Darkwah sent off as Bay lose to Gainsborough

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Cameron Darkwah was sent off before half-time as Colwyn Bay lost 2-0 at home to Gainsborough Trinity in the Skrill North on Saturday.
Darkwah got a straight red for stamping on the calf of Trinity skipper Dominic Roma whose sliding tackle had put the ball out for a throw in.
Charlie Joyce had a header cleared off the line and Trinity keeper Phil Barnes was forced into diving saves to keep out shots from Anthony Stephens and Gareth Evans.
Fit again Marc Williams came in for some particularly rough treatment as the Bay won a number of free kicks and Sean Williams went close with a well-struck shot that was just off target.
Gainsborough survived that opening onslaught and gradually began to claw their way back into the game with Darryn Stamp hitting the bar and left winger Dan Clayton getting some dangerous crosses.
But the turning point was the sending off on 43 minutes.
Colwyn Bay never recovered from that as Gainsborough scored four minutes into the second half and dominated much of the game after that.
Callum Howe, on loan from Scunthorpe, scored from the rebound when a Josh Wilde shot came back off the bar.
Then on 74 minutes Lewis McMahon, who has come back to Trinity on loan from Matlock, scored with a diving header after Chris Sanna had done well to parry a shot from another loan signing Jamie Wootton.
Greg Young also go the ball in the net with a header from a corner but had the goal ruled out for a foul.
The Bay offered little in attack with weak efforts from Sean Williams and Rob Hopley easily fielded by the keeper.