East invite after first game injury blow

Tim ChannonFirst Team

FRANK SINCLAIR’S squad suffered an early blow when goalkeeper Josh Clark had to be stretchered off with a knee injury in the opening pre-season friendly against Fleetwood Town.
The 19-year-old left for hospital on crutches after the game, but Sinclair was able report later: “It looks as though there is no major damage and he just jarred the knee really badly. We will assess him over the next couple of weeks.”
Meanwhile Frank has invited Daniel East, who was at the Bay for a spell last season, to come in for the game against Wrexham next Tuesday (as number two to Josh Ollerenshaw) as he is looking for a new club after being released by Stalybridge.
Two goals in the opening two minutes of the second half against Fleetwood resulted in a cruel looking 5-0 scoreline after the Seagulls had competed well in the first half.
Ollerenshaw made a couple of excellent saves before goals from David Ball and Stewart Murdoch gave Fleetwood a 2-0 half-time lead.
Jamie Allen and Jamille Matt got those two quick goals right after the interval, with Matt also adding a fifth late in the game for the League One outfit.
Fleetwood had many of their first team squad on duty, including seven players who were part of the League 2 play-off victory at Wembley in May, so it was a tough ask for a new look Colwyn Bay squad who were playing together for the first time after just 10 days of training.
Frank played two different elevens in each half and there were some promising individual performances. The manager commented: “It is hard to make a judgement on players after just one game against a top side and after being together for such a short time, but there were positives to take out of the game. There is plenty there to build on and I am excited about the way things are taking shape.”