KINMEL Bay took an early lead before being beaten 4-1 at Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two rivals Amlwch Town.

A positive start from the Bay was not matched by their second half performance to condemn them to defeat in their fourth-tier opener, and they will be hoping for better fortune this week when the squad host Llannefydd on Tuesday and travel to Gaerwen on Saturday.

Despite the eventual result it was the visitors who began the contest on the front foot, and they got their noses in front on eight minutes when Anthony Jones delivered a superb free kick that found its way into the top corner.

This provoked a strong response from the home side, who got themselves back on level terms after 15 minutes when the prolific Luke McGivern made the most of the space afforded to him with a neat finish.

McGivern was proving too hot to handle in the first period and the recent re-signing was on hand to give Town the lead for the first time on 36 minutes with another well-taken effort following a good spell of possession in the build-up.

After the interval saw the hosts extend their cushion on 56 minutes when debutant Ryan Rowlands broke clear before firing into the net, and Bay’s misery was compounded on the hour mark when Tomos Wyn steered another chance into the net to seal the triumph for the home side.

Credit to the visitors, they kept plugging away but were unable to find a way past the resolute Town rear-guard, leaving them rueing some missed opportunities as they went home with nothing to show for their efforts.