THE Seagulls were unable to end their season on a winning note as they were held to a 1-1 draw in the Good Friday ‘derby’ at Conwy Borough.

They went behind early in the game to a Iolo Hughes headed goal from a corner, but equalised on 23 minutes with skipper Tom McCready scoring from 20 yards for his ninth goal of the campaign.

Bay dominated for spells but couldn’t take their chances to force a win, with James Kirby and substitutes Ash Woods and Sam Jones all having opportunities.

At the other end Conwy had a goal ruled out for offside and Jordan Carrington made a last ditch tackle in the penalty area to prevent a Conwy goal.

The result sees Bay fourth in the table, although Holywell (5th) and Ruthin (6th) both still have two games to play.

Sam Downey made his first senior start since breaking his leg in January and played 45 minutes before being replaced by Kieran Evans for the second half.

Bay boss Steve Evans commented: “We started the game poorly which cost us in the end. 

“Credit to Conwy, they started brightly and were the better team for first 15 minutes. Then we started to get a foothold in the game and were dominant, although Conwy were always a threat on the counter.

 “Tom scored a brilliant goal to get us back in game. 

“Second half we were more on front foot and created more chances although we just couldn’t find that finishing touch. 

“I’d like to thank the fans who again turned out to support us. They’ve been fantastic. 

“As a team we want to give them more memories next season like the ones we’ve had against Connah’s Quay.”

COLWYN BAY: Andy Coughlin, Joe Williams (Jordan Carrington 65), Stefan Edwards (Ashley Woods 65), Cai Owen (Sam Jones 36), Sam Downey (Kieran Evans 45), Tom McCready (c), Dan Parry-Jones, Craig Lindfield, Kristian Platt, Ryan Edwards, James Kirby. Unused sub: Macsen Rhys-Williams.

Attendance: 520