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Match Report

THE Seagulls twice came from behind and snatch a late 3-2 win at Guilsfield to remain unbeaten and top of the JD Cymru League table on goal difference.

James Kirby got the 85th minute winner from the penalty spot after earlier goals from Alex Downes and Sam Hart.

They needed that late winner to stay top as Holywell came from 0-2 down to win 3-2 at Porthmadog – despite having a man sent off.

With Llandudno also winning, the top three are now six points clear of the rest.

Manager Steve Evans decided to make only one change from the starting eleven against Holyhead in mid-week, with Ryan Woods returning in goal and James Kirby and Tom McCready on the bench, but saw Matty Hill miss an early penalty for a foul on Tom Creamer before Guilsfield took the lead through Josh Astley on 20 minutes.

Alex Downes equalised with a penetrating run and shot from the edge into the bottom corner of the net eight minutes later, but three minutes into added time at the end of the half Bay conceded a penalty and Iwan Matthews made no mistake from the spot to put the home side back in front.

The Bay made five changes in the second half, but it was 73 minutes before they finally pulled level with Sam Hart scoring his second goal in a week from a corner, and then with just five minutes of normal time remaining Kirby snatched victory with his 10th goal of the season ffrom the spot from another penalty.

Steve Evans commented afterwards: “Credit to Guilsfield, they pushed us all the way. I didn’t think we were at the races first half, but we discussed it and changed a few things at half-time and second half I thought we were tremendous.

“The changes gave us more impetus, put us on the front foot and we probably just about deserved to win in the end – although I am sure Guilsfield will feel a little hard done by.

“All the lads are fighting for each other and they deserve great credit for that.”

COLWYN BAY: Ryan Woods, Stef Edwards (Dylan Allshorn 51), Cai Owen (James Kirby 45), Lewis Sirrell (c), Ryan Edwards, Matty Hill, Guto Williams (Sam Downey 57), Sam Hart, Kristian Platt, Alex Downes (Joe Williams 63), Tom Creamer (Tom McCready 45). Unused subs: Cameron Darling.

Attendance: 150.


Date Time League Season Full Time
22/10/2022 14:30 JD Cymru North 2022 - 23 0'


Community Centre Ground
Guilsfield, Powys, Wales, SY21 9ND, United Kingdom


CPD Bae Colwyn

21Alex Downes 2 Defender
4Cai Owen 25 Midfielder
13Cameron Darling Goalkeeper
11Dylan Allshorn 3 Forward
Guto Williams 6 Defender
10Matty Hill Forward
6Sam Downey Midfielder
19Sam Hart Defender
3Stefan Edwards 11 Defender
8Tom McCready 22 Midfielder
22Tom Creamer 8 Midfielder
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