AFTER two consecutive draws in their previous JD Cymru Premier fixtures, Bala bounced back to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Penybont on Saturday.

Following 1-1 draws with Haverfordwest County and The New Saints respectively, the Lakesiders claimed all three points at Maes Tegid, having come from behind to win.

Having already beaten Penybont 5-1 down in South Wales earlier in the season, Colin Caton's side will have been confident of coming out on top again at home.

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A dull Maes Tegid was the scene for Bala's win over Penybont on Saturday. PIC: Bala Town FC.

However, the game got off on the wrong foot for Bala as they found themselves 1-0 down to the visitors just 20 minutes in.

It was at that point that the game suddenly came to life, as Ben Ahmun received the ball in the Bala box and managed to get his shot away, with goalkeeper Ramsay alert from point blank range and managing to push the ball over the bar for a corner.

Penybont then took the lead, as the corner came into the front post, it was cleared back out to the corner taker, who whipped the ball into the back post where Ahmun leaped highest to head home.

The lead lasted just two minutes before Bala drew themselves level thanks to a helping hand from a Penybont player.

Bala's Henry Jones swung the ball into the box, and although the ball looked to have come off Nathan Peate, the goal went down as an own goal against Ismail Yakubu, who headed the ball into his own net to make it 1-1.

From there on out, Bala took the game by the scruff of the neck and were awarded a penalty on 35 minutes, after Jones was tripped by a dangling leg from Penybont's Matthew Harris.

Up stepped Bala captain Chris Venables who stepped up to convert his twelfth goal of the season and keep him four goals clear at the top of the top goalscorers list for the current season.

It was a tidy finish from the skipper who slammed the ball home into the bottom left corner past former Bala keeper Ashley Morris who was in net for Bont.

Moments later it was to be 3-1 to Bala thanks to another own goal. This time, Oliver Dalton looked to intercept a pass across the box, which looked to be heading into the hands of Ashley Morris, but Dalton inadvertently put the ball into his own net to give the Lakesiders a convincing 3-1 lead at half time.

In the second half, Bont goalscorer Ahmun tested Ramsey as he aimed a curling effort towards the far post, but the keeper got across to catch the effort.

As the game wore on, the weather progressively got worse at Maes Tegid, with little chances being created. Bala started making changes, as Lassana Mendes came off for Steve Leslie.

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With less than 20 minutes to go, the game was done and dusted as summer signing Will Evans (above) grabbed his seventh goal of the season. Following a shot from Ollie Shannon which was spilled towards the goal line from Ashley Morris, Evans picked up the pieces and slid the ball into the net.

The Lakesiders looked to see the game out during the last minutes of the game, keeping possession well in the final third to run down the clock.

The result leaves Bala in second place in the JD Cymru Premier table, having lost just one match and sitting just five points behind leaders TNS, who are yet to lose this season.

Although it wasn't all plain sailing for the Lakesiders in this one despite the scoreline, Colin Caton and co can now look forward to a trip to Aberystwyth on Friday night (7.45pm). Last time around, they beat the Seasiders 5-2 in front of the Sgorio cameras.