COLWYN BAY came from behind to win 3-1 away to North West Counties side Vauxhall Motors in the second pre-season game.

Vauxhalls took the lead through Simon Thelwell early in the first half, but Bay equalised with a Ryan Edwards shot into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the area. Then five minutes before half-time, from an excellent right wing cross, James Kirby set up a close range tap in for Craig Lindfield.

In the second half a great ball over the top released Matty Hill to score his first goal for the club for Bay’s third goal and he could have scored again only to be denied by goalkeeper Damien Eastham in a one-on-one.

The Seagulls introduced four Under-19 players in the second half but the team stood firm with Jordan Carrington doing well at the back and keeper Cameron Darling holding onto to everything that came his way, to secure the win.

Manager Steve Evans was pleased that the team got a victory under their belts. but added: “The most important thing again was players getting more minutes in their legs and what was pleasing was that the performance was better.

“We are still not all the way there, which is to be expected second game pre-season, but we were a lot better than we were Saturday.

“We scored three good goals, with the second particularly well worked, and it was nice for Matty to get on the score sheet for the first time.

“The young lads also did well and a particular shout out for Tommy Creamer who has played in both games now and has done well to come back from that injury.”

Colwyn Bay’s next pre-season game is away to Caernarfon Town on Saturday (July 16, 2:30pm kick off).

Matty Hill scores his first goal for the Bay in the 3-1 win at Vauxhall.