PINC FFLOYD, the popular Welsh Pink Floyd tribute band, are playing live at Colwyn Bay Football Club, Llanelian Road on Friday 17th March 2017 (St Patricks Day).
Don’t miss this great show. Admission will be £10, pay at the door on the night, with usual bar prices.
IN a game of few chances the Seagulls were unlucky to have a late goal ruled out for offside as they drew 0-0 at home to Tadcaster Albion.
Video apparently shows Danny Bartle was just onside as he raced clear onto a long ball from the back and fired past Tadcaster keeper Chandler Hallwood – but the flag went up to deny the Bay their first league win in over two months.
Earlier Bartle missed a better chance when he beat the keeper to another long ball on the edge of the area, but skied a hurried shot high and wide of an open goal.
Tadcaster missed the best opportunity of tight first half when Tom Corner headed over the bar from six yards from a right wing cross, while in the second half Conor Sellars was left one on one with Kieran Wolland (getting his chance in goal because Karl Wills has had an operation on his nose) but the Bay keeper did well to trap the shot between his legs.
For the Bay Dan Collins, who did well on his debut playing in front of a much changed back four, was off target with a good headed chance from a corner and in the second half Jamie Rainford had a late chance after coming on as a substitute, but shot straight at the keeper.
Manager Phill Hadland commented: “My number one aim was to be solid because we’ve been conceding too many goals lately – and I thought we achieved that.
“I thought Sam Barnes came back in and led well at the back, while Liam Turner and Matt Regan did well as the fullbacks so I was pleased with the back four.
“We just didn’t quite have that cutting edge up front and we know that is something we have to work on and improve.
“But we have trained very well over the last two or three weeks and I believe we have the foundations to build on once the new lads who have come in have bedded in and got use to the players around them.
“Keeping a clean sheet was the most pleasing thing today. Apart from the away game at Tadcaster, when they played most of the game with ten men, I don’t think we’ve kept a clean sheet since Droylsden in November. That’s a long time ago and if you can start keeping clean sheets it always gives you chance.”
Responding to a question on why Luke Denson was not in the squad, the manager said: “Luke was rested today. I like Luke and I have stuck with him, but he has been making mistakes lately that have cost us goals and I can’t keep giving him chances when there are other players waiting to show what they can do.
“Luke trained well last week and is still a big part of the squad if he is prepared to fight for his place.”
Colwyn Bay: Kieran Wolland, Liam Turner, Matt Regan, Dan Collins (Mike Roddy 78 mins), Gaz Grant, Sam Barnes (c), Chris Gahgan (Julian Williams 73mins), Tom Schofield, Scott Bakkor (Jamie Rainford 73mins), Danny Bartle, Danny Andrews. Subs not used: Will Booth, Mike Pino.
THE Reserves had their game against Denbigh Town postponed.
THE away game at Ossett Town which was postponed on February 11th due to a waterlogged pitch has been rescheduled for Saturday March 18 (3pm kick off).
Both sides had a free day that weekend so it avoids a midweek trip for the Seagulls.
THE away game at Radcliffe Borough, which was postponed on January 28th because of a waterlogged pitch, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday March 14th (7:45pm kick off) at Stainton Park.
THE Reserves hit the goals trail with a runaway 9-1 victory over Llanrwst United at The Oval in Llandudno.
BOOKINGS are now being taken for the annual Colwyn Bay FC Junior tournament which is scheduled to be held on the first team pitch at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena on Saturday and Sunday May 6th and 7th 2017.
All competing players will receive medals and there are competitions for teams from Under 7s up to Under 11s. LP
For more information and entry forms, email Chris Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club are also looking for stall holders to sell new and old items on one or both days of the tournament. The fee for a stall is £10 per day. Call 07796475454 for more information.
SEAGULLS boss Phill Hadland has added another new addition to his squad by completing the signing of 28-year-old goal poacher Jamie Rainford from Glossop North End.
THE Reserves, after dominating much of the possession, gifted Llanrug United the lead and then suffered a second half collapse as they crumbed to a disappointing 5-1 home defeat in their latest game in the Welsh Alliance Reserve Division (January 28).
They missed two or three opportunities to score before keeper Matt Brookes allowed a shot to slip through his hands to gift Llanrug the lead against the run of play.
The visitors then added a second with a header following a set piece, but Colwyn Bay looked to have got themselves back in the game when Jack Nettleton scored with a neat finish just before half-time.
The Bay pressed hard and missed two good opportunities to equalise at the start of the second half, but Llanrug then broke with a long ball over the top of Bay’s defence to score a third.
Brookes made a fine save to keep out the first effort, but had no chance as Llanrug scored from the rebound.
Brookes made an excellent diving one handed save to keep out another goalbound effort, but minutes later Llanrug added a fourth from a free kick, with a big deflection off the defensive wall leaving Brookes wrong-footed.
Late in the game Llanrug broke out again to add a fifth with another shot from a rebound following another good block by the keeper.
Manager James Perkins commented: “I thought our first half performance was excellent with the way we dominated territorially and controlled the game, and it was hard to believe that we were behind at half-time.
“The second half collapse came out of nowhere. We simply weren’t good enough. We let ourselves down and didn’t respond at all well to conceding the third goal.
“The players share both my frustration and disappointment and we are all desperate to put things right against Llanrwst next weekend.”
COLWYN BAY: Matt Brookes, Liam Jones, Callum Ellis, James Williams, Davey Algieri, Owen Jones, Adam Carpenter, Jack Nettleton, Matt Jones (Jac Pardanjac 65mins), Ole Desay (Ollie Mason-Lane 55 mins), Greg Hall (Michael Taylor 75mins).
Manager’s man of the match: Matt Brookes
Evostik Division One North table (February 21 2017)