TWO second half goals from Alex Downes gave the Seagulls a 2-0 home win over Porthmadog to move them into the top four of the Cymru North table with a game in hand on the teams above them.

Colwyn Bay and table-toppers Llandudno are the only sides who are still unbeaten after the weekend games.

The Bay dominated much of the first half against Porthmadog but couldn’t convert their chances, although Matty Hill had a goal ruled out for offside after getting on the end of an Alex Downes cross to the back post.

Tom Creamer had a shot deflected for a corner and another blocked, Lewis Sirrell missed a big chance by shooting over of the bar from six yards following a corner, James Kirby had two shots saved by Porthmadog keeper Morgan Jones and was off target with two other efforts and Tom McCready’s long range free kick also brought a good save from the keeper.

McCready also twice shot narrowly wide after driving runs from midfield.

Alex Boss, with a curling shot over the bar, and Meilir Williams went closest for the visitors.

In the second half Kirby volleyed wide from a McCready free kick and Sirrell had a shot turned away by the keeper for a corner from which Matty Hill shot just wide.

Kirby then had a shot well saved from McCready’s pass, but the breakthrough finally came on 66 minutes when Alex Downes took a return pass from Matty Hill to steer the ball into the bottom corner of the net and put Bay 1-0 up.

The Porthmadog keeper then saved from Hill, who had been put clear by Dylan Allshorn before Alex Downes got his second goal of the goal with a back post header from Tom McCready’s corner on 82 minutes to secure the three points.

Manager Steve Evans said:

“We’ve dominated the game and limited them to a couple of half chances – Woodsy hasn’t had a save to make.

“To give them credit they were dogged, stuck in the game and made it difficult.

“But we believed in the process, kept doing the right things and said at half time ‘keep doing it, keep doing the right things and you’ll get your rewards’ and we did.

“Chances wise I think it could have been a lot more comfortable – we’re creating them. We were well worth the three points.”

COLWYN BAY: Ryan Woods, Stefan Edwards (Sam Hart 74mins), Cai Owen (Joe Williams 84 mins), Lewis Sirrell, Sam Downey, Tom McCready (c), Matty Hill, Kristian Platt, Alex Downes (Guto Williams 84 mins), Tom Creamer (Dylan Allshorn 57 mins), James Kirby. Unused sub: Cameron Darling.

Attendance: 698

Pen-y-Bryn man of the match: Alex Downes

Hear Manager’s post-match comments on (6) Manager Interview – CPD Bae Colwyn 2 – CPD Porthmadog 0 – 20th August 2022 – YouTube