KINMEL Bay manager Andy Thomas signed off with a bang as his side secured a 2-0 home win over Penmaenmawr Phoenix.

The popular figure announced he as leaving his position after a hugely successful two-year spell, which saw Thomas secure promotion to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two after a resounding title win alongside joint-manager Leon Field.

He oversaw a significant squad overhaul in the summer due to a number of departures, and Bay emerged as one of the fourth tier’s surprise packages and were in contention for the championship at the midway point of the campaign.

A club statement, read: “After two seasons in charge Andy Thomas will be stepping down as manager of the Kinmel Bay first team.

“It has been a fantastic time and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Winning the Clwyd League in his first season in charge and backing that up with a highly competitive first season back in Welsh Alliance Division Two, especially after completely rebuilding the side are particular highlights.

“Onwards and upwards for the Bay now, with a hugely talented squad of players, a settled backroom and a blossoming group of young players being developed in our newly formed reserve side.”

The home side opened the scoring on the half hour mark when Daniel Whittaker took full advantage of the space afforded to him with a neat strike to open the scoring.

They rose their luck after the break and also spurned a host of opportunities, and Thomas’ men finally secured another three points in their final league fixture of the season when a quick counter-attack in stoppage time was finished off by Matthew Harrison.