COLWYN BAY will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of league victories when they return to action after two weeks without a game, with an away game at Bangor City on Saturday (Nov 20th, 2:30pm kick off).
The Seagulls go into the game after back to back wins over Holyhead Hotspur and Llanrhaeadr in their previous two games, in which they netted 10 goals – six of them by new top scorer and player of the month for October James Kirby.
By contrast Bangor, whose future is in some doubt over unpaid wages, are currently seven points below the fifth-placed Seagulls and are without a win in their last five league games (four defeats and a draw), having conceded nine goals in their previous two games.
It is a big turn-around in fortunes for a City side that won 4-1 at league leaders Airbus at the end of July. They have been given until the end of November to resolve their financial situation or face suspension from all football activities.
Seagulls boss Craig Hogg, however, will be taking nothing for granted and knows his side will have to be on their game to get a result.
Bay’s last visit to Nantporth was in October 2019 when they came from behind to win a thriller 3-2 with a late goal from Joe Chaplin.
Craig Hogg commented: ‘It is another important game for us and our last meetings have been closely contested. ‘I’m not expecting that to be any different this weekend.
“We go into the next block of five games with four on the road and one at home before the year finishes, so it’s important we pick up good points before we see in the new year.
“It has been well documented the situation Bangor City now find themselves in, but that’s something we are not giving any attention to.
“They are a dangerous outfit with a number of good players who can hurt you, so our preparation and due diligence going into the game has been the same as always.
“It will be tough again and I’m expecting nothing less.
“We have a couple of injuries coming out of our last league game and assessments are ongoing for the players concerned.
“I also understand that there are a number of Bay fans travelling to the game again, so as always we will be going all out to give them a performance they can be proud of.”