THE Seagulls will bid to win five league games in a row for the first time in nearly three years when they play at home to Ossett Town on Saturday (October 1, 3pm).
December 2013 was the last time a Colwyn Bay side won five in a row, beating Workington, Histon, North Ferriby, Vauxhall Motors and Stalybridge to earn Frank Sinclair the manager of the Month award.
With four of the next six fixtures against teams in the bottom half of the table, current boss Paul Moore is hoping his side can significantly extend their current five-match unbeaten run.
“Providing we can keep our present form going, the fixtures over the next month or so gives us a chance to go on quite a decent run – although you can never take anything for granted in this league,” he warned.
A win against 12th-placed Ossett Town could be significant in Bay consolidating their newly gained top five spot with top six rivals Farsley Celtic and Lancaster City both in FA Cup action and two others, Bamber Bridge and Tadcaster Albion, playing each other.
Ossett Town come to the Bay on the back of a shock home defeat to bottom side Goole on Tuesday (Goole’s first league win of the season) and they have had a mixed campaign with four wins and four loses – but that includes excellent away wins at Mossley and Trafford.
The Bay have a slight doubt over defender Gaz Grant who has had a touch of flu, and the manager hinted he may make a change up front to give joint top scorer Gaz Burnett a first start in three games.
Plans to bring in “an exciting” new signing have had to be put on hold as the player is under contract with his current club, but the manager is adding former Wrexham reserve defender Jake Doran and ex-Everton and Morecambe goalkeeper Ben Galvin to his squad as cover.
Galvin, who is a free agent, will come in as the Bay currently have no cover for first choice keeper Shaun Pearson while Simon Williams is away on a course.
The Reserves are in cup action away to Llanberis (2pm).