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Match Report

COLWYN BAY came from behind to end Llanidloes Town’s unbeaten league record with a 3-2 home victory.

The visitors made a strong start and led after five minutes through Connor Bird’s close range effort and were  close to getting a second, while the Bay suffered another early injury blow with Llyr Morris having to go off after 26 minutes having an earlier effort saved.

However, substitute Sam Jones made a big impact when he came on and after shooting just wide, he was brought down in the area for Robbie Parry to equalise from the penalty spot on 31 minutes

Parry and Jones both had shots saved by Llanidloes keeper Evans before half-time, by which time Bay had also lost Morgan Ashworth through injury, but five minutes into the second half Tom McCready beat two defenders to slot home Bay’s second from another Sam Jones assist.

Seven minutes later  Jack Higgins made it 3-1 after Jones flicked on a McCready corner.

McCready was also narrowly off target with a curling effort.

Llanidloes who had earlier hit the post from a free kick and missed a good chance when clean through, got a goal back late on, but the Bay held on to take their first home points of the campaign and move into the top five of the table.

Manager Craig Hogg commented: “We were a bit slow off the blocks today and that is something I need to look at.

“Conceding early at home you feel you are chasing the game and we get punished for our mistakes which other teams don’t seem to.

“But the way we reacted to that was good and we again imposed ourselves and looked like we could have scored before the penalty.

“We adjusted a couple of things at half-time, addressed a few things and the players came out for the second half and took control of the game.

“If it wasn’t for an error which led to their second goal near the end, we would have made life a lot easier.”

Llyr Morris was forced to lave the field because of a back spasm during the first half, and Hoggy reported: “We were concerned about it yesterday evening, but decided to a take a chance with it.

“We will know more in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

Morris was replaced by Sam Jones who went to have three assists and was later voted Pen-y-Bryn’s Man of the Match.

“Sam has been unlucky not to start the last two games – nothing to do with performances, just the tactical make up we went for,” said the manager.

“I thought Dan Edwards was very good as well and obviously Cai Owen and Tom Creamer came on and put in good performances.

“Jack Higgins scored his first goal for the club, while I thought Robbie Parry was excellent and Tom McCready is now our leading scorer with three goals in the last two games.”

The Bay’s next game is away to Llangefni Town on Tuesday.

See Craig Hogg’s post-match video on Manager’s thoughts – Bay 3-2 Llanidloes Town – YouTube

Attendance: 521

Sam Jones Llanidloes Mom


Sam Jones receives the Pen-y-Bryn sponsored Man of the Match award from chairman Neil Coverley.


Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
21/08/2021 14:30 JD Cymru North 2021 - 22 Sat 90'


Four Crosses Construction Arena
Old Colwyn, Conwy, Wales, LL29 8UN, United Kingdom

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12Morgan Ashworth Defender
6Sam Downey Midfielder
8Tom McCready Midfielder


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