THE away game at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday (January 24) is OFF following an early pitch inspection.
There has been a slight thaw, but there was still nearly six inches of snow on the Horsfall Stadium pitch.
The news is frustrating for Gus Williams and his squad with potentially the strongest side for a while available.
New loan signing Mike Wilson was clear to play for the first time in defence, along with returning midfielder Tom Buckley, while Chris Sanna has recovered from the back spasm that forced his substitution at Barrow last weekend and Jordan Bove’s loan deal from Oldham Athletic has this week been extended until the end of the season.
“We’ve trained really well this week and need the chance to put the work we have done on the training pitch into practice on grass,” said the manager.
“The players have responded very positively to last weekend’s defeat. The spirit in the squad is everything we expect at Colwyn Bay. The players are upbeat and keen to play to start picking up some points, so it is frustrating for everybody that the game is off.”
The players will have an extra training session instead.
“Although the new players coming in means others will have to drop out, they have accepted that and have also trained very well,” added the boss.
Second-bottom Bradford Park Avenue are four points behind Colwyn Bay but have four games in hand, having played only twice since Boxing Day due to postponements and have not played at home since losing 4-1 to Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Trophy in mid-December.
THE Reserves are also without a game as opponents Llanrwst United are unable to raise a team for the game which had been rescheduled for Saturday at Llandrillo College.