SAM HART scored his first goal for the club as the Seagulls progressed to the quarter-finals of the WBS League Cup with a 3-0 home victory over Holyhead Hotspur.

Matty Hill and Tom Creamer were also on target with their fifth goals of the campaign in a dominant Bay performance in which the winning margin could have been a lot bigger.

Holyhead keeper Paul Pritchard had to make an early save from Ryan Edwards’ low drive before Bay opening the scoring on 13 minutes with great play by Alex Downes and Cai Owen on the right set up a tap in for Matty Hill.

Stef Edwards then had a shot deflected for a corner after link up with Tom Creamer and Kristian Platt headed another chance over the bar from Owen’s free kick.

Downes and Owen linked up well again only for Alex to fire his shot high and wide, but Bay finally got their second goal right on half-time when some great one-touch football ended with Sam Hart slotting home.

In the second half Matty Hill was denied by Pritchard in a one-on-one and the Anglesey club’s keeper also made a brave save at the feet of Hill before being beaten by Tom Creamer’s header from a great cross by Ryan Edwards as Bay made it 3-0 on 57 minutes,

Manager Steve Evans made four substitutions, including a welcome return from injury for Craig Lindfield, and Jamie Cumming was inches wide with a good effort after more great work by Alex Downes.

Holyhead also cleared off the line to deny Bay a fourth goal after they broke quickly from a rare Holyhead corner.

Also through to the last eight so far are Porthmadog, Chirk AAA, Trefelin, Barry Town, Taffs Well and Ynyshir Albions.

Manager Steve Evans: “I thought from minute one to the 90th minute we were superb and much the dominant force.

“I asked the lads can we dominate the game for 90 minutes and we did that and I’m really pleased for the lads because that was one of the complete performances of the season.

“I’ve got to mention the club and the groundsman – the pitch was fantastic.

“It’s had a lot of investment over the last couple of months and that’s credit to the club and groundsman. It suited us tonight.”

See manager Steve Evans’ post match thoughts on Manager Interview – CPD Bae Colwyn vs Holyhead Hotspur – 18th October 2022 – YouTube

COLWYN BAY: Cameron Darling, Stef Edwards, Cai Owen (Craig Lindfield 65), Lewis Sirrell, Ryan Edwards, Matty Hill (Jamie Cumming 59), Guto Williams, Sam Hart (Dylan Allshorn 59), Kristian Platt (Joe Williams 71), Alex Downes, Tom Creamer. Unused subs: Ryan Woods and Sam Downey.

Attendance: 534