ALEX RAMSAY was the hero for Bala Town as he saved three penalties in a shoot-out v Flint Town United to see the Lakesiders through in the Nathaniel MG Cup.

Colin Caton's side returned to competitive action against fellow JD Cymru Premier side Flint on Saturday.

The two sides last met in round two of the cup back in 2018, when Bala ran out 6-0 winners.

This time around however it was a much more tense affair for the visitors.

Caton named two new signings in his 16 man squad, with Oliver Southern and Chris Sang making the bench.

Bala took the lead after Danny Walker-Rice won a penalty mid-way through the first half. Former Wales international Dave Edwards stepping up to convert the spot kick.

Straight from the restart, Flint almost equalised as Jack Kenny clipped the crossbar with a shot from the right hand side of the box.

Bala's Sean Smith was forced to come off in the first half, after a crunching tackle with a Flint defender left him worse off, Oliver Southern coming on to make his debut.

Just two minutes into the second half, Flint almost grabbed an equaliser with a header that rattled the crossbar.

Into the last quarter of normal time, and both sides were pushing for a goal with Ben Maher coming close for the hosts as his free kick just creeped wide of the goal.

Just a minute after Will Evans effort for Bala at one end, Flint went and equalised down the other. Ben Nash got on the end of a cross into the back post, and headed the ball past Ramsay.

And so the match went to penalties, where Ramsay would prove to be the saviour for Bala Town.

Dave Edwards stepped up to take the first spot kick and his second of the game, and slotted his penalty away.

Alex Jones stepped up for the hosts, and saw his penalty saved by Ramsay before Bauress slotted home for Bala.

Flint's new man Danny Harrison was next and he dispatched his spot-kick before Calum Woods did the same for Bala

Sam Hart's effort for Flint was again kept out by Ramsay before Antony Kay missed the decisive penalty.

Maher then stepped up only for Ramsay to keep it out again and send Bala Town into the third round.