KINMEL Bay’s disappointing end to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two season continued with a narrow 1-0 loss at Pwllheli.

Andy Thomas’ one-time title challengers have slipped to fifth in the standings after a poor run of late, but overall it has been a very encouraging first season back in the fourth tier after losing the managerial team of Leon Field and Ryan Turner, plus a hoist of influential squad members during the summer.

Bay will look to finish strong and secure a top six finish in their remaining four fixtures, which begins with a home tie against Penmaenmawr Phoenix on Saturday (2.30pm).

A tight contest was settled on 68 minutes when Josh Banks converted a chance, and despite throwing caution to the wind in the closing stages the away side were unable to find a leveller and fell to their eighth defeat in 24 league games.

There was better fortune for Kinmel Bay’s second unit, who came from behind to seal a 1-1 home draw with Llanrwst United Reserves.

A Zach Williams effort on 48 minutes put the Rwsters’ in front, but the hosts bounced back in fine style and levelled through Ifan Evans with 53 gone.

Prestatyn Town Reserves were in clinical mood to seal an emphatic 8-1 home rout over Conwy Borough Reserves.

Lewis Hughes, Macauley Taylor and Sam Duffy all hit a brace apiece for the Seasiders during an outstanding attacking display, with Aaron White and Oli Williams also on target for the home side.