Bay held at home by Leamington

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Colwyn Bay manager Frank Sinclair was content with a point after Leamington came from behind to secure a  1-1 draw at Llanelian Road in the Skrill North on Saturday. The Seagulls led after 12 minutes when Rob Hopley scored from close range after the ball broke to him from a scramble in the area.

But although they had a good shout for a penalty ignored by the referee when Paul Ennis looked to be tripped as a run took him into the area, Colwyn Bay had to defend for much of the rest of the first half as Leamington forced nine corners before half-time.

Josh Ollerenshaw made a couple of important diving saves low to his left to turns shots from Stephan Morley and Elliott Sandy round the post, while only Tom Smyth’s header off the line prevented Matt Dodd scoring with a flying header from a corner.

Colwyn Bay seemed to have weathered the storm, and offered much more as an attacking force in the second half. But they were punished when they seemed to switch off at the back momentarily and Jamie Towers was left unmarked in front of goal to head the equaliser on 58 minutes.

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