SEAGULLS manager Steve Evans was pleased with the way his players dug in to claim a 3-1 win over Buckley Town in the JD Cymru North on Friday evening.

James Kirby’s brace and a goal from Craig Lindfield saw the Bay lead 3-0 at half-time following an impressive 45 minutes in which they dominated and could easily have scored more.

But Buckley posed more of a threat in the second period, pulled a goal back through Scott McHarrie, and had another effort cleared off the line.

“Buckley were a tough team,” Steve said.

“We’d done our homework and we knew it was going to be a battle and we were up for it and it showed in how we started the game

“I was pleased how we started the game especially after the previous Saturday against Penrhyncoch when we didn’t start particularly well.

“I thought first half we were excellent and I thought some of the football was superb and scored three fantastic goals.

“Then second half, credit to Buckley, they did what we expected them to do. They put us under pressure and penned us in.

“But I was really pleased because I saw another side to the players. Backs against the wall they put their bodies on the line to block shots.

“For any team that’s a foundation to go and win games and that was pleasing for me.

“The fans give everything for us, the club give everything for us so we have a duty to give everything to them.”