GLANTRAETH ended their first season since reforming with silverware after stunning 3-2 Gwynedd Safeflue Shield victory over Menai Bridge Tigers.

The club turned in a superb performance with deny the Gwynedd League champions another notable milestone before their promotion to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance, and they got off to the best possible start when Andy Clarke converted an opportunity with just one minute on the clock.

Traeth were in rampant mood during the opening exchanges and their relentless work-rate brought further reward soon after when Dion Jones was presented with a chance, and he made no mistake with the finish to double their advantage.

This provoked a strong response from the Tigers, who got a foothold into the game just before the break and reduced the arrears in first half stoppage time when a neat passage of play was rounded off in fine style by Owain Roberts.

After the interval saw both side enjoy spells of possession with the tie on a knife=edge, but Traeth restored their two-goal cushion on 68 minutes when another period of sustained pressure saw Tim Evans hit the target.

The Tigers bounced back once again and ensured a nervy end to proceedings with Shaun Lock found the net on 79 minutes, but despite throwing everything at their opponents in the closing stages they were unable to find an elusive leveller to force the game into extra time.

This ensured Traeth ended their first campaign back in the domestic system with a trophy, adding to an encouraging league season that saw them finish in fourth spot.