TWO goals in two minutes saw the Seagulls come from a goal down to remain unbeaten this season and progress to the next round of the WBS League Cup with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Ruthin Town.
Much of a scrappy game was played in the middle third, but the home side took the lead on 11 minutes with a back post header from Will Williams.
After home keeper Ryan Goldston had made a great save to deny James Kirby, Ryan Edwards equalised with a volley from outside the area on 26 minutes and two minutes later a cross from skipper Tom McCready was diverted into his own net by Ruthin defender Joe Sullivan.
In the second half Dylan Allshorn shot wide following a great run by Kirby and a cross from Guto Williams just evaded Kirby at the far post following a Tom McCready corner, but Bay, who made five second half substitutions, couldn’t add to their lead against a Ruthin side for whom this was their first defeat in four cup outings this season.
The Seagulls will now be at home to Holyhead Hotspur in the last eight, with ties scheduled to be played on the weekend of October 15.
Bay boss Steve Evans admitted: “We weren’t at our best and credit to Ruthin, they were probably the better team to be honest.
“We have to defend better than we did for their goal, but I was delighted with how we reacted. We rolled our sleeves up, dug in and a bit of brilliance from Ryan (Edwards) got us back on terms and I was delighted for him in his first game back after being out injured for a while.”
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COLWYN BAY: Cameron Darling, Joe Williams (Alex Downes 57), Stefan Edwards, Sam Downey, Ryan Edwards (Guto Williams 57), Tom McCready (Tom Creamer 78), Jamie Cumming (Cai Owen 67), Dylan Allshorn, Sam Hart, Kristian Platt, James Kirby (Matty Hill 67). Unused subs: Ryan Woods and Sam Fowles.