IT'S been double joy for Kinmel Bay reserves following their spot of weekend action.

Bay beat Llanberis 1-0 back in October of last year, but the Gwynedd side have pulled ahead of them in the league since then.

Despite this, Kinmel Bay claimed a 2-1 win in the return fixture between the teams at the weekend.

This is a significant indicator, along with other recent games, of where Kinmel Bay have beaten previously victorious opponents.


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This win brings Bay to 18 points, five points behind Llanberis and it is a significant result for the re-shaping Bay's reserve squad players, coaches, and managers.

Ahead of the game, player Will Hughes said: "(It's a) difficult one, Llanberis, our team is working well, we’ve had changes, we are mid-table now and getting their slowly if we continue as we have recently."

Manager Leon Field added: "If the team utilise what we have been doing in training we should not have any problems; the team are in good shape for formation and fitness.

"We will be going for a win today, no reason not to."

And a win they secured!

Hughes said: "We took the shape we rehearsed in training and played a good first half.

"The second half became difficult, but we recovered it well."

Field stressed: "The team played well and managed some unsettling decisions with the training and shaping taking effect, we can see our performance improve and looking forward to continuing improvement.

"The impact of referee decisions has implications beyond any penalty and into team harmony so as we see here resilience and confidence are growing factors as a team re-builds.

"We can face a future with cautious optimism without deflecting from the new regime."

Declan Bellamy scored both of the Kinmel Bay goals, with Cian Pleming responding.

Elsewhere in the Reserve Division, Llanrug United beat Bontnewydd 2-1.

Turning to the Premier Division, Meliden grabbed a big 6-2 win at Bro Cernyw.

Luke Astley, James Cairns, Jordan Miller (2) and Joseph Roberts were among the goalscorers for Meliden.

Llandudno Junction triumphed 2-0 at Prestatyn Sports courtesy of strikes from David Algieri (penalty) and Jack Williams.

Llannefydd eased to a 5-1 success at home to Llanfairfechan Town.