Bay’s chance to make up ground

Tim ChannonFirst Team

COLWYN BAY will move back to within two places of the play-offs if they can chalk up a seventh away win of the season at Ramsbottom United on Tuesday(March 27).
 This is one of their games in hand and they would leapfrog Tadcaster Albion and Clitheroe – and even move into seventh should Colne slip up at home to Mossley.
 A win would also lift them to within four points of sixth-placed Trafford with three games still in hand on them.
  Ramsbottom are smarting after a 4-0 defeat at South Shields at the weekend, but nobody in the bottom half of the table has won more home games than the Lancashire side this season and the Bay were well beaten  at the Riverside Stadium in the FA Trophy earlier this season.
  Manager Alan Morgan is awaiting an assessment of the foot injury that forced Tom McCready’s substitution early in the second half against Skelmersdale United last Saturday.
 “He wasn’t as bad after the game as Gaz Grant was at Scarborough,” said the manager. “I’m waiting to hear how he is, but I would think he has to be doubtful for Tuesday.”
  Lass Mendes doesn’t get back from Spain until Thursday, but Luke Horrocks, is available again after attending a wedding at the weekend and Jamie Rainford (top picture) will be hoping to get another chance after coming close to snatching a late winner against Skelmersdale when his shot hit the foot of a post.
 Ramsbottom have injected some extra pace to their attack in the past week by signing Luke Jordan on loan from Morecambe ahead of the registration deadline.
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