THE Seagulls took their league goals tally this season to 90 with a 5-0 ‘derby’ victory at home to Conwy Borough.
Tommy Creamer had two goals and an assist and Matty Hill’s two goals took him ahead of James Kirby to become the team’s top scorer this campaign (15). Guto Williams was the other Bay scorer with his second goal in the last three games.
The Bay dominated from the start with Matty Hill shooting over the bar from Tom Creamer’s cross in the opening minute, and he had another effort pushed over the bar by Conwy keeper Tyler French after good work by Alex Downes.
It was Creamer, however, who opened the scoring on 17 minutes with a close range finish after a Stef Edwards shot had been saved by the keeper.
The Bay continued to pile on the pressure and doubled their lead on 41 minutes with Matty Hill’s header from Alex Downes’ great cross.
Alex Downes was then unlucky not to add a third before half-time, seeing one header deflected for a corner from which a second header looped onto the top of the net.
Tom McCready had a shot from the edge of the area saved by French early in the second half, but Jack Crichton was called into action to make a fine save diving to his right to prevent Conwy pulling a goal back,
The Bay, however, made it 3-0 on 70 minutes with Tommy Creamer’s deflected shot from Dylan Allshorn’s cross.
Matty Hill hit the bar from 20 yards after a good turn and shot, before two further goals in added time completed the scoring.
Guto Williams headed number four from Creamer’s cross and a minute later Matty Hill tapped in his second of the game after Craig Lindfield’s shot, following a good run into the area, was pushed out by the keeper.
“Massive three points,” manager Steve Evans said following the game. “I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. I’ve been critical the last few weeks of us starting slow but we started fast and I asked that of the players and they delivered.
“It was almost attack v defence at times and we had a few lapses of concentration but over the 90 minutes I thought we were well worth the three points.
“Ryan’s taken a knock to the foot and we’ll assess it and he might go for an x-ray or if it settles down we’ll assess it and see what’s wrong.”
Manager Steve Evans’ post match thoughts on Manager Interview – CPD Bae Colwyn vs Conwy Borough – 25th February 2023 – YouTube
COLWYN BAY: Jack Crichton (Cameron Darling 78), Stefan Edwards (Dylan Allshorn 66), Sam Downey, Ryan Edwards (Joe Williams 65), Tom McCready (Cai Owen 74), Matty Hill, Guto Williams, Sam Hart, Kristian Platt, Alex Downes (Craig Lindfield 75), Tom Creamer. Subs not used: Lewis Sirrell and Joel Giblin.