy Thomas’ side will be hoping this result does not transcend to their fantastic league form as they resume their promotion tilt on December 22 at home to Holyhead Town.

The home side made a blistering start to proceedings and went ahead within the opening minutes when Tomos Jones hit the net with their first attack of note.

Credit to the visitors, they bounced back well from the initial set-back and tied things up on the half hour mark when Lewis Moroney found space and hit the target, but Llan got their noses in front yet again soon after when Jac Gronow’s superb effort found its way into the net.

Things went from bad-to-worse for the away side just before the break when Jones despatched another chance to secure his second of the afternoon on 39 minutes, but this was met by yet another Bay fightback which arrived with 43 gone courtesy of Jack Wilkins.

The second half saw the hosts restored their vital two-goal cushion on 66 minutes when Elgan Roberts converted from the penalty spot, but the Bay kept fighting right until the end and found yet another way back into the clash late on when Wilkins secured his brace a minute from time.

Although they threw everything at Llan in the remaining minutes, they were unable to find a leveller to exit the competition.