KINMEL Bay returned to competitive action with an eye-catching 1-0 victory at Llanberis.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two side reached the Barritt Cup third round with a performance full of grit against higher-league opposition, which is the latest in a series of notable achievements for a club that has shown real signs of promise over the campaign.

A tense opening to proceedings saw both side waste good chances as they found it difficult thanks to the adverse weather conditions that have blighted the region over the last fortnight.

After the break saw the Bay go ahead during the opening exchanges thanks to talented striker Matty Griffiths, who took advantage of the space afforded to him with a superb finish on 49 minutes to break the deadlock.

The visitors had to withstand some heavy pressure heading into the final stages of the clash, but their formidable back line thwarted any potential threats to claim a significant scalp and book their place in the hat.

Attention now turns to league action this Saturday when the Bay entertain title chasing Gaerwen, who come into the game on the back of a narrow extra-time loss to Division One championship challengers Denbigh Town in the same competition.

Bay currently find themselves in seventh position after winning eight and drawing three of their opening 18 games, scoring 43 and conceding 49.

A win this weekend would take them to within seven of third-placed Gaerwen with a game in hand.