Chance for Bay to hit top five

Tim ChannonGeneral

THE Seagulls could move into the top five of the Vanarama Conference North if they can extend sixth-placed North Ferriby’s losing run on Saturday (3pm).
The Yorkshire side come to the Bay on the back of three consecutive defeats and with fifth-placed Boston and seventh-placed Leamington both facing tricky away fixtures (at Stockport and Barrow), there is a big opportunity for the Seagulls, who are unbeaten in their last three games, to make more ground up the table.
Manager Frank Sinclair, however, sounded a word of caution after receiving reports on North Ferriby’s 1-0 defeat at Chorley on Tuesday night.
“I am told that they played very well on the night and didn’t deserve to lose.
“We are expecting a tough game because they are a hard-working team and we will need to be 100 per cent on our game or we will have problems.
“We’ve been scoring a few goals lately, however, and will be trying to get our noses in front again early on if we can.”
North Ferriby boss Billy Heath commented this week: “We’ve not been having the best of luck in front of goal, but we can take confidence from the performance at Chorley.”
The Yorkshiremen have former Harrogate midfielder Adam Bolder available again after suspension, but still have an injury doubt over forward Danny Emerton.
Colwyn Bay have suffered another setback with midfielder Moustapha Saiel suffering more pain in his knee during the warm-up for Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Guiseley and went for another hospital check this week.
The manager reported: “They don’t think there is anything seriously wrong, but there is more swelling and they have advised Moose to rest for a couple of weeks and we’ll see how he is then.
“It is frustrating for him because he just wants to play football, but he needs to get himself right first. I have said to him it is a long season and he’ll play a big part in it. He has just got to be patient and make sure he doesn’t try and come back too early and risk doing serious damage.”
The same applies to Portuguese winger Paulo Mendes who has still to make his league debut this season and is due back at the hospital for a further assessment on his fractured foot on October 1st.
Sinclair will name himself on the subs bench and will make a late decision between Rob Hopley and Aaron Rey for the number nine shirt.
Colwyn Bay (from): Ollerenshaw, Olapade, Moss, Anjos, Bembo-Leta, Noone, Buckley, Anoruo, Hopley, Rey, Williams, Royle, Sharpe, Haywood, Hodgson, Sinclair