KINMEL Bay geared up for their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two opener at Amlwch Town this Saturday with a 3-0 loss at Denbigh Town.

Despite the result it was an enthusiastic performance from the Bay against quality opposition, which will stand them in good stead as they look to make a further impact during what will be their second season operating in the fourth tier.

The home side began the game strongly and missed a host of opportunities to take the lead during the opening exchanges, with Jake Walker and Kristian Pierce spurning the best chances during their initial spell of dominance.

Influential midfielder Pierce was carted off with a knee injury midway through the half and is expected to miss several weeks with a knee ligament strain, and skipper Mark Roberts flashed an effort wide after some more fine approach play from the hosts.

Bay were growing in confidence as the friendly fixture progressed, but their momentum was halted when Walker atoned for his earlier miss by producing a left-footed effort that found the net.

This seemed to open the floodgates of a disciplined Bay backline throughout the remainder of the clash, and Dewi Llion’s men had a golden chance to double their tally when Walker was felled in the box just moments after the visitors rattled the post.

The former St Asaph City striker dusted himself off to put away the spot kick, and Town rounded off the scoring in the closing stages when John Terry rounded off another good spell of possession with a neat finish.