BALA TOWN dedicated their latest JD Cymru Premier victory to a loyal committee member and supporter of the club who died last week.

The death of Dei Bri Roberts was announced on social media on October 6.

The club then dedicated it's impressive 5-2 victory over Aberystwyth Town on Saturday evening to Mr Roberts, posting a picture of him on their social media pages along with a caption which read: 'That one was for you Dei'.

Bala bounced back from their shock 2-1 home loss at the hands of Haverfordwest County last weekend in style by thumping The Seasiders at Maes Tegid.

And with their midweek tie at Flint Town United called off, Colin Caton's side looked fresh - although the match didn't start off in the best of fashion.

After nearly taking the lead just seconds into the match through captain Chris Venables, the Lakesiders went 1-0 down on 24mins when Aberystwyth skipper Marc Williams headed home.

Venables then went close again just after the half-hour mark but was denied by a great save from Aber keeper Connor Roberts.

But Bala's pressure on Aber's goal paid off on 40mins when Will Evans netted his fourth goal of the season. A corner whipped in from Steven Leslie found the midfielder unmarked in the middle and he scored with a thumping header.

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PICTURE by Colin Ewart.

Things got even better for Bala when they turned the tie on its head just before half time. Sean Smith scored his first goal of the season after Evans had played him in and he made no mistake, firing his shot in under Roberts in the Aber goal.

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Evans was in fine form again for Bala. Picture by Colin Ewart.

The first half ended well but the second half saw Bala really take a hold of the match.

They gave themselves a two-goal cushion just before the hour mark through a penalty awarded after Venables was fouled in the box. The captain then stepped up and fired the ball down the middle of the goal for 3-1 (below).

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Picture by Colin Ewart.

Moments later Venables scored again to make it 4-1. A great ball into the box from Lassana Mendes found him unmarked and he grabbed his brace.

Aber then had a penalty of their own which they converted for 4-2 on 68mins. Former Bangor City man Steven Hewitt making no mistake to set up an interesting final twenty minutes.

The 81st minute brought about the seventh and final goal of the game, Smith whipping in a fantastic ball which was met by forward Raul Correia who scored his first goal for the club and ensured that the three points were Bala Town's.

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Bala Town captain Chris Venables surrounded by Aberystwyth Town players. Picture by Colin Ewart.

The Lakesiders' next match in the 2020/21 JD Cymru Premier season sees them take on Barry Town United at home on Wednesday evening (7.45pm) before a trip to Latham Park to face Newtown next Saturday (2.30pm).