KINMEL Bay were unable to derail Gaerwen’s impressive start to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two season during a 3-1 loss on their travels.

A tense first half saw the away side go into the break a goal to the good thanks to a fine strike from Anthony Colquitt, who continued his superb recent run of form to put Bay ahead on 39 minutes.

The second half saw Llion Jones net a leveller for the hosts on 52 minutes, and this was followed by another that came courtesy of an Iwan Williams finish to give them the lead for the first time with 69 on the clock.

The away side threw everything at their opponents late on in search of a leveller, but they were undone again in second half stoppage time when a quick break presented another chance to Jones, who converted yet again for his second of the contest to complete the scoring.

There was better fortune for Kinmel Bay’s second unit, who began their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserve League fixtures with an encouraging 2-2 home draw with Prestatyn Town Reserves.

Lewis Hughes got the visitors off to the best possible opening on 37 minutes to send them into the break a goal to the good, but the hosts responded well in the second half and got back on level terms through a Sam Roberts effort on the hour mark.

Back came the young Seasiders’ with another goal on 71 minutes, and Hughes was the beneficiary of some neat approach play once again to secure his brace.

This did not deter the home side in the closing stages, and they managed to secure a share of the spoils on 85 minutes thanks to a neat finish from John Mee.