KINMEL Bay now occupy fourth spot in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two after securing a notable 3-1 home success over Pwllheli.

Although they managed to emerge from the contest with a comfortable three points, they got off to the worst possible start when Gareth Jones-Evans was sent through on goal, and he made no mistake with the attempt to give the away side an early advantage with just two minutes gone.

The hosts gradually settled into the contest with an improved amount of possession soon after, and they got back on level terms when Matthew Griffiths timed his run perfectly before steering a left-footed effort into the corner on 20 minutes.

Griffiths almost got Bay in front for the first time towards the end of the half when he flashed a header narrowly over the bar, but they finally gained a narrow cushion on the hour mark as in-form Anthony Colquitt made it four goals in as many game with a powerful strike that flew into the net.

This was met by a strong response from the visitors, who enjoyed spells of pressure but found it difficult to penetrate the Bay rear-guard who were impressive throughout.

They did manage one good attempt on goal that was expertly diverted by young stopper at a crucial stage of the game, and they wrapped things up on 79 minutes when the lively Steve Flanagan fed Matthew Marsh-Evans with a sublime through ball, and he held his nerve to put away the opportunity to maintain Bay’s 110 per cent record on home soil.

Bay face another huge test of their credential this Wednesday when they make a long midweek trip to Penmaenmawr Phoenix.