THE Reserves scored a goal in each half to record an excellent 2-0 victory over Trearddur Bay in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserve Division (March 4).
After three consecutive weeks without a game due to the bad weather, the Bay started very well, demonstrating confidence in their ability on a difficult surface at the Oval.
Owen Jones and Sam Carrier took control of the midfield battle early on, allowing the home team to maintain and dictate possession against physical and well drilled opponents.
Mid way through the half Jack Nettleton showed his tenacity as he chased down the opposition defenders, blocked their attempted clearance and won back possession high up the pitch. The striker kept his composure as he squared across the area for the late arriving Adam Carpenter, who settled himself before guiding a left footed finish inside the post to give Bay the lead.
In a dominant first half performance from the Bay, Michael Taylor went closest to doubling the advantage with a dipping volley from the edge of the area.
Half Time: Colwyn Bay 1 – 0 Trearddur Bay
The second half started and would continue to followed in similar fashion, as the Reserves set about their work quickly and effectively, making sure that the visitors wouldn’t be able to wrestle control of the game away from them.
Shortly into the half, after an efficient high press inside the final third, the Trearddur back line was caught out by the lively Ole Desay.
The winger showed great anticipation to nip in and win the ball before running through on goal, opening up his body and sliding a cool finish past the ‘keeper to make it two-nil.
Desay and Carpenter could have both added a second to their accounts, as they passed up golden opportunities inside the area. In fact the latter should have had two penalties for blatant fouls on him inside the area, but the referee failed to spot both incidents.
Edward Parry nearly added another goal to his impressive tally this year, but was denied by a superb late save from the away goalkeeper who did well to keep the scoreline down.
Final Score: Colwyn Bay 2 – 0 Trearddur Bay
Manager James Perkins commented: “I think we dealt with the conditions better than they did. Despite missing a few regulars and certain areas of the pitch being in a bad way, we stuck to our principals and managed to perform to a really high standard throughout.
‘The players should be proud of themselves, to perform the way they did against a side that caused us a lot of problems earlier in the season when we played them in the cup, was great to see. “They worked incredibly hard not only as individuals, but as a team, and thoroughly deserved the three points.”
Colwyn Bay: Matt Brookes, Edward Parry, Liam Jones, Huw Jones, Jac Pardanjac; Owen Jones, Sam Carrier; Ole Desay (Callum Ellis 80′), Adam Carpenter, Michael Taylor; Jack Nettleton.
Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Sam Carrier