OUR JD Cymru North title win is the seventh time the club have won a league title during its history.

The club’s first ever league title was the inaugural, and short lived, North Wales Football Combination in 1931.

Bay finished champions with Bangor runners-up while Wrexham Reserves as well as New Brighton Reserves and Ellesmere Port Town were among the other clubs in a 10 team league.

But the league did not prove to be successful and at the end of the season Bay resigned and joined the Birmingham & District League,
where they spent six seasons.

When football commenced after the Second World War, the Bay were in the Welsh League North and were runners-up in 1946 and 1964.

Bay, under the chairmanship of the inimitable Stan Chadderton and with Tommy E Jones as manager, would win the title the following year, finishing four points ahead of local rivals Borough United.

Bay had to wait 16 years to win the title once more and they did so under manager John Trevor Roberts in 1981.

Unbeaten going into their final game at Holyhead United, Bay needed only a point to pip Flint Town and they did so in convincing
fashion, winning 3-1.

After finishing runners-up to Greenfield the following season, Roberts left for Caernarfon in the summer of 1982 and in his place the Bay appointed skipper Bryn Jones as player/manager.

Bryn led the side to the Championship in his first season in charge, the 1982/83 season and the Bay would retain the title the following 1983/84 season, as well as winning the Barritt Cup, Cookson Cup and North Wales Coast FA Challenge Cup.

Having dominated north Wales football during the early 1980s the club joined the English system when they were successful at the second time in gaining membership of the North West Counties League.

By the time the 1991/92 season had arrived the Bay had reached the Northern Premier League First Division and under Bryn Jones it proved to be a memorable season on the field with an exciting climax to the title race against Winsford United.

Bay lost 2-0 at Bridlington while Winsford won 5-4 at Farsley Celtic on the penultimate Saturday to end Bay’s six months at the top and put the Cheshire side two points clear with  two games to play.

But in the midweek games Winsford lost 1-0 at home to Netherfield and Bay’s 2-0 win at Lancaster City put them a point clear at the top.

Even though Winsford won their final game of the season at Workington, Bay beat Farsley 4-1 at Llanelian Road to secure the title – amassing 94 points and having scored 99 goals.

It sparked celebrations on the Llanelian Road pitch when captain Dave Brett lifted the trophy – but it would be Bay’s last game at their home for over two years as they were forced into exile rather than join the League of Wales.

And so 31 years later, Tom McCready and his team-mates have followed in the footsteps of six previous Bay teams in celebrating a title win.

Timmy Williams, Dave Brett, Mark Chaloner and Mark Williscroft celebrate the HFS Loans League Division One title win in 1992
(Photo: Ifor Clwyd Jones)