PROLIFIC striker Matty Griffiths was the star of the show for Kinmel Bay as they achieved a dramatic 5-4 victory at Aberffraw.

The former Meliden and Prestatyn Town marksman was at his brilliant best throughout the contest to secure another vital three points for his in-form side, who now occupy fifth position in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two ahead of their home clash with Gwalchmai on Saturday.

The visitors opened the game in stylish fashion and took the lead on 13 minutes when Kie Ellis delivered a superb header into the net from a Jack Wilkins corner to break the deadlock.

This was swiftly followed by another goal from a set-piece on 19 minutes, when Griffiths latched on to a Wilkins corner to stern in a header for his first of the afternoon.

The home side responded well to the latest setback and got themselves back into the contest on 22 minutes when Richard Roberts found the net, and they restored parity to the score-line thanks to a superb striker from Gary Boulton with 32 on the clock.

Bay were visibly shaken by the turnaround in momentum and they were undone again on 35 minutes when Boulton despatched his second to give his side the lead for the first time, but a stunning individual effort from Matthew March-Evans levelled matters with five remaining of the first period.

After the break saw the hosts dominate the early exchanges and they regained the advantage on 57 minutes when Boulton pounced yet again to secure his hat-trick.

The visitors were handed a golden opportunity to equalise on 73 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Ellis was brought down in the box, and Griffiths held his nerve to convert the spot kick and leave things with all to play for heading into the closing stages.

There was still time for further drama which arrived in stoppage time as Marsh-Evans was brought down for a second Bay penalty, which Griffiths fired in to secure his treble.