KINMEL Bay Reserves gave their opposition a run for their money before falling to a 4-3 loss at Nantlle Vale.

There was little between the two sides in their Lock Stock Fireworks Challenge Cup first round clash that eventually went the way of the home side in dramatic fashion, and things did not begin well for the Bay as Shaun Jones fired Vale ahead with ten on the clock.

Gradually the visitors began to find their way back into the tie as the half progressed, and they went into the break all square when Connor Gore produced a moment of magic on 40 minutes to restore parity to the score line.

Things got even better for the away side following the interval thanks to Barry Roche’s outstanding finish that gave them the advantage for the first time, but they were pegged back almost instantly when Iestyn Worth successfully despatched a penalty with 53 gone.

The home side put this momentum to good use to regain the initiative on 64 minutes when Alex Kalafusz finished well following a sustained period of pressure, but Bay showed their resolve to claw their way back into the contest late on when Anthony Jones was presented with a chance, and the talented player made no mistake with the finish to make it three apiece.

There was a dramatic conclusion to a pulsating cup tie that resulted in heartbreak for the away side, with Huw Jones coming up with the goods in stoppage time to send them out of the competition.

Bay are next in league action on October 19 when they host title-chasing Holyhead Town.