KINMEL Bay Reserves continued their pre-season fixtures with a 3-2 home loss to Denbigh Wanderers.

The Bay outfit can take plenty of positives from their game against the over 35’s team, who boast a wealth of players that have played in the top two divisions of the Welsh football pyramid.

The visitors started the game strongly and went ahead early on when Gavin Evans capitalised on a defensive error to put away a chance from close range, and things went from bad to worse for the hosts soon after when a Bay defender was caught in possession, which allowed Russ Vaughan to turn in another opportunity and double their deficit.

This provoked a strong response from Bay second unit, who got themselves back into the contest immediately following the restart when a slick passing move was finished off by Sam Roberts for his third goal in as many games.

After the interval saw the home side come out with a renewed sense of purpose, which resulted in them hitting the cross bar and having an effort hacked off the line during an impressive spell of dominance.

They were handed the perfect opportunity to level matters on 72 minutes when Roberts was fouled in the box, and the prolific forward regained his composure to fire in the spot kick for a deserved equaliser.

This joy proved to be short-lived as the away side netted a crucial third on 85 minutes when yet another defensive mix-up saw Vaughan steer home his second of the game and condemn Bay to defeat at the death.