Anoruo double sets up victory

Tim ChannonFirst Team

TWO goals from Obi Anoruo helped Colwyn Bay gain their first league win of the season with a 4-2 success at Hyde.
His first came after just 17 seconds, firing a shot into the far corner of the net after the outstanding Marc Williams had won the ball in the midfield and threaded a great pass through to him.
Joel Bembo-Leta added a second four minutes later with a header from a Louis Moss corner, before Anoruo got his second, six minutes into the second half, with an accomplished finish after another through ball by Williams had sent him clear.
Prince Haywood and Aaron Rey had missed good chances to further extend Bay’s lead, but Hyde suddenly got themselves back in the game with two goals in three minutes from substitute Tom Bentham and a screamer into the far top corner of the net from wide out on the left by Louis Almond.
Colwyn Bay, however, steadied the ship and substitute Jake Parker made sure of the points with the fourth goal on 73 minutes after the ball broke kindly for him inside the box from a run and cross by man of the match Williams – his third assist of the game.
Manager Frank Sinclair commented: “For the first 35 minutes I thought we were electric and that is the best I have seen us play.
“There were some unbelievable individual performances with Obi Anoruo a constant threat, but Marc Williams was head and shoulders above anyhbody else on the pitch.
“Their two quick goals made it a bit scary for a minute, but we reacted and got a fourth goal which settled us down.
“I was really pleased. We’ve still got some major players out, but the more these lads play together and the more results we get, the self belief will build.
“It is good to get our first win under our belts and now we look forward to a tough game on Monday against Fylde.”
There are injury worries for that game with Hopley likely to be ruled out again with a calf strain and Tom Buckley had to be taken to hospital with concussion today and won’t be available.
There was also a disappointing early exit on his debut for Moustapha Saiel after just 11 minutes with a dead leg and he will need monitoring over the weekend.
“It was a shame for his debut in English football to be so short, especially after he had looked so bright in training earlier in the week, but he got a knee in his medial and couldn’t shake it off. It was affecting the team because he couldn’t pass the ball properly and we were giving away possession, so we had to make a change,” explained Frank.
“It is an impact injury and will be sore for 24 hours, but hopefully it will settle down in time for Monday.”
Chris Noone, who also missed the Hyde game through injury, could also be fit for Monday.
Colwyn Bay: Ollerenshaw, Olapade, Moss, Clarke, Bembo-Leta, Royle, Buckley (Parker 65mins), Saiel (Haywood 11mins), Anoruo, Williams, Rey (Hodgson 74mins). Subs not used: Clark, Pilliner.
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Goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw celebrated the Bay's first win at Hyde by joining the ice bucket challenge for charity.

Goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw celebrated the Bay’s first win at Hyde by joining the ice bucket challenge for charity – and included manager Frank Sinclair among his nominations!”.