EUROPE... here we come!

Brilliant Bala Town have made sure they will qualify for European competition once again next season.

A Cymru Premier League runners-up finish was signed, sealed and delivered via a 2-0 success at Huw Griffiths' Caernarfon Town, while top-two rivals Newtown suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of league champions The New Saints.

Colin Caton's side can now look forward to taking their place in the UEFA Europa Conference League in the summer.

It was always likely to be a nervy Easter Monday afternoon for Bala against their Gwynedd rivals.

There was little to choose between the teams in the opening 45 minutes, with Bala struggling to open up the Canaries' backline.

Dean Ebbe did have an opportunity from close range before the interval, while a loose ball in the box was a threat from the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

The Lakesiders made a bright start to the second half with efforts from Ollie Shannon and Dean Ebbe.

Then came the crucial breakthrough.

Ten minutes of the second half had elapsed when a cross to the far post was headed into the net by Will Evans.

While the Lakesiders continued to have the better of things, there was a big chance for Caernarfon to level, but former Bala striker Mike Hayes saw his shot blocked.

The visitors had some breathing space with a quarter-of-an-hour left as Dean Ebbe struck to make it 2-0.

Caernarfon's Aaron Simpson was red carded for a foul on Brad Bauress and Bala comfortably saw the remainder of the game out.