BALA Town's hopes of achieving European football once more next season have come to an end.

For the first time in four years, there is no European qualification for the Lakesiders after they lost out 4-2 to Newtown in the semi-finals of the Cymru Premier League play-offs.

Victories have been tricky for Bala to come by since the turn of the year.

Newtown have also struggled for wins and they've only managed two since the league split in January, both of them against Bala.

Chris Hughes' visitors got their noses in front after a quarter-of-an-hour as Aaron Williams struck after his initial penalty was saved by Harri Lloyd, but this was cancelled out nine minutes prior to the break through George Newell.

However, Newtown would take a lead into the interval following Zeli Ismail's goal, while Williams' second strike eight minutes into the second half handed Newtown some breathing space.

The Lakesiders were determined to grab the next goal and after Nathan Peate went close, Newell had his second of the evening with 18 minutes left to play.

Naim Arsan went close to a leveller as Bala looked for a way back into the tie, but Newtown then scored their fourth with eight minutes left.

Ismael's second goal of the contest sealed the deal.