THE Seagulls made it three wins in a row with a 3-0 away victory against a Bangor City side who finished the game with nine men.

Bangor had five players booked in the first half alone, with Colwyn Bay taking the lead with a 33rd minute Robbie Parry penalty after James Kirby had been bundled over in the area.

Kirby also had a shot well saved by home keeper Scott Reed and was narrowly wide with another effort.

In the second half the Bay quickly doubled their lead as Kristian Platt headed his first goal for the club from a corner, before Bangor had Eridion Dida sent off for a second yellow card following an awful tackle on Gwion Owen.

Owen had to go off, but after James Kirby had had a shot well saved by the keeper, Bay’s top scorer made it seven goals in three games on 82 minutes as he latched onto a poor defensive pass to score his side’s third.

Bangor then had a second red card as Taylor Thian was sent off five minutes from the end.

Manager Craig Hogg commented: “I am pleased with our performance and the overall result.

“We came up against a team who performed well and I was impressed with a lot of what they did. They are probably one of the best in possession teams I’ve seen this season and we had to tread carefully at times.

“Those Bangor City lads have my complete respect and admiration. They are clearly going through a very difficult time at the moment, but they gave everything for their football club this afternoon and that should not be lost on anyone.

“I genuinely wish them well moving forward.

“For us it was important to stamp our authority on the game and we did.

“We created a lot of very good chances and worked our way into some dangerous areas.

“No goals against was also a big positive and hopefully we can move forward with that now to.

“We have another week off before we play Gresford at home, so it will be a case of continuing the hard work and building towards another tough game.”

Colwyn Bay: Andy Coughlin, Joe Williams, Lewis Sirrell, Sam Downey (Cai Owen 82), Sam Jones, Tom McCready (c), Robbie Parry (George Mannion 82), Gwion Owen (Danny Edwards 63), Kristian Platt, James Ellison, James Kirby. Subs not used: Jordan Carrington, Jack Higgins.

Yellow cards: Sam Downey, Cai Owen

Today’s win is dedicated to the memory of former club stalwart Alan Banks, who sadly passed away earlier in the week.