PWLLHELI advanced to the Lock Stock Challenge Cup third round thanks to an impressive 3-1 home win over Kinmel Bay.

A strong start from the home side saw them break the deadlock on 11 minutes when a neat passage of play was finished off in style by Meical Williams, but the Bay reacted well and restricted their opponents for the remainder of the first period and also missed some good chances of their own.

Their hard work was undone late in the first period when a lapse in concentration presented a chance to Gethin Williams, who punished them with a fine finish to double Pwll’s advantage heading into the break.

After the interval saw the Bay increase their work ethic in pursuit of a route back into the tie, which arrived on 69 minutes when Matthew Evans made the most of the space afforded to him in order to find the net and half the deficit heading into the closing stages.

The away side threw everything at their opposition as they looked to send the game into extra-time, but all hopes were dashed on 78 minutes when a counter-attack saw Jamie Banks convert a chance to restore the hosts’ two-goal cushion and sent the Bay out of the competition despite a spirited effort.

Aberffraw also booked their place in the hat as they secured an eye-catching 1-0 success at Penmaenmawr Phoenix.

The visitors got their noses in front early on when Nathan Moore found the net after just five minutes, and they managed to hold firm in order to oust the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two leaders from the competition.

Y Felinheli also secured second-round success with a thumping 5-0 home rout over Gaerwen.

A brace apiece from Iwan Owen and Griff John was the highlight of an exceptional attacking display, with Cai Dafydd also finding the net in the first period.