BALA Town have bolstered their ranks ahead of a key spell of the Cymru Premier League campaign.

Battling for a runners-up finish this season, the Lakesiders have announced the signing of 22-year-old Kieron Molloy from Stretford Paddock.

Molloy is Bala's first signing of the January transfer window and he moves from the Manchester-based side.

He previously played for Maine Road and Wythenshawe Amateurs, before joining Stretford Paddock.

Molloy reportedly scored 34 goals in 34 games and recorded 14 assists during his time at the Manchester-based side.

Confirmation of Molloy's shirt number will be announced in due course.

Bala's push for a lofty finish continued with a comfortable 3-0 home success versus Pontypridd United.

Chris Venables had an early opportunity for Colin Caton's charges, before Bala were forced into an early substitution.

Naim Arsan came on for the injured Ross White.

Bala did take the lead after 17 minutes as Lassana Mendes supplied the cross and Venables was there to head in.

Mendes had a goal ruled out for a foul as Bala looked to stretch their lead, while home keeper Harri Lloyd pulled off a fine save prior to the interval.

There was a bright start to the second half as Luke Wall made it 2-0 just four minutes after the restart.

Then, it was game over with 18 minutes left as Mendes added Bala's third goal.