Reserves miss chances in defeat

Jack Nettleton was named Bay's Man of the Match,

Jack Nettleton was named Bay’s Man of the Match,

THE Reserves suffered a 4-1 defeat on Friday evening (January 20)  against a more experienced Caernarfon Town side than that which lost by the same score when visiting the Oval last Saturday.

 They set about their business quickly, controlling the possession of the game from the get go and creating some dangerous early opportunities.
 The Bay looked dangerous on the counter attack, despite not having much of the ball to begin with, and after a great opportunity went begging for the returning Luke Elden, the home side took the lead.
 A well worked pull back to the edge of the area resulted in a low curling effort across goal that just found the corner, in spite of the best efforts of ‘keeper Williams.
 There were more nearly moments for the Bay in the first half, with Parry, Elden and Nettleton all having opportunities to be played through on goal but were denied by the choice of final pass.
 Caernarfon were the better side as the half came to an end, but there was plenty for the away team to be positive about going into break.
Half Time: Caernarfon 1 – 0 Colwyn Bay
 Colwyn Bay then started the second half very well, and had good opportunities to level the game as Nettleton, Carpenter and Taylor all went  close in quick succession.
 As so often happens those missed chances came back to haunt them, as Caernarfon scored a second goal out of absolutely nowhere.
 A hopeful lofted effort from 25 yards looped over the stranded Williams to double the home side’s advantage.
 This sucker punch really knocked the wind out of the visitor’s sails.
 To concede in such a fashion was hard to take after doing so well since the restart, and it was soon made worse as slack marking from a corner resulted in a Caernarfon player poking the ball home from close range to make it 3-0.
 As the game progressed into the final 15 minutes, Elden received the ball on the edge of the area before shifting it quickly onto his left foot and firing low and hard into the far corner to give the Bay hope of a comeback.
   Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be as the hosts added a very late fourth goal to give them, a slightly flattering scoreline.
   Reserves manager James Perkins summed up: “Overall it was a fairly similar game to the reverse fixture played last week. This time around Caernarfon were probably worthy winners, but on another day things could have been very different if our decision making in the final third had been better.”
Full Time: Caernarfon 4 – 1 Colwyn Bay
COLWYN BAY: James Williams, Kyle Taylor (Ole Desay 55′), Liam Jones, Huw Jones, Jac Pardanjac; Adam Carpenter, Sam Carrier (Callum Ellis 75′); Edward Parry, Luke Elden, Michael Taylor (Greg Hall 65′); Jack Nettleton
Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Jack Nettleton